Friday, March 26, 2010

KXCI Commemorates César Chávez Wed. March 31, 3:00 p.m. to Midnight

Commemorating César Chávez 91.3 KXCI Tucson www.kxci.org Wednesday, March 31, 2010 3:00 p.m. to Midnight On Wednesday, March 31, Tucson's Community Radio 91.3 KXCI will observe the legacy of César Chávez. 91.3 KXCI will be broadcasting from 3:00 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, March 31. 91.3 KXCI is already home to great latino music every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. For César Chávez Day, Sabor Del Barrio host Pepe Galvez joins The Home Stretch from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; DJ Javier will host Sabor Del Barrio from 6:00 p.m.-8:00pm; Ernesto Portillo, Jr., will host Onda Suave from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 pm; and Justin Enriqez will cap off the day with La Serenata from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. César Chávez Day will be filled with great, relevant music interspersed with spoken word segments by people from the Tucson community. From 3:00 p.m. to midnight KXCI will feature brief interviews with local educators, community leaders, musicians and activists. These local voices will be woven into a blend of border music featuring selections from the United Farm Workers' movement, soulful sounds of that turbulent time period and contemporary socially relevant songs. The historical struggles of César Chávez are still relevant today and many people in our border community continue to be inspired by his work. Arizonan César E. Chávez was a second generation American born in Yuma on March 31, 1927. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa, Chávez and Dolores Huerta organized farm workers throughout California. They fought for better working conditions, better wages and for just treatment of workers by striking, boycotting and marching for the United Farm Workers Union. César E. Chávez died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 1993 in in San Luis, Arizona. KXCI airs locally at 91.3FM and webstreams at www.KXCI.org. Additional information about César E. Chávez and local events is available from the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition. For interviews and more information about KXCI and this announcement, please contact: KXCI Producer Amanda Shauger at amanda@kxci.org or 520-623-1000 ext.17.

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