Daniel J.

Daniel J. grew up playing stickball on the streets of New York when an old broom handle and a 10 cent rubber ball were all that was needed to keep a bunch of kids occupied for hours. His family life although by no means lavish was comfortable and happy with supportive parents who usually filled the house with music and the aroma of good Italian food . Frank Sinatra was revered and spoken of in God like tones by his Father and daily news of Frank’s latest concert or album was usually reserved for family conversation over meatballs and spaghetti.

With a street smart confidence and wide variety of interests Daniel J knew that although his love for baseball and music was very strong his abilities in both areas were quite limited. He embarked on a business career in International Banking when Banking was still considered an honorable trade. Traveling the world provided him with a knowledge of many cultures and a deeper appreciation for the freedom and liberties we take for granted at home. Rather than continue his career oversea he took a position in San Francisco and felt right at home with the cultural and lifestyle diversity there. He also decided that International Banking was no longer his passion and dove into a series of diverse careers that led him on many personal and professional adventures.

These experiences led him to New Mexico in the mid 1990’s and to KSFR in 2009. Now mostly retired and living in Santa Fe he enjoys his weekly music show and gets to mix the music of his formative years with the soundtrack of his life experiences as well as new artists and genres as they evolve. Public Radio has been a constant companion over the years and living in culturally rich cities like NY and San Francisco has exposed him to the best Public Radio has to offer. He enjoys being part of KSFR’s growth and development as part of the best of Public Radio.

In this week’s “The Sporting Life,” KSFR’s Dan DeFrancesco discusses the World Series and shares his experience of attending an NFL game in Denver this past weekend.

In today's edition of The Sporting Life, host Daniel DeFrancesco takes a look at the MLB Playoffs.

The arrival of autumn heralds the end of the MLB regular season. In this week's edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco looks ahead to the playoffs. 

In this week’s edition of The Sporting Life, Host Dan DeFrancesco looks back at the life and times of Yogi Berra.

In this week’s “The Sporting Life,” host Dan DeFrancesco discusses the propensity for hits to the head during National Football League games.

In this week’s edition of “The Sporting Life,”  Dan DeFrancesco turns his attention—for the first time ever—to professional tennis.

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco notes that labor day isn't just the unofficial end of summer and beginning of autumn. it also marks the start of pro football and the winding-down of Major League Baseball’s playoff races this year.

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco discusses David Denson, the first openly gay baseball player on an MLB-affiliated team.

In Today's "The Sporting Life," KSFR's Dan DeFrancesco discusses parades held by newly-crowned championship teams.