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.

In Washington last week, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the devastating impacts that climate change is having on New Mexico and the Southwest, while urging immediate and concrete action to mitigate the effects of climate change. As KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge reports, Udall, a Democrat, shared that New Mexico is in the bullseye of the negative consequences of climate change.

Each third Monday of the Month, KSFR presents “Community Matters,” a public affairs program produced for KSFR by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Here’s this month’s episode:

On today’s Wake-Up Call: N.M. Senator Tom Udall calls for action on change. Also, the Santa Fe Community Foundation hosts their program, “Community Matters,” focusing today on the impacts of the new tax reform law will have on charitable giving; and on “This Week In Water” Jamie Sulder and Franie Halperin report if you’re drinking bottled water, you’re also drinking plastics.


KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge reports on recent testimony before Congress by New Mexico’s U.S. Attorney regarding the severity of opioid crisis across Indian Country.

Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge sat down with former two-term Santa Fe County Commissioner candidate Mike Anaya and has this report:

On today’s (March 16, 2018) KSFR Wake-Up Call: News from Washington on the severity of the opioid crisis in Indian Country. Also, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with former Santa Fe County Commissioner Mike Anaya, who’s running again, this time as an independent. Poet James McGrath shares his story with KSFR’s John Shannon and David D’Arcy reviews the documentary Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable.

From today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Santa Fe School Board member Kate Noble, one of five candidates for Santa Fe Mayor in last week’s municipal elections, shares her thoughts on the campaign past….and her political future….with host Tom Trowbridge.

On today’s program: Kate Noble discusses her campaign for Santa Fe Mayor and Albuquerque National Weather Service Meteorologist Kerry Jones fills-us in on a very dry New Mexico winter and his outlook for the spring.


Late last week in Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court Judge David Thomson approved a class action settlement agreement between workers and workers’ rights organizations and the Department of Workforce Solutions. The settlement concerns enforcement of New Mexico’s strong wage-theft laws. And it ensures the state agency will carry out its duty to enforce laws and hold employers accountable when they violate them. Marcela Diaz is the Executive Director of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, a New Mexico immigrant advocacy organization.

City Councilor Peter Ives dropped by the KSFR studios on Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call to discuss his outlook on the recently-concluded Santa Fe Mayoral race that he ran in and current matters before the city.

On today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call, we’ll hear from Santa Fe’s new Mayor and also from City Councilor Peter Ives, who had sought the job. Ives shares his thoughts on the campaign and the new Santa Fe administration. Also today, KSFR correspondent Nick Davidson accompanies the “Women on Wheels for Wild Lands” for a stretch in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness as they ride for a cause.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with three members of the Santa Fe Gateway Alliance, which formed in opposition to a planned truck stop south of town. Patty Montes-Burks, Judy Reinhartz and Tom Hill were on hand to discuss their efforts, and an important Santa Fe Planning Commission meeting later this week. https://goo.gl/dd4zJe

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: