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Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
May
28
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
May
29
Fri
5:00
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"The Book of Life"
May
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Fri
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Asleep at the Wheel
May
30
Sat
8:30
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"Off the Cuff" Live!
Jun
01
Mon
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House of Shem
Jun
03
Wed
8:00
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Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jun
04
Thu
9:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jun
05
Fri
5:00
pm
"Off the Cuff" Live!
Jun
08
Mon
7:00
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Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jun
11
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jun
12
Fri
5:00
pm
Liz and Mike
Jun
13
Sat
5:00
pm
"Off the Cuff" Live!
Jun
15
Mon
7:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jun
18
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jun
19
Fri
5:00
pm
Gallagher
Jun
20
Sat
8:00
pm
"Off the Cuff" Live!
Jun
22
Mon
7:00
pm
Glenn Miller Orchesta
Jun
25
Thu
7:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jun
25
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jun
26
Fri
5:00
pm
Taos Sheriff Posse Rodeo Dance
Jun
27
Sat
9:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jul
02
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jul
03
Fri
5:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jul
09
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jul
10
Fri
5:00
pm
Keb
Jul
10
Fri
8:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jul
16
Thu
9:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jul
17
Fri
5:00
pm
Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jul
23
Thu
9:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jul
24
Fri
5:00
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Ladies Night! With Katy P and the Business
Jul
30
Thu
9:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Jul
31
Fri
5:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Aug
07
Fri
5:00
pm
KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Aug
14
Fri
5:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Aug
21
Fri
5:00
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Third World
Aug
21
Fri
8:30
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Aug
28
Fri
5:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Sep
04
Fri
5:00
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KTAOS Solar Volleyball League
Sep
11
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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

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

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

Ernie Marquez, Fiesta Tuesday Host

Born and raised in Taos, New Mexico Ernie has gained a huge name in the surrounding music community. Ernie has been on stage with various groups inNew Mexico for over four decades. He is the lead guitar and vocalist for Grupo Mezcal, a long time New Mexico favorite winning various awards and currently first place in this years peoples choice of Taos, NM. Ernie is currently the owner of Paragon home inspection, Ernie Marquez Construction, and Marquez Farms. He is one of seven siblings, father of three children, grandfather of five and great grandfather of one. Ernies passion has always been music and that surely shows in his tasteful selection of music. So tune in every Tuesday, 7p-9p for all of your favorite Spanish songs!  

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

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.

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

 

James Wilson, Sunday Night Solar Reggae

James was born in Houston and grew up in central Texas. After high school, he studied broadcast journalism in and graduated with abachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Texas State University. Since joining the KTAOS team, James continues to grow in his knowledge of all things radio and brings harmony to the airwaves with his weekly radio show, “Sunday Night Solar Reggae.” An avid music fan and aself-taught musician, James says he owes his deep knowledge of music to his collection of records and to the ever-revolving and vibrant live music scene in Austin, from whence he sprung.
James is photographed at KTAOS in the Community's Backyard

 

 

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, Sales Manager

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, Programming, Marketing, On-Air Personality

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 works in programming, marketing, publicity, is on-air, 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 music!

 

 

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. 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.