Sticks and Stones don’t win votes but…
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

You can always tell its election season by the advertisements you see on television. Whenever it’s about time for people to visit the polling station, the campaigning starts, and it’s not always pretty. Negative political ads seem to be the thing of the day. The candidates on both sides of the partisan fence (especially those […]

High School Heroes Against Heroin
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

One of the things that school sports teach us is that the choices you make and the actions you take make a difference. If you choose to invest yourself, to develop teamwork and to persevere, you can reach goals. Bigger goals require more work and working smarter. Besides that, it can be a lot of […]

St Valentine’s Day Massacre
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Guys know why the symbol of the holiday is an arrow piercing a human heart. It’s not a metaphor. It’s a clinical description. It’s what the experience of venturing into a world where you don’t belong feels like. Kim over at Gossett’s Jewelry has probably talked more husbands off a ledge around Valentine’s Day than […]

Climbing the Company Ladder
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I find that occupying a workspace 300 feet above the ground, tied off to one of our broadcast towers is a great place to get work done. It has such great advantages. Let me give you a bird’s eye view of what I mean. On the ground, some new task is always running over the […]

Pimp My Ride
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

I have been tasked this last year with making some improvements happen on the Carlsbad Radio remote events van. I like big, bright and flashy. The management here at the station likes “affordable.” I really like the result so far, but there have been some differences of opinion. I was inspired by a show I […]

Working at it
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Employment in the area is on a slow increase. But, at the same time, jobs are going unfilled. I am told this is because too many of our neighbors can’t pass a drug test. It makes me wonder. I wonder why people who can’t pass a drug test are listed as “unemployed”. Shouldn’t they be […]

I’ve been a Miner for a Heart of Gold
Monday, December 21st, 2009

I just read an email that reminded me that life is unpredictable and so are the sorrows that it causes.  Christmas time is here and yet, why is it that people do not look as if they remember what Christmas is all about?  Instead you see the looks of disappointment, frustration and panic. I had […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

It’s half past Tuesday and I am reflecting on my weekend. I enjoy “Sunday Driving”. Though I’ve been accused of doing it as a sport. A friend was working at a car lot Saturday night… some big sale or something. So I stopped in to see him. I know the guys there, so I thought […]

Guest Blog: Richard Stevens Senior writer at
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

You’re on a dark, desert highway somewhere Northeast of El Paso. The smell of New Mexico mesquite is rising up from the air. You’re too young to know any Eagles’ lyrics, but you are old enough to know what you want to hear on the radio. You want your University of New Mexico football, but […]

Guest Blogger Scott Vera: SMILE
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Smile seems like such a simple word. If more people practiced it the world could possibly be a better place. How many times in recent months have you been out to eat or shopping and when you were greeted the employee had either a blank look or a frown on their face? Makes you feel […]