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)


3:32 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Talkin Music: Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker, Crawford Colorado
Credit JT Thomas

We dug into our archives for great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years.  Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member.

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3:04 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Soul

1:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Local Motion: Delta Police Chief Robert Thomas

The fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown and the choking death of Eric Garner by Police officers has sparked a national debate about law enforcement's relationship with African Americans, use of force  and what can appear to be a militarized police force with use of armored vehicles and military issued assault rifles.   Ali Lightfoot speaks with Delta police chief Robert Thomas about these issues.

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9:52 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Talkin Music: Sean Barna

Drummer-turned-songwriter Sean Barna speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his recently released EP "Cutter Street."

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3:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Local Motion: History of Solar Energy

Solar historian and author John Perlin speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his book "Let It Shine" which delves into the rich and often unknown history of solar energy dating back several millennia ago.

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12:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

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2:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

Credit Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release,  The Flower of Muscle Shoals.   Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.

KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:

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2:38 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Local Motion: Hippies and Rednecks Unite

Ali Lightfoot speaks with director Merrily Talbott and several young performers from the production of “Hippies and Rednecks Unite, ”  a new play that explores  culture and stereotype in the North Fork Valley. 

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2:49 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Local Motion: Western Colorado Community Foundation

Ann Wenzel, Ann Brach and Elaine Brett of The Western Colorado Community Foundation speak with Ali Lightfoot.  The organization primarily serves Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado.

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2:10 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Talkin Music: Murder Ballad Medley

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musicians Justin Thompson,  Gabrielle Louise, Brodie Kinder and Mel Williams before their Paonia Murder Ballad Medley show at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts to celebrate Halloween.

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