Wednesday, March 04, 2009

KXCI Commemorates International Women's Day With Special Programming

KXCI Commemorates International Women's Day With Special Programming
Listen Live 91.3 KXCI Tucson or on line at

Saturday March 7 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; noon-2:00 p.m.
Sunday March 8 6:00am-6:00pm

Special Programming Producer
Amanda Shauger
Broad Perspectives Radio Producer
Susie B.

Every year since 1909, many nations celebrate the achievements of women as well as the struggles for social and economic justice they face. Here in the Old Pueblo there is really only one way to properly do it: tune into KXCI at 91.3 FM, from 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; noon-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and again on Sunday March 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for special programming to honor local, national and internationally prominent women. You can listen wherever you are in the world at

International Women's Day Programming on KXCI features predominantly women programmers and some of our favorite brothers weaving and blending women musical artists along with herstories and interviews with women from the Tucson community and the national stage to create a rich tapestry of voices unsurpassed by any broadcast anywhere.

Celebrate the achievements and share concerns of women worldwide by tuning into 91.3FM KXCI Tucson:

Saturday March 7 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; noon-2:00 p.m.
Sunday March 8 6:00am-6:00pm

International Women's Day Special Lineup

Saturday March 7

5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. Mele O Hawaii features women artists from the islands.

8:00 a.m-10:00 a.m. Acoustic Alternatives features women Celtic and folk artists.

Noon- 2:00 p.m. Ruby of Ruby's Roadhouse declared, “OF COURSE I want to feature women artists for IWD; it's during the fundraiser and Susie B. is pitching with me as well. Trust me -- it will be a "bon temps roulez" because I will bring back some extra funky music from New Orleans.”

Sunday March 8

6:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. The Gospel Truth features the great women Gospel Singers.

10:00 a.m.-noon The Roze Lady exclaimed, “I will be honored to host the American Traditions show. I'll be excited to play ladies singing gospel to soul and torch to swing and everything in between!”

noon-2:00 p.m. Jazz Sundae host Mark Rosenbaum invites Desert Diva Diane Van Deurzen to co host and share some of their favorite female jazz artists.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Simple Folk will be replete with female folks singers.

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 30 Minutes features women news makers and emerging youth voices.

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. A View From Slightly Off Center features live interviews with women news makers.

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Broad Perspectives Radio does what it does best in a special extended version. Producer Susie B. hosts a provocative show with live women guests and great music.

More information is available from Special Programming Producer Amanda Shauger at or by phone at 520-990-3623 or producer Susie B. at or by phone at 795-4135.

Additional Background Information:

International Women's Day (March 8) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

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