Ron Hale was born in Mexico and has lived in New Mexico for over 30 years.  Ron has been doing radio since the 1960s—first at WRSN in Swarthmore, PA, then at WGDR in Plainfield, VT, and then in New Mexico at KUNM in Albuquerque and KSFR in Santa Fe, where he is part of the Acoustic Explorations team of DJ’s.  Ron has been involved with folk, bluegrass, and traditional country music since high school and college, playing guitar and singing in a number of acoustic bands—currently with the Atomic Grass bluegrass band (with fellow KSFR DJ Phil Vergamini).  Ron has a strong interest in the history of traditional American country music and in how that history is reflected and expressed in contemporary culture and music.  In his other life, Ron has worked for many years as a consultant to non

With more than a decade of experience in the world of communication Tara joined the KSFR on-air family in June of 2009 with the launch of Indigenous Foundation. She has worked as a broadcaster, newspaper reporter, photographer and documentarian across the country. She currently is a part of the live national radio show Native America Calling. 

Each Saturday from 1-3 p.m. (Mountain Time) Tara helps to unleash Indigenous Music from all over Turtle Island and beyond. Her show, INDIGENOUS FOUNDATION is where the music is the foundation of any conversation. 

Here and Now

For one energetic hour each weekday, "Here and Now" combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food, and more.

BBC World Service on KSFR

Live news and features all night from the world's largest independent news gathering organization.

BBC The World Today

World news and despatches from the BBC World Service


That's what we believe Public Radio should be. Especially here in Santa Fe, "The City Different." KSFR demonstrates this commitment 24 hours a day, with programs that reflect the independent, thoughtful perspectives of our own community, as well as those of other critical thinkers around the world. You'll hear opinions that don't toe the line, from all corners of an issue.

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