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Office of Special Events

UTEP Office of Special Events

The process of bringing artists to El Paso is far from simple; it takes time, dedication, patience, and careful planning with both the artists and their teams. It is a constant search for artists on tour, working with their dates, and finding out what the community wants to see. Join host Louie Saenz to learn more about this process where “the stars have to align” with UTEP’s Executive Director of the Office of Special Events, Jorge Vazquez.

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This interview originally aired on February 2, 2024

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.
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