Norma Martinez

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 station’s Traffic Director and PSA Director.  Norma produces a number of shows on KTEP, including On Film, Good to Grow, ACT Radio, Science Studio, and Words on a Wire.  Norma is also a member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra

KTEP is proud to present the 2013-2014 season of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the direction of new Music Director Bohuslav Rattay.

Czech conductor Bohuslav Rattay is a busy ambassador for classical music, working with orchestras across the globe to produce symphonic works of all kinds to a diverse audience. The newly appointed Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra also serves as Music Director for the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. As he gains a reputation as one of the finest young talents of his generation, Mr. Rattay combines impassioned and virtuosic musicianship with a determination to bring great music into the lives of all people.

Miner Minutes

In honor of the UTEP Centennial Celebration, KTEP presents Miner Minutes.  Each weekday at 8:59am and 12:30pm, Norma Martinez and Louie Saenz will take a look back at the history of the University of Texas at El Paso.  UTEP's traditions, its people, it's unique architecture, and anniversaries of special events will all be celebrated in Miner Minutes.

Good To Grow

Gardening in the El Paso Southwest has always been a challenge. Enthusiasts have to contend with a variety of problems: scarce annual rainfall, less than ideal soil composition, and extreme temperatures among others. But southwestern gardening aficionados always seem to find a way to keep our desert blooming, beautiful and fruitful.

Each Saturday, Good to Grow will answer the many questions gardeners may have about plants, growing conditions, and proper care for El Paso’s varied gardens.

Good to Grow won 1st place in the annual Texas Master Gardener Conference in 2010.

Friday Night Blues

Friday Night Blues features the best blues from yesterday & today. The program is hosted by Norma Martinez. Since 1995, Norma has been playing everything from old scratchy recordings of the early 20th century, to the latest in blues rock. You can enjoy hearing all the joys and pains of life from great artists who capture every emotion with a belting harmonica or an electric guitar. Norma plays blues from around world, but no matter where the music comes from, it all hits the hearts of listeners with power.