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Mike McKay

By his own account, Mike McKay has lived a charmed life. This year, he and his wife, Nancy, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Erin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied zoology and now cares for the animals she loves – great apes – at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Mike has been fortunate to spend his adult life doing what he always wanted to do – entertaining listeners on the radio.

He was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N. Y. After graduating from college with a B. A. in English Literature from Saint Anselm College he began working, somewhat inexplicably, in the financial sector in lower Manhattan. But it wasn’t long before he began pursuing a dream born years before while listening to the Beatles on New York’s WABC radio. Soon he was offered a position in sales at an AM station in tiny Lehighton, PA. Within a month he was doing the morning show. Five years later, he landed an on air gig at the most listened to station in the nation which just happened to be that very station he tuned in while in high school – WABC 770 which was heard in more than 30 states.

By the early eighties however, music on radio was making it’s inexorable transition to FM. Although that meant leaving the station he grew up with, it brought other remarkable opportunities. Mike went on to a pioneering position in satellite radio hosting Nighttime America on the RKO Radio Network which was heard on hundreds of radio stations in all fifty states. Later he was able to live and work in other parts of the country, including Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and Detroit. In ’97, the family moved to the great southwest which led to the ultimate opportunity when an entrepreneurial listener, Ned Bennett, approached Mike with a plan to form a new radio company. And Bravo Mic Communications was born.

Today, and every day, Mike looks forward to getting up early and joining his on air partner and great friend for the last 14 years, KC Counts, for “Your Morning Show with Mike and KC” which has been the most popular radio show in southern New Mexico for several years running. Email mikemckay@101gold.com

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NMSU brawl

Friday, February 28th, 2014 by

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Aggies lost to UVU last night (2-27-14) in overtime 66-61 and game ends in a brawl with players and fans.


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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-27-14

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by

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You can buy your tickets to see George Thorogood this Sunday at Inn of the Mountain Gods OR you can win them free with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay!

 

The 101 number one song of the day was a breakthrough for a woman who had tried, and failed, 15 times to have a hit record despite having a very famous name.  And she owed her eventual success to garbage.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-26-14

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by

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Would you like to go see George Thorogood at the Inn of the Mountain Gods this Sunday for free?  Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day and replay and call 527 1011.  Caller number ten wins to tickets from 101 Gold!

 

The 101 number one song of the day comes from one of the 70s most popular bands.  But they also had their share of critics which included some of rock’s most influential writers. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-25-14

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by

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Listen for the replay to win two tickets to see George Thorogood and the Destroyers this Sunday at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

 

The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a band from Chicago that wanted a name that sounded like England.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-24-14

Monday, February 24th, 2014 by

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Listen for the replay and win!

 

The 101 # 1 song of the day is from an English Band with a royal sounding name and their lead singer listed Jimi Hendrix and Liza Minelli as his main influences.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-21-14

Friday, February 21st, 2014 by

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Listen for the replay and win free food!  Two $10 certificates for K-Bob’s (opening soon in Las Cruces)

 

The 101 Number One Song of the Day was the product of a band from Scotland who were raised on a steady diet of sweet Memphis soul and the sounds of Motown.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-20-14

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day got its beginning because of idol worship – it certainly wasn’t because of talent.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-19-14

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by

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The 101 Number One song of the day was written by Bruce Springsteen and originally appeared on his debut album “Greetings From Asbury Park.”  But it wasn’t the Boss who made it famous. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-18-14

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by

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Listen for the replay to win tickets for two to see the Midtown Men – the orignal cast members from Jersey.  They’ll be at the Pan Am center 2/21/14.

The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a guy who once sang with a group called the Gaytones.  But he was a member of another group when he recorded today’s song and that caused a problem. 
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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-14-14

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Listen for the replay to win flowers from Flowerama on Idaho and El Paseo – It’s Valentines Day!

The 101 number one song of the day was written, produced and recorded by a former San Francisco Disc Jockey who found himself torn between his natural optimism and negative forces that took a toll that lasts to this day. 

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