Tom Mailey

The nicest guy in the NBA? His neighbors probably think so. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for Nike)

LeBron Makes It Hard To Hate LeBron

When LeBron “King” James decided to return to Cleveland and once again play hoops for his hometown team, the Cavaliers, it whipped up a media frenzy. In the run-up to his decision to leave the [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/23/2014


Watch Pat Skydive From His Own Camera!

It all started with Brett Eldredge. He said he would skydive if “Don’t Ya” went to number one. It did. So he did. That led to us talking on the air about skydiving and what [...]


David Nail  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images )

Summer Jobs, Odd Jobs: Before Fame, These Country Artists Worked

For many of us, a summer job is our first taste of what it means to truly earn our keep. Julie, for example, worked the snack shack at a park in her hometown of Santa [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/16/2014

Dwight Yoakam (photo by Robyn Beck for Getty Images)

Dwight Yoakam Goes Under The Dome

There are SO many shows on TV worth watching these days it’s impossible to see them all. The best I’ve been able to do is find one I can totally immerse myself in and up [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/14/2014

Does this look like an angry runner?

See Julie Run

KNCI’s Julie Ryan describes herself as “an angry runner”. What’s that mean? “It means I don’t really enjoy it. So every time I go out and run, I’m angry. I’d rather be doing something else.” [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/09/2014

Garth Brooks (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Shock Ink)

Garth’s Big Announcement Is…

We were told late last week that Monday morning, 7/7, Garth Brooks would post a “major” announcement on his website. What could it possibly be? A new album? A new tour? Both??

So first thing this morning we logged on excitedly to and the big announcement was..?

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/07/2014

(Photo by Aubrey Hart/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Fireworks: What’s In a Name?

Most would agree: the best scene in the David Spade movie Joe Dirt is where the title character stops off at a roadside fireworks stand only to discover they don’t sell the kind of fireworks [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/02/2014

(Photo composite by Aguila Calva/Thomas Hawk/Flickr)

Got Your 4th of July Playlist Ready?

Putting together a playlist for the 4th of July? Then you need some songs about America. Or, ‘Merica, if you’re really getting into it. Here now, in no particular order, is a list we put [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/01/2014

Western States 100: Just follow the trail (photo by Tom Mailey)


100 miles. Not too bad if you’re in a car. Even on a bike. But on foot? And running? That’s the Western States 100 ultra marathon–one of the most grueling endurance events in the world. [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/27/2014

The Rancho Murietta Bandits of the Gold Country Vintage Baseball League

Putting “Past” Into “National Pastime” In Roseville This Saturday

Ever want to see baseball played the way it was in the 80s? The 1880s? You can. The Gold Country Vintage Baseball league has been around since 2006 and features several teams that not only [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/24/2014