ENMU student radio making comeback

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Name that radio station. That’s the name of a contest under way to name the student-run radio station at Eastern New Mexico which recently learned that it’s previous name, KZIA, is already taken. The still unnamed radio station can be heard via the school’s intranet from anywhere on the […]

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us […]

Hamming it up

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are able to talk and listen to people in other countries and even astronauts in orbit through a loosely connected network of users. “I love short wave. […]

Clovis Music Festival kicks off with staging of old time radio show

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Doc Holliday was a slender, sickly 30-year-old when he was part of the events leading up to the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Frank Sherman, on the other hand, is a robust 70-year-old citizen of Clovis in 2007. So how is it possible for Sherman to […]

Freedom of speech must be protected

Editorial “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” It’s difficult to imagine a greater abridgement of that constitutionally guaranteed freedom than a government agency that demands private broadcasters must air views contrary to their own. That essentially is what the former Fairness Doctrine entailed, […]

Satellite radio companies should be allowed to merge

Editorial Satellite radio has been a godsend to American music and sports fans who have felt marginalized by the relentless consolidation of the companies behind the traditional broadcast signals. Now, inevitably, consolidation of the two largest providers may be the only way to preserve the options that industry provides. XM, with 7.6 million subscribers, and […]

Golden oldies don’t seem that old

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Shortly after midnight, somewhere on a turnpike in southeastern Kansas, I found out I was officially an oldie. No, I wasn’t struck by a sudden and desperate need for a bathroom. I deal with those problems during the morning thanks to blood pressure medication. This was an assault on […]

Local country fans still vocal about Dixie Chicks

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the world, literally. Back from a long hiatus and with their new album titled, “Taking the Long Way,” the Dixie Chicks remain […]

Tenacity pays off

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Whether it be by word of mouth from his in-laws, through the support of local radio stations or extensive stage appearances in the area, Jack Ingram has always managed to keep a consistent presence in the Clovis area. Lately, however, Ingram’s fan base has been growing all around the country. […]

Religion Brief

KIJN sponsors Spanish concert KIJN Christian radio of Farwell will stage a New Year’s Spanish Christian concert featuring three area bands at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Mike Rodriguez, general manager of KIJN said, “ What this is is Christian outreach. I would encourage people to attend that are not Catholic, […]