Carlos D joined Albuquerque’s #1 Hit Music Station in 2003 when he was hired to host the night show on 93-3 KOBFM. Fast forward 11 years with the station and growing up with the listeners of Albuquerque. Carlos is now a proud father of a son, twin girls and a wonderful fiancé (Z).
Carlos launched “Morning Mayhem” with Carlos & Kiki September of 2011. In 2011, Carlos was nominated and won a New Mexico’s broadcasters association Radio Personality of the year award, and in 2012 Morning Mayhem won for Entertainment Show of the year. Morning Mayhem has also been praised for Top Radio Show in (Albuquerque the Magazine) “Best of the city” in 2012. The Morning Mayhem crew was also the number one trending topic in America according to CNN/Fox News * Facebook after their popular interview with President Obama. The interview was written about in hundreds of articles including The New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, LA Times, GQ magazine and 100’s of others. Their interview made the evening news in virtually every city in the US (including Albuquerque), several international News /TV outlets, blogs (PerezHilton.com) and magazines/newspapers (Washington Post/NY Times) including the top story of the Albuquerque Journal.
Carlos is proud of the achievements made with his Morning Mayhem crew, he has been an integral part of several YouTube videos quickly approaching 1 Million hits, and has been a leader in social media with several social platforms including instagram/Tumblr/Facebook/Twitter (trending/talked/reach currently at over 13 million people). Carlos D manages/founded several ‘New Mexico’ FB fan pages, now reaching over 90k ‘likes”. Including ‘Meanwhile in New Mexico’/’Carlos D’.
Carlos’ work doesn’t stop at 10am, he speaks several times a year to ‘at risk’ children, has changed the radio station’s name to “Steven FM” in memory of a child lost too soon, and to raise awareness of childhood cancers.
Carlos lives with his fiancé and their 3 beautiful children (4 yr. old twin daughters and a 7 yr. old son) in the North Valley.
Carlos D can be heard weekdays Monday-Friday 5am-10am on 93.3 KOB FM The #1 Hit Music Station.
- 2 Chainz Pays for High School Graduation 2 Chainz just showed some serious love for the class of 2020. The ATL rapper and his TRU Foundation paid for the seniors at North Clayton High School to have a drive-by graduation with 2 Chainz as the commencement speaker. “Congratulations to everybody that’s not walking but riding through today,” 2 Chainz said. “There’s a lot going on in the world.” The ceremony meant a lot to the rapper as he is also a graduate of North Clayton High School.
- Get Paid $20K to Hike and Drink Beer If you’re looking to earn some money a Virginia beer company wants to pay you $20,000 to drink beer and hike the Appalachian Trail. The Devils Backbone Brewing Company wants to hire a lucky person to be the Chief Hiking Officer to hike over 14 states in the spring of next year. If you’re thinking about applying you must have a love for beer and hiking since you’ll be hiking from Georgia to Maine in about five to eight months. To apply you simply need to post a video to the brewing company’s website.
- Houston police organizing Floyd rally, march Officials in Houston, George Floyd’s hometown, aren’t just preparing for a march – they’re organizing it. Police Chief Art Acevedo’s speech at a drive-in church service Sunday drew car horns. His anger, he says, comes from those who “don’t see a problem” with Floyd’s May 25 death while being arrested by four Minneapolis police officers. The Houston Chronicle reports a march and rally are planned for Tuesday. The police department has also offered to escort Floyd’s body. George Floyd was a multi-sport athlete and 1993 graduate of Yates High School. Why are violent protests still occurring when police across the country are just as upset? Shouldn’t that help to bring everyone together? Will it help to bring about effective change? Let me know carlos@933TheQ.com
- Former President Obama pens guidelines for change As America looks to move forward from protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, former President Barack Obama penned a set of guidelines published Monday in Medium. Obama believes there are some ‘basic lessons worth remembering.’ While he says the wave of protests “represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justices system… The overwhelming majority of participants have been peaceful, courageous, responsible, and inspiring. They deserve our respect and support, not condemnation.” He also mentions “the small minority of folks who’ve resorted to violence,” saying they are “putting innocent people at risk,” and adding “let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it.” Former President Obama says reform starts with elected and appointed officials on the local level. And he says the more specific the demands for reform, the hard it will be for officials to give ‘lip service.’ He concludes with, “If, going forward, we can channel our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action, this this moment can be a real turning point in our nation’s long journey to live up to our highest ideals. Let’s get to work.”
- Kim & Kanye Threaten to Sue Former Bodyguard for at Least $10 Million Kim and Kanye West are threatening to sue their former bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, who went on the “Hollywood Raw Podcast” and discussed the couple’s business and personal life, $10 million if he continues to talk about them. Kim and Kanye sent a cease and desist letter to Stanulis after he made, what they call, “false and defamatory statements.” The letter states Stanulis breached their confidentiality agreement. Stanulis stated on the podcast that Kanye had “ridiculous rules” such as walking 10 steps behind him on city streets and says Kanye would get angry if paparazzi shots were blocked. Stanulis calls Kanye the most “neediest” and “moodiest” celeb who hired him. Stanulis, who is now an actor and director said through his publicist, “… no breach of any confidentiality agreement was done.” Zack Teperman says his client went on the podcast to promote his new movie and old stories that were already public knowledge were discussed.
