Nearly my first show | mostly all vinyl radio show | Thursday Jazz Show October 10, 1996 | KUNM Albuquerque

Mark Weber at KUNM Studios -- New Mexico -- December 28, 1996 -- (actually, this photo is from one of our frequent weekend road trips back in those days to look around the state and see what there was to see --  this is north-western New Mexico outside Bloomfield at the Salmon Ruins -- this is the bunkhouse from a 19th century homestead on the site of the 11th century Chaco Culture Salmon Ruins outlier) -- photo by Janet Simon

Mark Weber at KUNM Studios — New Mexico — December 28, 1996 — (actually, this photo is from one of our frequent weekend road trips back in those days to look around the state and see what there was to see — this is north-western New Mexico outside Bloomfield at the Salmon Ruins — this is the bunkhouse from a 19th century homestead on the site of the 11th century Chaco Culture Salmon Ruins outlier) — photo by Janet Simon

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As we all know, memory can play tricks on you. Swing you inside out and stand you up backwards. This October 10, 1996 radio show, that Klaus has mounted, can be consider’d my first broadcast on KUNM Thursday Jazz only in that I was engineering it myself. In the weeks previous I was shadowing Mark Weaver, who had been the host in this spot for several years and was now moving into the Sunday evening jazz slot. My memory was that I started at KUNM in August but it appears I was only hanging around the station that month promoting my concert we called Assembled Zen: Organic Mixed Collaborations in Twelve 15-minute Sets (August 17, 1996 @ Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque). It was probably that month that Mark Weaver proposed that I take over his show. And it was September that I started seriously considering it. Up till then I had never had one iota of intention to be a disk jockey in this life. But, that sure changed in a great big way. As of this writing I’ve done close on a thousand shows for KUNM (factoring in all the shows I’ve subbed on).

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Mark Weber -- KUNM control room during the Thursday Jazz Show -- June 17, 2o10 -- photo by David Percival

Mark Weber — KUNM control room during the Thursday Jazz Show — June 17, 2o10 — photo by David Percival

 KUNM control room -- May 31, 1998 -- KUNM 89.9FM Albuquerque New Mexico --  this is what the control room looked like before the remodel of the entire 3rd-floor KUNM offices that took place May 2004 through August 2005 -- Onate Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico -- photos by Mark Weber

 KUNM control room -- May 31, 1998 -- KUNM 89.9FM Albuquerque New Mexico --  this is what the control room looked like before the remodel of the entire 3rd-floor KUNM offices that took place May 2004 through August 2005 -- Onate Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico -- photos by Mark Weber

 KUNM control room -- May 31, 1998 -- KUNM 89.9FM Albuquerque New Mexico --  this is what the control room looked like before the remodel of the entire 3rd-floor KUNM offices that took place May 2004 through August 2005 -- Onate Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico -- photos by Mark Weber

KUNM control room — May 31, 1998 — KUNM 89.9FM Albuquerque New Mexico — this is what the control room looked like before the remodel of the entire 3rd-floor KUNM offices that took place May 2004 through August 2005 — Onate Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico — photos by Mark Weber

3 Comments

  1. So glad Mark proposed to Mark . . . and there we have it. Love your shows man!

  2. Thanks Rick, you’re the best.

    I see my caption to the b&w photo is slightly incorrect — considering the time on the clock above the console says 11:34 ——- my show begins at 12:07 after NPR satellite news — I’ve sure had some good times in that room.

  3. THREE THINGS

    1) Regarding the bunkhouse photo: Klaus had asked for a photograph of myself from 1996 to match up with the date of the broadcast —– & so . . . .

    2) Recordings of all the hundreds of interviews I’ve done on this Thursday jazz show, both over the telephone and live in-studio guests, are housed at both UCLA special collections (Schoenberg Hall Music Dept) and at IJS Institute For Jazz Studies, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

    3) Klaus sed I sound “timid” on that first radio show. Timid? I was petrified, going on the air before however many thousand listeners is an introvert’s worst nitemare!

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