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.

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

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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.


Weekend Pulse

Oct 25, 2019

Alamogordo NOW

Oct 22, 2019

Weekend Pulse

Oct 17, 2019