The town of Truth or Consequences, pop. 5,753, is situated in south-central New Mexico along the Rio Grande River. Did you know / did you care that until 1950 it was named Hot Springs (there were once about 40 hot springs in and around the town), and changed its name as the result of a radio program contest? “Truth or Consequences” was hosted by Ralph Edwards on NBC radio from 1940-1957, and Edwards said that he’d host a broadcast from any town that agreed to change its name to that of the show.
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