A native New Yorker, drummer and Straight Up leader John Trentacosta brought his collective big band and small group experience to New Mexico in 1992. After two decades as the rhythm force behind jazz notables Chuck Wayne, Jimmy Knepper, and the Al Porcino big band, John brought new energy to the New Mexico jazz scene.
He received his formal music education at New York University, and was an Assistant Arts Director for The Staten Island Chamber Music Players, from 1978 – 1992.
Host of Good Morning Jazz since April, 2000.
Host of The Forum since January 2008
Attorney, Federal Communications Commission 1973-2000.
Married to Julianne Bodnar
Two children Teddy Greenspan and Katie Applefeld
Four grandchildren, Nolan and Phoebe Greenspan - Charlie and Daisy Applefeld
Three step-children, Emily Cline, Michael Cline and Leslie Cline
Five step-grandchildren, Logan and Sophia Frease, Noah and Hannah
Cline and Benjamin Vitale.
Currently serves on the board of the Friends of Santa Fe Jazz.
Has served on the boards of The Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation,
the Santa Fe Symphony and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
Jeff Dowd joined KSFR in 1989 doing the Sunday morning show 10:00 to 2:00 back when KSFR was primarily a classical station.
He worked for 35 years as a mechanic on German cars.
Jeff took over “Postal Pros” a printing and mailing company in 2005.
He enjoys the positive input from listeners who say they like the variety and scope of the music he presents.
Jeff got interested in the Blues during the 1960 “British Invasion” when he learned that the majority of the Blues music was based on U.S. not U.K. artists.
Jeff lives south of Santa Fe near Lone Butte where he operates “All Ears Bassett Sanctuary”, a dog rescue and adoption service.
Spinifex has been spinning records since he could get his head and hands inside the Sylvania console stereo his parents had in their living room. Spinifex has also been a collector of many types of music, with his music understanding and collection growing exponentially over the years.
Since 2000 Spinifex has been the producer of the KSFR radio show the Twisted Groove airing Saturday eves 10pm to midnight.
Spinifex plays a groove-based exploration of the past, present and future of Funk, Soul, Afro Funk and Rare Groove propelling your music pleasures into futurity.
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.