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.

Wednesday on Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe School Board President Steven Carrillo about current issues in our local schools. Also on the program: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports Santa Fe City Councilors will consider a contract with a private firm to eradicate gophers, which have been compromising city park fields; and Tom Trowbridge speaks with Home Instead’s local representative Ken Hendricks about post-retirement options, including second careers.


On America Speaks, host Tish Lampert speaks with the most respected abortion rights authority and the person who runs the last abortion clinic in Houston and most of Texas, Kathy Klinefield.

On today’s Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge speaks with the political director of the National Abortion Rights Action League who campaigned in New Mexico last week with House Speaker Brian Egolf. Also on the program today, a timely America Speaks with Tish Lampert; local news and the Marketplace Morning Report among other audio treasures.

Christine Chandler

Monday, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge shared his interview with Republican Lisa Shin, who is seeking the open House District 43 seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Today it’s Democrat Christine Chandler’s turn. The Los Alamos County Councilor says she’s running for the post to work on solving the problems facing New Mexico while supporting its citizens in improving access to and quality of public education and health care.

Santa Fe New Mexican

On KSFR's Wake-Up Call Monday, host Tom Trowbridge discussed recent political news with the Santa Fe New Mexican's reporter and columnist Steve Terrell.

The third Monday of the month is when KSFR's Wake-Up Call offers "Community Matters" from the Santa Fe Community Foundation. This month the program's focus concerns New Mexico's high rate of child abuse and neglect.


Today, KSFR News begins interviews today with the two candidates seeking to replace District 43 State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard come the November sixth general election. Garcia Richard, a Democrat, is the party’s nominee for State Land Commissioner.

Lisa Shin is the Republican candidate; tomorrow we’ll hear from Democrat Christine Chandler.


Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge speaks with author Liz Rose, who is out with a new book highlighting her journey as a Parkinson’s disease caregiver for her husband David.


On Monday, KSFR News shared Tom Trowbridge’s recent interview with New Mexico State Auditor, Republican Wayne Johnson. Today, Tom shifts the focus to Brian Colón, the Democratic Nominee for State Auditor:


Today and tomorrow, KSFR News is airing interviews with the two candidates for New Mexico State Auditor: Democrat Brian Colon and Republican Wayne Johnson. Today’s it’s Johnson’s turn. He spoke recently spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge.

Tomorrow (9/11) on KSFR's Wake-Up Call and the Mid-Day Newsbreak, Trowbridge interviews Democratic nominee for New Mexico State Auditor, Brian Colon.


With the change is season from meteorological summer to autumn, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge asked Meteorologist Andy Church at the Albuquerque Office of the National Weather Service for an overview. Church told Trowbridge on Wednesday that summer-time temperatures were above-average statewide.

The Majesty of Music and Math makes its premiere on New Mexico PBS stations. The program, Franz Joachim, the CEO and General Manager of New Mexico PBS tells KSFR's Tom Trowbridge, involves quite a partnership.

Opportunities for collaboration and community engagement in defining the future of news media in New Mexico will be explored during an upcoming discussion led by Creative Santa Fe as part of the non-profits’ “disruptive futures” dialogue. The conversation is titled, “The Rebirth of Local News.” It’s taking place next Thursday, September 13th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the International Folk Art Market Headquarters. Tom Trowbridge discussed the dialogue with Creative Santa Fe’s Executive Director, Cyndi Conn.

The Santa Fe Police Department has provided the following information regarding the annual burning of Zozobra at Fort Marcy Park on Friday, August 31, 2018:


• MURALES ROAD • Closes at 6 AM from the east of fire station to the tennis courts

• Closes at 4 PM from Bishop's Lodge Road to the tennis courts

• Closes completely at 5 PM from Bishop's Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway

• BISHOP'S LODGE ROAD • Closes at 4 PM

Albuquerque Journal

Democratic nominee in New Mexico House District 46 Andrea Romero has no GOP opposition in the November general election, but she does have a write-in opponent, Democrat Heather Nordquist (See Wake-Up Call on August 22, 2018). Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge questions Romero about her campaign.