Steve Edmundson enjoys Socorro’s diversity and mountainous landscape.

What is your favorite part of doing radio? 

I really enjoy doing the morning show — it’s a two-hour show — but I really enjoy doing the sports as well.

I always wanted to be a play-by-play announcer, so this has given me the opportunity to do that. Those two are my main things.

What do you like about Socorro?

It’s got a lot of diversity. I come from Tennessee and there’s different groups of people and all but here you get people from all types of different places.

You got your artsy crowd, Tech people, etc. It’s a wide variety and I find that very neat.

Edmundson hopes Socorro can attract businesses.

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The history is different, people that come from their Spanish origin and their families have been here for hundreds of years.

I also really enjoy the mountains around us. There’s a lot of things I like about Socorro.

What’s something you would like to see change in Socorro?

Well, I hope we can attract more business. I think we have some people working on that now with our Tourism Department.

The city did a great job with the rodeo and soccer complex.

I think our location is something that we can really take advantage of. There’s a lot of empty store fronts and I would like to see those fill.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive) who would it be?  

That’s a tough one, but you know it might be Napoleon Bonaparte. He’s got such an interesting background.

He wasn’t even really French; he was Corsican. The way he worked his way up through the system is really amazing.

He’s got some negatives, of course, but his impact in Europe is truly amazing. I would like to ask him what he would do different and his decision to go to Russia.

There’s a lot of people I would like to talk to, like Elvis or Nick Saban, but I think Napoleon is the choice.