Drive-Time with Buzz, Mike and Tricia, the voices of El Paso morning radio
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – It is the recognizable voices that get El Paso transferring within the morning, even for those who may not acknowledge their faces.
KTSM 9 Information spoke with Mike Martinez and Tricia Martinez (unrelated) from “Mike & Tricia within the Mornings” on KISS-FM, and Buzz Adams from “The Buzz Adams Morning Present” by KLAQ.
Initially from Oklahoma, Adams began on “The Q” in 1992 after auditioning on tape.
“After I obtained right here I did not know a single particular person, not a single one,” Adams informed KTSM. “However now I’ve associates; I’ve household; I’ve my youngsters right here.
With its crew of Lisa Sanchez, Brandon Coates and Joanna Barba, “The Buzz Adams Morning Present” options what they lovingly name “morning stool chats”.
Within the studio subsequent door, Mike Martinez – from the Rio Grande Valley – and Tricia Martinez – from El Paso – have spent a few decade and a half as ‘working spouse’ and ‘working husband’.
“It is fairly loopy,” Tricia informed KTSM. “I can not consider it has been so lengthy.”
The couple rise up round 3 a.m. each day to be within the studio.
“You need to kill somebody when the alarm goes off,” Tricia sneered. “This is the reason we’re working on the cafe.”
“I am lucky to have a enjoyable job,” Mike added. “Not many individuals can say that about their work. And I receives a commission for it… not as a lot as I needs to be, however I receives a commission for it.
The trio of native hosts stayed behind the microphone lengthy sufficient to witness many adjustments inside the radio trade.
“It was once about radio,” Tricia stated. “However now it is a matter of radio and digital. I imply, we do social media; we publish articles on our web site. “
Mike agrees, saying he noticed all of it whereas on the radio.
“I have been on radio since 1980,” stated Mike, who made his debut after profitable a DJ competitors as a highschool pupil. “I noticed it from the report recognizing – does anybody bear in mind the information?” – within the digital age that we are actually. I noticed all of it occur.
Adams stated that when he first entered the radio enterprise he was informed it was dying media.
“Their argument was, ‘How lengthy do you assume the radio goes to final? Individuals are watching music movies now! He says laughing. “It was like in 1986.”
In recent times, “The Buzz Adams Morning Present” has additionally aired in a handful of different West Texas markets, together with the Midland-Odessa space.
“It isn’t a variety of more money,” Adams chuckled. “Really, I’ve to rise up an hour earlier.
Nevertheless, the final hour of the present is reserved for El Paso.
“I believe it is vital to remain native, however I am saying this as somebody who broadcasts in two different markets,” Adams stated. “There’s nothing fairly like dwelling within the metropolis the place you might be broadcasting.”
“It is good to listen to individuals, get up and be introduced dwelling by individuals from this radio who’re out of your city,” Mike stated.
Tricia agreed, including, “It lets individuals know it is not only a disembodied voice. We all know what they’re going by way of. We all know the site visitors scenario on Mesa or on the freeway. “
What about the way forward for radio?
“Radio reveals have been occurring for about 100 years,” Adams stated. “I do not know if they may nonetheless be there for one more 100 years, however I believe there may be nonetheless gasoline within the tank.”