- Twenty-two-year-old Shannon Butt of the U.K. recently posted a selfie she took in her bathroom, but soon after uploading the image on social media she noticed something reflected in the mirror in the background. Upon closer inspection, Butt realized it was the reflection of her boyfriend Henry wiping his behind after using the toilet. Her friends encouraged her to put the photo on Twitter, and after getting permission from Henry, Butt did just that. Since being posted on Tuesday, the post has generated more than 70,000 likes. (See here)
MEGHAN MARKLE and PRINCE HARRY are staying in TYLER PERRY’s $18 million home mansion while they look for a permanent home in L.A. But they are running into security issues despite the privacy such a hefty price-tag generally commands. First, reports of them erecting “privacy screens” to protect peepers emerged. Now, they are reportedly calling the LAPD after dealing with “unimaginable” levels of intrusion thanks to drones flying over their home taking photos of them and their son ARCHIE.
Coachella’s organizers are reportedly reaching out to this year’s lineup and are seeing if those artists can perform in 2021 instead. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TRAVIS SCOTT and FRANK OCEAN were slated to headline the 2020 edition of the April festival in California. But the pandemic forced the festival to move to the fall and may push it to next year.
LADY GAGA has joined forces with South Korean girl group BLACKPINK on new song “Sour Candy.” The track will appear on Gaga’s next album, ‘Chromatica,’ which drops today. ‘Chromatica’ will also include singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me” featuring ARIANA GRANDE.
Organizers announced yesterday that the Boston Marathon had been canceled because of the pandemic for the first time in its 124-year history. It had already been postponed from April 20th to September 14th. It will be replaced by a virtual event in which participants who verify they ran 26.2 miles on their own between September 7th and 14th will get a finisher’s medal.
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- Americans haven’t just been blowing their stimulus checks on luxury items. YouGov found 30 percent of Americans said they’re using their stimulus money to pay bills, a sign that people are struggling to make ends meet. Some of what they’re covering are cell phone bills, utilities, cable TV, and rent. Those bills come ahead of purchasing essentials, including “relief essentials” such as apparel, televisions, video games, sporting goods, and toys.
Mark your calendar — Krispy Kreme will be giving away free donuts between June 1st and June 5th. For those five days, you can visit participating locations in the U.S. and get a free donut of your choice, no purchase necessary.
TJX Co., which owns Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Home Goods, and a few other stores, has started reopening. So far over 1,600 stores across the world have opened their doors, and the results have been positive. In the U.S., stores have fully or partially opened across 25 states. On an earnings call, the company’s chief executive Ernie Herrman said, “[F]or the 1,100-plus stores that have been open for at least a week, sales overall have been above last year across all states and countries where we are open.” He attributes the good sales to pent-up demand, the “treasure hunt experience” of shopping the company’s stores, and other factors.
KFC is testing an overhauled sandwich featuring a bigger chicken filet and other modifications that could potentially reignite last year’s Great Chicken Sandwich Wars with rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. KFC will sell the new sandwich for 26 days, or until supplies run out, at 15 locations in and around Orlando, Florida. The larger chicken filet will come on a brioche bun with thick pickles and mayonnaise.
Starbucks is selling a reusable cup that has lines printed on it like paper, and a straw that is colored yellow with a stripe of red at the top, making it look like a pencil. Many have been posting about finding the cup at Starbucks locations inside Target stores.
- If you haven’t used Netflix in a while your account may have been terminated. Netflix announced that it is asking customers who signed up and then didn’t stream anything for 12 months if they want to keep their membership or not. The company is also reaching out to those who haven’t streamed anything in the last two years and asking them the same thing. If Netflix members don’t confirm that they want to keep subscribing, their accounts will automatically be cancelled. Once Netflix terminates an inactive account it will save the account favorites, profiles, viewing preferences, and account details for 10 months, so if the person decides to sign up again their account remains as it was.
- If you got a text saying you got $175 worth of free groceries at Target — it’s a scam. The text tells you about the money and offers a link. If you click on it, it can install dangerous features on your phone like a virus, malware, spyware, or ransomware, all of which can put your personal information at risk.
- Kellogg’s has totally changed the appearance of its Froot Loops cereal’s Toucan Sam mascot. The once blue-feathered bird with an orange, red, pink, and black striped beak is now bright neon colors and looks more like a simple cartoon than a more realistic one. People aren’t happy, and the hashtag #NotMyToucanSam flooded the comment section of Froot Loops’ Instagram.
A TikTok video shows Matt Corry and Connor Yates going through a McDonald’s drive-thru in the back of a pick-up truck they made into a pool. The video shows Matt reaching through the window to get two McFlurrys as Connor relaxes in the pool. But as the truck pulls away, the driver brakes suddenly, causing a huge wave to crash over the two. Videos from witnesses show the men facing waves every time the vehicle stops as it travels down a roadway. (See it here)
A Texas meteorologist has shared weather radar footage that shows a large swarm of bats being dispersed by gusts of wind from a thunderstorm. Chris Suchan, a meteorologist for WOAI-TV, says the swarm was large enough to be picked up by weather radar after emerging from Frio Bat Cave in Uvalde County Wednesday night. Suchan says the footage shows a gust front — a powerful wind created by torrential rains pushing downdrafts outward — colliding with the swarm of bats, dispersing the animals. (See it here)