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KC Counts

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, May 22nd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day comes from an artist whose name is reflected in his appearance and it was because of his appearance that he was forced to take special education classes in Beaumont, Texas, where he was born. The song got its name because it was chopped up and pieced back together …and ended up a lot different than its original incarnation and it was actually never even intended to be on the album – it was added at the last minute on a whim…hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold. The performer in question said the song, originally titled “The Double Drum Song”, had a monster-like, lumberingbeat… (more…)


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NASA came up with a new world flag…just in case we decide to conquer other planets!!!!

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 song of the day was a big payoff for a group that struggled for years after they lost their record deal and their name right around the same time.  (It’s next)  The quintet was formed in Chicago in 1960 and were signed by Mercury.  Their first single, “Pots and Pots” failed to clean up.  They were dropped from the label and had to relinquish the name they were using because another group had first claim to it… (more…)


Crusin In Cruces

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by

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101 number one song of the day was inspired by a busy schedule.  The guys who wrote it had trouble making time… to make time (the story and the song is coming up next)  the year was 1967 and Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati were enjoying their success as leaders of a hot new band out of New York City.  The only downside was… (more…)



Someone brought this boy up right!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by

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Double Your Dollars

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was a record breaker…just before the breakup of the band that performed it. In fact, another artist was brought into the recording sessions partly in hopes that would deter them from bickering so much; and one member of the band said a line in the song was a pot shot at his wife!…hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold. Let’s start with the record it broke in 1969. That was Elvis’s record for the most #1’s with 16. Let’s move on to the band’s impending breakup – this would be their penultimate (second to last) #1… (more…)



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Monday, May 18th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a “one hit wonder” who became a preacher at the tender age of seven years old.  (and it’s next)  James McCleese was born in Harlem but his parents moved to a farm in rural North Carolina shortly after his birth.  He grew up listening to circuit riding and preachers and his natural showmanship led to his moving into the pulpit at that very young age… (more…)


Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

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Friday, May 15th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was recorded by Harold Ray Ragsdale who was just 16 when he was signed by Capitol records in 1957. The hits started coming in the early 60’s with Mercury Records. By this time, he had changed his name and actually took his mother’s maiden name – as for the single that reached number one on this day in 1974 – we’re sure it made his mother proud…or not. Hear it next on 101 Gold. See, it was an ode to the fad in the early 70’s of running around nekid in public… (more…)



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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by

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The artist who recorded the 101 number one song of the day started out as a fallen woman looking for a savior but ended up knocking off one of the Hot 100’s longest running chart toppers.  (That’s Next.)  She was born in Hawaii but moved to London where she wound up singing the role of Mary Magdelene in Jesus Christ Superstar.  Later, when the show moved to Broadway, she relocated to New York.  It was there that she met Eric Clapton and sang back up vocals on the guitarist’s fabled “comeback tour.”  She also sang vocals on “I Shot the Sheriff.”  But she left Clapton after being introduced to the BeeGees who were about to begin recording their Saturday Night Fever soundtrack… (more…)


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Win a gift certificate good for 30 dollars to the M.T.T.I. !

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was co-written by Jackie DeShannon and she recorded it in 1974 but it was not commercially successful until another artist recorded it in 1981. She recorded it live in one take and that version became the number one song of all of 1981 and it spent a total of 9 weeks in the top spot. Hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold… (more…)



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