Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KRUX Music Director Interview on CMJ

Another radio station profile is up on the CMJ Staff Blog. This time around, the Music Director of KRUX-FM (Las Cruces, New Mexico) was interviewed about the New Mexico State University station. MD Oscar Zubia discusses the station's proximity to Mexico, their annual local band event KRUXFest, and the station's formerly cliquish nature. According to the interview:

"CMJ: KRUX is so close to the US/Mexican border. Are you influenced by the music coming out Mexico?

Oscar: Definitely. Our signal reaches out to El Paso… well, the outskirts but we’re working on getting it all the way out there, even to Juarez [Mexico]. That’s what we want to do with KRUXfest—get some out of towners in. It’s free for NMSU students and a minimal charge for non-students. And we also get Spanish music too, the scene is very [eclectic] here. We’ve even charted Kinky, Amigo Invisibles, Plastilina Mosh. The electronic scene is also great down there [Juarez], but what with the violence no one really goes anymore."

No comments: