Thank you for making the Sizzling Summer Fundraiser a huge success!
From Bruce Ernst, KTAL's General Manager: On behalf of the volunteers at KTAL, I want to thank you, our listeners, for making our Sizzling Summer Fund Raiser such a huge success! We raised over $10,000! (I was hoping we would raise $8000, vastly underestimating the generosity of our listeners!) And, I want to thank our volunteers who promoted the fundraiser on the air and helped out behind the scenes.
Despite the pandemic, we have been busy at KTAL! We are adding new shows, starting some interesting projects and preparing for the upcoming elections.
You're Almost Out of Time!
There is still time to fill in your census form. You can send it in the mail, fill it out online (here), or do it on the phone (844-330-2020). lt doesn't take long, and New Mexico needs you! Don't put it off any longer, fill it out today!
Monday Morning Coronavirus Updates is on the air on KTAL at 9:00 a.m. and is hosted by MaryAnn Digman. When the virus began coming back stronger in our area, the updates came back on the air with the help of MaryAnn.
Her professional medical background gives our listeners an insight into the virus and how it affects our community. MaryAnn was the Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Medical Center, and is now a senior clinical risk management consultant for a large malpractice company. Her professional position requires that she remain up to date in current health care challenges such as COVID 19.
The Moth Radio Hour
The Moth Radio Hour, co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media, features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 500 stations. Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller, and always told live.
The Moth Education Program works with young people and educators to build community through storytelling workshops, performances, and innovative resources. The Moth is airing on KTAL on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Read more about The Moth here.
Alternative Radio: Audio Energy for Democracy
One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, with his weekly radio show, Alternative Radio, now in its 34th year. The award-winning public affairs program that airs at noon Mondays provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media. Learn more here.
Help KTAL Radio Tell Las Cruces Stories
Thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Arts Council, KTAL will be producing four Las Cruces stories! We're looking for stories about interesting local people, places, historical figures, cultural objects, or colorful events. Each will be four to eight minutes long. Contribute by sending story ideas to Nan Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting in November? NM Candidate Interviews
Walter Rubel and Peter Goodman will interview the candidates in all local, state, and Congressional races. They will discuss issues with their opponents, KTAL, and YOU on 101.5 FM between Sep. 2 and Oct. 28. Most will be on "Speak Up, Las Cruces!" (8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday), with some on Friday mornings. You can call 526-KTAL OR text 510-282-6690 to ask a question, add to the discussion or suggest a topic. U.S. Senate and 2nd District U.S. Congresswoman interviews are Oct. 28. You can view the entire schedule here.
The Las Cruces Bulletin
We’re delighted to spotlight The Las Cruces Bulletin as the featured “KTAL Sponsor” in our fall edition of the Chronicles. The weekly newspaper recently celebrated two milestones: its 50th anniversary last December and publisher Richard Coltharp’s 10th year at the helm this past September. Richard graciously emceed the Roadrunner Revue last fall and did a wonderful job! You can learn more about the Bulletin here or visit their website here. Thanks to Richard and The Bulletin for their support of KTAL!
Please let our sponsors know that you heard about them on KTAL Radio!
RIchard Kadzis, The Buzzman!
Richard Kadzis, “The Buzzman,” has an extensive broadcasting career, having worked for 16 networks, news services and stations, including Associated Press Audio, ABC Monday Night Football, NPR’s All Things Considered, Pacifica National Radio’s Democracy Now, and WBUR-FM’s Prime Time News in his hometown of Boston.
Buzzman has two shows at KTAL: Reelin' in the Years and Tuesday Night Jazz. Sonoma Ranch Magazine dubbed Kadzis “The Voice of the Rio Grande” when he worked on-air simultaneously at KBUT in Colorado and at KTAL during the summer of 2017, when KTAL went live. Kadzis notes, “it makes me feel proud to be a KTAL legacy DJ, because I feel strongly about my community radio roots. There’s nothing like community radio. We need it now more than ever.”
Richard is also active at the station behind the scenes! Thanks, Buzzman, for all you do at KTAL!
Check Out Our Archives!
Our talks show are archived on our website, and most of our music shows are archived on Mixcloud. If you miss any shows, especially our election coverage, you can listen to them on the archive.
There is no paid staff at KTAL! Please consider volunteering. Radio experience is welcome but not necessary. We need hosts, producers, technicians, and office help, or become a member of the Programming Advisory Committee and decide which shows KTAL airs. Let us know you're interested by filling out our short contact form at https://www.lccommunityradio.org/contact-us.html.
Become a Member!
Please consider becoming a sustaining member You can sign up for monthly payments or donate here. Or, you can send a check made out to:
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Las Cruces, NM 88005 We appreciate your support!
KTAL-LP’s mission is to operate a public radio station that entertains, informs, challenges, inspires and engages our listeners through an eclectic mix of musical, cultural, educational and community affairs programming. The vision of Las Cruces Community Radio is for a truly local radio station that reflects the diversity of views, news, and talent in our community. Our goal is to have as much local programming as possible, including talk and call-in shows, public and community affairs, local artists, and a wide range of voices and perspectives.