Ali Lightfoot

Program Director

Ali Lightfoot began her career in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects. She has worked in a more creative capacity as well: acting, directing and writing for TV, film and radio.

Ali became KVNF's program director in 2009.  She produces and develops programming for KVNF as well as training and scheduling more than 70 volunteer DJs.   Ali produces radio documentaries and directs the youth reporting project "Pass the Mic," where young reporters (ages 8-12) create film and radio documentaries about their community.  

Email: ali (at) kvnf.org

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MUSIC
3:22 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Ky Burt & Melanie Jean

Paonia musicians Ky Burt and Melanie Jean play some music and discuss plans for a crowd funded tour where they hope to perform free concerts for organizations around the country that build community.

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MUSIC
2:44 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn

Paonia musician Mike Gwinn talks about the connections between blues and jazz and plays songs where they intersect.

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HEALTH
11:37 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Local Motion: Drug Free Delta County

Ali Lightfoot talks about meth addiction and treatment with Pam Bliss, volunteer coordinator and sober events planner for Drug Free Delta County, and to Misty, a recovering meth addict who is soon to be a graduate of the program. 

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COMMUNITY
5:14 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Delta County Commissioner's Report: Doug Atchely

In the April 2015 edition Ali Lightfoot speaks with district 1 commissioner Doug Atchley about new efforts to provide broadband, the local economy and a surge in robberies in Delta county.

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MUSIC
1:19 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

KVNF Field Sessions: Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy gets ready for his performance for KVNF Field Sessions
Credit Lea Petmezas

One of the pre-eminent practitioners of 'live-looping', Zach Deputy’s one-man show weaves a tapestry of instrumentation and voices in an ever-evolving, improvised arrangement that is ultimately based on a composition but allowed to breathe with the audience.

Zach Deputy’s show transforms clubs and open fields alike into sweaty dance parties for fans of R&B, soul, jam, Caribbean music and electronica.

Zach performed at Avalanche Dairy outside Paonia, Colorado for an adoring audience of goats.

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LOCAL MOTION
11:10 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Local Motion: Judy and Claudia

 Judy Livingston and Claudia King are best friends with deep roots in the North Fork Valley. They've lived in Paonia their whole lives and met in school over 70 years ago. As part of the Local Motion episode on community roots, Ali Lightfoot spoke to them about their lifelong friendship and how Paonia has changed over the years.

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LOCAL MOTION
10:54 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Local Motion: Carla and Floy

Carla and Floy met during apple pickin' season in the 1970's. They were both working at the same orchard and became good friends.   After that, they partnered up to run Wildwood Ranch on Stucker Mesa outside of Paonia.  As Carla says 'anyone who ever raised a chicken around here knows who they are'.  As part of the community roots episode of Local Motion, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot talked to Carla and Floy about their lasting friendship and life on the ranch. 

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MUSIC
10:53 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Talkin Music: History of Rocksteady

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Betty Palik,  a producer for the documentary film "Rocksteady – The Roots of Reggae."   This documentary tells the story of the Rocksteady era which was from 1966 to 1969 in Jamaica  and considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music.  A blend of ska, soul and R&B, Rocksteady developed the rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae.

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KVNF
3:20 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Take the 2015 KVNF Listener Survey

Every couple of years, KVNF likes to take a survey of its listening community, to better understand the needs and interests of our listeners. When we know what you want to hear, we can serve you so much better.

By taking part in this survey, you are ensuring that your voice is heard in this process. It should only take a few minutes of your time and will help us deliver the best news and music programming for years to come.

Thanks again for helping make KVNF listener powered!

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

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MUSIC
4:14 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Talkin Music: Justin Walden

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician and producer Justin Walden (AKA Scarecrow Adams). 

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ENTERTAINMENT
3:53 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Wildcard: "Paradise" A play by Elizabeth Aley

Credit Laura Palmisano

Marty Durlin, Matthew Harris, Ali Lightfoot and Don Foster perform the radio play "Paradise" by Paonia writer, Elizabeth Aley.  The performance is  followed by an interview with the playwright.

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MUSIC
11:52 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Talkin Music: Brodie Kinder and The Killer Bees

Paonia musician Brodie Kinder plays some tunes off his new EP "222" with his band The Killer Bees.

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COMMUNITY
8:18 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Local Motion: V-Day

The Blue Sage in Paonia presented a new play by Eve Ensler in February called “A Memory, A Rant, A Monologue and A Prayer” –   a collection of short stories and poems about women and men who struggle with violence.   The directors of the play, Amber McDaniel and Sunshine Knight talk about the issues explored in the play.

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MUSIC
3:34 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy, Paonia, February 2015
Credit Lea Petmezas

Looper and multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot about his hard-to-classify sound,  his early experiences as a musician and how he started looping. 

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COMMUNITY
8:47 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Delta County Commissioner's Report: Doug Atchely

Credit www.deltacounty.com

Ali Lightfoot speaks with District 1 Commissioner Doug Atchley. 

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MUSIC
8:36 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Talkin Music: Triptihkal

The Montrose band Triptihkal plays some music at the KVNF studios before their show at Louie's in Paonia.

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MUSIC
10:15 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Talkin Music: Gustavo Brett

Musician Gustavo Brett plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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NEWS
4:10 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Local Motion: Education Issues

Three public meetings to discuss the future of the Delta County School District were held in December.  Hear what community members had to say about budget cuts, standardized testing, academic standards and  charter schools in their district.   Ali Lightfoot spoke to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about these issues as well as a student privacy law and proposed legislation to increase awareness and resources for dyslexic students.

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MUSIC
10:15 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Talkin Music: The Blue Gators

Members of the Montrose band The Blue Gators play music and talk with Ali Lightfoot.

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POLITICS
9:51 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Local Motion: Bible Distribution in Public Schools

A policy adopted by the Delta County School Board allows outside parties to distribute religious materials on school grounds.  Ali Lightfoot speaks with Kurt Clay, Assistant Superintendent for the Delta County School District who explains the policy and Andrew Seidel, an attorney  for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization that believes the distribution of religious materials in schools creates social pressure for students and infringes on the rights of parents to direct the religious or non-religious upbringing of their children. 

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