Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KXCI Community Radio: Auction Opens Thursday!!

KXCI's pre-Valentine's Day online is now open, with bidding on more than 150 items - some perfect for you, and some perfect for giving to that special someone in your life.

We have restaurant gift certificates, concert and theatre tickets, gourmet food and gift baskets, yoga and massage certificates, travel packages and a whole lot more. To see all of the items and to place your bids, click the Online Auction button at, or just click this link:

Bidding runs for one week only, so don't wait to place your winning bids. And remember - all proceeds from this auction support Your Community Radio!

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

We're Back - Power Restored & The On-Air Signal is Restored

We'd like to thank the crews who completed emergency repairs to the electrical service on Mt. Lemmon and have restored the power necessary for us to share our great music and public affairs programs once again to our Tucson listeners.

In the event we go off the air again (they are calling for more snow!), we are always able to stream live on and through applications like the Public Radio tuner on iTunes.

Thank you for your patience during our roughly 24 hours off the air!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

KXCI Currently Off the Air Due to Power Outage on Mt. Bigelow

At about 12:45 pm KXCI went off the air. The power where our transmitter is located on Mount Bigelow has been out due to the recent storms. The back up generator is now out of gas. Other local stations are also affected. We are uncertain when power will be restored to the area. We will continue to stream at

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Monday, January 18, 2010

KXCI Board Meeting January 21st

The KXCI Board of Directors meets on Thursday, January 21st at 5:30pm at the offices of Child and Family Resources, 2800 East Broadway in Tucson. The meeting is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend. Please click below for the agenda.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti: How To Help

On Tuesday, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. The damage is extensive and the potential for additional loss of life in the days and weeks ahead is enormous. This is the worst earthquake in Haiti's long history. You can help:

Tucson's World Care is accepting items (first aid supplies, OTC medications, emergency items, hygiene, etc.) as well as monetary donations. Learn more at

The American Red Cross has already made a contribution to Haitian relief, but can do more with your donation:

Raging Sage Coffee Roasters in Tucson (2458 North Campbell) is donating all proceeds on Sunday, January 17th to Doctors Without Borders' relief efforts in Haiti.

The Alliance for Global Justice holds a potluck fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Sunday, January 17th starting at 5pm at 849 West Franklin Street. Donations will be funneled through Haiti Reborn and the Haiti Action Committee, two groups with excellent on-the-ground contacts. AFGJ National Co-Coordinators, James Jordan and Chuck Kaufman, just returned from a delegation to Haiti to investigate human rights abuses resulting from the US sponsored coup and occupation. They will be reporting back on what was learned. Info: 520-243-0381.

Contact the Haitian Health Foundation at

Hip Hop artist Wyclef Jean is urging people to donate $5 to his Haitian charity, Yéle Haiti, by texting "YELE" to 501501. (The donation will be automatically charged to your cellphone bill.)

As plans for additional relief campaigns become known (including a possible local music benefit concert), we will update this blog.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

KXCI Auction: How To Donate

Tucson’s non-profit Community Radio, KXCI, holds our annual Valentine’s Love Auction January 28th to February 4th, 2010. The auction offers great items perfect for Valentine’s Day giving, including restaurant and personal service gift certificates, gourmet food, floral arrangements, hotel and bed & breakfast visits, music and entertainment packages, concert and event tickets and much more.

We are currently gathering auction donations for this event. If you are a business owner or operator, an artist, author or craftsperson, we would love to hear from you! To learn more about this auction and how to donate, please download these two forms:

By donating an item or items today, you’ll be promoting your business to our 32,000 listeners and to the larger Tucson community.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Top Albums of 2009: #1-#20

As determined by airplay on KXCI Community Radio:

#1 Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
#2 Wilco, Wilco (The Album)
#3 Edward Sharp And The Magnetic Zeroes, Up From Below
#4 M. Ward, Hold Time
#5 The Soul of John Black, Black John

#6 Eels, Hombre Lobo
#7 Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest
#8 compilation: War Child Presents Heroes
#9 Elvis Perkins, Elvis Perkins In Dearland
#10 compilation: Dark Was The Night

#11 Golden Boots, The Winter of Our Discotheque
#12 Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
#13 Booker T., Potato Hole
#14 Dan Auerbach, Keep It Hid
#15 Generationals, Con Law

#16 Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Outer South
#17 Alice Russell, Pot Of Gold
#18 Al Perry, The Three Track Session EP
#19 Gomez, A New Tide
#20 Andrew Bird, Noble Beast


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Top Albums of 2009: #21-40

As determined by airplay on KXCI Community Radio:

#21 Cracker, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey
#22 Susan Tedeschi, Back to the River
#23 Trevor Hall, self-titled
#24 Jason Lytle, Yours Truly, The Commuter
#25 Zee Avi, self-titled

#26 Monsters Of Folk, self-titled
#27 The Bird and the Bee, Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
#28 Bruce Springsteen, Working on a Dream
#29 Regina Spektor, Far
#30 Bishop Allen, Grr...

#31 Clem Snide, Hungry Bird
#32 Heartless Bastards, The Mountain
#33 Vetiver, Tight Knit
#34 Ben Kweller, Changing Horses
#35 Steve Earle, Townes

#36 Novalima, Coba Coba
#37 Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
#38 Jeb Loy Nichols, Parish Bar
#39 Iron & Wine, Around The Well
#40 Bob Dylan, Together Through Life

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Top Albums of 2009: #41-60

As determined by airplay on KXCI Community Radio:

#41 Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Live at the Rialto
#42 Joshua James, Build Me This
#43 The Avett Brothers, I And Love And You
#44 The Panics, Cruel Guards
#45 Obi Best, Capades

#46 Calexico, Ancienne Belcique - Live in Brussels 2008
#47 Belle and Sebastian, Live at the BBC
#48 Elvis Costello, Secret Profane & Sugarcane
#49 Moby, Wait For Me
#50 Ziggy Marley, Family Time

#51 John Vanderslice, Romanian Times
#52 Neil Young, Fork In The Road
#53 A.C. Newman, Get Guilty
#54 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, What Have You Done My Brother?
#55 U2, No Line on the Horizon

#56 Air, Love 2
#57 Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs
#58 Mason Jennings, Blood of Man
#59 Decemberists, The Hazards of Love
#60 Among The Oak & Ash, self-titled

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Top Albums of 2009: #61-#80

As determined by airplay on KXCI Community Radio:

#61 Playing For Change, Songs Around The World
#62 Son Volt, American Central Dust
#63 Eleni Mandell, Artificial Fire
#64 Deer Tick, Born On Flag Day
#65 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Luz Del Ritmo

#66 soundtrack: Slumdog Millionaire
#67 The Fireman, Electric Arguments
#68 Animal Collective, Meriweather Post Pavilion
#69 Modest Mouse, No One's First and You're Next
#70 Fruit Bats, The Ruminant Band

#71 Silver Thread Trio, self-titled
#72 Doves, Kingdom of Rust
#73 Leonard Cohen, Live in London
#74 Portugal. The Man, The Satanic Satanist
#75 fun., Aim And Ignite

#76 Justin Townes Earle, Midnight at the Movies
#77 Elizabeth & The Catapult, Taller Children
#78 compilation: Man of Somebody's Dreams (A Tribute To Chris Gaffney)
#79 Blitzen Trapper, Black River Killer
#80 Zero 7, Yeah Ghost

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Top Albums of 2009: #81-#100

As determined by airplay on KXCI Community Radio:

#81 Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, Willie and the Wheel
#82 Rhett Miller, self-titled
#83 Matisyahu, Light
#84 Isobel Campbel and Mark Lanegan, Sunday at Devil Dirt
#85 Cat Power, Dark End of the Street

#86 The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz
#87 The Wooden Birds, Magnolia
#88 Sea Wolf, White Water, White Bloom
#89 Ruthie Foster, The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
#90 Madeleine Peyroux, Bare Bones

#91 Depedro, self-titled
#92 Chuck Prophet, Let Freedom Ring!
#93 Ben Harper and Relentless 7, White Lies for Dark Times
#94 Ben Lee, The Rebirth of Venus
#95 Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, self-titled

#96 Buddy & Julie Miller, Written in Chalk
#97 J.J. Cale, Roll On
#98 Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
#99 The Lemondheads, Varshons
#100 The Swell Season, Strict Joy

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