I’ve been the host of Tuesday Night at the Opera since early in 2004. My initial involvement with the station was the result of responding to an on-air search for someone with a bit of knowledge of classical music to occasionally fill in on KSFR’s then-running Afternoon Classics. Although I had absolutely no experience in radio—other than listening—I thought hosting a radio program would be both interesting and challenging. And I was correct! The patient folks at KSFR taught me the ins and outs of producing my own programs and eventually I was asked to host Tuesday Night at the Opera. The rest is (minor) history.
15 years ago my brother, Tom, was teaching a course in radio here at the SFCC and worked at the KSFR radio station. It was coming on to winter and he asked me if I could fill in for a couple DJ's who were taking a winters break. I've been a record collector since the late 50s and had a little experience sitting in with a friend on his show "Cracker Barrel" at a college station in St Louis.So before long I had 3 shows going that winter 15 years ago, blues,jazz,and a R&R show ,but I really liked the idea of a "Blue Monday" 7-9 ( no more late nights).I love being a part of KSFR and really enjoy producing shows that are a little different than the usual 'oldies shows'.
Marion's professional career is in environmental management. She spent the early years of her career working for State and Federal government agencies in several different environmental management and protection programs. In 1990 she opened her own environmental consulting company providing services to government agencies, private clients, and local communities throughout the country. Throughout her career, Marion has remained primarily interested in how individuals and local communities are impacted by environmental management decisions that directly affect their lives and quality of life.
David graduated from Westminster College in the UK in Electronic Engineering & Computer Design and gained an Executive MBA from UCLA. He spent 30+ years internationally in information systems-related technical, management and executive positions in major companies and ran his own IT consulting company in Pasadena, CA. David has 3 computer systems-oriented textbooks published and he is a licensed, instrument rated, single-engine private pilot. David served on the board of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations and was Director of their International Visitor program.
Joe currently lives in Albuquerque. He was a reporter for KBOO-FM Community Radio in Portland, Oregon and is currently working as a high school social studies and language arts teacher. Joe's interests include photography, writing, hiking, Oxford commas, good beer, and cycling. Joe dislikes cheap beer, poor grammar, clowns, and long walks on the beach.
Joe Day has been a reporter for 50 years - with newspapers in Milwaukee and Providence, on three television stations in Boston and New Mexico public television and now, happily, for KSFR News in Santa Fe. Here he reports on events and issues of general interest, and especially pursues stories about the lives and thoughts of so-called "ordinary," non-famous people, believing that no one of us is truly ordinary. He defines reporting as finding out about things and telling others about them, but he knows well that it rarely is that simple. He also has taught journalism at the University of New Mexico and the former College of Santa Fe. He and his wife, Nancy, a painter and print-maker, moved to Santa Fe 21 years ago, and have no plans to leave.
Charles was born in New Mexico and graduated from the Albuquerque Academy. He received his B.S. in Psychology from T.C.U. and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona Ca. Following post graduate training he practiced in a variety of settings including as the only doctor in a small town, as a full time