Tom Trowbridge

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.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Fred Nathan—Founder and Executive Director of statewide think-tank, Think New Mexico, about its latest report—and legislative suggestions—on predatory lending in our state.

During their weekly chat about New Mexico politics, Andy Lyman of and KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge discuss the oddities of the Roundhouse being closed and under threat as the 2021 New Mexico Legislative session got underway.

In November 2020, the New Mexico Republican Senate caucus gathered to elect officers. Its members chose Navy veteran, small-businessman and attorney Greg Baca to its top leadership post.

Baca first came on the New Mexico political scene when he ousted former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez in 2016.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with the new Senate Minority Leader:

Santa Fe Community Foundation

Here is this month’s edition of “Community Matters,” the monthly program produced for KSFR by the Santa Fe Community Foundation:


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Santa Fe State Representative Brian Egolf, the Democratic House Speaker, about procedures and priorities for this year’s New Mexico Legislative session:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge chats New Mexico politics with Andy Lyman of with the “regular” odd-numbered year’s 60-Day session of the New Mexico Legislature about to get underway:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge discusses Wednesday’s U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment vote with New Mexico 3rd District Congressman Teresa Leger Fernandez:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge continues his discussion with members of the Santa Fe Bicycle and Trails Advisory Committee, which will soon undergo a name and mission change and become the Santa Fe Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  The Committee members you’ll hear are Khal Spencer, Bruce Finger and Sky Tallman. I asked them, that with the 2020 Legislative session around the corner, is there anything state lawmakers could do to improve the lot of bicyclists in New Mexico?… Khal Spencer answers first:

During his bi-weekly meeting with local reporters Monday, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber indicated a new approach towards what was known as “CHART” — the Culture, History, Arts, Reconciliation and Truth Committee.

The Mayor began the event commenting on last week’s U.S. Capitol insurrection:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge and reporter Andy Lyman discuss the past week in New Mexico politics, which included novice Congressional Representatives facing a U.S. Capitol insurrection:

Gray Basnight’s latest novel, “The Madness Of The Q” kicks off when an ancient biblical parchment is unearthed at an archeological dig in Israel, which sets off fanatical religious turmoil across the globe. It’s being described by critics as a roller-coaster page-turner with a theme ripped from the headlines—and ripped from theological history.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Basnight about the book.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with members of what is currently known as the Bicycle & Trails Advisory Committee, or BTAC.

And as you’ll find out when you listen, the panel will change it focus to bicycle transportation and pedestrian transportation soon.

Mondays on KSFR’s Wake Up Call and MidDay Newsbreak, KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge checks-in with reporter Andy Lyman of

Here’s the first edition of 2021:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Andy Lyman of & about the past week in New Mexico politics:

The third Monday of the month is when we at KSFR feature the program from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, “Community Matters.”

Now, here’s your host, Yolanda Cruz: