Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Food Is Good CD Release Party May 10th

Food is Good... For The Body and Soul is a compilation CD of songs about food featuring 17 local musicians. The disc will be available for $10 each, with proceeds benefitting the Community Food Resource Center of the Community Food Bank in Tucson.

Food is Good is having a CD release party on May 10th from 2 to 8pm at Old Town Artisans, 201 North Court in downtown Tucson. Admission to this event is by donation of two or more cans of food.
Peformers at the event (and on the disc!) include Dennis Riley, Ron Pandy, Duncan Stitt, Pablo, Lindianne Sarno, Kevin Pakulis, Patricia Morrison, Danny Krieger, Tom Poley, members of the Mollys and the Wayback Machine.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stonewall Day Needs Sponsors!

Join KXCI in a celebration of Stonewall Day on Sunday, June 28th. KXCI continues to bring programming that enhances the world we live in. Stonewall Day is an annual special programming event presented to highlight the events and important issues surrounding the struggle for GLBT civil rights and progress made since the Stonewall riots of 1969.

Sponsorship of this special day lets our audience know your business or organization cares about the community and the relevant issues affecting us all!

Your business gets 5 radio spots to promote your products and or services, read live by our deejays leading up to and including Stonewall Day, plus thank you recognition at and in our weekly e-newsletter, with links to your website. Your business will be affiliated with a very important special day of programming.

Learn more by contacting Todd at 623-1000, x14, deadline is June 12th.

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Earth Day Sponsor Thank You's

KXCI Community Radio celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd, with special programming over an 11-hour period, including plenty of guests and lots of great music.

Our Earth Day celebration would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of our volunteers and staff and the following local businesses who served as sponsors for the event:

Amcep Metals- 4484 E Tennessee St. 748-1900
Brooklyn Pizza Company – 534 N 4th Ave. 622-6848
Dawn Carr - 508-583-1962

Cartridge World – 3 Tucson Locations
Food Conspiracy CO-OP - 412 N 4th Ave. 624-8821
Gallery of Food - 884-5033

Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company – 865 E University 624-4177
Hotel Congress -311 E Congress 622-8848
Solar Store –

Tucson Botanical Garden – 2150 N Alvernon Way 326-9686
Yoga Oasis – 2631 N Campbell Ave. 322-6142

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Saturday, April 25, 2009


A limited number of tickets remain for Sunday night's Amy Goodman speech at the Tucson Convention Center's Turquoise Ballroom. Remaining tickets (at the $10 price) will go on sale at 5pm at our will call table, located just outside the ballroom. You do not need to go the convention center box office; they do not have the tickets. These tickets will be sold "first come first serve" until we reach the limit for seating in the ballroom.

Doors for the event also open at 5pm.

The TCC Turqoise Ballroom is located on the west side of the convention center.

We'll see you there!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Tucson Folk Festival Seeks Volunteers

Do you love the Tucson Folk Festival? Have you always wanted to feel like you were more involved with this annual community event? With less than ten days until the Festival, The Tucson Folk Fest folks still have more than one-third of all volunteer positions un-filled, so they really need your help. Anyone willing should either reply to or call 792-6481 and leave a message.

Workers are needed in all the following areas:

Stage Managers:
Old Town Artisans, Sunday, 6 - 8
Museum of Art, Sunday, 11:30 - 3
Old Town Artisans, Sunday, 6:30 - 8:30
Beer Servers:
Plaza, Sunday, 4 - 7 (2 persons)
Plaza, Saturday & Sunday, 6 - 8 (2 persons)
Museum, Sunday
ID Checkers/Beer Ticket sellers:
Museum, Saturday, 12:30 - 2: 30 (2 persons)
Museum, Sunday, 4 - 6 (1 person)
Plaza, Saturday, 11:45 - 2 (1 person)
Plaza, Saturday & Sunday, 6 - 8 (2 persons each day)
Plaza, Sunday, 11 - 2 (1 person)
Beer/Door People:
Museum, Saturday, 4 - 6 (1 person)
Museum, Sunday, 4 - 6 (2 persons)
Plaza, Saturday, 6 - 8 (1 person)
Kitchen Store:
Saturday, 8 - close
Sunday, 7 - close
Sunday, 8 - close
Saturday, 5 - 8
Saturday, 8 - close
Program Sales
Kitchen Store and Plaza, Saturday, 12 - 2
Kitchen Store and Plaza, Saturday, 2 - 5
Kitchen Store and Plaza, Sunday, 11 - 2 (2 persons)
Old Town Artisans, Saturday, 5 - 8
Old Town Artisans, Sunday, 12 - 3
Museum of Art, Saturday, 12 - 3
Museum of Art, Saturday, 3 - 6
Museum of Art, Sunday, 11:30 - 3
Courtyard, Saturday, 12 - 3
Courtyard, Saturday, 3 - 6
Courtyard, Sunday, 12 - 3

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Willard Grant Conspiracy, Live at 5 Thursday

Join us Thursday on The Home Stretch for a live in-studio performance with Willard Grant Conspiracy, in advance of their Thursday night gig at Plush on Fourth Avenue!

