Recognizing 91.3 Fm Kxci: A Tucson Area Radio Station and Community Leaderby Former Representative Ron Barber
Posted on 2013-12-10
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mr. BARBER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor 91.3 FM KXCI, a
community radio station serving Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding
areas, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. The anniversary, which
occurs on December 6th, 2013, will be marked by a special concert event
at the El Con Club and Grill in Tucson, featuring an eclectic mix of
KXCI makes invaluable contributions to the communities of southern Arizona. Its unique blend of music expands the cultural horizons of its listeners and its relationships with local arts and public service organizations bring local citizens together. By providing over $200,000 worth of free airtime for public service announcements each year, KXCI helps Tucson area non-profits to raise awareness of their causes and foster community engagement.
KXCI's staff, supporters and listeners understand that radio can be a powerful force for social good. Together, they have built a radio station that facilitates a healthy exchange of ideas and expressions, strengthens local communities, promotes the arts and provides stimulating entertainment.
Over 30 years, tuning into KXCI has been synonymous with placing a finger on the pulse of the city of Tucson. The station has long been one of the region's most trusted and respected sources of news, music and current events. Those who live within its reaches find comfort in its unique programming in the car, at home and at work.
Mr. Speaker, I am honored to congratulate KXCI on reaching this great milestone. Its long history of enriching the communities in and around Tucson deserves our highest admiration and respect. Happy birthday, KXCI--and many more! ____________________