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Station to station: Downtown Radio dials in 2nd birthday

In which Downtown Radio turns two years old, album "hatching" season begins for local bands and Tucson is invaded by a plethora of touring acts. All this and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local weekend music roundup. ... Read more»

KXCI to offer window on live radio at new Hotel Congress studio

Tucson community radio station KXCI plans to open a new broadcast studio inside Hotel Congress. Scheduled to open in the fall, the studio will give passersby the chance to see DJs conducting interviews and catch a glimpse of special shows by touring and local musicians.... Read more»

Free rides to mark birthday of Downtown streetcar

About 1.1 million rides have been taken on Tucson's Sun Link streetcar since it began rolling one year ago, officials said. Saturday, to mark the line's first year of operation, anyone can take a free ride on the route between the University of Arizona and the West Side.... Read more»

Cathy Rivers dialed in as new KXCI head

After two months as the interim general manager of KXCI, Cathy Rivers has been unanimously picked by the nonprofit's board as the head of the radio station. "The folks who started this station really came up with a radical concept of this community station and here we are, 31 years later, and it's still a radical concept."... Read more»

KXCI's Peterson tuned out as head of community radio station

The head of Tucson's community radio station, General Manager Randy Peterson, is leaving KXCI after six years at the helm, and 15 years with the station, to consider "new leadership roles and opportunities of his own," a statement from the nonprofit said.... Read more»2

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Haunted roundup: Where to celebrate Halloween

Pumpkins, candy and costumes: Halloween is almost upon us and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in Tucson this year.... Read more»1

Goodman talk to benefit KXCI, Access Tucson

Journalist Amy Goodman is on a 100-city tour in support of her book, “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprising, Occupations, Resistance and Hope,” with co-author Denis Moynihan. The Tucson stop will support public access TV and community radio.... Read more»

Power outage temporarily knocks KXCI off air

A power outage on Mt. Lemmon knocked community radio station 91.3 KXCI off the air for about an hour Monday night.... Read more»1

Photos: KXCI benefit a rocking street party

The third annual Calexico and Friends Festival en el Barrio saw a party fill the streets downtown Saturday afternoon to raise money for KXCI, a local non-profit radio station. (with videos)... Read more»

Festival en el Barrio

Tickets on sale for annual Calexico/KXCI street party

Calexico will bring their desert sound home to Tucson to benefit KXCI when they headline the Festival en el Barrio on April 7. A limited number of $15 tickets are now on sale.... Read more»

Access Tucson telethon to focus on community media

Access Tucson will hold a telethon Wednesday night to celebrate community media. The public access agency, which has seen its budget cut by 60 percent over the last several years, will raise money and awareness from 6-9:30 p.m.... Read more»

Voices Inc. celebrates record-breaking year Wednesday

Voices Inc., a local nonprofit community media project, celebrates another successful academic year with a "free fundraiser" at the Temple of Music and Art on Wednesday.... Read more»