How did you happen to join the KSFR family?
...I did not join I am being held against my will.
What was your broadcasting background prior to KSFR?
... The only prior experience I ever had...
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...
Jenna Marshall was KSFR's News Assistant from September 2016 to January 2017. She resigned her position to become Acting Manager of Communications at Santa Fe Institute. In her time at KSFR, she produced newsmaker interviews, including with U.S...
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...
Jewel does outreach for Southwest Care Center and Women's Health Services, which merged April 1, 2013. She is the legislative liaison for them. She is also the founder and executive director of Camp Corazones for kids affected by HIV/AIDS.
Jim Parker retired in 2014 after serving as director of the New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability for five years. GCD is an independent State agency which works to fully integrate New Mexicans with disabilities, of all ages, into...
Joe currently lives in Albuquerque. He was a reporter for KBOO-FM Community Radio in Portland, Oregon and is currently working as a high school social studies and language arts teacher. Joe's interests include photography, writing, hiking,...
John F. Andrews is a Carlsbad native and a member of the New Mexico Humanities Council. He has taught at several universities, among them Florida State and Georgetown, and he spent ten years (1974-84) as Director of Academic Programs at the...
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...
Kate Powell was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Franklin & Essex Counties in New York; Malakoff, Île-de-France; Bennington, Vermont; and, of course, Santa Fe. A recent graduate of Bennington College, where she studied...