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 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.

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call today (February 27, 2018): Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia discusses with host Tom Trowbridge the idea of so-called “strong schools,” including the arming of school teachers. Also, Chimayo author Peter Malmgren discusses his new book, “Los Alamos Revisited-A Workers' History”... and Israeli ambassador Ido Aharoni recently visited Santa Fe—Tom Trowbridge has a conversation with him, too.

At an event last week at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas were joined by local organizations, office-holders and individuals highlight the existing funding gaps and need for resources on the ground to combat the opioid epidemic in New Mexico. Tom Trowbridge was there and has this report:

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall on what's the latest effort in Washington, DC to find a solution to the immigration debate.  With a DACA deadline now moot, according to the courts,  legislators in our nation's capitol will continue the debate when they resume session.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge filed this report on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call on Wednesday, February 21, 2018:

Today (February 21, 2018) host Tom Trowbridge speaks with the legislative sponsors of the failed House Joint Resolution One about its demise this legislative session and its future prospects. Also, KSFR’s John Shannon has the first of his two-part interview with Santa Fe artist Poteet Victory….and today Wake-Up Call Launches Jack and Celestia Loeffler’s “Watersheds as Commons" radio series

On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge chats with political observer and consultant Joe Monahan about the recently-concluded New Mexico Legislative session and pre-primary politics.

In Washington…..New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich last week questioned top intelligence officials during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. Here’s Heinrich’s exchange with the various intel heads, starting with the FBI’s Christopher Wray:

On Monday’s Wake-Up Call we launched a new issues-oriented monthly program, “Community Matters,” hosted by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The first episode focuses on Santa Fe’s housing crisis: