Manhattan has wrapped in northern New Mexico, with an impressive series debut nabbing
nearly two million viewers for its Sunday premiere. The NM production, garnering rave reviews, airs on WGN and is available on Hulu Plus. Catch a rebroadcast of premiere tonight at 8 pm on WGN. See the channel locator on Twitter.
Meanwhile…The Messengers is CASTING NOW, we’re anxiously awaiting word on Longmire 4 announcement, Saul will be here through at least October and NBC’s The Night Shift will be back…to shoot its second season, set to air next Spring/May 2015.
TWO, count ’em TWO major cable network television pilots headed to NM (unofficially)!
“Stanistan” is a USA Network Comedy/Drama Pilot which follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
The AMC Comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Sidebar: Actual civil unrest in the middle east has lead production of the USA Network drama, “Dig” starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche to relocate to NM from Israel. The show is about the FBI investigating a murder in Jerusalem. – Local casting info. to follow.
OHI is excited to announce that two esteemed locals are on the roster to produce the upcoming indie “Bare”. Chad Burris and Mateo Fraizer are producing along with Alexandra Roxo and Christopher J. Scott. The film, directed by Natalia Leite is about a young girl living in Nevada who starts a complicated relationship with a female drifter who introduces her to a darker world and forces her to grow. “Bare” will star Imogen Poots, Riley Keough, Dianna Agron, Chris Zylka, Paz de la Huerta and Rachel Korine. MUCH more to come on this one!
Bonus bit: Another hot indie wraps this weekend, but not before one of its stars posted plenty of “from the New Mexico set” pics on her Instagram, here’s a little gallery of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting on location filming “Burning Bodhi” in NM!
The independent feature, “Season of Starlings” will be holding a live stage read of the ghost movie/bloodless horror film, in Madrid New Mexico. Now casting ages 10 -20, for the August 14 read. Awesome experience and resume builder! Here is the casting call!
BONUS CALL: Toska Productions is casting a short film in Albuquerque. Paid/non-union, LGBTQ and/or people of color, get the hotlink here.
Saturday Sen. Al Franken will be holding a street rally 10am – close, on Sierra St. south of Central on Nob Hill. Meet & greet him, with some food & entertainment. No worries – “This is not a fundraiser”.
Saturday AND Sunday THIS charity photoshoot is not to be missed! Amazing multi-purpose photos you can treasure forever and/or use to land your first or next role in a New Mexico production! Andrea takes gorgeous photographs and for a crazy low price you can have 100 pics to fill your portfolio or jump start your headshot gallery! DO IT! AND you’ll be helping out local homeless children with their back-to-school supplies. Cant’ beat that!
The three of us team up to do a morning show on Clear Channel’s KPEK-FM (100.3 The Peak) Jackie and Tony have been married for 7 years…and have 4 kids total (2 together, and they each had a child from previous relationships). After working together at 97.3 & 93.3, they joined 100.3 in 2003…where they met Donnie Chase. Donnie has worked up and down the dial at lots of stations. But it was in 2003, when he teamed up with Jackie and Tony, that he became the “shining star” he is today. Donnie is in a relationship.
Jackie is a graduate of La Cueva HS here in Albuquerque. Tony graduated from Portsmouth HS (Class of 1989) in Portsmouth, NH. Donnie is a graduate of Moriarty HS.
Over the years, the show has increased it’s listenership to 6….that’s right….6 whole listeners….
As we’ve been pained to report to you in the past, the radio game is just the same as any other – full of high times, hard times and goodbyes.
The seasons of change hit our favorite crews with moves and moving-ons on the regular. We’re always happiest to publish where our faves move-up and on, always at the ready to enlighten and entertain us.
You’ve followed along with us and rally around the old and the new, you write to us often asking what ever happened to…and when will so-and-so be back and where? (Carmelina, girl they look for you everyday)
Well, we’ll keep-up with as many of your beloved radio personalities and other local celebrities, because in case you couldn’t tell…we love them too.
Here’s a sweet sentiment from our friend “Rico” Chico Suave who’s recently left his gig on 93.3 KOB FM.
