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)


11:18 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Talkin Music: JP Whipple

J.P.Whipple ("Barefoot John") is a musician, songwriter, writer, artist and eccentric. 

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2:56 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Talkin Music: Amy Helm

KVNF DJ Cynthia Hines speaks with American singer and songwriter Amy Helm.

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4:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Local Motion: Susie Kaldis on the North Fork Creative District

The North Fork Valley has been designatedas a Certified Creative District by the state of Colorado.  Ali Lightfoot speaks with Susie Kaldis who is the executive director of the North Fork creative coalition about what this designation means for the valley.

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3:40 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Talkin Music: Kara Huber

American pianist,  Kara Huber, talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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9:55 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Local Motion: Doug Fritz on the Fire Season

Doug Fritz is the fire chief for the Hotchkiss Fire district speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the fire season so far and what we can do locally to prevent and prepare for a wild fire.


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3:43 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Local Motion: People's Emergency Action Team

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia resident, Kalvin Evans, who is working with other volunteers in the area to establish the People’s Emergency Action Team ( PEAT).  The group’s mission is to be prepared in the event of a crisis situation by being proactive, working with local authorities and engaging community in wide participation.

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4:37 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Naked Fear

To be naked and stared at is a primal fear.

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10:17 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Local Motion: Paonia Cherry Days 4Ever

Paonia Cherry Days 4 Ever is a new group of community members who have come together to organize this year’s Cherry Days Festival.    Ali Lightfoot talks with members of the group about what to expect at this year's event.

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4:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Yacht Club

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

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Western Slope Skies
8:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/7/2013

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. 

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