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Our Team

Margie Kay | The Un-X Network
Margie Kay

Owner, CEO, and Marketing Director

Margie began her radio career at the age of seventeen at her high school radio show. She studied music, acting, and communications at UMKC, CMSU (now UCM), and UMC (now MU). Margie went on to pursue a career in music as a professional bass player and worked with a number of bands including Full House, Femme Fatale, and Kinesis playing jazz, rock, funk, and fusion.  She also played classical music in the Northland Symphony Orchestra.

Margie is a nationally-acclaimed remote viewer and has worked with law enforcement to solve over sixty-nine missing persons, homicide, and theft cases. She is a licensed private investigator in Missouri and has been a paranormal investigator for over forty years. She has worked on over twelve hundred cases involving ghosts, UFOs, Sasquatch, time anomalies, spook lights, and animal mutilations. She serves as the assistant state director for Missouri MUFON and as director of the OZ Inter-dimensional Communication Institute.


Margie is the author of fifteen books on the paranormal and remote viewing, as well as the hearth industry. From 2003 to 2007, Margie hosted Quest Radio Show on KCXL 1140AM in Kansas City, and in 2012 started the Un-X News Radio Show on KGRA. She left broadcasting in 2017 and returned in May of 2021 after semi-retiring from the chimney industry to concentrate on her Un-X News Podcast and the Un-X Network. Margie is the editor-in-chief of Un-X Magazine and the author of over two hundred and fifty articles for magazines, blogs, and newsletters. She began the Un-X Network on October 1, 2021.

Gene Padgitt | The Un-X Network
Gene Padgitt


Gene is the mastermind behind the restoration of our 1910 building where one of the Un-X Studios and our corporate office is located in Independence, Missouri. Gene is responsible for restoring the building and completely remodeling it inside and out. He kept the historic nature of the struture using the original trim work, and adding a set of historic french doors. Gene is one of "those guys" who can do just about anything, but don't tell anyone!

Race Hobbs | The Un-X Network
Race Hobbs

Programming Director

Race was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and raised there most of his life. The Fort Smith River Valley is a friendly, cozy place nestled in the Arkansas River Valley, with plains to the west and prairies to the east, and national forests to the north and south with some of the best hunting and fishing in the world right here in what Arkansan’s call “The Natural State"! This is the hometown Race was raised in. Keen on hunting and fishing, Race has a deeply rooted love for his environment – a love for the wildlife and the land of his home, respect for his ancestors and the trials they had to overcome to make this a place they could call home.

Family, history, and the natural world have shaped everything about Race throughout his entire life.

He graduated from Fort Smith Northside Sr. High in 1987 with a major in history. Race enjoyed his civil service work for the US Navy at NAS-Dallas as a GS-4 in Fitness/Recreational Services. Race also worked as an FM Broadcaster for thirteen years at three radio stations in three different markets. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA., Dallas, TX., Albuquerque, NM., and Little Rock, AR. Race is the founder of KGRAdb Radio, the Global Radio Alliance, and served as executive director and head of programming for KGRAdb for over ten years. Currently, Race is working for his long-time friend, Margie Kay, here on the the X... explaining the uneXplained.

Race brings his years of terrestrial radio experience to the digital broadcasting revolution. Race is one of the first personalities to start live remotes from UFO/paranormal events around the country, making appearances to meet listeners and broadcast live radio. You will not find a man more passionate about radio and the subjects the X KUNXdb covers. With more than a decade programming talk radio, hosting his own shows, and thousands of hours in the producer’s seat, there’s probably not anyone more knowledgeable about the research community and where it might all be heading.

Race has researched and investigated the UFO phenomenon for over thirty years. In 1990, he was a witness to something very unusual over south Fort Smith. He wasn't sure what it was, but it was something that he had never seen before and spawned his curiosity into the UFO subject. He started The Fort Smith Arial Phenomenon Research Group in 1992, and began officially investigating sightings in the River Valley area. Race is one of thousands, perhaps millions, of people that have a true interest in the search for the truth regarding the UFO phenomenon and things unexplained. “I continue to look forward to the day we all know the truth about what has clearly been invading the air space, over our cities and towns, our military installations, and country sides with absolute impunity. One thing is for certain, UFOs have been here, UFOs are here, and everyday citizens from every walk of life are seeing them.”

Today, his passions include family, researching the UFO phenomenon, being in nature, sky watching, and working his faith in God through fellowship in the Catholic church. Race resides in the beautiful Fort Smith River Valley with his lovely wife Robin "Bird", three children and six grandchildren!

Maria McKenzie, Associate Editor
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Maria C. McKenzie

Accounting, Web Coordinator

Maria is the founder of Nocturna Media and an associate editor for Un-X News. She is also a past Vivian Awards judge for the Romance Writers of America (RWA). She studied quantum mechanics and history at the University of Southern New Hampshire and graduated with honors from Kaplan University, Davenport, Iowa, where she studied crime analysis, ethics, and forensic psychology. She is currently studying general psychology and paleography. She is a lifetime member of the exclusive National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is a member of the United Nations Association of the USA, the NAACP, and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Maureen Richmond, PhD

Advertising Sales Representative
Maureen Richmond is a MUFON Field Investigator as well as a professional astrologer and lifelong student of parapsychology. She has combined her interests in UFOs, the paranormal, and astrological influence to produce a new look at the hidden factors at play during UFO  encounters and other paranormal experiences.


With astrological charts cast for UFO sightings, moments of contact, near death experiences, spirit journeys, out-of-body experiences, poltergeist phenomena, hauntings, and cryptid sightings, Richmond brings to consideration the workings of the astrological archetypes as formative forces operating in the background of human experience. Her research results suggest that moments in time defined by astrological arrangements often function as portals in consciousness leading to dimensions other than the conventional.

Maureen has been active in metaphysics and spirituality since the 1970s. She has studied research design in both the academic and applied contexts, with a particular interest in the work of parapsychological pioneer, J.B. Rhine and his legacy. She has lectured for the American Federation of Astrologers, Riverside Astrologers of Memphis, Aquarian Astrologers of Kansas City, the National Council of Geocosmic Research, the Rhine Research Center of Durham, NC, Meditation Mount of Ojai, CA, the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose and Cross, the Quapaw Quarter Association of Little Rock, AR, and the American Academy of Religion on esoteric and astrological topics.

Maureen’s Ph.D. is from Arkansas State University in Heritage Studies, a multidisciplinary field covering history, historic preservation, museum studies, and folklore. She is the author of two astrologically-themed novels, Cathedral of Capricorn and The Scholars of Sagittarius, as well as a nonfiction study of Paganism, and numerous astrological essays on the psychospiritual influence of fixed stars like Sirius. Reports on her work correlating UFO encounters with astrological factors can be found at her website, The Astrology of World Events at

Violet Wisdom
Executive Assistant, Social Media Coordinator, editor. 

Violet has been working for Margie for four years, but they've been friends for much longer. Violet manages the blog, social media accounts, and edits articles and books for Un-X Media. 

Cristina Gomez
Video Graphics Artist

Cristina has her own syndicated show, which we air on the Un-X Network, and she is a skilled graphic artist. She has made several designs for us for video.

Christian Vedder
Voice Talent and Video

Christian has been in professional broadcasting in Kansas City for ten years. Prior to that he served as a photojournalist for the Navy. He does voice work for us and will be doing video for Un-X Media documentaries soon. 

Scotty Roberts

Scotty has a professional graphic arts business and has made some amazing graphics for the Un-X Network including our very cool logo!

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