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Talkback Radio 920 AM KBQU Launches 2/2/2009

On February 2, in partnership with Univision Radio, El Paso Media Group launches Talkback radio on 920 AM, KQBU. This new frequency will provide listeners with a smarter, hipper lineup in local talk radio, framing the topics and news that matter to this market.

Talkback radio on 920 AM, KQBU will feature the following daily lineup from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

• Refuse the Juice with DavidK from 6-8 a.m.
• The Paul Strelzin Show from 8- 10 a.m.
• Charlando con la Gringa with Lisa D. from 10 a.m.– noon
• Newspaper Tree Live with Sito Negron from noon – 1 p.m.

Talkback Radio (noun) – a broadcast in which telephone comments or questions from the public are transmitted live

“The El Paso Media Group team of writers and radio hosts have the ability to frame the issues that matter to this market in a smart and compelling way, which will lead to the best in talk radio this market has to offer. With this project, we’re making our news and opinions available to all audiences at no cost, with video streaming and pod casting capabilities. Univision is the ideal partner in this project with a team of radio professionals that seek to take talk radio to the next level,” says El Paso Media Group publisher and president Keith Mahar.

Tune in to 920 AM and listen live on Feb. 2, starting at 6 a.m. Call in and let us know what you think at 915.544.0920.

You wish you had a son like Eric

Today on Charlando con la Gringa, I had the pleasure of meeting a smart, independent, positive young man, Eric Palomares. He recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration as part of the University Presidential Inaugural Conference. Click here to read his letter requesting funds for travel. Later in the week, we will feature Eric’s photos from the inauguration.eric_palomares

El Paso Stories

It is always amazing to run across a news story that makes you stop everything you are doing and think. Yesterday’s news cycle was full of stories like that but one in particular hunted down by David Crowder stood out. Meet Rasalin Cooper, a young woman who’s history involves her grandfather being lynched on Christmas Day in front of her father. Rasalin is a student at UTEP and was part of the inauguration coverage we reported on for Newspaper Tree. Click here to read the full story and check back with Newspaper Tree for more stories like this one from reporter David Crowder. rasalin_cooper_intense

EPMG Hired Paul Strelzin

paulstrelzinWhat does that mean for EPMG – lots more people hearing of us for the first time and lots more fans! Strelzin’s fans keep calling and asking where he is and where will he land? We’re looking for airtime so he can have his own show again, and as soon as we solidify a show, we’ll announce it to the masses.

For now, Strelzin’s fans can tune into Charlando con la Gringa, weekdays on 750 AM from 3-5 p.m. to hear him, for instance he’ll be on today from 4-5 and if you love him so much you should really call 915.880.5262.

El Paso Votes to Legalize Drugs!

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Actually, City Council Representative Beto O’Rourke (along with all of the El Paso City Council members) voted unanimously to ask legislators to take a different approach with the 40-year, failing, War on Drugs. O’Rourke said the following about the war on drugs and the drug war in Juarez, “It’s a terrible situation that calls for a more dramatic solution than just asking for stepped up enforcement,” O’Rourke said. “What I asked for today and the council approved was urging our representatives to have an honest, open dialogue about ending the prohibition on narcotics.” O’Rourke appeared on Rick Sanchez’s news show on CNN and on Lou Dobbs, following Tuesday’s City Council meeting. After Mayor John Cook vetoed the council’s vote, a very loud public discussion erupted. Click here to read the full story.