Matt Milner hosts “Locals Only,” a Monday night music program at community radio station KXCI, 91.3 FM. The 8 p.m. show’s first hour is a mix of locally produced songs, the second a live performance by a band.

A Chicago Tribune columnist is lamenting the lack of quirky, non-commercial radio stations in Chicago and cites Tucson's KXCI-FM as an example of great music radio.

Steve Johnson writes:

More eclectic still — and even more enticing to my ears — is KXCI-FM 91.3 in Tucson, which I've come across because my parents retired to that area.

KXCI is like a college radio station, but professionalized so that you don't lose patience. It's like a public-radio station, but applying the principles of inclusiveness to music instead of to reporting stories on Third World infrastructure.

Read the whole column here, which includes quotes from KXCI's program director.