John Shannon


John Shannon is a writer and retired US Army officer with over twenty-six years in the military. He served two tours in Afghanistan—the first in 2005 with 3rd Group Special Forces and again in 2008 with the New York Army National Guard. He is a graduate of Cornell University and he now lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). 

    His published work includes: “The Jump” in The BookPress, May 1998, Ithaca, NY; “Red Flowers” in The War Writer's Campaign, February 2014 and again in their print anthology ‘The VOW Anthology: Voices of War 2014,’ March 2015; “The Dirge” in Digital Americana Magazine, Winter 2014; “Convoy Operations” Scintilla Press, July 2014; “Brought Low” in the horror anthology, ‘High Strange Horror: Weird Tales of Paranoia and the Damned’ by Muzzleland Press, April 2015; and “The Road of My Desire or How The Way Forward Never Is” Wild Age Press, December 2015. 

John Shannon

The Native American Veterans Exhibit at Angel Fire's Vietnam Veterans Memorial officially opened on Saturday August 4th.  KSFR's John Shannon was there for the opening ceremony. 

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon Spoke with Santa Fe Musician Peter Williams - whose show "Music in the Madness" plays on KSFR Thursday nights from 10 till 1. Peter tells John About working with the Funk band Cameo and about new music his own Band "The Sticky" has just produced.

On Monday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver shares with reporter Ellen Lockyer some timely New Mexico Primary election info. Also, KSFR fashion and art commentator Natahsa Nargis discusses the upcoming SFCC student fashion show. And, Tish Lampert will be on board with America Speaks speaking today with documentarian Robert Richter, who’s been covering vital issues for more than a half-century.

Mondays on Wake-Up Call, we air the series “America Speaks” with Tish Lampert. In today’s episode, Tish has the second part of her conversation with author Dennis McDougall.

KSFR independent producer Harlan McKosato’s illuminating three-part series on Native American Homelessness is particularly timely with the recent news of the murder of a homeless Navajo man in Albuquerque, allegedly at the hands of two teens, for quote, “just for fun.” Here now is episode three:

You can fix or learn about fixing broken goods Saturday at Make Santa Fe, located at 2879 All Trades Rd. Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Neal Denton, Santa Fe County’s Sustainability Specialist about the upcoming event.

On Monday’s KSFR’s Wake-Up Call offers “America Speaks,” a new radio series produced by Tish Lampert. Here’s Tish’s latest:

On today’s Wake-Up Call: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on New Mexico’s wind-energy potential; and Jack and Celestia Loeffler offer episode eight of “Watersheds As Commons.”

In-Studio: Santa Fe County Candidate for Sheriff, Leonard Romero On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge continues his series of interviews with the candidates for Santa Fe County Sheriff with a conversation with Leonard Romero.

On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe County candidate for Sheriff, Leonard Romero. Also on the program: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on food-stamp cuts in the federal farm bill and Senator Martin Heinrich discusses the “Tribal Connect Act.”

“Community Matters” is the monthly public affairs program produced by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. For April’s episode, SFCF’s CEO Bill Smith talks with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.

Each Monday, KSFR’s Wake-Up Call is pleased to air “America Speaks,” produced by Tish Lampert. Here’s this week’s episode:

Today on Wake-Up Call: Listen to April’s “Community Matters.” This month on the program produced by the Santa Fe Community Foundation: Mayor Alan Webber discusses Housing; Also today, we have “America Speaks” with Tish Lampert; the Marketplace Morning Report and KSFR Local News.

KSFR’s Spring Fund Drive is in full-swing, and today on Wake-Up Call, writer/author/musician Jack Loeffler, the producer of radio series’ including “Watersheds As Commons” and “The Lore of The Land” discusses his numerous works while making listeners a great incentive to donate to KSFR. Also with host Tom Trowbridge this morning, Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation President Peter Smith. Peter is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and he also has a great offer.

It’s the KSFR Spring Fund Drive, and Wake-Up Call hosts Tom Trowbridge and Ellen Lockyer along with KSFR General Manager Tazbah McCullah discuss the importance of KSFR, Santa Fe Community Radio. We also have part one of Nick Davidson’s feature on “Women on Wheels For Wild Lands” (part two played during the noon hour).