Monday, August 08, 2011

Listener Mail...

 Jesse  writes:

Hi –

Back in the late 80’s, I used to listen to XCI every day – the only radio station besides WLIR that wasn’t playing top 40. But now I can’t remember the songs you used to play. (Though I did track down Shriekback’s “Nemesis”, which made me smile.)
Does anyone have a list – even a partial list – of the music played during that time?
Thanks very much!
I told Jesse that the now defunct wxci80's geocities page had a unified playlist that I compiled from notes I made during shows from '87 to '92 or so.  I think I have the html somewhere on an old harddrive... so now I just need to find a place to post it.  Or post your top 25 XCI tunes or albums from your time there in the comments.

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Alumni Day

From Greg Higgins via WXCI's Alumni Page on Facebook

"I don't have any details yet, but finally got a day from Tom Z. Looks like there will be something happening on Saturday, February 19. I'll post something on WXCI Alumni Facebook page when there's more details. For now, please pass this on to anyone you know and keep the date open. Would be great to see old friends and meet some new ones too. More to follow . . ."

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th

Nothing more than to say happy fourth of July today.

To heck with fireworks - we got fricken sharks with laser beams set to Blue Öyster Cult!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Summer

Some of my best and worst memories of XCI are from the summer months.  On one hand you had the entire student center to yourself - for the most part.  You could spin records all day long (especially if the dj who was supposed to relieve you never showed up) and afterwards - instead of running to class, you could hit Squantz, Candlewood or a friend's house...

On the other hand... instead of sleeping in - or going to a friends house or swimming... you had to be on the air.

So then I played Holst's "Mars", followed by "The Last Broadcast from Corregidor" early on Sunday Morning, followed by something like Brian Eno's Apollo or Utopia...

I'll bet Pandora or Genius won't do that...

good times.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

February 27th - Reunion 2010!

Something is happening - BUT not on the date I originally guessed at.

This year's WXCI alumni reunion is going to be on Saturday February 27th.

More details are sure to come - If you're interested in attending and/or participating on air - please contact the XCI PD, Zack Foster at (spelled out) "externalmenace99 at aol dot com"

Friday, January 22, 2010

WXCI's 37th

There's been a lot of buzz about WXCI's 37th anniversary.

At this time we're still waiting to hear the details.

In an earlier post I assumed (with geometric logic and dead reckoning) it would be held on the 20th  of February.

Unfortunately I forgot I posted that for MONTHS.

In the meantime the aforementioned post triumphantly proclaimed the day with wanton abandon (in a sort of innocent school-girl way.

It is now my sad duty to caution you - that the date is not yet  confirmed by the station or 'management' and I must admit there was a bit more Nostradamus, than authority in that post.

Now don't panic... It may well be on the 20th.   I just don't know for sure.

But - I can assure you with 100% certainty that as soon as I hear the actual details I will post them here AND on facebook so that we can all firm up our plans to celebrate 37 years of independent - non-commercial - cooler than [insert noun] - broadcasting on Danbury's best college radio station ever.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

dusty in here...

WXCI alumni on Facebook...
not sure how to link to it.

Weather is starting to get colder - therefore a new reunion must be on its way.

At this moment, it is approximately 136 days, 2 hours, 5 minutes until Saturday, February 20, 2010

Plenty of time, right?