xiKCEI 90.1 FM - Cultural Energy & Taos Local Television KCEI-LD
xiCreating Media Voices for Youth, Arts & Activism in Northern New Mexico & Southern Colorado


Cultural Energy
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Taos, NM 87571

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De la Tierra
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Farming in Season
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¡Que Vivan Las Acequias!
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A Community
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New Mexico
15 years
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Juman Khweis, RJ Chavez & Rebecca Embler interview Congressman Tom Udall in 2005

Cultural Energy needs your support!
We invite you to become a member, or donate any amount, no matter how small or large, to help us build the station. We appreciate all who have supported us already. Donate with the link above with Pay Pal, or mail a check to Cultural Energy, 112 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571

We began broadcasting archives on KCEI 90.1 FM at 50% power at 3:15 pm, August 20th, 2016. On Aug. 20, 2024 we will have been on the air for 8 years!!!

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Family & Organization memberships are $80, Individual memberships $50, Limited income memberships $30.

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Cultural Energy is a nonprofit organization formed in November 2003 to create radio and other media productions for Northern New Mexico.

Serving the Acequia and Pueblo communities of Northern New Mexico. Our studio is at 112 Civic Plaza Drive, between the new SOMOS offices and the Taos Municipal Court, just across from the Century Link office and UNM Taos downtown.

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On April 3, 2012, Cultural Energy purchased another educational radio station, 90.1 FM, now re-named KCEI. This lower powered station will provide coverage to communities north of Taos and in Colorado. On Sep 9, 2011 the FCC granted us a construction permit for a Educational FM Radio station, KCEY at 89.5 FM now approved at 16.7 kW, providing coverage to the south, west & east. We also have a CP for a 13.98 kW watt Digital TV station, KCEI-LD at Channel 18.

Juan Khweis & Justin Baily work on election day.
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Amy Goodman records Jenny Vincent singing "God Bless the Americas" at the Cultural Energy Benefit Sep 28, 2006 - larger image Robin Collier photo

A CD of "God Bless the Americas" is available for $5 to benefit Cultural Energy & with all memberships Thanks to Tony Issacs & Indian House. Listen On-Line

Read the Biography of Jenny Vincent by Craig Smith Available at Moby Dickens and Brodsky's

18 year old Jasmine Bennett questions Ralph Nader in her interviews of four presidential candidates.

We are particularly interested in involving youth in media production. We are working with individual youth, Private Schools, Charter and Public Elementary, Middle and High School.

Taos welcomes home the NM National Guard from Iraq.

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Karen Mirabal, Pasqual Gonzales and Miguel Santistevan of ePlaza on Taos Currents hosted by Mike Tilley

We are working with Amigos Bravos (Radio Rio), Community Against Violence, Harwood Museum, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos Land Trust, Maye Torrez (Untitled), Taos Living Treasures, Theresa Silva, Bob Romero of Taos Historical Society (Historia de Taos), Judge John Paternoster (Rules of the Justice Game), Lyla Johnston (Native Momentum), Lisa Fox (Farming thru the Seasons), NM Acequia Association (¡Que Vivan las Acequias!), SOMOS (Writers on Radio), Action Coalition Taos, Peace Action NM, and many other individuals & organizations to jointly produce radio pieces

See the more than 200 individuals and 100 organizations we have recorded.

To find out how your organization can be heard or jointly produce a segment, call 575-758-9791.

If you are interested in become involved as a volunteer or supporting us financially, contact Robin Collier at 575-758-9791, or donate on-line. Taos Local Television, our sister organization, is providing fiscal sponsorship for tax-deductible donations. Checks that you wish to be tax deductible, should be made to Taos Local Television with Cultural Energy Fund written in the memo section. Mail donations to Cultural Energy, 112 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571

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A Plutonium Bomb Factory?
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David Barsamian New Mexico talks by the founder of Alternative Radio.
John Nichols Interviews & Readings

¡Que Vivan la Acequias!

Produced by Miguel Santistevan, the Sembrando Semillas Acequia Youth Project, the New Mexico Acequia Association & Cultural Energy
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Angela Curly & Monique Sandoval of the Taos Day School Radio Club learn editing skills from Mike Tilley

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Patron Memberships
David Barsamian
(Alternative Radio)
Bread for the Journey
EMA Foundation -
Teen Media Camp
Khristine Gamer
- In honor of her Uncle
The Healy Foundation
- Support for a New Radio Station
MC, LLC - Old Martina's Hall
New Mexico Community Foundation
Teen Media Camp 2005
- Taos Youth Radio Project 2006-2007

Charles Strong -
Teen Media Camp
- Peter & Madeleine Martin Foundation
Surdna Foundation through KUNM
- Taos Youth Radio Project

Town of Taos
- Teen Media Camp
Taos County
- Teen Media Camp
John Batis - TaosNet (In Kind)
Taos Pueblo Day School
- Pueblo Day School Radio Club
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Teen Media Camp
Scott Randolph
Máye Torres

Committed Memberships
Buzz Inc.
Cantu, LLC
Cid's Food Market
Community Against Violence
Century 21 Realty - Paul Romero
Teen Media Camp
Robin Collier
Linda Fair
Edward A. Foster
- Teen Media Camp
Tony Isaacs
Thom & Suzy Kane
Erich Kuerschner
Knight Financial Ltd.
Kulture Cafe (Underwriting)
Bonnie Korman
Jerome Lucero
Larry Mapes
Ulla and Lisa Neuberger
Georgia Page
Peace Action New Mexico
Jean Richards
Dr. Roger & Barri Sanders
Gene & Jules Sanchez
Sandy & Suzie Schwartz
Mike Tilley
Taos Film Commission
Taos Mountain Electronics
Valverde Energy
Wrappers (Underwriting)

Sponsoring Membership
Amigos Bravos
Judi Cantu
Elizabeth J. Cunningham
Wendy Cortemanche
George "Fritz" Hahn"
Diane Gledhil
Dimond Mortgage
Deborah Garland
Democracy Network
Green Builders - Scott Evans
Jack-Wrap-It Express
Danielle Freeman
Cecily D. Fox - George A. Fox
Robert L. Fies
Gallery A
Linda Griego
Tony Isaacs
Larie Ihm - Taos High School
Billy Knight
Bonnie Korman - Bob Bishop
Stephanie Lee
Francine Lindberg
Jerome Lucero
Alicia Miller
Barbara Morgan
Silvia Rennie
Jean Richards
Roberta Salazar
Sandy & Suzie Schwartz
Nancy Seewald
Society of the Muse of the Southwest
Ken Tinsley - Taos Gathering LLC

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