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.

Dr. Susan Brown from Mesilla Valley Hospital shares some insight into mental health challenges facing youth, adults and elderly during the pandemic and the holidays.

Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Medical Center, joins us to talk about the current COVID-19 situation and how the local medical community is responding.

Dr. Bryce Jorgensen joins us to discuss holiday debt, credit and investing.

Dona Ana County Commission candidate forum for contested races in districts 4 and 5. In district 4, Republican Stacie Durham and Democrat Susana Chaparro; In district 5, Democrat Manuel Sanchez and Republican Robert Flora. 

Hear a candidate forum with candidates for Dona Ana County Clerk. Incumbent Amanda Lopez Askin and challenger Cheryl De Young answer questions about the functions of the Clerk's office, securing the voting process and encouraging more participation in the voting process. 

Dr. Neal Rosendorf provides the history behind 9/11 and offers his perspective as a New York native. Sabiha Khan weighs in with perspective as a Muslim in America on 9/11 and beyond.

Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley addresses the issues facing New Mexico's unemployed.

New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance Russell Toal discusses COVID-19 issues, changes to the health insurance exchange and legislation to import lower priced drugs from Canada.

This week, New Mexico Dept. of Health Spokesman David Morgan and Dr. Salina Torres, ABC's Coordinator with the Epidemiology Response Division discuss the state's progress on the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest information on face coverings, back to school, testing, contact tracing and reopening.  

Memorial Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dolores Gomez, updates us on the latest COVID news, how the pandemic has progressed in the region and what treatments might be showing promise on this week's Voice of the Public with KC Counts.

Dr. Raquel Garzon, RDN, discusses nutrition, exercise, and SLEEP during the Wellness Confidential on Voice of the Public. You can vote for her to win a grant to help teach gut health in Dona Ana and Otero Counties by clicking this link: by August 3rd.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are investigating a deadly shooting at an auto shop after a man who refused to wear a mask tried to run over the shop owner's son and crashed into a vehicle before driving off.

An incident report written by Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies say as they were searching for the man, they received a call from the shop owner saying the man had returned and that his son had shot someone.

Voice of the Public with NMSU Athletics Director Mario Moccia, Football Coach Doug Martin, Volleyball Coach Mike Jordan and comments from men's Basketball Coach Chris Jans.

KRWG News at 7:45 a.m.

Jul 3, 2020

KRWG News at 6:45 a.m.

Jul 3, 2020

New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales discusses the hold on phase 2 reopening, back to school plans and the special legislative session to shore up the state budget on this week's Voice of the Public.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen and New Mexico Health Department spokesman David Morgan discuss the current status of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Bobbie Green, President of NAACP of Dona Ana County, Ambassador Delano Lewis and Boxer Austin Trout share their perspectives on racism, policing and policy changes on our Juneteenth edition of Voice of the Public.

Economist Dr. Jim Peach, NMSU Professor Emeritus, discusses the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on a world-wide, national, state and local level on Voice of the Public.

Regional Community Conversation with moderator Carlos Martinez Vela (top left), Dr. Nicole Brennan (top right), Alvaro Bustillos (bottom left) and Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima (bottom right)

Another regional conversation regarding coronavirus and its impacts on health and the economy was held Wednesday, hosted in part by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center.

Taking part in the third such conversation were Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Dr. Nicole Brennan, Director of Health Research at Battell, based in Columbus, Ohio, and Alvaro Bustillos, CEO of Vaquero Trading and President of Desarrollo Economico de Ciudad Juarez, a group dedicated to finding solutions to improve the quality of life of the people of Juarez.

Regional Community Conversation with moderator Carlos Martinez Vela (top-left), Rick Francis (top-right), Alejandra de la Vega (bottom-right) and Marco Grajeda (bottom-left),

LAS CRUCES, NM - In a recent regional community conversation hosted in part by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, the relationship between Southern New Mexico, El Paso and Juarez was examined in terms of how the region as a whole is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and the economic fallout.

“We have become something far greater than neighbors. We are partners that depend on and support each other, and in doing so, we have become stronger. This is a chance to ensure this partnership is nurtured and protected.” Chihuahua’s Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development, Alejandra De Le Vega, summed up the relationship between regional entities in Juarez, El Paso and Southern New Mexico; Each hit hard by coronavirus and the economic shutdown that followed.

Albuquerque Journal / Pool photo

The unemployment numbers around the country, including right here in New Mexico, have been nothing short of staggering since the public health crisis associated with COVID-19 began. Recently, the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to update those affected to include workers and businesses affected. New Mexico Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said on average, his office would see about 9,600 New Mexicans receiving benefits per week. Since March 15th, that number has skyrocketed to over 79,800. He acknowledged problems for those seeking benefits and said his office has taken action to correct those.

AP Newscast

Jan 22, 2020

AP News Anchor

Jan 22, 2020

Weekend Pulse

Nov 22, 2019

Weekend Pulse

Nov 8, 2019

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima was re-elected to a fourth term Tuesday.  After nine rounds in the new ranked choice voting process, he beat former Mayor Bill Mattiace 55% to 45%.

KC Counts talked with the Mayor, who thanked supporters, outlined future projects and discussed the city's minimum wage.