Santa Fe, N.M. - The Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) honors important journalism through annual awards.

In May, APTRA announced its 2019 winning entries.   

(see:  http://discover.ap.org/contests/APTRA, then scroll down and click on 2019 APTRA Contest Winners to the final page, Radio Division II). It honored KSFR for two of its entries:

Best Daytime Newscast

First Place


Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham invited members of the New Mexico community to speak about racial inequality and injustice.

During Thursday's (June 4, 2020) event, the Governor announced that the state is forming a Council for Racial Justice.

The Council includes five community leaders who the governor said will be able to continue the conversation, and shed light on the ongoing racial problems.



ative Women Lead states:

To our Relatives:

Native Women Lead (NWL) stands in solidarity with our Black relatives. The sadness and pain of the unjust killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others before, has become too common for too long. Native Women Lead vehemently condemns racialized violence that terrorizes Black, Brown, Immigrant, Indigenous and Communities of Color everywhere.  


On REPORT FROM SANTA FE Lorene is joined by Lori Paras, the Director of the Santa Fe Raptor Center, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured owls, eagles, hawks, and other raptors.

The program also features “Vientosa,” a rescued barn owl, and details what steps you can take if you find an injured raptor yourself.


The Meteorologist-In-Charge at the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office, Kerry Jones spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge on Tuesday (06/02/20) about spring’s weather highlights in New Mexico and looks ahead to meteorological summer.


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with Democratic U-S Senate nominee Ben Ray Luján Tuesday afternoon about the just-concluded New Mexico

Democratic primary election. Rep. Luján was unopposed in the Democratic race to succeed the retiring Tom Udall.


Author Helio Fred Garcia speaks with KSFR's MK Mendoza about how incendiary language can condition an audience to accept, condone, and commit violence against a targeted group, rival, or critics. His latest book, Words on Fire is about the power of communication to do great harm, and how civic leaders and engaged citizens can hold leaders accountable to prevent such harm.


There are several candidates seeking to replace him in the District that includes much of the city of Santa Fe. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke to one of those candidates, former Santa Fe City Councilor and SFPS School Board member Carmichael Dominguez about his thoughts on the race and the issues.



After serving 18 years in the New Mexico House of Representative, Democrat Jim Trujillo is retiring. And there are several candidates seeking to replace him in the District that includes much of the city of Santa Fe.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke to Linda Michelle Serrato about her thoughts on the race and the issues.


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Third-District Congressional candidate Alexis Johnson.


This Week On Here & There

Monday June 8th - The day-by-day of the global price of oil looks a prize fight starring Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa… it’s hit! It’s cut, it’s staggered, it’s down! But not out, NO! Oil, like Rocky, is getting back on its feet. $40 a barrel oil, -- break-even or better for some American producers -- is in sight. But will it last? And what does this mean for state revenues for gas and oil dependent New Mexico? Oil economist Janie Chermak of UNM sorts it out

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