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.

Farmington Senator William Sharer has been advocating a flat-tax approach for the past four legislative sessions and continued the effort this year. Tom Trowbridge reports:

At the Roundhouse, legislation to address recently-identified deficiencies with New Mexico’s guardianship system is moving forward. Tom Trowbridge has the story:

On Monday’s (February 5, 2018) KSFR Wake-Up Call, Heather Ferguson, Legislative Director with Common Cause New Mexico discusses with host Tom Trowbridge the group’s efforts both locally and nationally to regulate so-called “dark money” in politics.

Saturday at the Roundhouse, New Mexico educators rallied and shared their stories of difficulties in their profession with state lawmakers. Tom Trowbridge was there and has this report:

Tonight (February 5, 2018) at 7pm at the Santa Fe Indian School it’s the annual “Hoops 4 Hope Legislative Basketball Game.” It’s a benefit for the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Tom Trowbridge spoke with Amy Liotta at the UNMCCC about the fund-raiser.


New Mexico's top news stories for February 2, 2018.

Live on KSFR Wake-Up Call Thursday (Feb. 1, ’18), Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe Waldorf School Administrator Jeff Baker about the Waldorf educational experience: developmentally appropriate, experiential, and an academically rigorous approach to education.

Two Democratic New Mexico lawmakers are proposing the state take steps to protect internet consumers in light of a recent Federal Communications Commission on the concept of “net neutrality.”

Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:

New Mexico Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich speaks with Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge with his thoughts on the State of the Union.

On KSFR's Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe City Council from District One, Signe Lindell. Lindell is seeking another term on the Council in the City's March 6th Municipal elections.

According to a report released last week by the Washington-D-C-based TRIP—a national transportation organization—roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features carry a hefty price-tag: two-point-four billion dollars statewide.

Tom Trowbridge reports.  

On Monday’s (January 29, 2018) Wake-Up Call, Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexican reporter/columnist Steve Terrell about recent activity at the Roundhouse.

At the Roundhouse Thursday, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee considered a number of anti-crime bills introduced this legislation session, including one measure to enhance New Mexico’s current “three-strikes” law.

Tom Trowbridge has the story:

Friday morning’s top news stories from KSFR….“hear:”

New Mexico bicycle advocate Khal Spencer speaks with host Tom Trowbridge about Saturday’s rally at the Roundhouse by bicyclists and motorcyclists.