KC Counts

Operations Manager, KRWG-FM

KC Counts has been broadcasting to Southern New Mexico and West Texas audiences for 25 years.

She was born and raised in El Paso and graduated from Burges High School. From there, she went to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where she began her radio career as a part-time board operator on weekends at KSEL.

After returning to El Paso, she worked her way to a morning show where she would team up with her long-time broadcast partner, Mike McKay. The two spent the better part of 18 years on the air together including KVLC in Las Cruces.

KC has always appreciated public media and its mission and is truly pleased to have joined the team as Broadcast Operations Manager for KRWG-FM. You can hear her regularly during “All Things Considered” from 4pm to 7pm weekdays and over the weekends…AND during “Morning Edition” when Anthony needs a vacation (even if it’s a working vacation).

You might hear KC mention her rescue pets (SIX of them) and her family’s deep roots in both El Paso and Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, LCPD Chief Miguel Dominguez and Deputy Chief Kiri Daines discuss crime and policing in Las Cruces. 

Chef Tom Drake, Culinary Arts Instructor at DACC's East Mesa Campus, shares some not-so-traditional holiday recipes and ideas. Click through to see the printed recipes!

Public Regulation Commission Chair Stephen Fischmann discusses the proposed Avangrid/PNM merger, El Paso Electric's rate decrease and their new power plant near the state line, the commission's transition to appointees rather than elected members and the state's move to 40% carbon-free electricity by 2025.  

State Climatologist Dr. David DuBois discusses climate change 

Dr. Eileen Van Wie, co-President of the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico, Dr. Bobbie Green, President of the NAACP of Dona Ana County, and Dr. Amanda Lopez Askin, Dona Ana County Clerk, discuss voting rights and the recent webinar sponsored by the Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance.

Kris Winterowd, Regional Coordinator with SHIP and Aging and Long Term Care Services discusses an array of senior services through the department.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima joins the program to discuss plans for federal pandemic relief aid, cannabis business regulations and other community concerns. 

Marine Corps Captain Carol Gaines

Hear the portion of KC's interview with Carol Gaines that aired on KRWG-FM.

  Hear KC's full conversation with Carol Gaines - this is not a StoryCorps interview. 

Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Medical Center, offers her thoughts on the Delta variant of COVID-19 and what our community should expect moving from Summer to Fall. 

Kim Stewart

Dona Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart discusses county concerns, policing reform, the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission and more. 

New Mexico Drug Policy Alliance Senior Director, Resident States Emily Kaltenbach and New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ben Lewinger address the upcoming change in state law to legalize possession of cannabis by adults 21 and over and the future of the cannabis industry once sales begin in April of 2022.

New Mexico State Senator Carrie Hamblen and PFLAG President Ryan Steinmetz discuss issues facing the queer community.

Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education President Ray Jaramillo discusses in-person learning opportunities in Spring and Fall, the selection of Ralph Ramos as Superintendent and the resignation of board member Terrie Dallman.

Members of the Las Cruces Vaccine Task Force, City Councilor Tessa Abeyta-Stuve, Assistant City Manager Eric Enriquez and Southwest Region Director for DOH Dawn Sanchez and DOH Region Health Officer Dr. Eugene Marciniak discuss ongoing efforts to reach herd immunity.

Dr. Carol Calista and Executive Director of Action Programs for Animals Michel Munier discuss animal welfare issues and take caller questions.

Dr. Bob Del Campo discusses mental health and relationships.

Southwest Environmental Center Executive Director Kevin Bixby and PBS New Mexico Environment Reporter Laura Paskus discuss challenges climate change has created for the region and the world.

Ross Marks and Joe Bullock discuss the making of "Walking With Herb," a film shot in Las Cruces.

NMSU Athletics Director Mario Moccia talks about playing through the pandemic, March Madness, and much more!

Community Action Agency CEO Dawn Hommer and Director of Family Empowerment Program Isabel Dominguez discuss the free tax preparation program and other programs offered by CAA.

Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer from Memorial Medical Center, discusses COVID concerns moving into the Spring, vaccination efforts and the good news about progress fighting the virus. 

Dr. Raquel Garzon discusses the four pillars of wellness.

Cardiologist Dr. Udit Bhatnagar and Cath Lab Manager Hector Salas discuss heart health on Voice of the Public. 

Charlie Minn - Minn interviews Stephen Willeford

Charlie Minn comments on the anniversary of the Las Cruces bowling alley massacre and his new documentary "Miracle on Fourth Street". Stephen Willeford gives his account of engaging the Sutherland Springs shooter at his church across the street from his home.

Stephen Willeford tells his story about the day a mass shooter changed the lives of the citizens of Sutherland Springs, Texas - full interview.

Attorneys Jessica Streeter and Alan Gluth answer questions about family and probate law.

Dept. of Health Communications Director Matt Bieber, Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley, Las Cruces Assistant City Manager Eric Enriquez, District 2 Las Cruces City Councilor Tessa Abeyta join Voice of the Public to discuss vaccine distribution in New Mexico and specifically Las Cruces.

Legislators Carrie Hamblen, Crystal Diamond, Angelica Rubio, Rebecca Dow and JoAnne Ferrary join Voice of the Public along with journalist Walt Rubel to discuss the 30-day session that got underway this week.

Dr. Christa Slaton, NMSU Government Professor, discusses the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the second impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President.