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Roadrunner Revue HUGE Success!
Our Roadrunner Revue on November 17 was a huge success. We had a wonderful turnout from the community on a pleasant late fall evening to enjoy some great music, food, a silent auction and conversation.
We couldn't have done it without the wonderful performers who entertained us: CW Ayon, Doug Adamz, Chris Sanders, Gene Keller, Teresa Tudury, and The Cosmic Troubadours. Thanks to Richard Coltharp, publisher of the Bulletin, for taking on the duties of MC for our musical program. A triple thanks to Doug Adamz who not only performed and supported many of the other performers, but organized the musical portion of our event and created the artwork for the posters, flyers and cover of the program.
A big thank you also to Robert Yee Photography for donating his time and talent to our event. Be on the lookout for his photos on our website and Facebook page.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our event sponsors and auction donors:
Roadrunner Revue Photos
'Your Multicultural Minute' Wins Award
Congratulations to KTAL-LP's very own Norine Dresser. Her show, "Your Multicultural Minute," just won First Place in the Radio Division of the New Mexico Press Women's 2019 Communications Contest.
Before moving to Las Cruces in 2012, Dresser wrote a Los Angeles Times column, "Multicultural Manners" (1993 to 2001), that won an award from the L. A. County Commission on Human Relations (1998) for reducing intercultural tensions.
As a folklorist, Dresser's passion is demystifying cultures unlike our own. In her columns, books, and KTAL-LP shows, she uses true-story gaffes. She reveals how cultural differences can lead to miscommunication eliciting embarrassment, anger, even laughter. The need for easing cross-cultural misunderstandings is particularly relevant now when ethnic divisiveness in this country is so prominent.
You can hear Norine's shows at the following times:
In the News
KTAL-LP 101.5 FM once again participated in the Las Cruces Space Week with special programming during the week of April 8, 2019, including another remote broadcast from the Rio Grande Theatre!
On July 31, 2018, KTAL simulcast the live feed from the International Space Station to Las Cruces City Hall from 8:55 to 9:15 am. NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold answered questions from Las Cruces students.
KTAL-LP 101.5 FM celebrated Space Week in conjunction with the Las Cruces Space Festival. Monday April 9 through Friday April 13, 2018, we aired special science programming. The daily programs were hosted by Nan Rubin and Vince “Dr. Science” Gutschick. Live and recorded guests will be scientists, researchers, educators and others involved with such topics as satellites; space exploration; and STEM education.
On Saturday, April 14, at 2:30 we made our first remote broadcast from the Rio Grande Theater. The broadcast coincided with the festival's full day of events downtown.
Check out the June 25, 2107 Sun-News story on the upcoming roll out of the station.
Board member Peter Goodman wrote about the benefits of community radio in this opinion piece in the Las Cruces Sun-News.
A new community radio station came on the air in Madrid, NM!
Visit the Prometheus Radio Project Website for more information on community radio, or the Petri Dish website for a different take on low-power FM stations!
Fundraising Dinner at Salud
The entire volunteer staff at Radio Que Tal wish to thank Russell Hernandez and the wonderful staff at Salud de Mesilla who helped make our fundraiser dinner, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, a huge success. Everyone who attended enjoyed the evening of great food and wine. We look forward to partnering with Salud again in the near future.
Speak Easy Lit Crawl
KTAL organized Speak Easy -- the first Las Cruces Literature Crawl/Story Stroll. It was an afternoon dedicated to readings by local authors, poets, storytellers, and students of writing.
Thanks to following persons who helped and supported Speak Easy!
Author Camilo Pérez Bustillo being introduced by Denise Chavez reading Poetry at KTAL Radio’s SPEAK EASY Literature Crawl/Story Stroll April 9, 2016. At the Casa Camino Real, Las Cruces NM. Photo: Daniel Zolinsky