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Re: “TEP Wants to Install More Solar Panels With This New Program

If they are paying for the panels and the install, that is definitely worth quite a bit. But it is not readily apparent how much the monthly rate would be according to TEP charting, and they can increase the monthly rate down the line if usage exceeds 15% of what their charts predict.

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Posted by ay te wacho on 12/21/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “TEP Wants to Install More Solar Panels With This New Program

The main beneficiary is TEP, not the homeowner. After all the terms and conditions, it's not a good deal. All the power generated with solar goes back to TEP with no credit to the homeowner. The whole program is a corporate write off. You must also sign up for the electronic bill paying, the electric company takes no risk.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Kelly on 12/21/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Fare Market Values

They need to think of transit as a product to be marketed, not just a charity that they grudgingly provide for people who can't afford cars. Keep the buses clean, keep them running on time, and enforce the NO SMOKING signs, and I guarantee ridership will go up.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Edeiwmurk Nivek on 12/21/2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Ah yes I remember your first election well, Hank. That was the special election following the BoD's magnanimous change of structure in the nick of time prior to the Democracy Initiative's membership election. I recall that Randy formed a special group just for that election, Keep KXCI Strong! - they only seemed to last for one or two select mailings during that election, using insider knowledge and targeting certain members while trying to avoid others. There never was a disclosure about who that "group of members, DJs, staff and board members" were other than Randy as the contact person.

Just one of Randy's little extra-special examples of service and dedication.

To be clear, I do not believe Hank Childers had any prior knowledge to that stunt, and in fact he was a pretty decent Board Member eventually, but it is a part of the history that some would prefer to forget and which Mr. Schuster has kind of glossed over in this puff piece. I have to wonder what Chris Limberis would have thought (and written!) about all of this?

Anybody that wants to dig deeper into old history can still find it on these two sites:… (not sure if anybody without a Yahoo account can access this anymore, but there is a ton of history there)

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Posted by Kali Turner on 12/20/2014 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Danehy

Two dislikes already. Truth hurts, eh girls ?

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Posted by CW13 on 12/20/2014 at 10:30 PM

Re: “TEP Wants to Install More Solar Panels With This New Program

TEP signup page doesn't work. Other than that, good idea.

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Posted by Jeff Harrell on 12/20/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

The stand was fueled by the recent killings, which all victims happen to be black, but as mentioned above, it's solidarity for ALL injustices happening at the hands of cops and others - YES, regardless of the victims' race, color, etc.

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 12/20/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Danehy

Let's play Moronoply in Obummer's America. You start out living on Park Place after busting your ass for 20 years. You have a nice house, a steady job, a nice pick-up truck you use for camping and hunting and a good health insurance plan that's reasonably priced. Along comes B.H. Obummer. Because of Obummercare your boss had to cut your hours because he can't afford to insure you anymore under it. Now you pay twice as much for a shitty plan and you've got money problems because of your cut back in hours. You can't afford the truck anymore so you have to sell. It's no big deal, though as the E.P.A has banned outdoor fires so camping's no longer fun and you can't hunt because the A.T.F. has taken all your guns. You had to sell the house you worked so hard for and now live in a one bedroom walk-up on Baltic Ave. But, look on the bright side. Everytime you pass "Go" you get $200.00 in welfare checks and food stamps.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/20/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Yes, We Still Love You Courtney Robbins

I wholeheartedly agree! Ask her to sing "Alaska" and tell her it's a request from her friend, Pants. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted by pants on 12/20/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

Great idea! Will be there. These protests are welcome. Long overdue!

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Posted by zsdf on 12/20/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon



(regardless of skin color)

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Posted by Rat T on 12/20/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon


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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/20/2014 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Kade Mislinski Takes Over Saguaro Corners with Promises of a Donut Program

Just go back to the way it was in the '60's & '70's. So, how are you going to soundproof the "serene mountainside patio" from the "live music"?

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/20/2014 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Police dispatch


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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/20/2014 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

Why disrupt the parade for Tucsonans that would like to come downtown and start their Christmas celebration? Take it to City hall.

They'll leave the light on.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/19/2014 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Obama Scolds Sony Pictures for Canceling The Interview Screenings

In his CNN interview, Lynton said "the president, the press and the public are mistaken" about what actually led to Sony's decision to shelve the "The Interview."

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 12/19/2014 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

Biggest crock of BS I have ever heard. Makes no difference what color you are when you get stupid and fight a police officer or try to take their gun things are turn bad real quick. Oh and guess what? ALL LIVES MATTER.....

16 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by trainmanswife on 12/19/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter Gathering Happening Tomorrow Afternoon

Then WHY are blacks killing EACH OTHER so frequently? WHY are blacks trashing their OWN neighborhoods? Why are BLACK Women getting pregnant by blacks and those Blacks DONT support the black children?? How can Blacks Matter when Blacks DONT care?? But WE are supposed to?? Really???

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Posted by Speakin Up on 12/19/2014 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Media Watch

KXCI will never succeed in pleasing all sectors of the community it serves but it has done a damn good job of presenting a community station that is eclectic, relevant and listenable and is an asset to our community. During my own time on the Board, I saw that the station functioned best when Randy was at the helm, whether as interim or full-time GM. I don't know the circumstances that led to his resignation and I hope it is a change that represents progress for both Randy and the station. Randy's shoes will be tough to fill. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity as a Board member to work with Randy and I wish both him and KXCI continuing success. Thank you, Randy, for your 15 years of service and dedication to KXCI. Best regards from Hardy Smith & Melanie Walters.

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Posted by Hardy Smith on 12/19/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Media Watch

Wow! I can hardly believe this. Yes Randy is intimately knowledgeable about the turmoil - from about the minute his good buddy Tony Ford showed up on the scene (and who is back as a board member and has entangled the station with HIS enterprise the Maker House).

Randy doesn't get all the credit for bringing the station forward, there were a lot of community members that fought long and hard to wrest OUR station from the absolute siege mentality of a bunch of arrogant, unethical, resume-padding, contemptible jerks that were on the Board and in management at the time.

I hope the current Board will remember (or learn about) the issues from that time and keep working on Transparency, especially as they move to bring in a new GM. KXCI is supposed to be a COMMUNITY radio station, not a private little playground for a few entrenched individuals.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Kali Turner on 12/19/2014 at 7:09 PM

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