Yeah Buddy! Nate is a 2018 NMBA Excellence in Broadcasting award winning DJ and your Afternoon Drive DJ. Hear Nate on the air every weekday from 2p to 6p. Tune in for the newest show, “Turn It Up! Texas” every Thursday afternoon at 3p. Nate is also the Music Director, so you know, he plays all your favorite country music from the 90s to today’s hits.
Here’s what Nate had to say about the following topics:
Coronavirus-19? Covid sucks. I know a lot of people that have passed from the virus, it’s incredibly sad. On the brightside, it allowed me to work from home for a year and spend a lot of extra time with my nephew who was born a couple of months before the virus appeared on the Navajo Nation. I’ve been fully vaccinated for several months, however, because there’s no vaccine available to babies, it’s still pretty real to me.
Capital Country? It’s a passion project. I think Live and Local radio is the best type of radio. Prior to taking our station Live, a lot of my focus was on our sister station. We’ve built (and continue to build) the station from the ground up. In four short years, we’ve made our programming local, we added another station (99.5 KCAZ), we’ve increased our audience and ratings, partnered with the Arizona Cardinals, and won an Excellence in Broadcasting award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. I think we’re doing well on our progress but I don’t think we’re even close to being done improving. I’ve long said that one of the great things about our company as a whole, is that we have a lot of interesting, bold plans. Once we finish a project, we already have 3, 4, or 5 others lined up!
Favorite Movie/Show, seen during the pandemic? I’ve watched several new shows during the pandemic…my favorite movie is definitely the new Mortal Kombat movie…Zack Snyder’s Justice League was waaaaaaaay better than the theatrical version, but not going to lie, I thought it still missed the mark. As far as shows, I really enjoyed the new Falcon and Winter Soldier series on Disney+, but my favorite show seen during the pandemic is probably The Boys on Amazon Prime, I highly recommend you check it out!
Favorite New Recipe, during the pandemic? Like everyone else, I got hooked on Tik Tok during the pandemic. There’s a lot of Tik Tok videos that show recipes and I’ve tried several of them. A few of my favorites include Teriyaki Chicken from scratch, Broccoli Cheddar soup from scratch, Chicken Alfredo from scratch and of course Birria Tacos! But one recipe/method that’s become a part of my repertoire is Reverse Seared Steaks. Typically, steak houses will sear a steak on the stove and finish them in the oven. But a reverse sear is when you cook in the oven first and then finish on the stove. The Tik Tok video I saw said to put the steaks in a smoker first instead of an oven and sear/finish on a grill instead of the stove. YOOOOOOOOOO! It is life changing! So next time you go to Sams or Costco, get a package of thick 1-2 inch steaks and try the reverse sear using the smoker/grill combo!
Top 5 songs your playlist right now? Top 5 songs I listen to currently are:
1. Bruce Springsteen “Ghosts” off his latest album “Letter To You”
2. Kip Moore “Red White Blue Jean American Dream” off his Wild World album
3. The Killers “My Own Soul’s Warning” of their latest album “Imploding The Mirage”
4. The Panhandlers “This Is My Life” of their latest album “The Panhandlers”
5. Ryan Hurd “Every Other Memory” off his EOM EP