Tristan Clum

Program Director

Tristan began his career in public radio in 1988 as a reggae show host and programming assistant at KNMS-FM in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  In the decade that followed, he worked as a public television producer and as an assignment editor for the Albuquerque NBC affiliate.  Tristan graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1992 with a degree in political science.  He has won numerous awards for reporting and anchoring from both the Arizona and the New Mexico Associated Press. 

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J.D. Sipe

Tuesday, 5/18, 9p Home of Happy Feet

This program explores the people, places and flavor of the blues music scene in Albuquerque, as told by leading Duke City blues musicians and former KUNM blues deejays. Often overlooked in the international blues world, Albuquerque has spawned a significant and uniquely New Mexican blues music community in recent decades.

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Sat. 6/20 8p: Charles Zdravesky, aka Charlie Z, aka Mr. Hot lix, who for over 30 years hosted the Saturday night program Hot Lix, passed away unexpectedly June 11th, 2020.  Saturday night at 8 PM, join us for a tribute to Charlie Z and Hot Lix. 


Jun 2, 2020

At 12 noon KUNM will be silent for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to remember George Floyd,  and stand together with all who are impacted by racism and inequality.

Sat 4/25, 12p: Carol Boss talks with 4 New Mexico poets about the need for poetry in times of uncertainty. Joining her for poetry and conversation is Albuquerque poet laureate Michelle Otero, Jules Nyquist, Lauren Camp and Demetria Martinez.

Sat. 7/27 3p: This is a beautiful group of 13-yr-old kids who have the nerve, skill, passion and respect, for music. Mina Gonzalez is lead singer and plays rhythm guitar, Carlos Mendoza is lead guitarist, Angel Garcia is the bassist and Evan Rico takes care of percussion. 

We are experiencing problems with our transmitter on Sandia Crest.  We believe it is related to the weather.  Our engineer is working hard to resolve the issue.

Thank you for your patience!

Zach Gould

Thurs. 2/14 1:30p:  Brandon Kennedy welcomes a number of musicians and guest DJs to explore how love and sexuality express our humanity from a variety of perspectives. Hunter Riley is a sex educator and director of education, outreach and classes at Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, which is a sex-positive, health- and education focused adult shop and resource center. Hunter and the Self Serve staff will cook up some music sets that will launch some interesting conversation.  

Federico Beckmann has been a teacher at East San José  Elementary in Albuquerque for many years. He says celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday means a lot for everyone in the school. He wrote this poem in Dr. King's honor :


Where Is My Dream?

By Federico Beckmann

January 16,2017


Hunger, pain, discomfort and exhaustion,

Rejection, isolation, worry, fear and crime.

Anger, frustration, exclusion and rejection.

Rita Daniels/KUNM

The EPA Says Damage From Mine Spill Not Severe - Associated Press

Wed. 9/26, 1:30p:  Remember All In The Family and The Gillmore Girls?  Then you remember Sally Struthers.  The actress is coming to Albuquerque and will be visiting Freeform to talk with Carol Boss about her role in the production Always....Pasty Cline.  

We are working to fix  a problem at our Socorro transmitter
Thank you for your patience.