Behind the Scenes

KRTN Radio 93.9 FM 1490 AM
1128 State Street
Raton, NM 87740

Alan Kenny

Alan Kenny Assistant Manager / Sales Manager

Toll Free: 1-800-416-1048
Office: (575) 445-3652
Cell: (575) 707-1865
Fax: (575) 445-2911


A man who likes to think outside of the box, Alan retired as battalion chief for the Raton Fire Department after twenty years of service due to an injury he sustained on the job. Still a young man and not one to sit still for long, Alan decided to try his hand at sales landing a job with United Chevrolet here in Raton. Like geese take to Lake Maloya, Alan took to sales and word got around. Jim Roper, owner of 93.9 KRTN at the time, offered Alan a job as sales manager in 1994. He continued to develop skills in radio advertising here at FM 93.9 for the next eight years. Then, in 2001 Alan made a move to print media when an opportunity to work for the Chronicle News in Trinidad Colorado came available. As General Manager Alan brought success to the Chronicle News and also the Huerfano County World, increasing advertising sales and expanding the territory covered by both papers.

Since returning to FM 93.9, Alan created the program Superstars of Business. This new program has become so popular that it is now sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources. Superstars of Business airs Monday through Fridays at 9:30 am. Alan’s newest initiative is an advertising opportunity for individuals, national and local businesses and area organizations on the Legends page.

Alan is always looking for new ways to promote our local businesses and grow our local economy. Give him a call to discuss your ideas. Together you can create a promotional package that will meet your needs.

Susan Ward

susan profile pic 2017Office 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.

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