KTEP - El Paso, Texas

El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

El Paso Prime Time focuses on the diverse lifestyles, interests, and concerns of senior living.

  Dori Fenenbock is a member of the Board of Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD).  She joins us on this program along with EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera to talk about the current state of the school district...the progressive educational programs taking place at various campuses across the district...and about the November bond election.


Aired July 23, 2016

  Dr. Richard McCallum is a gastroenterologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  We know him as "The Tummy Doctor" on KTEP.  Dr. McCallum  talks matter-of-factly about mosquito-borne illnesses, diseases encountered by inmate populations, diet fads, and why you HAVE to have that colonscopy!

Aired July 16, 2016

  Joyce Wilson is the President & CEO of the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, a nonprofit organization that serves 6 counties across the state of Texas, including El Paso.  Wilson tells us about the important services the Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides to local employers and to the workforce.  If you are a job seeker, a veteran, a student or an employer, you can learn more at http://www.borderplexjobs.com/.    A hiring event will be taking place July 12 at the Convention Center, in partnership with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit www.elpaso.org, or call Julie Russell at 202-360-0471.

Aired July 9, 2016

Ed Archuleta is well known as the long-time manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board.  He has since retired that position, but he now serves as Director of Water Initiatives at UTEP.  Archuleta joins us on this program to talk about his long career solving water issues in the region, and the ways that El Paso is serving as a model for the state of Texas and for the rest of the world when it comes to water treatment research. 


Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor made the characters "George" and "Martha" famous, or infamous, in the film adaptation Edward Albee's play WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF.  The El Paso Playhouse will present the original stage version of the play, and we’ll hear a conversation with the play’s director Veronica Frescas and actress Minden Dickson who plays “Martha.”  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2, June 24-July 17.  The El Paso Playhouse is located at 2501 Montana.




Did you know Karen Carpenter was an accomplished drummer? On this program, we'll hear a brief conversation with Angela Smith, who tells us about researching "badass" WOMEN DRUMMERS for her latest book.

Jazz saxophonist KEN FIELD of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will talk about his band's upcoming gig at the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico.  They will be playing on the main stage on July 1 at 1pm.  The concert is free.

Commuters traveling to and from West El Paso have already encountered lots of construction. On this program, we'll meet with Noemi Rojas from the GO 10 Project, Mandra Ryan of the Border West Expressway, and Jennifer Wright from the Texas Department of Transportation. They'll explain what all the orange barrels are there for, and offer some tips on making your commute a little less stressful.   They also warn that it’s going to get worse before it gets better…but it will be worth the wait!

Mediterranean food, dancing, tours, and more will be highlighted at the FEAST OF THE MIDDLE EAST at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, June 4 & 5. Brian Haddad and Mike Sifuentes will join us on this program to give us a preview of the festival and a brief history of how this church found its home in El Paso.  The festival is June 4 from noon-10pm and June 5 from noon-8pm. 

David Jerome is a Leadership Teammate with TEDx El Paso, and he joins us to tell us how strong ideas about the border will be shared at upcoming TEDx El Paso talks.  

Richard Dayoub welcomes John Baily, Chapter President of the Omar Bradley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA); and Gus Rodriguez, Jr., President, Texas-State West, AUSA, as they talk about the importance of this nonprofit in supporting soldiers and their families in El Paso.  The AUSA serves active duty, National Guard, and Reserves, and sponsors events for Fort Bliss soldiers and their families to help them connect with the community.  Individual and  corporate memberships are available.  

Host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce talks about the job opportunities available for military veterans and their spouses with Carla Miller with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Allison Armendariz with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.  Fort Bliss recently hosted nearly 3200 service members and their spouses in March at a Hiring Our Heroes event.  Selected participants receive up to 12 weeks of on-the-job training.  

  High school students in the region are getting a valuable lesson in applying to Ivy League east coast schools through  Undergrads College Consulting & Tours...a program that trains students in grades 9-11 in leadership and networking skills, and how to make a lasting first impression. 

