Tom Mailey

(photo courtesy Chuck Godfredtsen)

Firefighters Add New Meaning To “Running Gear”

Why would three otherwise-seemingly-sane Sacramento firefighters choose to not only run the 26.2 miles of the California International Marathon on December 7th, but do it in almost 20 pounds of turn-out gear?? For a good […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/18/2015

He's in the top 5, but who's Billboard's greatest country artist ever?(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Greatest Country Artist Of The Modern Era? Billboard Lists Them

When the relatives roll into town next week for Thanksgiving, many families will be on their guard to avoid discussing either religion or politics. It helps to have something else to discuss–a distraction, if you […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/17/2015

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One Country Artist Postpones European Tour, Another Doesn’t

Hours after the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday, Brantley Gilbert postponed his current overseas tour–and not all his fans were happy about it. “Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterdays terrorist attacks, […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/16/2015

Luke Bryan

What’s That On Luke Bryan’s Face?

Luke Bryan’s got a little time off so what better way to spend it than by going hunting with his kid? What? Growing a mustache? OK, that works too. Correction Veterans Day hunt. — […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/12/2015

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Check Out Solar, Help Out A Vet

Hey it’s Tom. Since February you’ve probably heard me talking about SUNWorks Solar. And I’ve been reallly happy with them. But now, I’m really, really happy with them. Through November 21st, SUNWorks has agreed to […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/11/2015

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Jimmy Wayne Teams Up With Coke On Behalf of Homeless Youth

If you don’t know the story of Jimmy Wayne, you should. Everyone should. And everyone can! His memoir, Walk To Beautiful, was published last year to rave reviews, and even earned a spot on the […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/10/2015

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In Praise of Hank Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. opens the CMAs tonight with Eric Church, performing a Neal Young song from his 1972 album, Harvest. I, for one, can’t wait. You can praise country’s greats all you want–and you should: […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/04/2015

Julie, and the ghostly cup in question

Our Own Little Ghost Adventure

Back in 2012 we broadcast our show from Beermann’s restaurant in Lincoln. The restaurant (which unfortunately is no longer open) is housed in a building on 5th street that is more than 100 years old. […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/30/2015

Bobby Jackson, easily an all-time fave (Photo by:  Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Pat and Tom’s All-Time Fan-Favorite Kings Players

This is a momentous season for the Sacramento Kings. When they open their regular season Wednesday night at home against the LA Clippers, it will officially mark their 30th anniversary in Sacramento. It’s their last […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/26/2015

George has been the man a long, long time (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Early Interview With (a Very Young) George Strait

Wow. Gotta give credit to for unearthing this, and to our Facebook friend Cassandra Cisneros for sharing: it’s one of the earliest-known interviews with George Strait taped all the way back in 1982. George first […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/22/2015


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