People

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz received the American Book Award in 1992 for his first book of poems, Calendar of Dust. A former Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford, he also received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, a Southwest Book Award,...

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Bettie Robinson has been in broadcasting for over thirty years. After one semester of broadcasting courses in college she became interested in hosting a gospel program. She has worked for the El Paso Natural Gas Company, and is now a retired...

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Bill Hooten is a native of El Paso, having graduated from UTEP with a degree in Psychology. He discovered interest in gardening around 1972 and has enjoyed learning more about gardening ever since. In 1974 Bill invested in growing Hydroponic...

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Charles Horak didn't sleep much as a child, preferring instead to watch movies on late night TV. Not much has changed since then, except that he now shares his life-long passion for movies with others. Horak's association with On Film...

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Daniel Chacón’s collection of stories, Unending Rooms, was the 2007 winner of the Hudson Prize. He has also been awarded the American Book Award, the Chris Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Southwest Book Award. His first...

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Denise S. Rodriguez, County Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a...

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Dennis Woo has been the broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has a degree from UTEP in Mass Communication. He has worked in television for Channels 4 and 9 in El Paso, and was a radio consultant in Arizona for a few years. Woo is...

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Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El...

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London, England’s very own Dr. Keith Pannell created Science Studio in 1987. He has been in broadcasting for twenty years and plans on hosting the show forever. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pannell provides listeners with the most accurate...

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Native New Yorker, Dr. Russell Chianelli, has been co-host of the show for a number of years. This is his first broadcasting gig. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, and numerous publications, he...

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Florence links senior experiences with a wealth of diverse life ways of a mature audience. She is also the host of Desert Diaries, airing weekdays at 9am on KTEP. During her 25 years in the museum field, she served as the outreach...

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Greg Lawson has been a National Park Service Ranger for over twenty years and is on the executive committee of the Sierra Club. His concern for the environment, the wilderness and the wildlife of our country motivates him to speak for the...

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News and Public Affairs Director

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in...

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Mónica Gómez began hosting State of the Arts in April 2007. She brings to the program her experience as a long-time performer, songwriter, poet, teaching artist, and former TV news reporter specializing in arts, culture and good news....

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Noemi Herrera Rojas is a longtime newspaper journalist, writer, public relations specialist and advertising copywriter with a niche interest in the life sciences, healthcare, education and families.  Married for 10 years and a mother of two...

Traffic Director

Norma Martinez is a native of El Paso.  She graduated from Eastwood High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Texas at El Paso.  She began working at KTEP as a UTEP student, and is currently the...

General Manager

Pat Piotrowski has been associated with KTEP since 1983.  Pat's love of music drew him to radio as a career.  He became a student at the University of Texas at El Paso where he volunteered at KTEP hosting a latin jazz program.  He was later...

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