Tom Mailey

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

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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


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

Allowing some guy whose Twitter name is @gewqk to photo-shopping 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

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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

Brett Eldredge raises a toast at KNCI's Golf and Guitars event at Haggin Oaks

Brett Eldredge Has Some Big Dang Feet

Brett Eldredge has a big foot. Even as a teen, his feet were bigger than anyone else’s, which led to a unfortunate and painful situation one day when teenage Brett forgot his baseball cleats at […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/07/2014

Avowed Earl Thomas Conley fan, Blake Shelton (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Blake Shelton Salutes a Personal Hero

If you’re a younger country listener, the name Earl Thomas Conley may not mean anything. But in the 1980s, “ETC” was one of the biggest hit makers Nashville had seen, according to his online biography. […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/06/2014

Taylor Swift is not bothered if you don't like her (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Haters Can’t Slow The Taylor Train

Well if you were secretly hoping Taylor Swift’s abandonment of country music for the pop world would fall flat, uh, time to focus on something else. Her new album, “1989”, released just last week, has […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–11/05/2014



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