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Update 7-21-21

There’s a new radio station in town – or should we say that a popular former radio station is back on the air. Businessman Johnny Chandler has purchased KCCC 930 AM and is using the station to play country music. KCCC was previously owned by the Jenkins family and shut down in December of 2020. Marion Jenkins started the station in 1963 and his son, Nick Jenkins, continued to do a great job.

Chandler has purchased the tower and station ID, but not the building on Canal Street. There’s still a lot of work left to do, but Johnny tells us he has high hopes in terms of restoring popular programs such as “Community Forum” and “Let’s Trade Even,” as well as other local programs. He also wants to get the station involved in community activities.  In the meantime, the station is playing some great country western music. For more information, email chandlerbroadcasting@gmail.com. We’re very excited about this decision to continue an important Carlsbad legacy.

As many of you have seen, Denny’s in Carlsbad is back open now and is still working to move back to being fully staffed. We received positive feedback this week about Joshua Lay, who community members say is helping to run the Carlsbad Denny’s. Joshua, we were told, went above and beyond to take care of an employee who wasn’t feeling well, which made a lasting impression on customers. Given how much pressure our restaurants are under these days, it’s great to hear stories like this. If you are interested in working for Denny’s, go to https://www.wksusa.com/location/den-6236/ and apply for the positions in Carlsbad. Please continue to be patient with all of Carlsbad’s restaurants as they are struggling to overcome incredible employment and supply issues that were not their fault.

Trevor Rogers recorded a no decision in a 6-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Rogers had thrown 78 pitches after the first five innings, and the Marlins were up, 3-2, but he was kept in the dugout when the Marlins took the field in the sixth. He finished with three strikeouts and allowed three walks and five hits.

Most of the Marlins’ original starting rotation is out due to injury, so management is probably feeling extra cautious. Miami is also attempting to pull out of a rough midseason slump.

More honors for the Cavegirl Soccer Team, who won their first ever state championship earlier this year: Alexa Dugan was recently named a 2020-21 National Honoree for USA Today’s High School Sports Awards. Coach Misty Long was named the Girls Soccer Coach of the Year by the New Mexico Coaches Association for the second straight year. Congratulations to both Alexa and Misty.

Sincerely,

 

Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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