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KC just celebrated her 20th year in radio! She began her career as a fetus while attending Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Her paternal grandmother’s family homesteaded there in 1912, the year New Mexico became a state! Two of “Mema’s” sisters and many other relatives still live there. KC’s Las Cruces roots run deep too as her maternal Great-Grandfather, Dr. Jerome Love was one of the Organ Mountain ranch owners. He traveled a large region in his mobile surgical unit (supposedly the first of its kind) and even made his way to Portales where “Mema” was – she was even acquainted with him long before the two families would merge in 1970 when KC’s mother and father married in El Paso just before he went to Germany during the Vietnam War. KC graduated from Burges High School (almost with honors) where she enjoyed a year on the flag corps, a year as a cheerleader and three years in theater and speech and debate (which is probably why she’s so darn argumentative). KC met up with Mike McKay in 1998; their first show together was on April Fool’s Day that year. They worked together until 2004 when Mike began at 101 Gold and KC began reporting news on KVIA. The opportunity to form Bravo Mic Communications and purchase 101 Gold brought KC into the Las Cruces radio market and enabled Your Morning Show to get back on the air! Hear KC with Mike weekdays 6-10 right here on Southern New Mexico’s #1 radio station. She would love to catch up with you on Facebook (can hardly keep her away from it according to her poor husband of 18 years). Clint works as a Lieutenant in the El Paso Fire Department and hopes to continue his flight training to one day fly commercially. We don’t talk about that too much because it makes KC a little nervous (you remember Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valenz, The Big Bopper, Jim Croce, Otis Redding, John Denver…you get the idea). Questions for KC? Feel free to email kccounts@101gold.com

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Monday, August 31st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day made Bob Dylan really mad! Because he had recorded a version and after the group you’re about to hear released their version, Bob’s was referred to as a cover…it’s not a song written by Dylan –

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Crusin In Cruces

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Friday, August 28th, 2015 by

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his name. Who did he become? Barry White

Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day almost didn’t become a #1 because “Every Breath You Take” by The Police hogged up the top spot for eight straight weeks in 1983…today’s featured single was stuck at #2 but it hung on long enough to move up when the time came partly because of the singers’ androgynous look in the music video…

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Double Your Dollars

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day was intended for the Temptations – but Motown execs thought it might be too controversial for some of their more conservative fans and so they gave it to one of their “second stringers”…an artist they picked up when they bought his label Ric-Tic in 1968…

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was a mixed blessing for the one time bar band that got its start at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. People who liked the song usually didn’t like the concert the group performed. It was written by group leader Elliott Lurie about a former high school friend of his whose name was Randy although that name never worked quite right in the actual song…

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was co-written and sung by a guy who once scored a perfect 800 score on his math SATs.  The son of a NYC MD, he intended to become an engineer and he enrolled at Cornell but soon he was spending more time on music than his studies and while hitchhiking across the country to San Francisco he taught himself to play the harmonica… (more…)


Song of The Day

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day dates back to at least the early 1900’s – it’s a folk song that was first recorded for sure in 1939 and it was released on Victor records at that time in Mexico. It became a top 50 hit in the 50’s and then shot to number one when it was covered for a movie soundtrack, it’s a Mexican folk song that originated in the state of Veracruz and included Spanish, indigenous and African musical elements…it became popular in Mexican nightclubs in the 40’s and when it became a #1 song in 1987… (more…)


Nugget of Knowldege

Everyone loves a good swim, even a family of bears!

Friday, August 21st, 2015 by

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A family of bears who took over an above-ground pool near my friend’s house in Rockaway, New Jersey. The cubs have a blast playing with pool toys under mama’s watchful eye :) Funny commentary provided by Anonymous Bemused Child.

 

 


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Friday, August 21st, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the ninth try for a group of girls signed by Motown. Their 8 previous attempts all failed on the charts and the other artists on the label had started making fun of their inability to produce a hit. Today’s featured song was written for the Marvellettes but lead singer Gladys Horton said, “no way am I gonna sing any junk like!” The song was passed around down the line until it was offered to the group you’re about to hear and because they were low down on the totem pole… (more…)


Crusin In Cruces

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written by a man named McKay and sung by a trio once known as the Heavenly Sunbeams. The title of the song was the same as a onetime number one by the Eagles. It was an entirely different song though . Al McKay and the guiding force behind Earth, Wind and Fire – (more…)


Double Your Dollars

Now THIS is a knife!!! Store owner chases out would be robbers with much bigger knife!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by

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