Michael Swickard, Ph.D.
Fresh Chile Company Writer
Fresh Chile Company Podcaster
I was born at Holloman Air Force Base outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico. My father was a career Air Force Photographer and taught me. I was a photographer in college and then moved to radio and then television production. I have mixed a love of media with a love of education, having taught at Albuquerque High School, Dona Ana Community College, and the NMSU College of Education. I have a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a focus on Distance Learning. From a lifelong enjoyment of Chile, I am happy writing and talking about Chile.
KRWG-TV - Feb 1972 – Initial Program and Production Director.
KOB-TV - Production and Production Engineering, 1973-1975
UNM Instructional Media Services – Television Network Director.
Publisher & Editor, The Lincoln County News, for three years.
Syndicated Talk Radio Host 2002 to 2014, News New Mexico. Four-time New Mexico Broadcasters Radio Talk Show of the Year.
Media Consultant, The Fresh Chile Company, Las Cruces, NM
The Fresh Chile Company
Hideaway Hills: A novel of New Mexico - Out of Print - April 2016
Since 1950 - Since 1950: Michael Swickard: Stories and Columns over the years 1980 to 2018 – Published September 13, 2018
The Chupadera Darkness – in production for March 2023
Current Articles in 2023
Loving New Mexico Chile Peppers
Hatch Green Chiles are HealthyHow to Fire-Roast Hatch Green Chiles