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.  

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KVNF’s Annette Pretorius reports on the new yacht club started by Ty and Helen Gillespie at Azura Cellars in Paonia.

Art Trevena

Have you ever attended a night sky session and heard people talk about Messier 13 or Messier 6?  Today we discuss the man whose list is a legacy that still excites astronomers over 200 years later. 

Charles Messier was born in France on June 26, 1730.  He became interested in astronomy at a young age.  In 1751, the French Navy hired Messier as an assistant astronomer in Paris. 

DJ, Sarah Tonin, visits with the band leader of the March Fourth Marching Band at the Zephyros Farm Party in Paonia.

The band is the first in the KVNF Live summer concert series, which starts on June 6, broadcasts live at 7pm on Thursdays on KVNF, and runs throughout the summer.

Six candidates for seats on the board of the Delta Montrose Electric Association participated in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday, May 15th. KVNF's Marty Durlin recorded the event. Voted ballots must be returned by mail to DMEA no later than June 13, or members can vote in person at DMEA's annual meeting at the Hotchkiss Senior Center, 276 E. Main Street, Friday, June 14, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.



Ali Lightfoot speaks with writer-artist-director-actor-comedian-songwriter, Stuart Davis.

Carbondale musicians, Matt Haslett and Jackson Emmer, play a few tunes and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show at Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

During her last week at the station,  Sally Kane  reflects on her 10 years as KVNF's manager.

Christy Eller

KVNF youth reporter, Azure Eller,  talks with fellow students about the changes to their school lunch due to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.

Rhonda Vincent, director of the  lunch program for Delta county schools,  talks with Ali Lightfoot about the challenges of  implementing the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act at local schools.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Annette Pretorius and pianist, Susan Ellinger about the classical series they have developed at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts.  Hear music from  Susan Ellinger, along with principal players from the Grand Junction Symphony in a performance of piano concertos arranged for string quartet and piano.

Old time music scholar and musician, Roy Andrade,  talks about working on an archive of Doc Watson's work and his  upcoming visit to Paonia with his band, The New Reeltime Travelers.  

Commentary: Attack on Rights

Apr 17, 2013

It's time for another "Attack on Rights" report from KVNF's youth reporter, Matthew Kane.   This time Matthew expresses his concerns about the US Drone program...

Matthew Kane is attending the Launch program in Cedaredge where the students can choose a particular area of study in the community.  He's working with KVNF's program director, Ali Lightfoot to produce these reports.


Pass the Mic reporter, Noah McDaniel  speaks with Paonia resident,  Sanni,  about living with autism in the North Fork Valley.    

KVNF DJ,  The Hurricane,  speaks with jazz pianist, Lisa Hilton.

Paonia resident and businessman,  Chris Yates, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the "Gift Economy." A new movement emerging locally, that focuses on developing local currencies, resource-based economics and the restoration of the commons.

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with musician, Tim O'Brien. 

Energy reporter, Allison Godwin, interviews the president of Oxbow's Elk Creek coal mine, Jim Cooper.

Paonia musicians, Sticky Mulligan and Paul Sammons,  stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and catch up with Ali Lightfoot.

Pass the Mic's Agriculture reporters check in with local farmers Jeff Schwartz, Paul Thliveris and Mark Waltermire about last year's harvest and what they think about the future of the industry.