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Natty Vibes
Apr
25
Fri
8:30
pm
The Jimmy Stadler Band
Apr
26
Sat
8:30
pm
Jazz & Wine Tasting
Apr
27
Sun
6:00
pm
Ladies Night
May
01
Thu
8:30
pm
B-Side Players
May
02
Fri
8:30
pm
Kentucky Derby in the Mountains
May
03
Sat
3:00
pm
Jazz & Wine Tasting
May
04
Sun
6:00
pm
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May
05
Mon
6:30
pm
Ladies Night
May
08
Thu
8:30
pm
Five-7-Five
May
09
Fri
8:30
pm
Goupo Mezcal
May
10
Sat
8:30
pm
Jazz & Wine Tasting
May
11
Sun
6:00
pm
Ladies Night
May
15
Thu
8:30
pm
Jazz & Wine Tasting
May
18
Sun
6:00
pm
Ladies Night
May
22
Thu
8:30
pm
Five-7-Five
May
23
Fri
8:30
pm
Ladies Night
May
29
Thu
8:30
pm
Ladies Night
Jun
05
Thu
8:30
pm
Igor & Red Elvises
Jun
11
Wed
8:30
pm
Ladies Night
Jun
12
Thu
8:30
pm
Ladies Night
Jun
19
Thu
8:30
pm
Fishtank Ensemble
Jun
20
Fri
8:30
pm
Ladies Night
Jun
26
Thu
8:30
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Talent Biographies

DJ Paddy mac Paddy Mac, Morning DJ
A recovering sportscaster, rescued from Las Cruces & El Paso where he transitioned from plastic hair and power ties to his current state of dishevelment. Now he mans the mic for the KTAOS morning show and programs the music for KTAOS and Luna 103.7.  A practicing non-practitioner, he's rarely involved in anything that requires... practice. He dotes incessantly on his dog JaBooty, flails at golf balls and weeps openly many Sundays after the latest Cleveland Browns' embarassment. His favorite color is Feldgrau, his favorite food is whatever's on YOUR plate and his favorite movie has yet to be filmed.
Paddy is photographed at the Taos Mountain Music Festival
Isabel Peña, Midday DJ and General Sales Manager
Isabel has been in radio advertising, in one way or another, for over two decades (maybe more) but who’s counting. She brings to KTAOS her love of community radio and the ability to help local business successfully market their business through effective, creative and affordable marketing campaigns.
Isabel is photographed at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Brad Hockmeyer, Late Afternoon DJ
Our founder, Brad Hockmeyer, caught the radio bug as a young boy living just outside New York City and hasn't been able to shake it since. From Boston to Vermont to Taos his passion for music and radio led to the creation of our radio station in 1982. He recently sold the radio station to a group of his employees but continues to host his afternoon show with music giveaways, compelling interviews, news and we can't forget those great segues! We believe that he's truly solar powered!
Brad is photographed at the Lama Foundation
Rick Haltermann, The Jazz Show
Rick is a musician, photographer and director of the Association of Noetic Practitioners. He has been a radio host on and off for 40 years. His Sunday morning jazz show combines music and poetry (his college degrees in Music and English are finally getting put to good use) with a different theme each week.
Rick is photographed at the San Francisco de Asis Church
Josseph Rynear, Josseph the Star*Watcher
Josseph has been on the air for 34 years with KXRT, KVNM and now KTAO. He studied history, philosophy, German and German literature and modern European literature at Stanford University and later studied Russian at the Army Language School in Monterey, California. After a tour of duty in Germany, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area for graduate work in American History at San Jose State University, and while there, perhaps surprisingly, also become an astrologer. Behind the meta-physician is an academian…and vice versa.
Josseph is photographed at his home

John Henderson, Roots & Wires
As Juan Love, John spins positive, conscious and righteous roots reggae straight from the hills of the Blue Mountains and the dancehalls of Kingston. Reggae music tells the truth and that's what he plays.

