The boys of summer are back and the Albuquerque Isotopes, New Mexico's professional baseball team, opens another season on Thursday, April 7. In honor of the new season, New Mexico In Focus will air an encore performance of "Making It," a special program bringing together diverse groups of passionate young players from across New Mexico with seasoned local pros and former MLB players for a candid discussion on baseball.

KNME's one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30a.m. on KNME, Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

. The "Making It" special also features a very special line-up of guest panelists for a roundtable discussion of the sport with host Gene Grant.

. Native American Naataanii baseball team, Gallup
. Rio Grande High School baseball team, Albuquerque
. Various Albuquerque Isotopes players

The Line Guest Panelists
. Gary Herron, sports editor, Rio Rancho Observer and amateur Dukes historian
. Terry McDermott, former Albuquerque Duke/Los Angeles Dodger
. Robert Portnoy, director of Broadcasting, Albuquerque Isotopes
. Scott Stiegler, on-air host, KKOB 770 Radio

. Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist

The producers of New Mexico in Focus are Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer.

Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Closed captioning of
New Mexico in Focus was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

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