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.

Santa Fe Author & Consultant Rob Reider On Empowering Communities Santa Fe resident Rob Reider is the President of Reider Associates, a management and organizational consulting firm that he founded in 1976. Reider is a nationally recognized speaker, seminar leader, and management consultant. And he’s an author with a bigger picture in mind. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Reider this week about two of his books.

On Thursday’s Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge checked-in with KSFR Fashion and Art commentator, Natasha Nargis about this week’s art openings in Santa Fe.

Spanish Colonial Arts Society

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society is proud to announce the 67th Annual Traditional Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza on July 28-29, 2018. The Spanish Market features authentic artistic traditions which can be traced directly back over 400 years. On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call Wednesday, host Tom Trowbridge spoke with the curator of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Jana Gottshalk about this year’s market.


In Washington last week, New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver was invited to participate in a Voting Rights Roundtable with two U.S. Senate Committees. Toulouse Oliver’s comments came before the Indian Affairs & the Rules and Administration panel. KSFR’s TomTrowbridge spoke with her last week and began by asking about her input:

Today on America Speaks on KSFR, Tish Lampert interviews Maria Jose-Mendez of Honduras who discusses the history of violence across Central America.

On Monday’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver about her recent testimony before two Senate Committees in Washington. The topic? Improving Native American voting. Also today: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer tells us about the clean energy plan unveiled by New Mexico Gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham, plus “America Speaks” with Tish Lampert.


KSFR’s Fashion & Art Commentator Natasha Nargis speaks with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge about some of the happenings in the Baca Street Arts District, which has been dubbed the “SoHo of Santa Fe.”

S.F. Film Office

The Santa Fe Film Office notes that the Emmy nominations were announced last week and Santa Fe took in a haul with 38 nominations for Santa Fe-shot and Santa Fe-related productions. The Film Office’s Executive Director is Eric Witt, who speaks with KSFR Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge about the honors and the work of the film office, which is now two years old.

On today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe Film Office Executive Director Eric Witt. The Film Office has much to tout in its two years of operations. Also today, two Senate panels in Washington D.C. hear about issues regarding voting on Native American lands; and New Mexico’s prisons are running out of space for the growing number of inmates. All this, the Marketplace morning report and a local news update on today’s Wake-Up Call.

Community Matters is the monthly public affairs radio program produced for KSFR’s Wake-Up Call by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. July’s episode concerns immigration and the crisis at our southern border:

The 15th annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market had set a record for the annual event: some three-point-28 million dollars in sales.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge visited the Market and prepared this report. 

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This weekend on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, it’s the 15th annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. KSFR Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge Thursday morning spoke with Rupa Trivedi, a Market artisan and Keith Recker, the Market’s Creative Director.

KSFR has established a partnership with Searchlight New Mexico, the non-partisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative reporting and innovative data journalism. And over time, we’ll be speaking with Searchlight New Mexico’s journalists who invest substantial time clearing Inspection of Public Records Act, or IPRA hurdles in addition to the efforts involved with researching, interviewing and writing the stories they take on.

The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more!  It’s launched a program called “Vamonos” and KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with S.F. Conservation Trust Executive Director, Sarah Noss about the effort.  

On Monday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge visited with executives from the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit WOLA. WOLA is an advocacy group for human rights in the Americas that has done decades of research and advocacy work on Mexico and Central America, U.S. foreign policy, as well as migration and border politics. WOLA President Matt Clausen and Vice President Geoff Thale are in Santa Fe to address a private audience and drum-up support for the effort.