Learn more as guest host Richard Dayoub interviews Daniel Valdez and Luis Martinez, co-founders of the program, and Daniel Cisneros, a high school senior who has been through the program and accepted to a number of universities.

The El Paso Playhouse presents “Romeo and Juliet,” a play based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy with an LGBTQ twist.  Playwright Adam Dever, Director Vanessa Keyser, and Georgia Varela join us to tell us more about this unique production which actually allowed actors to make their own imprint on their characters through their personal experiences.  Performances are May 13-June 4, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2, at 2501 Montana.  

The Telling Project is a theatrical event featuring veterans sharing their stories with the community.  The Telling Project stops by El Paso in May, and we’ll hear more about these productions which take place May 18 at 7pm at the Chamizal National Memorial, May 21 at 7pm at Fort Bliss, and May 24 at 7pm at Bel Air High School.  

In a rebroadcast from January 16, 2016, guest host Russ Chianelli talks with Dr. David Cocke, Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering at Lamar University.  He talks about the importance of sulfur in our diet.  Through supplements foods such as garlic, onions, and broccoli, we can prevent our bodies from overoxidizing and causing damage to proteins and cellular structure.  Symptoms of autoimmune disorders such as scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis can be alleviated with sulfur supplementation.

Dr. Richard McCallum, KTEP’s “Tummy Doctor,” is a local gastroenterologist with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He join us to explain why it is crucial for El Pasoans to screen for colon cancer with colonoscopies beginning at age 50. Most screenings are FREE, and can save us from a future of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and possibly death if left untreated and unchecked.  If you have questions relating to stomach and digestive issues, email them to elpasoprimetime@gmail.com, and Dr. McCallum will address them next time he is on the program.

Elizabeth O’Hara Williams and Magda Alvarado join us to talk about the upcoming fundraising event for En Voz Alta, “Jewelry for a Voice.”  En Voz Alta is a nonprofit organization that brings together families with children who are hearing impaired.  The fundraising event, which features a silent auction for hand-made jewelry and live entertainment, will use proceeds to help families buy hearing aids for their children.  Jewelry for a Voice will take place Saturday, April 30, 6-9pm.  

In a re-broadcast from October 4, 2014, Dennis Woo talks with Cynthia Copeland, author of "Really Important Stuff My Dog has Taught Me."  They talk about their mutual love for their canine companions, and how our dogs can teach us about resilience in the face of adversity.

Jim Beviglia is the author of "Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs."  It's the 3rd in his "Counting Down" series (the first two counted down the best 100 tunes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen).  Beviglia joins us to tell us why these Stones singles deserve their place in the countdown.

  Rolando Pablos, President & CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, talks with guest host Richard Dayoub about the important work the organization is doing to bring economic prosperity to the region.  When a new company is shopping around for a new market, it wants to make sure it moves to a city with good schools, a viable workforce, good quality of life, strong infrastructure, and access to capital.  Pablos explains how the Borderplex Alliance works with the City of El Paso, the City of Las Cruces, the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and other groups to attract economic growth to the border region.


Aired March 19, 2016

JR Hernandez / UTEP News Service

  Guest host Richard Dayoub of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce chats with Patrick Schaefer, the new executive director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness.  The institute is located on the UTEP campus and collects and maps data on the Borderplex region, which consists of Southern New Mexico, West Texas, and Northern Chihuahua.  The Paso del Norte trade route was a north-south and east-west trade route for centuries, and it remains so to this day.  The Hunt Institute aims to find solutions to facilitate cooperation between the two nations. 

Dogs aged 7 and older are considered seniors, and just because they aren't adorable little puppies doesn't mean they can't still be your best friend! On the next EL PASO PRIME TIME, veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan joins us to tell us the advantages to adopting a senior pet. 

David Holloway is the new Artistic Director of El Paso Opera.  Holloway is also the director of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singers Program.  Holloway joins us to tell us about El Paso Opera’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” with performances March 17 & 19 at 7:30pm at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. 

David Brown, host of Texas Standard, joins us to talk about the history behind this show and about bringing the show to El Paso listeners.  Texas Standard will air Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m. beginning February 29 on KTEP!