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Jeff Gelder

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Jeff Gelder

Saturday  10a to 3p,  Sunday  7p to Midnight

How long have you worked in radio?
Amazingly 35 years!  Began my professional career at Q106 Albuquerque/Santa Fe in 1982.  I owe it all to Steve Stucker, who heard me on KANW and hired me!

Other jobs you’ve had?
First job while attending Sandia High was at Burger King in Coronado Mall (yes, there used to be one).  During college Winrock Inn Hotel, Bennigan’s Tavern, Steak & Ale, and Harrigan’s.  I was also a limo driver in California for a year and a radio marketing promotions director.

Where are you from?
Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.  I’ve also lived in Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Santa Fe and San Diego.

Did you have a nickname as a kid?
SuperCool!  And now?  GelderHead!

Favorite color?
Purple.

Favorite things to eat?
Dark chocolate and green chile anything.   To drink?  Coffee, more coffee, red wine and coconut water.  I’m starting to get into the craft beer thing too.

Favorite movies and TV shows?
A variety of likes, including super hero movies, Vacation, and Mission Impossible, although I prefer comedies.   On TV The Voice, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Reno 911 and Saturday Night Live.

Favorite authors?
Mike Dooley and Louise Hay.  One of my favorite books is called Shift Happens! by Robert Holden.

Hobbies and pastimes?
My non-profit foundation is called Children’s Holiday Magic Project.  I started it in 2003 from a class project.  We create, produce and deliver a new CD each year for kids spending their holidays in the hospital. Last year we delivered 10,000 CDs to 54 hospitals in 3 countries.  Every year we include Carrie Tingley and UNM Children’s Hospitals.  The kids are awesome!  www.HolidayMagicCD.org.

Who are your favorite Oasis artists?
Dave Koz, Sting, Ottmar Liebert and Corinne Bailey Rae, Earth, Wind & Fire, Nick Colionne.  I love the variety on The Oasis!  

What’s in your CD player or ipod now?
Honestly?… the Carpenters! (don’t judge -- I have a wide range of musical tastes).

Where would you go on your Dream Vacation?
A European cruise that includes the Greek Islands.

Do you have pets?
Yes, of course!  But not nearly as many as that cuddly cowboy Blake Williams.  Actually only one, Oscar de la Puggle! (he’s a puggle).

Any other tidbits you’d like to share with the world?
Hmmm… I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Loggins and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on Star Trek) and interviewing the cast of Cheers!  Recently I was asked to announce the Southwestern Emmy Awards show in Vegas.


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