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.

On today’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks live with Democratic nominee for House District 46 Andrea Romero; Also on the program: you’ll hear about a proposed Santa Fe City Council resolution supporting a ‘MAID,’ or Medical Aid in Dying law in New Mexico; Friday’s burning of Old Man Gloom Zozobra, and we’ll have the marketplace morning report and a local news update.

Reducing Albuquerque’s high rate of crime was the focus of a day-long meeting in the Duke City Friday. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge reports:



On Monday's Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge talks about recent political developments with the Santa Fe New Mexican’s reporter and columnist, Steve Terrell:

Santa Fe County has been working toward a new County Administration Complex on the corner of Catron and Griffin street and a restoration of the current County Administration Building at 102 Grant Ave. On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call this morning, Tom Trowbridge discussed the project and the meeting with Deputy Santa Fe County Manager, Tony Flores:

ALBUQUERQUE – Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi made the following statement after the passing of Sen. John McCain. “John McCain was a hero, a leader, and above all, a man who dedicated his life to serving the country he loved. He always conducted himself with honor and was never afraid to speak his mind, which he often did with a biting sense of humor. He was a hero who gave everything he had to his country as a prisoner of war. Then he returned home to give even more. Every American, regardless of political party, can be proud to call McCain a fellow countryman.

Wednesday on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call, the Democratic write-in candidate for the New Mexico House District 46 race, Heather Nordquist discusses her fledgling candidacy with host Tom Trowbridge. Also, Ellen Lockyer reports on the settlement in a lawsuit over New Mexico’s non-REAL-ID ID; and we'll hear from author Gray Basnight about his new political thriller, Flight of the Fox.

Heather Nordquist

On Wednesday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call, scientist Heather Nordquist visited with Tom Trowbridge about her unconventional candidacy for New Mexico House District 46

Today on Community Matters from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, with changes coming to the celebrations surround the Fiestas de Santa Fe, the past, present and historical futures of the festivities will be the topic with guest Regis Pecos. Pecos is, among many other things, a former Governor of Cochiti Pueblo, and currently Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School.

Santa Fe will be the site Friday of the premier of the film 3100: Run & Become. This morning on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge spoke about the film with creator Sanjay Rawal along with Dustin Martin of the organization Wings of America. Wings of America, based in Santa Fe, has as its mission building healthy Native communities using youth running initiatives. (The first voice you’ll hear is Dustin Martin’s

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge discusses the Friday premier of the film: 3100: Run and Become with producer Sanjay Rawal and Dustin Martin of Wings of America; Also on the program: Local news and the Marketplace Morning Report. Then, Tom Trowbridge speaks with former Albuquerque Mayor Mary Chavez, who shares his reaction to news that Gary Johnson is challenging Senator Martin Heinrich as a Libertarian; KSFR correspondent Ellen Berkovitch describes her experience seeing Doctor Atomic, which plays for the final time at the Santa Fe Opera tonight.

On today’s Wake-Up Call, we’re delighted to be sharing Ellen Lockyer’s recent interview with musical legend Judy Collins. Collins will perform next month in northern New Mexico. Also on today’s program, KSFR’s John Shannon speaks with a Native American artist who’s chosen another venue than Indian Market to sell her works. Plus we’ll share the Marketplace Morning Report and have a local news update.


On Monday’s Wake-Up Call, we heard from one of Santa Fe’s two educators who were recently named winners of a top national award: Delara Sharma at Pinon Elementary.

Today it’s Sharyn Gray’s turn:

Santa Fe Police say gang activity has been on the upswing recently. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge sat-down last week with two of the Santa Fe Police Department’s leaders in combating gang activity and related crime and prepared this report:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

It was last month while school was out that the Santa Fe Public School District let us know that one of its teachers—and another teaching at a local charter school—have won perhaps the most prestigious teaching honor out there: the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Taking the honors: Piñon Elementary School fifth grade teacher Delara Sharma and Sharyn Gray, who teaches at Turquoise Trail charter school. We’ll hear from Gray tomorrow, and today it’s Delara Sharma’s turn…she spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge earlier this summer:

KSFR Correspondent Judy Goldberg explains to KSFR's Tom Trowbridge the efforts of the Refugee Bridge Project

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