Amplify KXCI! Capital Campaign

Website-Amplify-LogoKXCI had an incredible 2015 and your generous gift to KXCI’s capital campaign supported many needed improvements. Your commitment and generosity are appreciated. Together, we will carry on as a truly indispensable resource for the entire community.

KXCI Community Radio began as a vision shared by people who yearned to have a radio station that would share the great music and information missing in our community. That dream came to fruition through the tireless efforts of passionate community members coming together and in December 1983 KXCI began its first legendary broadcast of the history of sound. Since 1983, KXCI Community Radio has been a vital part of the fabric of Southern Arizona. More than 3,000 members make financial contributions to our annual budget and 30,000 listeners tune in each week! We started the Amplify KXCI campaign to be able to serve more listeners with a higher level of service.

In addition to our improving our signal, the goals of Amplify KXCI include updating and improving our office and broadcast technologies, and restoring and maintaining our historic Armory Park Home. Your gift to Amplify KXCI leads the way to go above and beyond day to day operations and allows us to reach new heights!

Here are some of our favorite recent improvements that your gift has made possible:

  • Increased listeners by more than 2,000 people.
  • Increased our membership numbers to 3,000- more ears means more people are contributing to our annual fund than ever before!
  • Increased our grant funding by $48,800.
  • Restored and painted the front of the KXCI house and placed a new sign for easy viability.

KXCI is improving our technology.

  • For the 1st time KXCI created “listen now” content- you can listen to the programs you want, whenever you want for up to two weeks.
  • Broadcast the Tucson Folk Fest Live because of our improved internet.
  • We on boarded four new podcasts and two new radio programs.

KXCI has been recognized by our wider community!

  • KXCI was nominated for a Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Cactus Copper award as an outstanding local nonprofit.
  • Tucson Weekly readers voted KXCI as “Best Radio Station for Music” for the 2nd time in a row
  • Tucson Weekly staff featured KXCI as a number one local organization for year-end giving.

 KXCI has created and nurtured exciting new partnerships!

  • We partnered with Brink Media and WaveLab Recording Studios to form Creative Tucson to keep community television channel 20 and the City channel 12 independent media.
  • We partnered with the City of Tucson Transportation Department to create community events on the Sun Link Street Car.

 KXCI has exciting new plans on the horizon!

As of February 1, 2016 we have raised more than $700,000 in pledges towards our goal of $750,000 from our board, staff, campaign committee and key community investors like you. Admittedly we still have more work to do to better synchronize our two transmitters- and we are involving Tucson’s best broadcast engineers to help us.

With our expanded capacity, we look forward to strengthening our existing community relationships and cultivating exciting new partnerships so that we can grow together to help preserve Tucson and Southern Arizona’s unique heritage and cultural treasures.

Your continued support will bring many more exciting plans to fruition in 2016. Please feel free to reach out to me for more information. Thank-you again for your leadership, commitment and dedication to KXCI. Together, we will make 2016 the best year ever for KXCI. I invite you to come in and see your investment in action. 

With deep and sincere appreciation,

Cathy Rivers

Executive Director, KXCI 91.3 FM

520-623-1000 ext. 12

To build upon our expanded signal, we now focus on advancing our capacity  to improve KXCI’s sound quality and broadcast chain integrity through updates to current technology in our physical studios which is long overdue. We also intend to make necessary building improvements which will protect our cultural, material and human assets. We plan to install a new roof, efficient heating/cooling, and create a space which is greener and more accessible while retaining its historic character.

We are working now to raise the necessary funds to move the campaign forward because we are dedicated to our long term sustainability so that we can reach and serve more of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Thank you again! If you have any questions about the Amplify KXCI! campaign please do not hesitate to call our Community Engagement/Development Director  Amanda Shauger at 520-623-1000 x 17 or

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Amplify logoWe are honored to serve as Honorary Chairs of the Amplify KXCI Capital Campaign. It is a privilege to support our community radio station – the station that has provided so much to support so many for three decades.

For many years the KXCI Board of Directors and many KXCI members have worked toward the vision of signal expansion. This would reach those areas currently not served (the Catalina Foothills, parts of Marana and Oro Valley) and enhance the signal in areas currently served. This would in turn mean more of the community can be engaged with our local musicians, nonprofits and events.

We invite you and your family to become involved. When you consider a gift, please think of the numerous contributions KXCI Community Radio makes to the quality of life in Southern Arizona and give generously to ensure KXCI’s improvement and continued good health. Thank you for your commitment to Southern Arizona’s community radio.

Joey & Nova Burns, Honorary Co-Chairs

KXCI is one of the treasures that makes Tucson the great place it is – KXCI is the aural manisfestation of our community’s passion for fresh, local, honest music in all its variety.  -State Senator Steve Farley

We are truly fortunate to have such an incredible resource in Tucson like KXCI.  Wendell Hicks, executive director, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation