December 2021 Fund Drive Results Are In
The December 2021 Fund Drive was successful! Donations from listeners and supporters totaled $5,484.50. Adding donations to the $3,000 grant we received from the New Mexico News Association, we have $8,484.50. With this funding, we can now expand our programming. We want to hear from you. What would enhance your listening pleasure?
Your contributions enable us to broadcast music, talk, and unique radio shows we all love. As a voice of the community, our goal is to present Mesilla Valley with local and world news, special features, and a variety of music.
The KTAL-LP broadcast family sincerely thanks you for your contributions during our fund drive and throughout the year. Donations keep us alive and relevant.
Thank you for listening to KTAL.
KTAL-LP General Manager
Our hearts are heavy as we say farewell to some of KTAL-LP’s very own programs and the hosts who run them. These programs have offered hours of entertainment, insight, and music to the Mesilla Valley. They will be deeply missed.
All About Books was hosted by Lynn Moorer and featured New Mexico and West Texas authors. Showcased books covered a broad range — from history, fiction, and poetry to mysteries, science fiction and self-help, including young adult and children’s books. She interviewed many award winning authors, including: Gwendolyn Mintz, Carol Potenza, Kris Neri, Lynn Miller. Lynn Moorer's preparation and careful questioning elicited some of the freshest and most interesting interviews when authors spoke about their writing and presented their books in thought-provoking ways.
Chicken Pot Pie was a variety show created and curated by Rob Hinton featuring a potpourri of music, poetry, drama and interviews, all presented with a different or continuing theme every week. Rob, with his vast knowledge of music history and interesting topics, made everything new and exciting each episode.
The Cosmic Troubadours was a variety folk and Americana show featuring the personalities of Marty Racine and Rob McCorkle. In addition to the curated selections, Marty and Rob featured multitudes of live musical guests, including local talents such as C.W. Ayon, Calista Singley and many others. During the pandemic, Richard Kadzis filled in for Marty Racine in his absence.
Sunday Morning Coming Down is hosted by Tater and Dr Johnny Huerta and they will be airing their final broadcast May 8th with the rebroadcast scheduled for May 9th. Typically featuring poetry, interviews, classic country and beyond, Sunday Morning Coming Down has been the home for poetry on KTAL-LP since its inception. Five more episodes are to be broadcasted with the final episode celebrating 200 episodes on air.
Chicken Pot Pie, The Cosmic Troubadours, Sunday Morning Coming Down, and All About Books, were some of the first in-house programs KTAL-LP aired live in 2017 and served as the model for many other shows currently on air today. We recognize the historic value of these wonderful shows so, if you would like to go back and listen to any of these past shows, visit our archives at lccommunityradio.org and Mixcloud
Join Us Live at the Farmer's Market!
KTAL-LP 101.5 is broadcasting from the Las Cruces Farmer’s Market every Saturday! From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, you can catch some of your favorite radio hosts – Peter Goodman, Walt Rubel, Teresa Tudury, Dean Mattson, and Kris Knutson – live on air and on stream. Tune in for news, music quizzes, vendor interviews, and music.
Stop by the KTAL booth to chat or let us know how you think the show is going! You can also buy a tote bag or a T-shirt.
Become a KTAL Volunteer
We are looking for people to join our invaluable and friendly group volunteers at KTAL. Help keep this independent, non-commercial resource continue so local people and respectful conversations can continue to be heard. You'll learn what it takes to keep a radio station running and put live shows from our studio on the air. You may even want to do a show of own someday. Don't know how? Don't worry, we'll teach you! To get started, go here. Put in your name, email and say, "I'm interested in volunteering!"
1.The First Rock and Roll Song - Sundays 12AM-3AM, host Jamie Dell’Apa plays music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these exciting emergences into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock.
2. Strange Currency's broadcast time has changed from Thursday's at 2PM to Thursday's at 11PM.
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