“It will never be forgotten where I started, there are so many people who gave me that chance. Out of nowhere I showed who I was and it helped me reach higher ground. There are no words to describe how grateful I am to have been a part of something that I’ve dreamed about every day in my youth. The show goes on and I will not let myself give up on what my heart has fallen in love with. There is no hate or negative feelings for the way things are blooming, instead I am thankful to God for giving me strength and understanding that this is not the end. I will repay those who lifted me with great respect and show them that they helped make a great man. Fight the good fight, live the good life. I’m not going to say goodbye instead I say to you amigos, adios for now!” – Chico
Does your NM High School choir have what it takes to be to Foreigner what Glee is to Journey?
If you’re in a “glee club” within the Coyote 102.5 broadcast area (Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, Santa Fe counties), get your sing-song major exposure, be in the running to sing live & on stage with classic rockers Foreigner AND win $2K for your school’s music program!
Upload video of your choir singing, “I Wanna Know What Love Is” to Youtube, Vimeo, etc. enter the link to your video here. You may also bring us a copy of your video to Univision Radio 8009 Marble Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87114.
Erica Viking and Big Benny will pick the top three (3) choirs and they will compete live September, 17th at Music Go Round with a panel of Celebrity Judges.
Video submission must be conducted by someone over 18 (Choir Director for example), participants/students must be 14 years of age or older. Video submissions may include piano, band or recorded music back-up.
The competition at Music Go Round will be Acapella, no accompaniment. Any type of high school choir may enter, show choir, glee club, etc.
Deadline for video submission is noon on Monday September 12th, finalists announced with Erica Viking Tuesday morning September 13th.
Showcase what ya’ got! I cannot wait to see these entries!!
Click on over for full list of official rules, dates & info. here.
The goodness and strength of everyday citizens in communities all around New Mexico reign down upon us…let us beg the skies above to do the ~same while donating to imminent fire fight and disaster relief efforts!
Any good New Mexican in-the-know is hoping, helping and praying for relief from the dangers of the fires sweeping the state!
Here’s one creative and productive way some ABQ metro KOBers are presenting as a way to give to and to aid the state we all love:
Wildfires rage around the State! So this Friday from 9am to noon Mike Mackenzie, Kiki Garcia and Danny V of the 93.3 KOB-FM Mackenzie In the Morning Show will summon the rain. It will work. How can this be? Simple … Whenever you wash your car, it Rains!!!
So everyone must get their car washed tomorrow!
For a (minimum) $5 donation to Red Cross New Mexico, you’ll get a clean car for the holiday weekend….help with the fire relief effort…and hopefully make it rain!
When a true media icon, inspiration to millions, purveyor of empowerment and community enrichment steps down the nation nay the world takes pause.
On the other hand when New Mexico’s Own perv-ayor of irreverence reaches the unprecedented milestone of hosting NM mornings for 25 years, a break of dawn par-tay is in order.
TJ Trout, smack talker for the ages, verbally armpit farts all over New Mexico and beyond where airwaves of his snarkiess have been widely accepted even highly anticipated by thousands and thousands of his loyal fans lo these many years.
Like in Oprah’s world some players have changed, some bridges burned and some controversy arisen but such is the life of a media mogul. By his side to this day TJ’s KZRR cohorts are bringing it like it’s 1986 or whenever you were a 12 year-old raunchy rocker, fresh of face, clean of heart, dirty of palm.
So this Friday party like it’s 1986 (or whenever it was you last got your early morning party-on), in honor of the ornery Deejay.
RSVP for the KZRR Morning Show Anniversary Party here and get all the deets on TJ Trout’s VIP dinner here.
Media Central for New Mexico is here – XRadio.biz is a Radio Station broadcasting on the Internet aimed at creating a network for the main stream of Independent Entertainment. Just create a profile to begin – it’s free!!!!
When the LOCAL, LIVE, in studio DJs of your dreams & mine aren’t on the air you can watch and listen to streaming local talent on a web station all your own!
It’s the new online community constructed for you, by you geared at bringing together and showcasing indie music, film and entertainment!
Listening to Susana Martinez on 94 Rock yesterday was like getting back together with an ex. You open your mind, decide that what’s done is done and just try to move forward on as positive a note as possible…but then you remember that she’s a lying, controlling maniacal b*tch bully!
