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Around Town
Fridays at 9:00AM CST

Around Town is a topics-based program centered around casual conversations, where we will hear from numerous guests that call the Lubbock area home.

Our host Nick Bergfeld guides the listeners on a freewheeling journey to discovery insights into places, events, topics, and issues West Texans want to know about.

Contact us for questions or comments.

Latest Episodes
  • Abner Euresti. Anchor/managing editor at KCBD.TVAbner shares stories of attending Texas Tech University. His memories as a TV reporter and eventually becoming the news anchor for Channel 11.
  • Abner Euresti. Anchor/managing editor at KCBD.TV.In the first of a 2 part series, Abner shares his story of growing up in Lubbock, working as a migrate farm worker to becoming Lubbock’s top tv anchor.
  • Our guest is artist, curator, and poet Danielle Demetria East.She shares her stories as a resident at the “Charles Adams Studio Project” as well as being the owner and operator of the “East Lubbock Art House” featuring art exhibitions and art classes.
  • Our guest is George McMahan - an avid motorcycle enthusiast and residential land developer.He shares his early life growing up in Smithville Tx and moving to Lubbock to go to Texas Tech.George was as the longtime owner of “Honda of Lubbock” and discusses his very successful residential land developments including Papalote South and a large area of the Milwaukee avenue development.George and his wife Linda have made many contributions to Lubbock and Texas Tech.
  • Our guest is Mindy Brashears Professor and Director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University and Former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety of United States.Dr. Brashears shares her story of being the former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety of United States during the pandemic. She also discusses her many contributions to food safety.
  • Our guest is Coach Todd Duncan LCU men’s basketball head coach.Coach Duncan shares his burning desire as a young boy to play college basketball.He discusses his journey to play for the Red Raiders, becoming the men’s basketball head coach at LCU and his coaching philosophies.
  • Steve Fritzler Vice President, Production at Leprino FoodsSteve discusses Leprino Foods plans of a new, state-of-the-art 850,000 square foot dairy manufacturing facility in Lubbock, Texas.The new Lubbock site represents an $870 million capital investment and is expected to employ approximately 600 full-time personnel when it is fully operational. The facility will produce mozzarella cheese and dairy ingredients.
  • Adam Pirtle - Staff Attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest TexasAdam discusses his experiences in social justice advocacy in Lubbock, and the challenges with resolving the legacy of industrial zoning in Northern and Eastern parts of the city.
  • Taysha Williams Managing Director of Texas Tech University’s iHub.Taysha discusses her journey to fostering business startups at Texas Tech University’s iHub at Research Park.She shares her natural pursuit of leadership opportunities, some iHub success stories and the values she wants to see her children embody.
  • Guest is Paul Hunton Texas Tech Public MediaPaul has been there 11 years, 7 of those years as the general manager.Paul shares the story of his journey to Lubbock. He discusses the growth of TTU Public Media and his thoughts on the future of Lubbock and Public Media!