Tom Mailey

Martina McBride

Martina McBride Is Really Cookin’

Martina McBride was recovering from a “carb coma” when she called us the day before her Friday night concert at Thunder Valley Casino. Her bus had stopped at an In And Out in Kingman, Arizona. [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/19/2014

"Hi Barbie, what's going on?" ... "Not a *&%$ thing"
photo: photo researchers/Getty Images

Bad Mouth Barbie?

WTF, Barbie?! According to the UK newspaper The Daily Mail, a mom named Talina Evans tried returning a Barbie doll to the store recently because she thinks the doll is swearing — dropping an “F” [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/17/2014

My mom and me, late winter 2013 (Photo courtesy Pat & Tom, KNCI/Sacramento)

A Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Some of the following was first published in Style magazine, Oct. 2013 My mom would have turned 90 this year. When she was born, Calvin Coolidge was president, and cars came with hand cranks. She [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/17/2014

Blake Shelton with Pat and Tom of KNCI

Does This Make Us a Part of Team Blake?

Blake Shelton doesn’t strike us as a guy who is easily surprised, but we’re pretty sure we got him Friday night prior to his show at Sleep Train Amphitheater. Blake of course is Pizza Hut’s [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/16/2014

Getting acquainted with KNCI's new studios (Photo courtesy KNCI)

New KNCI Studio Almost Ready For Air

Even though you can’t see it, you’ll probably still able to tell when we move into our spiffy new broadcast studio next week: Just listen for the excitement in our voices. The station itself isn’t [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/16/2014

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Slate Creek Records)

You Can’t Say Neal McCoy Without The Letters ‘MC’

It’s too bad reality TV wasn’t around when Neal McCoy was in his prime. With his personality, he would’ve been a smash on whatever show he would have hosted, judged or otherwise been a part [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/12/2014

The healing process was underway at Ground Zero just 12 months after the Twin Towers attack

A Year After 9/11, Pat And Tom Visited Ground Zero. Here are some of their photos.

No matter how many years we are together as a team, there will never be any broadcast memory more cherished (or more solemn) for Pat and I than the honor of broadcasting from Ground Zero [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/09/2014

(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

‘The Voice’ Meets ‘Idol’ At Keith Urban Show

That young lady who sang “We Were Us” with Keith Urban at Sleep Train last night: if you were at the show, did you think she looked familiar? Some folks said she did. We had [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/08/2014

Its Garth planet. We just live on it (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jobs. Gates. Zuckerberg. Uh…Brooks? Garth Tries Shaking Up The Online World

One of the last musicians to keep their music offline has finally changed their tune and like everything else he’s done, Garth Brooks is doing it his way. Garth opened his first of 11 shows [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–09/05/2014

The cover of Jimmy Wayne's new book, which can be pre-ordered now via his website

From Homelessness to the Stage to the Bookshelf, Jimmy Wayne’s Journey Continues

Some people just rise to the occasion. A former foster child who was abused and abandoned by his birth parents, Jimmy Wayne never let his past get in the way of his future. Blessed with [...]




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