Behind the Scenes

KRTN Radio 93.9 FM 1490 AMKRTN Logo red_110
1128 State Street
PO Box 638
Raton, NM 87740

Susan Ward

Susan WardOffice Manager / Traffic and Billing

Toll Free: 1-800-416-1048
Office: (575) 445-3652
Fax: (575) 445-2911


Susan Ward is the voice of “That!” on KRTN’s morning news and information show, “This, That and the Other”.

Susan and her husband moved to Raton in 2011 on the second day of the Track Fire – it was a warm welcome! Her husband, John, was born and raised in the West and moved them here as soon as he could.

Susan holds degrees in Business Management and Spanish Language from Texas A & M University at College Station. She retreated from teaching Spanish Language and Literature after 20 years. In Raton, she has worked for several local businesses and in the Library at Columbian Elementary. “When Billy D spoke with me about working at KRTN, it felt like a calling – to further serve this loving, vibrant community. This radio station is so dynamic, changing every day, and my co-workers are some of the kindest, funniest guys I have ever worked with.”

Susan’s performance experience includes comedy improvisation, vocals for 50’s/60’s/70’s bands and acting roles at the Historic Shuler Theater. She is addicted to going to as many yard sales and local events as she can – especially live music venues, performances at the Shuler and any festival. She also enjoys target practice and hunting with her husband.

Susan’s enthusiasm in greeting guests and delivering customer service is another example of 93.9 KRTN’s commitment to deliver the best service to the people and businesses of Northeastern New Mexico and Southeastern Colorado.

Jim Veltri

Jim VeltriStation Engineer

Jim Veltri, a real wiz kid, has been taking care of the electronics at KRTN radio for twenty-five years now. Born in Hoehne, Colorado, to a ranching and farming family, he was always curious about how electronics worked. His interest led him to pursue an electrical engineering degree and he graduated from Trinidad State Junior College in 1972 with an AAS in Electronic Technology and Computer Maintenance.

His first job out of college was at ARF Products in Raton where he was a product engineer and also took care of electronic maintenance.

Jim is also an electrical engineer for Stolar Horizons. He likes to tell a good story and thinks his job, taking care of the electronics, is much easier in his opinion, than the “hard work” that KRTN radio’s DJ’s have to do.

Jim has a pilot’s license and used to fly a Cherokee 140 PA28—140. He’s sold the plane but he makes sure the music, news, information, and great ads that KRTN radio presents are all on the air!

Marty Mayfield                                                                                    


Multi-media Specialist

Office: (575) 445-3652
Fax: (575) 445-2911


Marty Mayfield is a familiar face in our area, photographing news and area sports. Born and raised in Clayton, New Mexico, he has fond memories of his childhood, doing the things kids do and helping out on his grandparents’ ranch. He began his photojournalist career over 30 years ago, while attending Clayton high school, photographing the life and times for the school paper and yearbook.

While the Army took him away for a short time, his heart remained in Northeastern New Mexico and he returned home in 1983. He found work in electronics and began dabbling in news reportage. He was a news stringer for KVII-TV in Amarillo and KOAT-TV in Albuquerque and served as the news director for KLMX Radio in Clayton for two years.

In high school, Marty recalls that his newspaper/yearbook advisor told him to, “Get up there, get in the way, and get the picture”. He warned that folks might be mad when you take the picture, but they will love you when they see the photos. Marty has maintained that philosophy throughout his career. He takes pride in bringing those special photos to parents and grandparents. That same philosophy works for news coverage. Marty is out in the field, getting the story and the images that make it all real for all our listeners.

Connie Martinez                                                                                

General Sales Manager for the station, Martinez grew up in Raton, worked at KRTN in high school, before graduating from Raton High. Her impressive sales career has included extensive experience in broadcast TV (KOB Albuquerque, KOAT Albq. And radio, American General Media, Albq, Univision, and the Kim Komando Show, Phoenix. Martinez also has found success in Digital Media, generating and maintaining sales for multiple websites. Martinez is part of KRTN’s commitment to our area to provide a very effective and viable way for businesses to get their message out, and for organizations to get the word out to residents and visitors for their events and fundraisers .

Connie 10-11-17-2311Sales and Marketing

Toll Free: 1-800-416-1048
Office: (575) 445-3652
Fax: (575) 445-2911



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