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 a seasonal basis, KSFR's Tom Trowbridge checks-in with Kerry Jones at the National Weather Service to summarize the previous season—in this case, spring—and discuss the outlook for what’s ahead this summer. Jones is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Wake-Up Call show host Tom Trowbridge spoke with him Monday and asked him about spring 2018.

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Santa Fe puppet maker and performer Devon Ludlow believes puppet-making is an unexplored art in our culture. I recently spoke with KSFR’s Fashion and Art commentator Natasha Nargis about Ludlow’s art and passion.


UPDATE: SUSPECTS CAPTURED, On June 1, 2018 just after 7:00 p.m. New Mexico State Police agents and officers spotted the suspect vehicle in El Prado, NM.

As part of its year-long series, “Celebrating Israel at 70; A cultural perspective” Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe is offering a presentation titled, “Survival Against All Odds; The Conservation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Artifacts.” It takes place at eight-pm. The presenter is Michael Maggen, who is the head of the Paper and Parchment Conservation Laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Maggen.


KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge speaks with Susan Herrera, who’s challenging incumbent Democrat Debbie Rodella in the race to represent District 41 in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

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On Wednesday’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Christine Chandler, one of two Democrats seeking to replace State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard in House District 43 in next week's New Mexico primary elections.

In Washington Wednesday, Senator Tom Udall faced-off with top officials at the Indian Health Service on the proposed FY 2019 budget for the I-H-S.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has the story.

On Tuesday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with a former state lawmaker who’s committed to bridging the growing partisan divide in Santa Fe.

Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy Discussed On “Community Matters “ The third Monday of the month, Wake-Up Call is pleased to share Community Matters, the public affairs discussion hosted by the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call: Part One of a two-part conversation with Legendary Community Activist, Chico Brown.

The three Democratic candidates for Governor in New Mexico’s June primary spent much of the weekend debating one another.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has details:

The Espanola Valley Arts Center begins today! Earlier this month on KSFR's Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge spoke with April Jouse, Director of Operations at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, which helps put-on the event. 


On Friday’s Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge spoke with KSFR's fashion and art commentator Natasha Nargis and inquired about her recent visit to the City of Mud Gallery on Hickox Street:

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call Thursday, host Tom Trowbridge continued with his interviews of the three Democratic hopefuls vying for the party’s 2018 nomination for New Mexico Governor. Today, Tom speaks with First-District Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call Wednesday, host Tom Trowbridge continued with his interviews of the three Democratic hopefuls vying for the party’s 2018 nomination for New Mexico Governor. Today, Tom speaks with State Senator Joseph Cervantes.