Dwight J. Torres, Sr.
Dwight was born and raised here in Las Vegas and graduated from Robertson High School, class of 1981. He attended Luna Community College from 1981 to 1983 and again in 1986 to 1988. He attended Amarillo College from 2013 to 2015 and obtained his degree in Mortuary Science. He worked for the New Mexico Department of Transportation from 1984 to 2009 when he retired. After retiring from the State of New Mexico he went to work for Nelson Funeral Home becoming the Funeral Director. He owned and operated Good Times Mobile DJ Services from 2005 until 2015. Thanks to his mother Irene Torres, Dwight grew up with a passion and an appreciation for all genres of music. He grew up listening to vinyl 45’s, 33’s and 78’s and later to 8-tracks, cassettes and eventually to CD’s. He would listen to New Mexico Spanish music such as Al Hurricane, Freddie Brown, Country Roland, Purple Haze, Gloria Pohl, Eddie Roybal, just to name a few along with old time country such as Eddie Arnold, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and many others. After Nelson Funeral Home closed in July of 2018, Dwight heard an ad where KNMX was looking for a radio DJ to host the afternoon Spanish Program. He interviewed and was hired on the spot. He has been with KNMX Radio since August 1st, 2018. Dwight says that Music has always been a big part of his life so coming to work at KNMX radio was a great fit for him. He says that doing the afternoon Spanish program has become one of the things he loves doing the most. Besides working in radio, Dwight currently serves as Probate Judge for San Miguel County. Dwight has a love for music and is glad he can share that passion with his dedicated listeners and says he considers all his listeners those near and far to be his personal friends. Dwight looks forward to coming in to work every day and doing his show and looks forward to the many phone calls from his listeners. “ I still get a little nervous when behind the mic but feel I have come a long way from when I first started and I can only hope to get better in order to continue to bring great New Mexico Music to all my listeners”. Music has a way of bringing back many old memories and helps in making new memories. Each song has a story to tell. Those musical memories have a way of taking us back to different times and places in our lives and many times make our heart skip a beat or two. Music is so powerful that it really becomes the dialogue to a persons’ life and it is a pleasure to share the great New Mexico music and the talented artists with the listeners of the great state of New Mexico, but also share it with those in the surrounding states whom we have the pleasure of sneaking in to.