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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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Friday, July 31st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was the final number one for a group that had 8 previous chart toppers in the U.S. and 15 top ten singles and it was quite a departure for the group because it was …dundundun – DISCO! It would be the first time the group would release a dance mix – and the writer called it a damn good disco record and said it was calculated to be one as it was heavily influenced by what was going on in the discos…the year was 1978 and Mick Jagger wrote the tune while jamming with Billy Preston. Here’s the Rolling Stones’ last U.S. number one song – “Miss You”

 


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Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by the very first artist signed by the Beatles’ Apple Records and he happened to be an American. He’d go on to have a huge career but this was his only number one hit. The song was written by Carole King who said that “It was one of those moments when I sat down at the piano and it wrote itself from some place other than me.” She was the opening act in the spring of 1971 for the artist you’re about to here who by this time had left England and Apple records but he was still working with the man who had signed him to Apple… (more…)



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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by

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Liam Neeson’s rep insists that he is in good health despite photos of him looking gaunt while walking in New York recently that had some fans fearing the worst. Radar Online posted the pictures and quoted sources who claimed that he has cleared his work schedule to deal with whatever the issue is.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and recorded by a one time lounge singer who used the name Bill Martin to prove to the world he was more than a pop crooner. Up to this time he’d had several hits but this song came from an album that was specifically designed to “throw a rock at the image people had of (him.)” Not all the critics liked the result but the public sure did and it gave the man his first number one single. On July 29, 1980 he was using his given name – Billy Joel and this is the song “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.”

 



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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was the title track to an album released on the Virgin records label – but BMI later added songwriting credit to Motown writers Holland-Dozier-Holland because it sounded a little too much like a 1966 Junior Walker song  – think you know from that what our featured single is?  (more…)


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So apparently if you want to win an art award you have to get stuck in a tree…naked.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 by

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While trying to film just two seconds of herself hanging in a tree nude for an art project, Norwegian artist Hilde Krohn Huse found herself tangled up in the rope and unable to get down. The camera recorded her struggling naked for 11 minutes and instead of deleting the footage immediately, she did the unthinkable and put it on YouTube. The clip made her a viral sensation, and now the winner of a prestigious art award, according to Dazed.

 



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Monday, July 27th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was inspired when the artist was speaking to a stained glass class with his friend Garry and his girlfriend – he wanted to use Garry’s name in the song but decided he better change it – so he picked the name that he had on a football jersey he was wearing… (more…)


Song of The Day

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Friday, July 24th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the biggest hit recorded by a band that came to national prominence after they were signed to be regulars on Dick Clark’s daily afternoon music show. And no – it wasn’t American Bandstand. The series debuted in the summer of ‘65 (Where the Action IS) and the group went on to have nine top 20 hits before the decade was over…

Although they were primarily known as a sixties band, their biggest hit came in the seventies. It was also their last top 20 hit. It reached the top of the charts on July 24, 1971 for the group once known as Paul Revere and the Raiders but now shortened to “The Raiders” and the song: Indian Reservation.

 



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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and that performance would solidify the band as one-time guests. See, they were asked to change a line in the song because it was thought to be a reference to drug use – they agreed and even did the alternate line in rehearsal but the singer sang the original line live on stage. The line was supposed to be “Girl, we couldn’t get much better” – but Jim Morrison pulled a fast one and sang it the way it was written…and when the performance was over, Ed refused to shake Jim’s hand – they were told they’d never again do the show and Jim said to that – “we just did Ed Sullivan” Number one on this day in 1967 were The Doors with “Light My Fire” ***buick commercial “Come on Buick, light my fire”

 


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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was written by Daryl Hall and recorded by Hall and Oates but it did not become a hit until about 5 years later when it was recorded by an 80’s teen idol who had been the front man for short-lived bands like Kat Kool and the Kool Kats, Streetband and the Q-Tips…but the year before his big hit, he almost suffered a career-ending blow. Hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold. It was 1984 and he had been on a heavy promotional tour of the U.S. His vocal chords became so strained that couldn’t sing for most of the year. But by the following year, he had recovered and recorded his only number one song – the Hall and Oates tune “Every Time You Go Away” – here’s Paul Young with your 101 #1 Song of the Day.

 

 



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