JENNiRADIO Rising Stars Sam&Nate have two upcoming performances you can check out:

Saturday, August 18th at 1pm at Cliff’s
Saturday, August 25th at 2:30pm at Coronado Center (near Sears)

If you’re an aspiring singer, and would like to join Sam&Nate at one of these events, check out the contests they’re offering by going to You’ll be submitting a video to their Facebook page, and you can find all the details and link on their web site.

Sam&Nate will also be joined by special guests Flow-Pops and Nicholas Martinez at the Coronado Mall Shop&Rock event on the 25th.

Flow-Pops is a Hip-Hop/Pop group consisting of 3 members – Shawn, AnaLisa and Marie Griffin. They are a father and daughter trio, that have been performing together since 9-year-old twins AnaLisa and Marie were only 4 years old. With the response they received performing at such a young age, they knew they had something special. With Shawn writing music and rapping, along with AnaLisa’s and Marie’s voices, they are definitely rising stars.

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Come on out to Coronado Center on Saturday, July 7th for a performance by Sam&Nate.

If you would like to share the stage with Sam&Nate and sing your song, click here to post your family-friendly YouTube link on the Sam&Nate facebook wall and include this title: Rock&Shop with Sam&Nate. Get your friends to post messages supporting your video, too! Get your video in by July 5th. The winner will be announced on July 6th!*

I will be at this event as well, with some silent auction items that benefit the Jennifer Smart Foundation, including a celebrity-signed item and something special from Sam&Nate. You can see the auction items beginning at 2pm, and Sam&Nate’s performance, featuring special guests Flow Pops and Harrison Wirstrom, starts at 2:30. You can find us in the mall near Sears.

Enjoy some great music and support charities while you shop. See you there!

(*Singing competition is solely the responsibility of Sam&Nate. AM 1240 JENNiRADIO and the Jennifer Smart Foundation cannot answer any questions about the competition or submissions.)

I enjoyed talking with Al again, and the opportunity to sit down with him this time. He also put on a GREAT show, so if you get a chance to see him live, DO IT!

We’re highlighting his music on AM 1240 in Albuquerque and, so listen for that each day this month!

I had so much fun talking to Weird Al again. This time it was even better, because we had time for a sit-down interview. We spoke before his incredible concert at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, and I got some insight into his busy life. The concert was the most energetic and entertaining I’ve seen!

Come on out to the New Mexico Children’s Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th, at the Balloon Museum, from 10am to 5pm. Summer is just around the corner, and this event is chock full of things to keep kids from being bored, and some great ways to support organizations that help kids.

There will be all kinds of great activities for kids, from animals to authors, to gymnastics, face painting, crafts, monster truck rides and more. Most things are free with your paid admission to the Balloon Museum. Some are for an extra cost, which goes to children’s charities.

I’ll be there Sunday at noon, hosting the kids and dogs fashion show, which features dogs that are available for adoption. For more information about the event, click here.

Hope to see you there!

[This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who enter. Our lucky winner is Heath W. from Rio Rancho!] If you’re like me, you’re a big fan of Weird Al Yankovic. Well, if you’re going to be in the Albuquerque area on April 30th, and you love Weird Al as much as I do, you can enter here to win a pair of tickets for his show at the KIVA Auditorium.

To enter, send an email to by 11:59pm MST on April 26th. Good luck!

If you have won the tickets, you will receive an email or phone call on Friday, 4/27. After the ticket winner has been successfully notified, winners will be drawn for Weird Al merchandise prizes.

(One entry per email address. Contest is for tickets only. Winner is responsible for transportation to venue, parking, and any other expenses associated with attending the concert. Please do not enter if you will not already be in the ABQ area on 4/30. If we are unable to contact a winner selected on 4/27, another winner will be chosen and notified on 4/28. Tickets will be left at will call. Person picking up tickets must present photo ID matching name.)

To purchase tickets for this show, click here.

Join us at bRgR in downtown Albuquerque on Sunday, April 22nd. Any meal you purchase at bRgR that day benefits the Jennifer Smart Foundation.

bRgR features a menu full of tasty gourmet and family-friendly fare – including some more exotic offerings for the more adventurous. Try a yak or kangaroo burger, and don’t forget the sweet potato tots!

You can find bRgR at 301 Central in downtown Albuquerque, corner of 3rd and Central. They are open from noon to 9pm on Sundays.

Thanks to bRgR for giving us this opportunity to raise money for the Jennifer Smart Foundation through tasty meals at bRgR!

[This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered, and our lucky winners who were able to enjoy this wonderful show. And thank you to ALT for providing the tickets. Happy Holidays!] JENNiRADIO has a select few pairs of tickets to give away to the Albuquerque Little Theatre’s run of A Christmas Story, which is on its way to being sold out.

All your favorite elements from the beloved 1983 film are included in this stage version of the story about a 9-year-old boy growing up in Hohman, Indiana in the late 1930s. Already a holiday classic, Jean Shepherd’s memoirs follow Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a “Genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot, Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle” under the Christmas tree.

To enter, send an email to

Winners will be selected at random before and throughout the show’s run. Final entry deadline is 11:59pm MST on December 19th. Winners will be notified by email or phone, depending on the contact information they used to enter. One entry per household. Winner receives one pair of tickets to one performance. To purchase tickets, visit the theatre’s web site here.

AM 1240 JENNiRADIO will be on hand at the IHOP on Paseo and Wyoming in Albuquerque on Friday, October 28th from 11am to 2pm, to play your favorite songs.

All day, IHOPs all over the country are giving away FREE “Design Your Own” Scary Face Pancakes to kids 12 and under. They’re also offering “Trick or Treat” all you can eat buttermilk pancake combos (prices vary).

Come out and get ready for Halloween with some pancakes and great music. Don’t forget to ask us about ALT raffle tickets. Where else can you win an iPhone or iPad for just $10?