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Call to the Public for Private Idahoan


For almost 30 years, Victor Pacania has been a host on Boise State radio. His show, Private Idaho (heard Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on KBSU 90.3) reflects the true meaning of "college radio" by showcasing everything from classic jazz to progressive rock. Before the Internet made instant access to any kind of music possible, Pacania and Private Idaho exposed listeners to a variety of music they may never have heard otherwise.

Pacania is fighting pancreatic cancer. His plight is all the more dire because when he was diagnosed, he had no health insurance. To help defray medical costs, the Boise Co-op is sponsoring a benefit concert where all proceeds will go toward Pacania's expenses. Curtis Stigers, Ned Evett, Rosalie Sorrels, Rebecca Scott, the Frim Fram Fellas and more will come together to provide an evening of music for the community and some financial relief for Pacania. And, amazingly enough, even while he goes through chemotherapy treatment, Pacania will continue to host Private Idaho. Each Saturday, friends and former KBSU hosts will co-host with Pacania and be ready to step in should the need arise.

The benefit concert is July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Big Easy. Tickets are only $20 and are available through

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