Tom Trowbridge

News Director

Tom, a native of Brooklyn, New York, came to New Mexico in the early 1980s from Oregon, where he learned the craft of radio news at KPNW-AM/FM in Eugene while studying for his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His radio career included stops in Oregon, Delaware and Texas before he returned to New Mexico for good in 1990. Tom obtained a master’s degree in public administration from UNM and worked for many years at KUNM in Albuquerque as a free-lance reporter and Morning Edition host.  His work has been featured on National Public Radio, the Voice of America, Latino USA as well as the CBS and ABC radio networks. Tom, who’s thrilled to be working for KSFR, enjoys spending time with his two kids as well as playing tennis and bicycling.

On today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Tom Trowbridge discusses recent political developments with Santa Fe New Mexican reporter/columnist Steve Terrell and also speaks with New Mexico Democratic Party Chair Richard Ellenberg about Saturday’s pre-primary convention in Albuquerque. https://goo.gl/jAnwR1

Today (March 12th, 2018) on KSFR's Wake-Up Call:

Host Tom Trowbridge discusses recent developments in New Mexico’s primary election campaigns with New Mexican reporter/columnist Steve Terrell and with N.M. Demo Party Chair Richard Ellenberg; Also, members of the Santa Fe Gateway Alliance visit Wake-Up Call, describing their efforts against a proposed truck stop south of Santa Fe

NAMI Santa Fe is a volunteer-based nonprofit corporation consisting of families, friends, and people with mental illness. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge reports:

On today’s Wake-Up Call: Santa Fe election results, the Marketplace morning report and Jack and Celestia Loeffler’s “Watersheds as Commons,” episode three.

Today is Municipal Election Day 2018 across New Mexico, including in Santa Fe, where ranked-choice voting makes its long-awaited debut.

KSFR’s Wake-Up Call has paid special attention over the past six months or so to the future of libraries. Today we discuss a new project involving a partnership with the New Mexico State Library, the Creative Startups business accelerator and Santa Fe Community College’s Fab Lab.

Today (Tuesday, March 6th) on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: A final run-down of the mayoral and city council hopefuls as Santa Fe voters decide on a new mayor as well as at least two new city councilors. Also on the program, an update on KSFR’s discussion of the future of libraries with a high-tech and creative approach being launched; KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports that recent actions by federal immigration agents that have local immigrants and business on edge.

“Gun violence prevention” rather than “gun control” is the term of choice for New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence co-founder Miranda Viscoli.  Viscoli discussed gun violence prevention issue at both the state and federal levels along with independent gun control advocate and sportsman, Khal Spencer on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call with Tom Trowbridge on Monday.  

On today’s show, host Tom Trowbridge discusses gun violence prevention efforts here in New Mexico in the wake of the most recent mass school shooting. Also on the program: Thursday is International Women’s Day and KSFR Correspondent Martha Burk has details. We’ll have the Marketplace morning report and could Los Angele become water self-sufficient? We’ll have a report on that.

Governor Susana Martinez on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have expanded dog and cat sterilizations by collecting a new fee from pet food manufacturers.

One of the bill’s sponsors was Santa Fe Representative Carl Trujillo. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Trujillo after the Governor announced the veto.

Tomorrow at the New Mexico History Museum, officials will unveil a historic recording of New Mexico’s state song, O, Fair New Mexico, sung by its author, Elizabeth Garrett. Tom Trowbridge discusses the recording and the exhibit with Santa Fe resident James Keller, who is the New York Philharmonic’s Program Annotator as well as the program annotator of the San Francisco Symphony.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s veto-pen ink has begun flowing. The Republican Governor on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have provided raises for statewide elected officials after this year’s elections. Tom Trowbridge spoke with the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Senator John Arthur Smith of Deming.

On Thursday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with a prominent state senator about a vetoed bill he sponsored that would have given raises to future elected officials in New Mexico; Also, Think New Mexico’s Fred Nathan discusses the 2018 Legislative session. And the New Mexico History Museum opens a new exhibit tomorrow for the enchanted ear.

Today (February 27, 2018) on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call, Peter Malmgren, a 40-year resident of Chimayó, discusses his new book, "Los Alamos Revisited: A Workers' History" with host Tom Trowbridge:

On Tuesday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call, Santa Fe Schools’ Superintendent Veronica Garcia discussed with host Tom Trowbridge President Donald Trump’s recent call for arming school teachers among other issues.