People

1)    How did you happen to join the KSFR family?

My involvement with KSFR began when I heard Ricardo Perez playing brazilian music during one of his programs. I called him, introduced my brazilian self, told him about all the music I...

Anthony ‘Ijah’ Umi grew up in southern New Mexico singing in gospel and soul groups as a child and throughout college. Ijah was a pianist for the ENMU jazz ensemble, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, played with AZA (reggae) for...

   Raised in a home with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Amad Jamal, and Milt Jackson cascading from the hi-fi; then older bro’s Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochrane, The Outsiders, Beach Boys, and Trashmen.  Loved it all: the sounds...

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...

It’s difficult to say exactly when my interest in animals and our treatment of them started, but it’s likely with a little West Virginia rescue dog I adopted named Scout – to be followed by Piper, Big Nick, Zia, Mango and Blaze.  In 2009 I...

I fell in love with jazz at the age of 13 or so when my brother-in-law
played a Dave Brubeck record for me.   I had been playing saxophone
and clarinet and I begged my teacher to teach me how to play jazz.

In college I had...

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...

          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...

Lauren Camp consistently and creatively uses art, voice, poetry and sound to move others. Since 2004, Lauren has been a producer and host for KSFR-FM, Santa Fe Public Radio. During that time she has anchored three shows: “The Colors of Jazz” ...

Laurie McGrath has been a Master Gardener for nearly 20 years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sociology and worked in marketing and public relations in San Francisco and as Director of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers...

Dr. Love is a native Santa Fean. She went to Tulane University and received her BS in Biochemistry Cum Laude, earned her Medical Degree also at Tulane, and began her Otolaryngology residency. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she...

Martha Burk is a political psychologist and women's issues expert who is co-founder of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, a research and policy analysis organization in Washington, D.C. She serves as the Money Editor for Ms....

Mary-Charlotte Domandi  is the award-winning producer and host of the Santa Fe Radio Café on KSFR 101.FM.  A graduate of Yale University and St. John’s College, she interviews people on topics ranging from literature and the...

Libra Rising (nice), Scorpio Moon(ouch), and Aquarius Sun(different)…That’s Merrylin LeBlanc!  She has been producing Moonwise on KSFR since the summer of 2000, after having broadcast the show on KVSF here in Santa...

How did you happen to join the KSFR family?

Through Acoustic Explorations

What was your broadcasting background prior to KSFR?

Musical performances

What is/was your “Day Job” prior to joining KSFR?

Los Alamos...

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