My stomach literally turns at the thought of trying to re-listen to her propaganda in order to properly relay the precise points of scathing hot mis-truths and rhetoric surrounding the most vitriol laden, vengefully targeted topic of the recently wrapped 2011 Legislative Session – that is of course that business we call “Show”, or as Susana loathfully dubs it “Hollywood”.
So please take a listen for yourself here and definitely do pick-up (as you always do right) this week’s copy of YOUR weekly Alibi – on stands NOW! Inside the pages of this ever so artfully covered issue is a great synopsis of several of the most impassioned issues of the session. I thought it ever so poetic that our particular issue had some pink ink print leaks that look not unlike blood spatter on the “Making Sausage” news page – reminiscent of the blood letting that took place of our particular industry in the long hard fought battle for New Mexico Film.
Here’s where the New Mexico Film Tax Incentives stand (on the bias):
The Bill that caps Incentives at $50M passed the Senate and only has be signed-off by the Governess’s spiteful pen – this means that if and when films are due more than that in tax credits in a single year, the filmmakers could stand to collect the balance over subsequent years, which could create a bubble of overdue credits in years to come that could eventually leave a zero budget for Film Incentives.
New Mexico retains the original 25% Incentive rate – equal to or lesser than approx. 20 other states in the country. Alaska, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, Utah and Californ-i-a itself among other states are still vying hard to take over where New Mexico has come to reign.
Senate Bill 44 – Film Production Tax Credit Tracking and Review which would stand to make good on the begrudgingly made campaign ~promise by Martinez to prompt a comprehensive study and reporting of the NM Film Program BEFORE making any changes also passed the Senate…but oops changes are already being made…
“Her attack on the film industry has already caused some companies to reconsider their investment decisions here,” – Senator Eric Griego
And the propaganda of pinning shortfalls in healthcare, education and the very safety of our public is being broadcast as the sole result of the evils of “Hollywood” on New Mexico by the Governess and her spin doctors while pet industries get away with raping our economy and lining the pockets of nationally politically ambitious officials.
Click here for our openly bias coverage of this unwarranted attack on the industry…
Like his slimy skinned, yellow eyed aquatic counterpart the NM Land Trout known as TJ for over 25 years is highly sought after game. Not much lures this reclusive morning rap artist out of his hole for appearances or socialization – but The After After Party baited the large mouth man.
And now the late night entertainment capital of New Mexico will sport not only a roster chalk-full of their standard high bar local talent, and the musical stylings of the one and only James Douglas Show band – but the morning radio meister who is NM’s Own embodiment of where J.D. Salinger meets George Carlin will hit the stage and chat-it-up with host Steven Michael Quezada in front of a live studio audience.
If you’re not tuned-in for his radio quips, parked at a remote (or briefly bestowed his tuteladge over a pulled pork sandwich) you don’t get much Trout. There are no tweets about his lunch-time fare, no facebook photos of his new sunglasses, party dresses or other updates about which Target he’ll shop today – but if you are a 94 Rock devotee you’re likely a big fan of the man.
So get your wading pants on or whatever the hell you wear when you go trout fishin’ (I’m sure Teej could tell ya’) and get down to the historic Wool Warehouse for the show this Tuesday night. Admission is FREE and there’s simply no better entertaiNMent – three shows for the price none! Dancing shoes always recommended for in between buckling down for knee slapping, gut busting humor – this time only, including the special wriggly trout viewing!
From the madness that is celebrity downfall to the awesomeness of a rising star right here in our midst, part-time New Mexican RJ Mitte makes a PSA stop here in ABQ while in town filming season 4 of Breaking Bad.
The always poised, professional, entertaining and enlightening RJ Mitte lends his voice to the campaign to end bullying.
Here with NM’s Own Lady Viking the Breaking Bad star shares his passion for compassion by way of common sense advice and simple logic that simply doesn’t hit home with enough people – yet.
K, y’all know I love me some radio peeps! And guess what…some of ’em love YOU!
Our faves make us smile, they make us laugh and sometimes cry. We can dial ’em up, day in & day out – we rely on them to entertain us and they often work very hard to enrich our community.
