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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

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Friday, January 30th, 2015 by

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Friday, January 30th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the result of two of the writer’s favorite words.  He put them together and had a title but that was all.  But what eventually developed was their own distinctive sound…

This would be the second chart topper for a guy who’d been writing songs since he was 8 years old.  His first number one song had been recorded years before it charted and when a Pittsburgh DJ found on a shelf and put it on a turntable, it became an instant regional hit, and then went national before going all the way to the top.  Its writer was a surprised as anyone when it did become a hit and said afterward, “I don’t think there’s anything scarier than having a number one record and not knowing why.  It was a complete fluke.”  But he was able to follow it up with several hits with the help of producers Bo Gentry and Ritchie Cordell.  But in 1968, they parted company and today’s featured artist was searching for a distinctive sound that would define his music.  He believed he’d found it with the song that developed from those two words and that song was number one for Tommy James on January 30th, 1969 the two words were “Crimson & Clover.”



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Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was the band’s third single and first Billboard Hot 100 number one song. It was number one on the disco charts for seven weeks. The single has the distinction of being the best selling record ever for Atlantic Records company, and the best selling single ever for Warner Music Group until 1990 (by Madonna’s song “Vogue”) Next, you’ll hear how a denial of entrance to a famous nightclub inspired the lyrics…


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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day spans six versus, ranging over the course of ten years and the various verses contain lyrics widely believed to refer to popular artists, songs and incidents of the 1960s. When asked what the song meant, the writer replied, “It means I don’t ever have to work again if I don’t want to… (more…)

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was recorded in a home studio in London in 1980 on a four track recorder and it included a lot of accidents that became happy accidents and ended up on the studio recording.  The song’s writer was told by Clive Davis that the tune was just too strange and it would never be a hit.  He told him to write more stuff like Foreigner and to come back – but he never came back… (more…)

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Monday, January 26th, 2015 by

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Todays song was the second number one hit for a guy born in the middle of a London air raid. As a child he was often sick, spending the last three years in the hospital. Then his stepdad gave him a set of drums for Christmas and it changed his life… (more…)

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Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day began as a misunderstanding. After that was cleared up, it became a big disappointment! Ultimately though, that misunderstanding led to a number one hit…


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