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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

Music

TJ Trout’s last days on Albuquerque’s airwaves

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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.


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

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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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