Always spiffy, friendly and looking to enjoy Albuquerque to its fullest, Dan Mayfield is a true man about town. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief at Albuquerque The Magazine, Mayfield is a DJ—Dan the Doo-Wop Man—on Real Oldies 1600 AM. Hear his show on Sundays from noon to 1 p.m. We asked Mayfield to put his music library on shuffle—below are the first five cuts that appeared at random.
Reporter, columnist and pompadoured-man-about-town Dan Mayfield has left the Albuquerque Journal after six very visible years, announcing that he’s the next to helm Albuquerque the Magazine. Besides churning out culture-heavy copy at that daily paper, including a New Mexico film industry beat, Mayfield tells me that managing the Friday Venue section has given him plenty of experience editing a publication. Still, when he starts work in a few weeks, Mayfield says he’d like to get a feel for how the magazine operates from the ground up, first by sitting at the copy desk and engaging in the nuts and bolts aspects of putting the publication together. December will be his official first issue in the EIC hot seat. Whether he’ll still have time to do his doo-wop radio show Sundays on 1600 AM, we’ll just have to wait and see.