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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, April 23rd, 2015 by

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101 number one song of the day had the longest title ever to reach the top but the singer’s memory of the recording session was very short (more on that next) at the time he was spending upwards of $3000 a week to feed a drug habit that included valium, cocaine and amphetamines and looking back at that period he wonders that he was still alive.  Shortly after the song reached number one, he had an epiphany, cleaned himself up and spent the next several years singing gospel music for which he earned five grammies… (more…)


Double Your Dollars

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by

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101 Number One Song of the Day doesn’t sound like Elvis but the King’s influence was responsible for his choice of stage names although it wouldn’t be obvious to the casual fan.  (The story, and the song is next)  Glyn Ellis was born in Manchester, England and by 1965, even people from Manchester were considered to have that Liverpool sound.  But it was more of a Memphis sound that inspired Glyn when he started playing the pubs and clubs around his hometown.  So when he came to change his name he took one from one of Elvis’s backup musicians… (more…)



Get ready for a new fad! Jennering! *Warning! Language*

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by

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Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the day was written, recorded and released by members of the group Arrows in 1975…the writer said it was a knee-jerk reaction to the Rolling Stones’ “It’s Only Rock and Roll (but I like it)” but it wouldn’t become a hit until 7 years later when another artist picked it up…hear the rest of the story and the song – next on 101 Gold… (more…)



Planet of the Apes is REAAAALLY here!

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by

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Apes smashing glass and looking both ways before crossing the street. Get your stinking hands of me!!!!!

 


Loyal Listeners Club

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Monday, April 20th, 2015 by

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The 101 Number One Song of the Day comes from the soundtrack of the movie American Gigolo whose composer was turned down by Stevie Nicks to record vocals for the album.  So he turned to another blond who not only sang for him, she wrote the words to what would become number one this day.  (You’ll hear it next.)  (more…)



Man crashes into car dressed as tortilla

Friday, April 17th, 2015 by

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Song of The Day

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Friday, April 17th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is a song that would be the third of SIX consecutive number one songs for the group that wrote it…and that would tie a record by the Beatles – it would also end up on a movie soundtrack in 1977. The movie’s producer wanted to tell the story of the New York disco club scene and he asked the group to write a song called Saturday Night…but they thought that was dumb – and they already had a song started which you’re about to hear. It would end up displacing their brother at the top of the Billboard chart and would later itself be toppled by one of their songs sung by someone else… (more…)



We knew it was a (funny) hoax! NSFW lang.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

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Nugget of Knowldege

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is probably known more by its opening line than its actual title. And it was described by one of the singers of the group that performed it as “not even close to their best record – but maybe one of their most honest.” The song, which was written by Hoyt Axton, is coming up next on 101 Gold. Two of the band’s singers rejected the tune when Hoyt performed it for them but the third thought the silly song was just what the band needed to bring them back together as a working unit… (more…)



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