Welcome to Area 62

Area 62 Podcast Seeks Desert Personalities to Join Podcast as Guests

Are you a desert author, musician, documentarian, historian, artist, activist or a creative creator who can’t be pinned down? Are you a skinwalker with a persecution complex? A chupacabra trainer? A misunderstood shape-shifting reptilian? A prospector who actually found Pegleg Smith’s lost gold?

If so, we want to hear from you if you’d like to talk story with our hosts on Area 62.

While Area 62 is based here in Joshua Tree, beaming from our headquarters at Copper Mountain College, home of the Fighting Cacti, we welcome guests from across the California deserts (both Mojave and Colorado, and even a bit o’ Great Basin), and beyond.

Area 62 Podcast Seeks Desert Music to Feature

Area 62 is all about the desert and featuring the creative spirit of the desert.  The podcast is seeking original music from desert songwriteers and performers that can be featured on the show.  


Area 62: Episode 1

EPISODE 1: Welcome to Area 62 and The Cacti Chronicles Crew

Learn what is planned for Area 62, and meet the students who are editorial contributors to CMC’s newspaper, the Cacti Chronicles.

You’ll meet Jeremy “JROD” Quinones-Licea, student reporter and host of the weekly News from the Mountain radio show on KCDZ-FM, Z-107.7; Cacti Chronicles cartoonist, Ethan Ocampo; and, Cacti Chronicles student reporter (and VP of ASCMC), Nayeli Tzitlali Liera.  Hear there stories and get to know the Cacti Chronicles Crew!