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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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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day comes from a one hit wonder…and that may be because the sound of the song was nothing like the sound of the group – they wanted to be a beatlesque band but their new bassist added a Motown-like bass line to the song which gave it a funky feel and they’d take it to number one.  After that, they didn’t know how to get back to what they wanted to do so one founding member left after recording one more album. The song that made the group famous was originally done by Hot Chocolate… (more…)


Song of The Day

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was written by a duo while they were vacationing in Brazil over New Year’s to ring in 1969. One of them said it was originally meant to be a real Hank Williams/ Jimmie Rodgers 1930’s country song – but he said their newest member gave it a different feel; threw it off the wall the other way…  (more…)


Nugget of Knowldege

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Monday, August 17th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day had its beginning in front of a recording studio in Hollywood that belonged to Brian Elliot. It had a large window in front and the outside of the window was mirrored so it attracted high school girls on their way to school. There, they would stop, fix their hair in the mirror and talk. Elliot overheard their conversations and one became a song that would be lauded by music critics but criticized as promoting teen pregnancy… (more…)


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Friday, August 14th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and produced by a former flunky for Phil Spector – his own words to describe the job. He, Salvatore, teamed up with a onetime back up singer, named Cherilyn, who contributed to such records as the “Da Doo Run, Run” and “Be My Baby.” They’d go on to form a powerful pair.  At first, he was supposed to stay behind the scenes, while she got behind the microphone. But she got the jitters and he jumped in to sing with her to calm her nerves… (more…)


Crusin In Cruces

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by

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The 101 # 1 song of the Day comes from a band that got its start with a guy and his saxophone – trouble was, the guy didn’t actually know how to play the saxophone. Thomas McClary was a freshman at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama when he decided that a good way to meet girls was to form a band. That’s when he ran into the guy with the saxophone who never really learned how to play it. But he was game and they formed a band called the Mystics. Later they were approached by another group – the Jays who suggested they merge. When deciding to pick a new name they threw a dictionary up in the air and let it fall open. They agreed to use the word randomly pointed to as their new name and that’s how they almost became the Commodes… (more…)


Double Your Dollars

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was described by the band’s guitarist as “Eye of the Tiger” played by a reggae band – the bassist called it a bit of a one note groove…once the singer added his touch, the guys decided they had something to work with. The group had a heavy interest in American music and gospel, in particular, inspired today’s featured single… (more…)


Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written for a movie which – at that time – would go on to be the highest grossing comedy ever. And the video produced for it would be loaded with cameos by big stars. Carly Simon appeared in it along with Danny DeVito, Chevy Chase, Melissa Gilbert, Peter Falk and John Candy… (more…)


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Person of Interest Video

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by

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Law enforcement officials have released a video in regards to the church bombings which took place a week ago Sunday. The video, which starts at 14:03, shows a person of interest who was near Calvary Baptist Church.

 

 


Song of The Day

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Monday, August 10th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was sung by a guy torn between rock and roll and classical music but what ultimately compelled him to perform the former was that he was unhappy with the way one of his songs was recorded by Little Anthony and the Imperials.  That song was something he had written called “the Diary.” It didn’t come out the way he imagined so, although he was developing a reputation as an up and coming songwriter, he decided to take matters into his own hands… (more…)


Nugget of Knowldege

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Friday, August 7th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day came from a group that had its first live performances at the Night Owl in Greenwich Village – apparently, they were so bad, the club owner told them to go away – and practice…that’s what they did at a nearby hotel and eventually, they had record labels Kama Sutra and Electra fighting for them…Electra lost out because Kama Sutra had a previously existing option to sign them from a production deal they had done… (more…)


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