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

Leah Song of the band Rising Appalachia talks with KVNF's Dallas Meck and Ali Lightfoot after her performance at the Arise Music Festival.


Dallas Meck

Nathaniel Rateliff talks about his new album and why it's full of lighthearted songs on dark topics.  Plus- he shares stories about  his Tonight Show appearance,  navigating the music industry and the downside of legal marijuana.

Dallas Meck

Anna Horton and Joel Ludford who make up folk-jazz duo  "Handmade Moments" stopped by the KVNF studios to chat with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Paonia Town Park.

Denver based hip hop artist Kokayi Danladi speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show at NOFO in Paonia.

Travis Mann and his band have been creating a craze on Nashville’s historic “Lower Broadway” since his arrival in 2005.   Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with Travis about his growing up in Paonia,  life in Nashville and his upcoming show for Celebrate the Fork in August.

Todo Mundo ("All the World") blends the musical flavors of Spanish Rumba, Reggae, Brazilian, Balkan, and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove.  The band performed a live set  on the 'sky porch' at the Darby earthship on Pitkin Mesa in Paonia.

The Blackberry Bushes are a Bluegrass and Americana Stringband from Seattle WA.  They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before their show in Ridgway.

Art Partners is a program where area youth, who are interested  in art, are matched with a mentor from the community.  Julianne Johnson, who is an Art Partners case manager in Delta county and her youth partner, Erin Johnston tell us about the program.

The Nashville based band stops by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway town park.

Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor.  KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Alicia Michelson and Gabe Vest of The Learning Council.  The council provides educational opportunities in the North Fork  with a focus on community-building and cultivating classical arts, agriculture and practical arts.

The 6-piece band from Charleston, SC,  plays in KVNF's Bamboo Room before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

In part 2 of the North Fork Storytellers,  Angus Stocking,  Celia Roberts, Brian Calvert and Dakin Henderson share stories about being on the road.

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with Widespread Panic's  front man before their appearance at The Ride Festival.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with indie rock musician Kristen Ford and plays some songs off her latest EP "Tighten It Up."

In part one of the North Fork Storytellers - Eric Goold, Kindra McQuillan, Sam Brown, Sarah Tory and Amber McDaniel share stories about being on the road.

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Paonia Town Manager Jane Berry explains the current situation with the Paonia police department and the lawsuit against former Town Finance Officer and convicted embezzler, Kristin Chesnik.   She also fills us in on a new retirement housing development that is being discussed.

Musician Russ Chapman plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

The dZi Foundation is a Ridgway-based non-profit helping Nepal's most remote communities recover from the devastating earthquakes. Jim Nowak, dZi president and co-founder, joined KVNF's Ali Lightfoot to talk about the situation in Nepal and current rebuilding efforts.

Film editor Davis Coombe talks about his latest film,  "Keep On Keepin On" a documentary about  jazz legend  Clark Terry.  

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