General Manager Wanted
Las Cruces Community Radio is looking for a General Manager.
The General Manager (GM) is responsible for all operations at Las Cruces Community Radio (KTAL), including the production, broadcasting and quality of content; management of the station; management of volunteers and adherence to KTAL policies and procedures.
The GM is responsible to the Board but has broad authority to assign responsibilities and delegate duties to volunteers and contractors. The GM keeps the Board apprised of staff and volunteer needs and any issues as may be appropriate. The GM attends monthly and special Board meetings as required. The GM produces the station budget and is responsible for paying and recording financial transactions. The GM ensures that KTAL meets any government regulations, such as those by the FCC and IRS.
Because the GM serves as liaison between KTAL and the broader community, they are expected to act in a professional and collegial manner with the public, volunteers and contractors. The GM will work with the Board to raise funds through fund-raising campaigns, grants, underwriting and contracts.
The job requires on average about 20 hours per week, and KTAL will pay a weekly stipend to the GM.
For more information, contact Paul Dulin, President of the Board, at email@example.com or by cell at 575 343-2324.
FCC Approves Title License to Las Cruces Community Radio
Las Cruces Community Radio is now the official owner of KTAL, effective in June following an application by the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) to transfer the broadcast license.
“KTAL is now responsible for all operations, policies, finances and legal decision making,” commented KTAL Executive Producer Nan Rubin, who facilitated the approval process through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of KTAL and SWEC
Another significant development is the FCC approval of the station’s license renewal. “All radio and television licenses in the state of New Mexico expired on October 1, so last May, Las Cruces Community Radio submitted the appropriate paperwork to renew the license,” Rubin added. The license renewal was granted September 21. The next expiration date is October 1, 2029.
Copies of both FCC applications and associated exhibits are available by searching for KTAL LP on www.fcc.gov/stationsearch
KTAL Introduces Data Deets
Thanks to a special grant, KTAL is partnering with the NMSU Center for Community Analysis to air a new series of reports called Data Deets, utilizing data about and for Dona Ana County, according to KTAL Executive Producer Nan Rubin.
The series kicked off with three reports focused on child development, families and parenting, including the importance of quality day care, where to find quality day care facilities, and the availability of trained professional for home visits to teach parents the best way to bond with and promote the positive development of their children.
In two minutes time, each report sheds light on multiple data points and tips to guide personal and lifestyle decisions often linked to public health, social or economic trends, as well as educational opportunities.
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!
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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