The New Mexico Motorsports Report Team
David Swope, who has been following racing including NASCAR, Indy Car and Formula One since the early 80’s, currently works for ESPN Radio Albuquerque 101.7 FM The TEAM (KQTM) and hosts a weekly motorsports show, the New Mexico Motorsports Report (NMMR).
Swope is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, with a degree in Economics. Swope owned a family-run business in Albuquerque for over 24 years and managed New Mexico’s only asphalt racetrack, Sandia Speedway, before making the move to ESPN Radio Albuquerque.
Swope is also a semi-retired local racecar driver. Swope captured a track championship with 5 wins in 8 starts at Sandia Speedway in 2005 driving a ’73 Super Beetle. Swope’s racing career started at 14 in Karts and has included many types of cars including a Formula Super Vee.
-From Grants, New Mexico
-Graduated from Grants High in 2012; tentative UNM Spring 2016 graduate
-Started TRE in August 2010
-Became recognized reporter by NASCAR in Jan. 2014
-Became first New Mexican to become part of National Motorsports Press Association in 2014
-Became first New Mexican to earn NASCAR Media Hard Card
-Hobbies include: playing music, golf, working out and Ingress
KQTM (101.7 FM, “The TEAM”) is a radio station serving the Albuquerque, N.M. area. It is owned by Team Broadcasting and its city of license is Rio Rancho, N.M. The station broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 3 kW. The broadcast signal reaches approximately 700,000 listeners or 50% of the population of the state.
The station started broadcasting as “The TEAM” on August 1, 2008 in the Sports Talk Format. Nielsen Ratings ranks KQTM #1 in sports programming.
The station is an ESPN Radio Affiliate, the exclusive Albuquerque affiliate for the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The TEAM also carries plenty of local programming including the New Mexico Motorsports Report (NMMR). It is the flagship station of Albuquerque Public Schools Athletics and broadcasts games for the University of New Mexico Baseball. Daily afternoon drive is anchored by The Locker Room with Bob Brown, which was named Best Sports Talk Show by the NMBA.