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Earth Day Programming, 5:00 am- 6:00 pm Wednesday April 22

91.3 KXCI Community Radio is pleased to provide special programming devoted to Earth Day. Sure, we know every day is Earth Day, but we also think it is a good time to focus our energies and renew our commitment to walking a little lighter on the Earth.

From 5:00 am to 6:00 pm, all of our Wednesday programmers will be contributing some tunes which connect with the Earth in some way. Thanks to Early Morning Mixer Jeff Millsap, Your Morning Brew host Jim Blackwood, Music Mixers Bevan Bluemer and Scott Denton, and Home Stretch host Cathy Rivers for rising to the challenge.

We got a chance to talk with people from our local government, nonprofits, the University of Arizona and other Tucsonans.

Colleen Crowninshield is from Pima Association of Governments which manages Clean Cities, a voluntary program of the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, accelerate the use of alternative fuel vehicles and build a local refueling infrastructure for these vehicles.

Tres English is from the Teaching and Helping program, funded by Pima County, which trains people in skills for the repair and remodeling industry. They organize small teams of trainees and experienced mentors to do projects on the homes of low-income Tucson families.

Reserve your spot on the Green Team, NOW. Call Tres English, Teaching & Helping program, 795-3413 or email to

Dan Millis- Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign

Brendan Nuruddin- ASUA Sustainablity Committee

Nicole Urban-Lopez- City of Tucson Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development

Keely Sinclair- Tucson Green Festival

Natasha Winnik- Green Drinks Tucson

Melanie Emerson & Jessica Lamberton- Sky Island Alliance

Bob Cook- Sierra Club Cool Cities Committee

Tim Janes- Center For Biological Diversity

Lisa Shipek- Watershed Management Group

Colette Altaffer- Neighborhood Infill Coalition- 520-323-9827

Bob Cook- Sustainable Tucson

Brad Lancaster- Desert Harvesters. Special thanks to the Desert Duke for recording Brad Lancaster at Solar Rock in 2008.

The University of Arizona has Earth Day events throughout the day today.

The Associated Students at the University of Arizona Committee on Sustainability are hosting a “Carbon Down Arizona” Block Party on University Boulevard between Euclid and Park today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Highlights include eco-friendly art classes, performances by local bands, educational activities hosted by campus clubs and organizations, and free yoga classes at the UA Visitor Center. There will also be a "clean car show," showcasing fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicles. The UA Farmers' Market, which normally takes place on Fridays, will instead coincide with the block party.

The "Carbon Down Arizona" block party is just one of several events planned to celebrate Earth Day at the UA. Others include:
Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom
Campus Sustainability Walking Tour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
UA Environmental Summit, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center's Gallagher Theater
Screenings of "Planet Earth," 7 p.m. at Gallagher Theatre 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Board of Director Meeting & Agenda

The KXCI Board of Directors meets on Thursday, April 23rd at 6pm at Child and Family Resources, 2800 East Broadway. The meeting is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend.

I. Call To Order
II. Attendance, Schedule Next Meeting
III. Review and Adoption of March 2009 minutes
IV. Committee Reports
a) Bylaws
b) Finance
c) Board Development
d) Personnel
e) Election
f) Fundraising/Events
g) Strategic Plan Implementation
h) CAB Development
V. CAB and Volunteer Representative Reports
VI. GM Report
VII.Old Business
IIX. New Business
IX. Call To Audience
X. Executive Session
XI. Adjournment

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Amy Goodman comes to Tucson 6:00 PM Sunday April 26

Amy Goodman in Tucson, AZ
Benefit for Access Tucson and KXCI 91.3FM
tickets online:

In a benefit performance for Access Tucson and KXCI 91.3FM, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will be at The Tucson Convention Center's Turquoise Ballroom on Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. with a booksigning to follow the event.

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on over 700 media outlets including Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web; audio and video webcasting is available at

Locally, Democracy Now! airs 4 times daily. The radio broadcast is weekdays at noon on Tucson's community radio station KXCI 91.3FM and webstreams at; the television broadcast is on Access Tucson, weekdays, at 5:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., (Cox channel 99, Comcast channel 74).

Goodman is celebrating the 13th year of DN! and touring in support of her latest and third book: Standing Up to the Madness - Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, written with her brother, investigative journalist David Goodman.

