Pledge now to support KXCI Community radio


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KXCI community radio (91.3 FM on the dial) is now in their annual spring pledge drive, hoping to raise $100,000 to keep their radio show ongoing in the Tucson community.  They have a very diverse programming including international music from all over the world.  And with only 4 paid staff, they rely on numerous volunteer disc jockeys.  They advertise themselves as “commercial free, local and national music and public affairs 24/7”.  I know many of our Blog for Arizona readers listen to Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” show weekdays at high noon.

This morning I was a guest on their Saturday morning “Mele O Hawaii” 6 to 8 a.m. show hosted by “local haole” John Putnam from Honolulu.  Unfortunately John was sick today so another KXCI host Jimmy D. was on the air in his place. We did an hour “talk story” about Hawaiian music, which I love, having been born & raised on the Big Island of Hawaii.

I asked the listeners to “please kokua (help)” support this wonderful radio station by pledging any amount.  Call 520-623-1000, or go online to to show your support.  This morning I also put a plug in to host Bob Diaz, who hosts Chicano Connection, Wednesdays 8 to 10 p.m.  And I also mentioned that my professor husband shared one of his poems once on “A Poet’s Moment” on KXCI.

Please support this valuable resource in our community.  Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much).

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. KXCI still asking for pledges for their spring membership drive. Jimmy D is online again on Mele O Hawaii, as John Putnam is still sick. You can donate online at Last Saturday we did not know that Uncle Ernie Menehune had passed away on Thursday. R.I.P. Uncle Ernie, who used to perform Hawaiian music at Kon Tiki restaurant in Tucson.

  2. Done! I manage our company’s operations in the Southwest, Rocky Mountain, and West Coast area and there is no station like KXCI anywhere. Though it’s nice when the rental car has satellite radio. Then it’s BB King’s Bluesville!

    • Thanks Wileybud for your pledge. KXCI does provide a much needed service in our community of diverse musical selections and public information.

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