Pat & Tom with Julie Ryan (5am – 10am)

Pat & Tom with Julie Ryan
Weekdays 5am – 10am
It's a good time, finally, for Seahawk fans like myself and KNCI's Greg Kodiak (left, looking like he may need to find a bathroom) (Photo: KNCI/Sacramento)

Why, Yes, I AM a Seahawk Fan

Forgive me if I’m a little distracted this week. For only the third time in their almost-40 year existence, the Seattle Seahawks are playing in the Super Bowl. I know that down here, being a […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–16 hours ago

Blake Shelton

Have You Seen Blake Shelton’s SNL Promos?

In what might be one of the most perfect fits ever in the history of television: Blake Shelton is hosting Saturday Night Live this Saturday.  In case you haven’t seen the promos yet, here ya […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/22/2015

That's the Dirty Redhead from Goat House brewing in Lincoln on the left, next to, I believe, the Sit n Spin IPA. They were the last two on my flight so I can't be sure (Photo by Tom Mailey/ KNCI/Sacramento)

Tap Into Your Local Brewhouse

Our website administrator keeps pestering me to write another blog about beer. I did one last spring, and I thought that was enough. But no. Oh well, since the big Art of Beer Invitational is […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/21/2015

Brand new pick up trucks or...4X4 love machines? (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Country Songs That, Um, Put The “Pick Up” in Pick Up Truck

If you were to listen to any number of recent hits, you might conclude that truck romps have replaced dinner and a movie as country folks’ romantic outing of choice. Never one to grasp the obvious […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/20/2015

Tom of KNCI

Copenhagen Isn’t In Germany…? And Other Dumb Disputes

My two boys, age 18 and 15, nearly threw down recently over a very important subject: which one would survive longer in an actual zombie apocalypse.  Yep. Raised voices, red faces, over who would last […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/15/2015

Cute puppies are an easy way for advertisers to sail to Super Bowl ratings success (Shown: my dog, Speedo Cornelius, the Pirate Pup) (Photo: KNCI/Sacramento)

What’s More Heart-Rending Than A Cute Puppy..?

There’s only one thing better than featuring a cute puppy in your marketing, and that’s a cute puppy in trouble. Advertisers know it. That’s why two of the biggest Super Bowl advertisers, Anheuser-Busch and GoDaddy, […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/14/2015

In case of economic crisis, listen to guys like Trace Adkins (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Aw, Man: Does Our Choice In Male Singers Say Something About The Economy?

Do we prefer manlier country artists in times of economic stress? According to a psychologist named Terry F. Pettijohn II, we do. According to an article in The Atlantic, Pettijohn is an expert on the “interrelation […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/13/2015

Tim McGraw

Timmy’s Coming Back to Sacramento

Didn’t get enough of Tim McGraw live last year? Well, you’re in luck. Tim Mcgraw has announced the cities for his 2015 “Shotgun Rider” tour and yep, Sacramento is on there again, sandwiched in between […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/12/2015

"Back off, war child. Seriously": Kip Moore LOVES himself some Patrick Swayze in "Point Break!"
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CMT)

Kip Moore On New Music, Not Apologizing And…Point Break!

Remember the 1991 classic movie Point Break? Kip Moore does. “I can quote it line for line!” he told us during a recent visit to the KNCI studios. In fact, it’s one of his all-time […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/12/2015

There are a lot of stories about Elvis. Turns out, many of them are true. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

20 Strange, Weird and Amazing Facts About Elvis

In honor of what would have been (and possibly still is) Elvis’ 80th birthday today, here are some facts–and more facts–that we discovered via various websites (including, and about Elvis Aaron Presley, […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/08/2015


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