McKinley County Dems changes & events w/ Cas Hoffman

February 16, 2018

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with McKinley County Democratic Party Chair Cas Hoffman about changes and upcoming events.


Gallup Community Concert 2/8/18 to feature WindSync

February 8, 2018

Yolanda Travers interviews members of the Wind Quintet, "WindSync", in KGLP's studio on February 8, 2018, prior to their performance that evening at 7 in El Morro Theatre, as the next in the Gallup Community Concert Series, whose Executive Director, Toni Neff, joins the conversation on the "Don't Worry, Be Happy" show.


More on the Wind Quintet at


Gallup’s Westminster Presbyterian Accepts LGBTQ folk, w/ Rev. Kay

January 19, 2018

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with the Reverend Lorelei Kay of Gallup's Westminster Presbyterian Church about recent congregation acceptance of LGBTQ folk in services and other aspects of church life.


Prof. Steve Buggie talks KGLP, Music, UNMG, prospecting, & more

December 29, 2017

Professor Stephen "Tropical Steve" Buggie, former host of "Tropical Reggae" on KGLP and recently retired from his teaching career at the University of New Mexico Gallup branch campus, speaks with KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub about music, his time at KGLP and UNMG, prospecting, and more.


December 2017 Christmas Carol, recorded at Gallup’s El Morro Theatre

December 22, 2017
A Christmas Carol, from an adaptation by Orson Welles
 Produced at El Morro Theatre by Gallup Repertory
 On Dec. 8, 9, and 10 of 2017
Announcer – Eva Prieto
Narrator – Erik Pederson
Ebenezer Scrooge – Terence Gurley
Bob Cratchit – Patrick Moore
Caroler/Goose Girl – Elysia Choudrie
Nephew Fred/Man on Street – Noah Saucedo
Charity Collector – Daya Choudrie
Jacob Marley – Jake Garrity
Ghost of Christmas Past – Juliana Rich
Fezziwig/Caller – Kelly Akeson
Young Ebenezer – Keanu Yazzie
Belle – Caroline Lisko
Belle's Husband - Zachary Yale
Ghost of Christmas Present – Brinn King
Mrs. Cratchit – Alicia Yale/Eva Prieto
Martha Cratchit – Teena Teran
Belinda Cratchit – Leslie Norton
Cratchit Children/Chorus – Becca Faber,
                                           Sofia Kiefer,
                                           Molly Arsenault
Tiny Tim – Kabren King
Woman on Street – Kelli Teran
Iliana Andrade
Maddie Arsenault
Therese Boucher
Kelly Akeson
Madison Kiefer
Brielle King
Tyniesha Thompson
Molly Arsenault
Daya Choudrie
Elysia Choudrie
Becca Faber
Jake Garrity
Sofia Kiefer
Brinn King
Kabren King
Caroline Lisko
Leslie Norton
Eva Prieto
Juliana Rich
Noah Saucedo
Kelli Teran
Teena Teran
Alicia Yale
Zachary Yale
Keanu Yazzie
DIRECTED by Suzanne Hammons

Gallup Cultural Center plans Exhibit of City & area history - Shorty Sandoval and GCC directors

December 15, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Shorty Sandoval and the incoming and outgoing directors of the Gallup Cultural Center about plans for an exhibit about Gallup area history.  A kickoff fundraiser and party will be held at the Cultural Center beginning at 6pm on Friday, December 22, 2017, to get the project started.


BLM Methane Rule delayed - Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter’s Camilla Feibelman

December 15, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Camilla Feibelman, director of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, about the delay of the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Rule, which would have helped minimize impacts of gas release from mining activities.

Details of Sierra Club activites at

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund response to the Trump Administration’s Delay of BLM Methane Rule
Albuquerque, N.M. – December 7, 2017 - Today, the Trump administration finalized a delay on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule until January 2019. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to the Four Corner’s “hot spot,” a cloud of methane the size of Delaware, hanging over the San Juan Basin. Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund Program Director Molly Sanders released the following statement:
“Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of members of Congress rejected the type of special interest pandering that the Trump administration put on display today,” says Molly Sanders, CVNM Education Fund Program director. “The Trump administration continues to demonstrate a dangerous disregard for the health and wellbeing of New Mexicans and today’s reckless action to allow the oil and gas industry to release methane into the air we breathe unchecked directly impacts our communities. In light of these dangerous actions at the federal level, we urge action at the state level to address methane pollution and protect the health of our families.”



11/19/17 Red Rock Strings Concert audio

November 22, 2017
                                      Red Rock String Ensemble
                                    Sunday, November 19, 2017
                                    First United Methodist Church
                                         Gallup, New Mexico
Escena Andaluza....................................................................Joaquin Turina
                                                                                                (1882 - 1949)
        Crepuscule du soir - Serenata - Habanera
        A la fenetre:  Andantino Mosso - Allegro moderato
                     Erin Rolan, viola
                     Jordan Yazzie, piano
Trumpet Concerto in E flat...................................................Johann Hummel
                                                                                                (1778 - 1837)
      Allegro con spiritu
                   Julian Iralu, trumpet
String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5........................Ludwig van Beethoven
                                                                                                (1770 - 1827)
      Andante cantabile
                  Justin Pollak, violin
                  Kimberly Robinson Hayes, violin
                  Bill Krzymowski, viola
                  Ian Brody, cello
Violin         Kimberly Robinson Hayes          Flute         Felicia Sanchez
                   Esther Koops
                   Justin Pollak                           Oboe        Carolyn Mazarakis
                   Sarah Jones                                           Kristen Cochrane
                   Bill Krzymowski
                   Elizabeth Ketner                     Clarinet     Antoinette Neff
                   Emmanuel Lalunio                                  Nicholas Louis
                   Charlsie Ashbrook
                                                                Bassoon    Megan Wilcox
Viola           Christopher Dyer                                     John Mezoff
                    Erin Rolan
                    Maria Gutierrez                      Horn         Victoria McNamee
                                                                                Sharon Wilkins
Cello           Ian Brody
                    Han Freuden                         Timpani     Patrick Neff
Bass             Erika Schwaner                      Conductor  Samuel Pemberton
Julian Iralu is from Gallup, and is a trumpet major at Arizona State in Tempe.
Erin Rolan plays professionally in Albuquerque.
Jordan Yazzie received his degree in piano performance from Calvin College.
Justin Pollak plays in the New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque.
Ian Brody plays professionally in Albuquerque.
Carolyn Mazarakis, Kristen Cochrane, and Megan Wilcox are from Albuquerque.
Erika Schawner is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
                          This concert was made possible by support from
                                  The Gallup Independent, and
                     Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services
Recording and mixing by Rachel Kaub, KGLP Station Manager, Gallup Public Radio.

Megafires: Causes and Solutions, with NWF’s Collin O’Mara

November 22, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Collin O'Mara, CEO for the National Wildlife Federation, on MegaFires, an escalating problem in the age of climate change and ineffective policies.

New report from National Wildlife Federation just released:

“Megafires: The Growing Risk to America’s Forests, Communities, and Wildlife.”


Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, is available for interviews


With 2017 on pace to be America’s worst fire season on record and as California is still reeling from its deadliest wildfire disaster ever, the National Wildlife Federation released a new report on Oct. 19--“Megafires: The Growing Risk to America’s Forests, Communities, and Wildlife.” It’s available here:


In addition to the six large fires that have recently scorched parts of California, firefighters have battled blazes in Montana, Oregon, Texas and West Virginia, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. While the number of fires is down this year, the acres burned per fire has soared, pointing to global warming’s effect on intensifying blazes.


“Megafires” details what’s making fires worse, including increasing development in wild areas, poor forest management, and global warming. It also prescribes what Congress can do now to help federal agencies, states and communities deal with the growing risk by solving the wildfire funding crisis, prioritizing forest restoration, advancing outcome-driven wildfire management practices, and cutting climate-disrupting carbon pollution.


Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, is available for radio interviews to discuss the ongoing megafires, the new report and his recent testimony before Congress urging bipartisan support. He’s appeared on NBC News, ABC News, National Public Radio, MSNBC, the Weather Channel, and many other outlets.


Author Jim Kristofic, who grew up in Ganado, AZ, about new Native story interpretations

November 17, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Ganado, AZ - raised Jim Kristofic, who has a new book of stories told from a Navajo perspective.  He will be speaking and reading from his book at Gallup's Octavia Fellin Library Children's branch at 6pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017.