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Jason Repko is the programming and volunteer coordinator for community radio station KXCI FM 91.3. He has worked in radio and television in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Austin, from which he recently relocated to Tucson. You can hear him from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, on KXCI's The Home Stretch.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

The Bee Gees at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in 1976. My mom went on a date. ... I ran around dancing the entire time!

What are you listening to these days?

Alejandro Escovedo, Street Songs of Love; Cochemea Gastelum, The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow; Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno, Dog With a Rope; Hot Hot Heat, Future Breeds; Nathaniel Rateliff, In Memory of Loss.

What was the first album you owned?

I'll get hammered for this, but it was Olivia Newton-John's Totally Hot. I bought it at Record Theatre in Buffalo, N.Y., which is still in business today. So is my record.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

It's not that I didn't get it, but the 2005 resurgence of soul/R&B—by the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and company—really grated on me. Sharon Jones had been doing it five years earlier.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Anyone during New York City's art-rock scene (Velvet Underground, Television) and anyone at CBGB in its influential prime.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

I get strange looks when I tell folks that Aimee Mann is one of my all-time favorites.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

I watched my uncle get buried to Scottish bagpipes. I think I'd like to go out like that too.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

My cousin, whom I would visit in D.C., repeatedly took me to see Minor Threat. After that, I always looked for music with an edge.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, and the American version of Toots and the Maytals' Funky Kingston.

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