The Morning Throwdown, with Kevin and Doc, has been waking up the High Plains of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas for two decades now! Kevin and Doc hang out with you every morning from 6 to 10. Each morning, you’ll hear the latest music and entertainment news, details on everything happening around town, sports with Doc, Kids Trivia, and Doc’s Day in History.
Don’t forget, every Friday morning, The Throwdown hosts “All Request Fridays”! You control the music. Tell Kevin and Doc what you wanna hear and they’ll get it on for you.
If you miss a day, you miss a lot! Tune in to the Morning Throwdown every weekday morning, from 6:30 to 10:00. Your favorite country music, including today’s top Red Dirt Country songs, are waitin’ for ya! After all these years, 105.9 KSEL Country is STILL your kinda’ country!
GET TO KNOW KEVIN AND DOC
A native of western Indiana, I have lived in New Mexico since leaving the service of the US Marine Corps in the mid-90s. A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, I studied History and Political Science, which groomed me for doing morning radio and keeping newsmakers in the headlines, in addition to interviewing decision-makers in eastern New Mexico. I began working on KSEL-FM in February 2001, and have held several positions with the station over the years, including news director, farm news director, and account executive in addition to hosting the Morning Throwdown.
GET TO KNOW KEVIN ROBBINS
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Spongebob Squarepants. There’s a lot of levity, but also some real adult issues on occasion. Also, what’s not to like about Mr. Krabs?
What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I have been to some fairly bizarre countries around the globe, but the weirdest may have been a Pizza Hut in Bahrain. The pizza was mutton with goat cheese… Seriously gross and unsettling.
What do you do to have fun?
I like to spend time with friends, and also playing guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, or whatever is handy.
Have you been told, you look like someone famous? If so, who?
Seriously ladies… I do not look like Chris Hemsworth. *sigh*
If you were to name one piece of clothing that describes you, what would you say?
A wide-brimmed hat, because you know… “Made in the shade”
If you woke up tomorrow as a superhero, what would your superhero name be? What would be our super power?
Strong Coffee Man, because I am here to wake everyone up and get their day going!
What’s one thing you do that other people find odd or silly?
I have a weird hang-up on the differences between men and women. It’s shocking we are still interacting with each other, even with all of our differences in our approach to life.
What’s the funniest pick up line you’ve ever heard?
Not really my cup of tea, but the absolute worst: “Can you touch my hand? I want to tell my friends I’ve been touched by an angel.” I mean, who says that with a straight face?!
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would be the title?
I have a perfect one for someone who works in radio: “Not Much to See Here.”
Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
I am not a fan of long drives. I am good with maybe anything under eight hours, but if it requires me to be behind the wheel for much more than that, I will find an excuse not to go.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Slow drivers… All day long.
What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my dachshund Miles. He keeps life fun and interesting.
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
Believe it or not, I wanted to be a radio DJ. There was a show at the time called “WKRP in Cincinnati” and it really made me want to get into this crazy business.
If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
An unlimited supply of nachos sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?
Who is your all-time favorite KSEL Country artist?
I have been and will always be a huge fan of Radney Foster.