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Jon Dorenbos

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Jon Dorenbos Nationally Renowned Former UTEP Miner and 2023 Gold Nugget Award Recipient.

Former UTEP Football Long Snapper, NFL player and now Magician appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2016. He has performed in Las Vegas and Hollywood. He is also a corporate motivational speaker and his book “Life is Magic” is being developed into a feature film. He was presented with the Golden Nugget award at UTEP this year for outstanding ex from the College of Liberal Arts.

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This interview originally aired on November 3, 2023.

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.