The award-winning sister-brother team traveled the country to detail the ways in which grassroots activists have taken politics out of the hands of politicians. Standing Up to the Madness tells the stories of everyday citizens who have challenged the government and prevailed-and also offers advice on what individuals can do to help.

Amy Goodman will speak about her new book at the Tucson Convention Center's Turquoise Ballroom, 260 S. Church Avenue in downtown Tucson on Sunday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Enter in Grand Lobby Entrance from Parking Lot B. Please visit for a map of the complex.

The booksigning will immediately follow the performance.

Tickets are $10.00 with all proceeds to benefit Access Tucson and Tucson's community radio station KXCI 91.3FM. Tickets are available in 3 locations, and by phone and internet at the following outlets:

KXCI, 220 South 4th Avenue; office hours 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. weekdays and tickets by phone are at 520-623-1000, ext. 13. Order tickets online at

Tickets also available at Access Tucson, 124 East Broadway Blvd., office hours noon - 10:00 p.m., (closed Tuesday and Sunday); with tickets by phone at 520-624-9833.

Tickets are also available at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Arizona International Film Festival, April 16-26

KXCI is a proud sponsor of the Arizona International Film Festival, April 16th to the 26th at many locations in Tucson.

More than 100 films from 30 countries will be shown. Learn more and see a film schedule at

Tune in for The Home Stretch during the festival, when Cathy will be interviewing many of the people behind the films.

Monday, April 20th is KXCI Day at the Arizona International Film Festival. That night at 7, you can see Rita Of The Sky at the Screening Room. It’s the amazing story of a native Indian from Mexico’s Copper Canyon, her 1,500 mile walk to Kansas, and her mistaken confinement in a mental hospital for 10 years. Rita Of The Sky features a performance by Tucson’s Borderlands Theater. KXCI fans receive 2-for-1 admission to the festival on Monday just by saying “I Love KXCI” at the box office. The Screening Room is located at 127 East Congress in downtown Tucson.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

KXCI Presents Mark Olson & Gary Louris

Mark Olson and Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks) are touring in support of their new album, Ready For The Flood. The tour hits Tucson on Monday night in a KXCI Presents show at Club Congress. 21 and over.

Tune in this weekend for your chance to win tickets to the show, and be sure to tune in to The Home Stretch on Monday when Mark & Gary join Cathy Rivers on the show.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Featured Albums of the Week, April 6th-10th

YOUR MORNING BREW, Featured Album of the Week, 8:20am
Peter, Bjorn and John, Little Thing
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THE HOME STRETCH, Pick of the Week, 4pm
Neil Young, Fork in the Road
Click below for more information and to purchase through, where part of each purchase supports KXCI!

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Friday, April 03, 2009

KXCI Presents! Bruce Cockburn - April 3rd

Longtime KXCI favorite Bruce Cockburn comes to Tucson Friday April 3rd at the Rialto Theatre.
To hear a sample of how this solo show will sound, tune in to The Homestretch today for Live@5 as we feature a few songs form the brand new release, Slice O Life - Bruce Cockburn - Live Solo.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Beausoleil - Live@5 & KXCI Presents!

Tune in to The Homestretch today, Thursday April 2nd, for a Live@5 interview and performance with Beausoleil. Longtime KXCI House-Rockin' favorites, Beausoleil perform tonight at the Rialto Theatre in a KXCI presents show. Renowned guitarist David Lindley opens the show, doors are at 7pm.

Grammy winners and 10-time nominees Beausoleil continue their scion-like march through the panorama of American music with their latest release Alligator Purse. Over the past 30-plus years, Beausoleil has been the very heartbeat of Cajun music and culture. On April 2nd they will bring that vibrancy to the Rialto Theatre. Opening for them will be the eclectic guitarist David Lindley.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

KXCI is all a-Twitter

KXCI now has a Twitter account, and you can follow us with daily posts about concerts, new CDs, special station events - even special giveaways.

To sign up to follow KXCI, visit Accounts are free and they can be a lot of fun, especially for music fans. We're currently following Ben Harper, Peter Bjorn and John, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Kweller, and local folks like Calexico, Tracy Shedd, and Howe Gelb. We even use Twitter to keep up with the Tucson Weekly, Bookman's, the Food Conspiracy Co-Op and many others!

Our online name is GreatMusic.

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Win Bruce Cockburn tickets on Thursday!

Bruce Cockburn is coming to the Rialto Theatre on Friday night, and on Thursday morning, we're going to send you to the show... if you are the lucky winner on the One Cup of Java Challenge!

Tune in Thursday morning at 8:20am on Your Morning Brew for your chance to win!

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