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.

Leila Lopez Studio 2A on-air, podcast and CD release

Tune in for a Studio 2A performance from Leila Lopez this Friday, March 26th, at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch or click here for a podcast of her entire Locals Only interview and performance. Leila Lopez will celebrate the release of her new album “Fault Lines” at Solar Culture on Saturday, March 27th at 7pm, all ages and no cover. She'll also be performing Saturday at the Solar Rock festival in Himmel Park.

Monday, March 22, 2010

WXSW Music Festival & The Low Anthem Studio 2A performance - March 23rd

KXCI Presents! the last night of the WXSW Music Festival at Plush and Club Congress. Tuesday night's lineup includes Surfer Blood, The Low Anthem, Timber Timber, Turbo Fruits and Think About Life. Tune in all day for ticket giveaways and to The Home Stretch at 5:30pm for a broadcast of a previous live from Studio 2A performance from The Low Anthem. As hundreds of indie bands head to and from Austin for the SXSW Music Conference, some of the best ones make a stop in Tucson along the way. So if you didn't make it to Austin, this is a great way to see both indie darlings and up and coming groups in an intimate setting. 8$ Admission is good to both Plush and Congress for the evening.

Live In Studio 2A Monday: The Nadas AND Visqueen!

On their way back from SXSW in Austin, The Nadas are scheduled to stop by KXCI's Studio 2A on Monday to share songs and stories from their new album, Almanac, featuring a song written every month in 2009. Tune in Monday to learn more about this interesting project and to catch up with The Nadas, live in Studio 2A at 3:30pm. Also on their way back from Austin, Visqueen stops by to play songs from their new album (also Cathy's "Pick of the Week" this week) called Message To Garcia. Visqueen also performs Monday night at Plush as part of the South By Southwest Festival held at both Plush and Club Congress. Visqueen is expected to be live in Studio 2A around 5:30pm Monday.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Guest Stars: Upcoming Special Hosts on KXCI Community Radio

Betsi (aka Amazing Grace) will be sitting in for Matt on the Thursday, March 18th edition of Global Rhythm Radio from 6 to 8pm. The Hub's Bob Girth will be sitting in for Jim on the Friday, March 19th edition of Your Morning Brew from 7 to 10am.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Chieftains & Ry Cooder- San Patricio March 17; 5-6pm

KXCI is pleased to present this new one-hour special on St. Patrick's Day from 5-6pm in honor of the rich cultural Mexican and Irish traditions in Southern Arizona. Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & RY COODER radio special featuring their unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side. Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Ry Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the SAN PATRICIO album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert. Additional Credits Host: Brian O'Donovan This program aired previously on KXCI on Friday, March 12 from 6-7pm.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

KXCI Commemorates International Women's Day 2010

KXCI Commemorates International Women's Day With Special Programming Listen Live 91.3 KXCI Tucson or on line at www.kxci.org Monday, March 8 from 3-8pm 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 3-8pm on Monday, March 8. Some of your favorite women DJs will be stopping by the KXCI studios to share women's music and information with Cathy Rivers on The Home Stretch and Starr Tracks. Today's Special Guest Hosts Include: 3:00-4:00 pm Carol Anderson 4:00-5:00 pm Mary Anne B. 5:00-6:00 pm Rose Lady 6:00-7:00 pm Susie B. 7:00-8:00 pm Amazing Grace Celebrate the achievements and share concerns of women worldwide by tuning into 91.3FM KXCI Tucson. The Tucson Peace Calendar is a great resource for local upcoming events. The United Nations Development Fund for Women is a good source for international information. The Women's Resource Center of the University of Arizona has a great calendar of events in March. /Women%27sHerstoryEvents2010atUA.doc

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trevor Hall - Studio 2A performance, podcast & KXCI Presents!

Trevor Hall is back in Tucson for a KXCI Presents! all ages show at Club Congress this Sunday March 7th, 7pm. Tune in Friday at 5:30pm during The Home Stretch for a re-broadcast of a live performance from Trevor Hall in Studio 2A or click here for the podcast or for that and other live from Studio 2A podcasts go to our arts page (link at the top of this page). Trevor was in town this past September opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead. Following in the same footsteps with a positive and upbeat music rooted in reggae grooves, Trevor seeks to connect music with message. He has partnered with The Hunger Site; is raising funds for orphans; and is collaborating Indie retail to benefit the Rainforest Action Network. His self titled CD was released this fall on Vanguard Records.

Trevor Hall - Studio 2A performance, podcast & KXCI Presents!

Trevor Hall is back in Tucson for a KXCI Presents! all ages show at Club Congress this Sunday March 7th, 7pm. Tune in Friday at 5:30pm during The Home Stretch for a re-broadcast of a live performance from Trevor Hall in Studio 2A or click here for the podcast. Trevor was in town this past September opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead. Following in the same footsteps with a positive and upbeat music rooted in reggae grooves, Trevor seeks to connect music with message. He has partnered with The Hunger Site; is raising funds for orphans; and is collaborating Indie retail to benefit the Rainforest Action Network. His self titled CD was released this fall on Vanguard Records.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Moreland & Arbuckle - in-Studio 2A Wednesday

Tune in at 5:30pm, March 3rd, for a performance from Moreland & Arbuckle on The Home Stretch. They'll be playing a live acoustic set in Studio 2A on harmonica and resonator guitar. Moreland & Arbuckle play country blues in a revved up and rockin' hill country blues style. They are touring behind their new release, Flood, on Telarc Records and will be opening for George Thorogood Wednesday night at the Rialto Theatre. Make sure to get there by 8pm to catch the full electric band for their opening set.