Jerry Schwartz, World on Tour
Jerry Schwartz has been spinning as DJ Ram at KTAO for 11 years now. In addition to attempting to bring the best of traditional and modern music from around the globe, Jerry is an organic gardener and photographer based in Taos, NM.
John and Jerry are photographed at Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco

Don Conoscenti and Jimmy Stadler, The Stadler and Don Con Show
Jimmy Stadler and Don Conoscenti are arguably some of the best and most popular musicians in the Taos area. With their knowledge of, and connections in, the local music scene, it was only natural that they should find a place on the KTAOS airwaves. Tune in the second Sunday of every month to hear some of the best music that this region has to offer, handpicked by two talents that know it well.
Jimmy and Don are photographed at KTAOS.
Kent Lewis, Through the Looking Glass: Cover Songs Radio
Kent is what we call a music lover and is scholarly known as a "musicologist." He is an expert on the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  In other words, he knows the jukebox. In addition to his KTAOS radio broadcasts, he gives collegiate musical lectures tracing the evolution of American gospel and field songs, Celtic and American folk music, blues, rhythm and blues and soul to the remarkable and diversified world of Rock and Roll. You never know what musical memories you'll discover when Kent unearths the roots of the Rock Family Tree.
Kent is photographed at the John Dunn Bridge
Marcus Sanders, Listen Up
Marcus has been at the helm of Listen Up, a no boundaries, high-velocity, fast-paced youth talk show going on ten years. Being a hardcore youth advocate, with a mission to give the youth of Taos a voice, Marcus is proud to navigate the awesome territory of local youth culture. Working with an extremely diverse group of youngsters over the years has been exciting and challenging. From Kids Unleashed to Listen Up, his journey has been inspiring. Listen Up is truly The Voice and Leader of Young New Mexico.
Marcus and company are photographed in the KTAOS studio

Staff Biographies

Katie, Production Director/President
A long time ago – in a trailer far far away (just up the street on Blueberry Hill), Katie started her production career at KTAOS, then moved into the KTAOS Solar Center where she actually used to bartend out of buckets in the Community’s Backyard - before the Station Bar was around.  Her swift editing and creative writing skills have earned her more than a dozen awards from the NMBA for best :30, :60, PSA, and promotional announcement.  And now she actually gets paid to listen to music and decide, with the honorable PD Paddy Mac, about the sound of the station – musically that is, as the Music Director.  What a long strange trip it’s been….and here’s to many more KTAOS adventures!
Katie is photographed at KTAOS in the Community's Backyard

Drew, Marketing Consultant
Drew is part of the marketing and sales team at KTAOS, and says "the best part about my job is working with a diverse and intelligent group of people, who all strive to do their best." When he's not helping local businesses with radio marketing, he''s enjoying the beautiful outdoors- skiing, rock climbing and "picnicking" are just a few things he loves about Taos!
Drew is photographed at Taos Ski Valley 

Aidan, Engineer / Co-owner
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its AIDAN and HERE HE COMES TO SAVE THE DAY!  Our diligent in-house radio engineer/IT dude - who has been with KTAOS for over 5 years, crawling around in ducts, tinkering with wires, climbing scaffolding, aiming solar panels at the sun, keeping the station on air, and dealing with everyone’s computer in the building (just a few of his daily tasks). Radio engineer by day and Soundworks Sound Engineer for the KTAOS Solar Center, and pretty much every event in town, by night.  A hard worker is an understatement, for this man, and always with a happy smile on his face.
Aidan is photographed on Picuris Peak

Sarah Darus, Office and Traffic Manager
Sarah grew up in Southern California, moved around a bit, then settled in Taos in early 2013 with the hopes of working for KTAOS, after streaming it online and hearing about such a great place for years.  You may have seen her smiling face at the KTAOS front desk, or up skiing and hiking the beautiful mountains of Taos.  She manages the advertising schedules, works with some creative areas, and is the all-around helper here.  Sarah has experience working at a local record label in Houston, Texas, along with years of fast-paced, team-oriented environments. She is ecstatic to be working at such a great community organization, and loves why we all tune in - the musc!

 

Brian, Chief Engineer
Brian Williams is currently Chief Engineer for KTAO/KLNN, an active member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering. He has been in and out of broadcast radio for the past 15 years. 
Brian has owned several local and out-of-state businesses specializing in IT, security, and telecommunications and has been involved in design projects for the US Navy SPAWAR and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute.
In 2005, Williams served as the Construction Manager for for ExxonMobil's telecommunications facilities on Sakhalin Island in the Russian Federation. This included satellite, microwave fiber optic networks, radio communications and aeronautical navigation for multiple sites along a 120-mile pipeline reaching onto the mainland of eastern Siberia.
He spent many years as a volunteer with Taos Search & Rescue, later advancing to Incident Commander for the New Mexico State Police, where he commanded more than 50 wilderness SAR missions in northern NM. He also flew with the Civil Air Patrol for several years, serving as squadron Director of Communications.
Brian first came home to Taos in 1992 after growing up in north Texas. His parents are both from Carlsbad, NM. His mother was Miss New Mexico in 1963 and currently resides in Texas. His father is now retired, living near Albuquerque.