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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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Man crashes into car dressed as tortilla

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Friday, April 17th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is a song that would be the third of SIX consecutive number one songs for the group that wrote it…and that would tie a record by the Beatles – it would also end up on a movie soundtrack in 1977. The movie’s producer wanted to tell the story of the New York disco club scene and he asked the group to write a song called Saturday Night…but they thought that was dumb – and they already had a song started which you’re about to hear. It would end up displacing their brother at the top of the Billboard chart and would later itself be toppled by one of their songs sung by someone else… (more…)



We knew it was a (funny) hoax! NSFW lang.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

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Song of The Day

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is probably known more by its opening line than its actual title. And it was described by one of the singers of the group that performed it as “not even close to their best record – but maybe one of their most honest.” The song, which was written by Hoyt Axton, is coming up next on 101 Gold. Two of the band’s singers rejected the tune when Hoyt performed it for them but the third thought the silly song was just what the band needed to bring them back together as a working unit… (more…)



Be in a movie!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

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Independence Day 2 is looking for actors! Here’s the link to submit your info – it’s a paid gig ($9/hr) – They’ll be filming in Albuquerque from May to August…here’s what they’re looking for: African-Americans, Asians, elderly men and women, real nurses and hospital personnel, East Indians and Military personnel (Marines).ID 2 poster

http://www.onlocationcasting.us/


Nugget of Knowldege

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day wasn’t actually one song at all – it was more like two halves of two different songs and there was an internal struggle to bring those both halves together.  (How it happened and the result is coming up next)  The first part was an introduction piece to a musical and the group that took it to the top saw it performed on stage and immediately wanted to record it.  Their producer, Bones Howe, was not impressed saying, “it’s only a half a song.”  (more…)



Win tickets to La Vina!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by

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…it was the biggest adult contemporary hit for the queen of soul – pretty surprising considering her long list of hits…but for the song you’re about to hear, she wasn’t alone. It’s arguably one of the more odd pairings in pop – find out who she teamed up with in 1987 to get a number one single…next on 101 Gold. It had always been the male artist’s ambition to sing with Aretha Franklin and once he had a couple of number ones under his belt – (more…)


Pet of the Week

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Monday, April 13th, 2015 by

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The 101 Number one Song of the Day would be the second #1 hit for a pair that would go on to much more success from here. It was considered the song that confirmed the start of their sustained run as one of America’s top selling acts. And the writer says Eddie Van Halen copied it to use in the song “Jump”! You’ll be able to see if you can hear the similarity next on 101 Gold. … (more…)



It begins…

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by

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Crusin In Cruces

Fill your “cup” with slurpee goodness!

Friday, April 10th, 2015 by

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It’s Bring Your Own Cup Day at 7-Eleven this Saturday and we have a feeling people are about to get really creative. They’re also about to have the worst brain freezes of their lives.

According to a company press release, the event will take place at 7-Eleven locations around the nation on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. That’s just enough hours in the day to see how many items people can get away with calling a “cup.”

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For something to count as a “cup,” 7-Eleven said patrons can pretty much bring in whatever they want, as long as it’s sanitary, leak-proof, of a definite shape and fits within a 10-inch cutout provided in the store. 7-Eleven suggests bringing “sand buckets, tea kettles and trophies,” which you are free to fill up for $1.49 per cup.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/09/7-eleven-bring-your-own-cup-day_n_7027442.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063



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