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Mountain Stage celebrates its 40th anniversary

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BRIAN BLAUSER brianphoto@yah

The weekly music show Mountain Stage, which can be heard on KRWG Public Media Saturday nights at 6 pm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Scott Brocato spoke with its current host, award-winning Country and bluegrass artist Kathy Mattea; and Mountain Stage’s founder and original host Larry Groce, about the show and the diverse roster of artists it has presented over the past 40 years.

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Josh Saul (Kathy Mattea); Brian Blauser (Larry Groce)
Kathy Mattea and Larry Groce of Mountain Stage

Scott Brocato has been an award-winning radio veteran for over 35 years. Hailingfrom St. Louis, MO, he has worked in such cities as St. Louis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Athens GA as an on-air personality, airborne traffic reporter, newscaster, and program director. He has lived and worked in Las Cruces since 2016, and you can hear him regularly during "All Things Considered from NPR News" from 4pm-7pm weekdays. Off the air, he is also a local actor and musician, and you can catch him rocking the bass with his band Flat Blak weekends in and around Las Cruces and El Paso.