The show’s strong focus on local news includes key events, government
and politics, the arts and entertainment, business and the economy, the
environment, and so much more.
This Week in Las Cruces airs every Friday morning at 8:40 only on Radio KTAL, 101.5 FM, and online at lccommunityradio.org.
Listen to the first episodes here.
KTAL Programs To Be In National Archive
KTAL-LP has been invited to contribute a selection of programs to be preserved by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! AAPB is a collaboration between WGBH in Boston and the Library of Congress, with the mission “to preserve and make accessible…at-risk public media…” Hundreds of public radio and television stations have preserved thousands of hours of local programs in both analog and digital formats.
The project has a special grant to include local public radio and television productions from New Mexico, and we have been asked to contribute “local news and culturally-oriented programming reflecting our unique community.” With plenty of excellent material recorded over four years of broadcasting, we are delighted to join this important national preservation effort!
News Grant Powers KTAL
Thanks to the New Mexico Local News Fund, KTAL radio has received a generous grant of $8,700 to help expand our revenue through two exciting projects:
Live streaming Speak Up Las Cruces every week – We are live-streaming our popular Wednesday morning program Speak Up Las Cruces. (Watch the most recent show.)
Doña Ana Data - We’re very pleased to be working in partnership with the Center for Community Analysis, to begin producing Doña Ana Data.
KTAL Invites You to TuneIn
KTAL-LP is back up and running on TuneIn! Not only will the station stream on any of their apps, it will once again play if you ask for it on Amazon (Alexa), Google and Apple voice-enabled smart speakers. Just say the device's name and then "play K-T-A-L-L-P."
myTuner, Streema, Streamitter and Radio Garden also carry our stream. myTuner provides apps for many popular devices, including an Alexa skill. Streema has their Simple Radio app and an Alexa skill.
For apps that require you to enter in our streaming URL, enter
“We recently changed streaming service providers to enable these multiple listening upgrades,” according to KTAL General Manager Bruce Ernst.
Are you using a different radio service that we’re not on? Let us know.
Thank you for your patience and thanks for listening!
Listeners Rally Around KTAL
KTAL remains a vital force in the community thanks to you, our 500+ member-listeners, and of course, our growing sponsor base.
Click here for two new, amazing stories about how KTAL member-listeners are embracing community radio as a force for localism.
Las Cruces Stories Series Underway
Thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Council on the Arts, KTAL Radio is delighted to be producing a brand new series called Las Cruces Stories! Each episode will feature an interesting local person or place, historical figure, cultural object, or colorful event.
Our first story is about Mr. Clarence Fielder, a beloved and dedicated teacher who grew up in Las Cruces and taught for many years in the public schools and in the Department of History at NMSU.
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