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.

From the Santa Fe National Forest: Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will lift the closure order and stage 2 fire restrictions on Monday, July 9 at 8:00 a.m. for the first time since entering full forest closure on June 1. The forest remained closed for public safety and forest health reasons until conditions improved to acceptable levels, according to forest leadership. “We noticed conditions starting to improve two weeks ago when moisture levels increased due to higher humidity,” said James Melonas, forest supervisor.

Santa Fe Community College offers English as a second language classes year-round. And, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently got to know a bit more about the program, including its coordinator and some of its recent students.

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Two Santa Fe bicycle advocates, Tim Rogers and Khal Spencer, visited KSFR’s studios Thursday to discuss with Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge the recently-released bicycle crash study compiled by the Santa Fe Police Department.

Santa Fe Rodeo

The Santa Fe Rodeo begins Wednesday at 5pm and on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call this morning, host Tom Trowbridge was joined by a group of cowboys to discuss. They included Jim Butler, President of the Santa Fe Rodeo, Rodeo Clown Luke Kraut and the world-renowned Charro, Tomas Garcilazo.

Under a new program spear-headed by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, chefs in the state have the chance to be a “chef ambassador.” KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Kristie Garcia, the public information officer at the NMDA.

On Today’s Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge speaks with officials and performers with the Santa Fe Rodeo, which gets underway Wednesday at 5pm.

The case of theft of New Mexico’s water by ranchers in Texas for years now being exposed by State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn.

A couple of weeks back, the Texas Tribune’s Jay Root published a story detailing a key difference in ownership of land in the two states contributes to the divergent water policies. But Root’s story’s bottom line is simple: millions of gallons of New Mexico’s water is being stolen, and it's also being sold back in New Mexico for fracking.KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Dunn on Monday: 

Wake-Up Call Host Tom Trowbridge discusses Thursday’s Dump The Pump Day with Transit Division Director of Administration and Grants Manager Keith Wilson and Lois Amador, the Division’s Administrative Supervisor for Communications.

It was earlier this month when the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association presented the 2018 Charles Driscoll Memorial Award to Charles—better known as Chuck—McCormack. McCormack specializes in research and writing for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Albuquerque. He took-on that role after six years as a Legal Aid lawyer. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke with the award-winning attorney.

This month on “Community Matters,” New Mexico’s ongoing and severe drought is the topic of discussion. Program host and Santa Fe Community Foundation CEO Bill Smith welcomes guests from the Santa Fe National Forest; the City of Santa Fe and the Forest Stewards Guild to discuss.

On Monday’s Wake Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge discussed issues including “Net Neutrality,” the recent U.S. – North Korea Summit meeting and New Mexico’s—and the nation’s—opioid crisis with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan from New Mexico’s Third Congressional District.

The new Emerging Media Alliance in Santa Fe pools resources and launches efforts to unify and amplify the world-changing work that is already happening in and around The City Different. Tom Trowbridge spoke with Corvas Brinkerhoff and Nicolle Wasserman of Meow Wolf about the emerging media arts and local events celebrating the genre.

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call this morning, host Tom Trowbridge discussed North Korea and several other international concerns with local activist, author and speaker, Valerie Plame. Plame is also a former covert CIA officer.

On Thursday's KSFR Wake-Up Call, Ellen Lockyer explores an effort at Santa Fe Community College to identify the types of training most desired by Santa Fe employers. Also, host Tom Trowbridge interviews author John Lawrence, who’s out with a book on the Congressional Class of 1974; KSFR correspondent Martha Burk has an interesting story related to the D-Day anniversary on June 6th; And KSFR’s John Shannon speaks with the author of a book on Taos abstract artist Agnes Martin.

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge has a round-up of election returns this day after New Mexico's 2018 Primary; also we feature Jack and Celestia Loeffler's "Watersheds as Commons." KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for June 6, 2018 Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge has a round-up of election returns this day after New Mexico's 2018 Primary; also we feature Jack and Celestia Loeffler's "Watersheds as Commons."