Tom Mailey

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Country Cares for St. Jude’s, and Stephen Barker Liles Has The Reason Why

Ever since Alabama‘s Randy Owen threw his support behind St. Jude Childhood Cancer Research Center back in the late 1980s, the country music industry has been an unwavering backer of the facility. As KNCI re-establishes a […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–12/11/2014

Hint: 2014 the Sportsman of the Year plays his home games here. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

And The 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Is…

The first Sportsman of the Year award was handed out by Sports Illustrated to runner Roger Bannister, who posted the first sub-four minute mile. That was in 1954. In the 59 years since then, the […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–12/08/2014

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You Were Born in Sacramento If….

The #1 website for lists,, just published one that doesn’t just strike close to home; it’s a direct hit. “30 signs you grew up in Sacramento” is a fun read, even if, like Pat […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–12/04/2014

Adam Kinser, a member of the Army Special Forces 304th Psychological Operations Unit out of Sacramento. (Photo courtesy Terri Kinser)

Mom’s War Hero Son Was a Great Kid Early On

Few calls in recent memory have gotten as many comments as one we ran this past week. For a chance to see Rascal Flatts in Las Vegas, we’d asked listeners to “brag on their kids.” […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/21/2014

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer Loves Christmas

Jana Kramer is a little bit crazy for Christmas. “I’ll start listening to Christmas music in, like, June,” she told us Friday morning, in advance of her performance this weekend to open Cal-Expo’s Global Winter […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/21/2014

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The Hardest Thing for Jimmy Wayne in His Movie ‘Paper Angels’ Was…?

The movie based on a book based on a song from Jimmy Wayne premiered this past weekend on UP TV. “Paper Angels”–the song, book and movie–all come from a real-life moment Jimmy had in a […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/19/2014

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There Are Lots Of Things Wrong About The Internet. This Isn’t One Of Them

Allowing some guy whose Twitter name is @gewqk to Photoshop normal, boring hair and a normal, boring mustache onto super celebrity chef Guy Fieri is one of the reasons the Internet was really invented. Enjoy. […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/19/2014

Blake Shelton, reacting to Kim Kardashian's latest publicity stunt  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for ACM)

Blake Shelton’s Response to Kim Kardashian is Hilarious

There have been plenty of responses to Kim Kardashian’s latest desperate lunge for attention. Now, in case you are reading this from beneath a rock somewhere (a rock with excellent Wi-fi), Kardashian bared her weird, […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/17/2014

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What Happened to All of Garth’s Rodeo Shirts?

Think back to photographs of Garth Brooks in the 1990s. What do you see? The hat. That icy blue stare. Those rodeo shirts. Remember this one from the cover of The Chase? The shirts were […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/12/2014


Veteran’s Day Freebies

Veterans: when we say we can’t thank you enough, we mean it. But hopefully, this helps a little: a number of restaurants, both locally-owned and national chains, are offering up all kinds of free stuff […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/11/2014



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