They’re OUR local celebs and friends – like my other loves, select “newsies“, many are members of our Facebook families, Twitterverse and daily entertainment routines – and that is why we LOVE ‘EM!
Here’s another lovely opp. for YOU to get your move & shake on ON THE RADIO! Megawatt voice Bad Boi Carlso Dii of 93.3 KOB WANTS YOU!
“[I want] to get some New Mexico movers and shakers on the air with me here in the next few weeks! If you’re interested hit up the inbox and i’ll get back to as soon as I put a schedule together. Please share with people you think are really doing BIG things in New Mexico!” – Carlos Dii
If you or someone you know are doing BIG THINGS get on with Carlos Dii and maybe catch a glimpse of the GORGEOUS Princess Janae, and Rico Chico Suave too!!!
Email CARLOS@KOBFM.COM and tell ’em what you’re up to and why you should be on the RADIO!
K, so you probably don’t get to actually spin vinyl – but you can be a part of the Crisco Kidd Block Party at Power 106 in Albuquerque!
This is a huge opportunity to get your radio on! Air-time, skills and hangin’ with the crew at Power 106!
If you’re in NM, send a “why you wanna be a part of the team” to be considered by Crisco himself, Dj Rockwell, Apple, Dj Noble, Cynthia Renee & Eddie…
“I need a dope female to intern co-host with me in afternoons… she’s gotta know her music & pop-culture tho. I’m not one of these lame djs looking for a pretty chick to get close to, I want a new member of the team who wants to do this radio ish! WHERE YOU AT?!?!” – Crisco Kidd
Resident Radio Gal Jackie James has the FEVER! Hair fever that is…
And you know how that goes…Guys and dolls alike are affected across the board and entire households may rise or fall depending on how the tresses lay.
There is no cure for the fever and Ms. James (really Mrs. Tony) will not get a moments rest, nor will Tony until the fever is quenched.
Now before she hauls off and dyes, curls, straightens, chops or crops we owe it to her and everyone who will surely be affected by this important decision to VOTE on it.
Jacks put it out over the airwaves that she wants herself a bob, which I just have to say is THE GREATEST haircut of all time – that being said I should also disclose that I’ve been banned by my better half from ever having one ever again, but I digress…
Above are some choices of famous cuts and colors as applied to Jackie’s pretty face. I’m sure whichever way she goes, she’ll have professional help and be in good hands.
But just for fun’s sake let’s put it to a VOTE!
Peruse your choices above and chuck-in your two to ten cents below!
From the sexiest lady voice around (previous post, duh), with her hair and heart of gold to another coveted voice coming at you from intros to pitches and everywhere in-between…
You know that guy on PBS who narrates errything from The American Experience to the Dos Equis: The Most Interesting Man in the World commercials or the late great movie trailer announcer Don LaFontaine…well forget them – NM’s own voice of the ages can be yours!
Take it light & easy over ice cream cake and pizza parties. Higher, faster and louder for an event whose purposes may escape you yet you’re still SUPER excited to go to it! Or for the more audibly titillated set he can just speak his speak – that Barry White meets what the cover of a romance novel would sound like if it could talk…click here for audio.
In what some (me) would dub one of the most erroneous and heinous moves in NM audio landscape history (just one of them, in the past several years) Jaimey B. has been long off the radio waves of our hearts, but he’s kickin’ it and stealing away with ears aplenty laying down incredible sounds for all your commercial, announcement, documentary and narration needs.
UPDATE: 8/25/10 Upon further…reflection this is a very valid example of how/why we love our newsies:
Right?!? A pay per view of these smart, handsome men+ saying such things. It would make a FORTUNE!
ICYDK Your Sindicator is a bit of a local news junkie and radio show groupie…soooooooo this lil’ contest is right up my alley.
Now, NM has enough newsie cuties to fill-up multiple years worth of camp-calendars, but this here is the current line-up of news beef-cake for your voting consideration as presented by JTD of KPEK.
No, I don’t know if they’re taking write-ins, but I do know that there is a plethora of behind the news scenes goodness including a certain a lil’ sexy and a Saint just to name a few…but for now these are your contenders for The Peak’s “Hunkiest Man Hunk” of NM t.v. news:
(g’on git’ yir vote on! It’s good practice for NOVEMBER)