- The best broadcasting school in the state (arguably one of the better ones in the nation).
- In-state tuition (and no admission essay required).
I had been there to visit. I knew it was in an agriculture town, didn’t have a mall and only had a couple stop lights–a far cry from my hometown of Albuquerque.
Upon arrival in fall 1993, I announced, “all this town has is country music and cowboys. I think I’ll transfer to UNM.” Interesting proclamation since I never wanted to go to a large university or attend ‘University Near Mom’ as we often called it in high school.
Just when I was ready to move back to Albuquerque, a job at local radio station 95.3 K-SEL Country was offered. I eventually became on-air talent hosting the Field and Farm Report and the morning show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays while attending classes.
I became a fan of country music and married a cowboy. Who’s in charge here, anyway?