radio


V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
LOLS graces a bleak stretch of Lomas Boulevard from atop an abandoned sign.
photos by Elizabeth Shores

Art Scenester

Tuning In to the City

The Lomas On-site Listening Station

By Alison Oatman
Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.

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Celebrity b.s.

TJ Trout caught a trout.

TJ Trout displays a shart-inducing shark.
TJ Trout displays a shart-inducing shark.

For several million years, 94 Rock’s TJ Trout ruled the radio airwaves with razor sharp teeth, abrasive skin and the ability to swim while sleeping. I sat in on his show a few times. It probably sounded like fun in Radio Land, but TJ was deadly serious in the control room and could shoot a panic-inducing glare, even while making laughter noises.

Last December TJ escaped Albuquerque in a flurry of shark shit and classic rock pheasant feathers. He told the Alibi he was going to do some fishing, and we’re happy to provide photographic evidence that he’s made good on his threat. We miss you, TJ.

TJ writes, “Post the shark pic! And tell everyone I miss 'em!” Ok, so it’s not a trout.

Music

TJ Trout’s last days on Albuquerque’s airwaves

Among the 10 just-spun tracks on 94 Rock:

Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City”

ZZ Top “Got Me Under Pressure”

Judas Priest “Genocide”

The Doors “Alabama Song”

AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”

Some things in Albuquerque never ever change. I remember waiting, ready to pounce on the record button on my radio/cassette player. I was tuned into 94 Rock, and I was wanted to tape “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. I think I was 11, so it was the early ’90s. I thought that song was baaaaaaaaaaad.

TJ Trout would have been with the station five or six years at that point. After a quarter century with the station’s morning show, he’s retiring to a beach in Delaware. Wednesday, Dec. 21, will be his last day. I got a chance to hang out with him and talk shop for the feature this week. We discussed his history as the most well-known radio personality in Albuquerque and the future of radio.

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V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
TJ Trout’s leaving the state and retiring to a beach. “I'm going to miss mostly the people. I'm talking about all the people I work with. I'm leaving my really close friends. Just the people—the listeners, too.”

Feature

Talk Jock Signs Off

TJ Trout’s quarter century of sports, sex, satire—and making a difference

By Marisa Demarco
It’s the end of an era of sports, sex and satire on Albuquerque’s airwaves. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, TJ Trout will host is last morning show for 94 Rock.

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food

New Mexican, food ho, Radio

Talkin' NM Food on KIVA 1550 AM

On Saturday, June 25 (aka tomorrow) I'll be interviewed on "Break the Chain," a weekly radio show about the independent restaurant scene in Albuquerque and New Mexico. The host, Ryan Scott, has warned me he also wants to talk about the local cage fighting scene. Tune in to 1550 AM between 3-4 pm, and don’t be afraid to call in with your questions, comments, constructive criticism, restaurant tips, or anything else food-related that’s on your mind.
Listen here: http://breakthechain.info/

Nerd News

Public radio über-nerd/hunk Ira Glass grew a beard

His milieu being radio and all, the host of “This American Life” may well have been sporting face fur for a while now–but Current TV just added this video to its website last week.

When I stand back and look at the elements at play here, I’m kind of shocked at how much cuter I’m finding Ira Glass with shades of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof at the forefront. But there you have it. I am firmly on the “yay” side of this look. What say you, Alibi readers—thumbs up or down on the beard?

commentary

Want to hear a clip of Dr. Laura being racist?

I didn’t really, either. But ... wow. (Lots of N-word in there. May not be SFW.) She’s tried to make nice after the fact and backpedalled. Even her apology is ugly.

So far, she hasn’t been fired. She should absolutely be fired.

The slur—repeated 9, 10 times?—was only part of the fountain of sewage in this radio show. She said the black caller was overly sensitive and shouldn’t have married a white man if she didn’t have a sense of humor. Dr. Laura added that she’d hoped once we had a black president, people would stop whining about race. Also, “don’t NAACP me”?!?

But back to the N-word: It’s not OK to use racial slurs unless the speaker is part of the culture in question and reclaiming that word. The end. I know many people have disappointing opinions to the contrary. In this unmelting melting pot, we should all probably try not to be jerks. Avoiding the N-word and other slurs seems simple enough, but apparently that’s been a real problem for right-wing shock jocks.

blog

Hear Local Music Sunday Nights at 9:30 on 104.1 The Edge

Originally posted on Rocksquawk.

blog

Haiku Winners

The hard part about traveling back in time from tomorrow to read the contest winners wasn't building the flux capacitor, but rather, generating 1.21 gigawatts. Classic dilemma.
The hard part about traveling back in time from tomorrow to read the contest winners wasn't building the flux capacitor, but rather, generating 1.21 gigawatts. Classic dilemma.

Even though the issue isn't officially out until tomorrow, you can hear the winning poems from this year's Haiku Contest today. How, you ask? Simple. Flux capacitor technology.

Today from 3 to 3:30 p.m. (or so), I'll be reading from our favorites on Carol Boss' show on KUNM 89.9. You can also listen to it at kunm.org.

V.18 No.35 | 8/27/2009
Stream “New Mexico Notes” at kbac.com.

Music to Your Ears

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Music. Film. Music and Film.

Do you live in New Mexico? Are you a musician? Do you like movies? If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, this information is for you (if not, move on to Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology).

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Charlie Z gets behind the mic at KUNM.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Spotlight

Mr. Hot Lix Signs Off

After 31 years, Charlie Zdravesky goes off the air

By Simon McComack

Charlie Zdravesky says he doesn't remember much about his first “Hot Lix” show.

That might be because it happened more than three decades ago. Since 1978, Zdravesky—better known as Charlie Z or Mr. Hot Lix—has hosted his signature oldies radio program on Saturday nights from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on KUNM 89.9.

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