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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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Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a superstar who had 5 previous number ones in America but no chart topper in his own country. For that to happen he needed to bring in some outside help. That help came in the name of Pauline Matthews from Yorkshire England who was originally signed by Motown Records but after a few failed attempts at the charts she realized her destiny did not lie in Detroit, MI so she returned to Great Britain to resume her recording career closer to home. The superstar she teamed up with was getting fed up with fame (if not necessarily fortune) and was ready to retire from the music business to devote full time to soccer as president of the Watford Football Club. But his retirement was shortlived and a collaboration of the two signers was devised and the result was the superstar’s first number one in England – and during this week in August, 1976 it was number one in America also – Pauline Matthews had by this time changed her name to Kiki Dee and her collaborator was Elton John – Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart.

 

 

 


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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was plagued in controversy. It wasn’t uncommon for this band to be controversial but this particular brand of controversy might surprise you – it was plagiarism! Things weren’t going too well for the group when they put today’s featured single together because of the frontman’s drinking problem; in fact, the drummer threatened to quit but the group wanted to put their album together so they started going through some of the singer’s older poems and found this one – which he wrote with a bandmate while watching a girl walk along Venice beach. It was when the music was added that the allegations came up that it was a rip off of the Kinks “All Day and All of the Night”. Interestingly enough, it was one of the composers who said “NO! That’s not the song we copied – it was Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”! Well, the court thought Ray Davies of the Kinks needed to get paid royalties for The Doors’ “Hello, I Love You” – Number one on this day in 1968 and today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day. [Jose Feliciano’s cover of “Light My Fire” was in the top 5 at the same time]

 

 


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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the title cut to an album that started a feud between one of the band members and the daughter of a U.S. president.  She, at one time, was living with another member of the band, Bernie Leadon, and in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun newspaper about a song they had written together which was included on the album.   She was quoted as saying… (more…)


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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day came from an artist who’s pretty well-known for soundtrack songs and today’s featured single was one of them…it was the number three single of 1980 behind Blondie’s “Call Me” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” and stayed at number one for four weeks… (more…)


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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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This can’t be Lliam Neeson!

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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