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

Blues man Kipori Woods stops by the KVNF studios before his show at the  Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

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Folk and blues guitarist, Marisa Anderson and alternative country artist, Jesse Hadden chat with Ali Lightfoot before their backyard performance in Paonia.

Singer songwriter, Orion Freeman stops by and plays a few songs before his show in Paonia.   Local musician, David Alderdice joins him on drums.

Hearing Hinsdale:  An Oral History of Mining  was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013.  It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County.  The reporters,  ages 10 to 14,  collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth.  The program mirrored KVNF's  Pass the Mic youth radio program.

Interviews include:

Canadian musician Kid Kotowich stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk about her  stint as a jazz trombonist and vocalist for The Happy Pals – a well known jazz band in Toronto. 

Multi instrumentalist, Andrew Bird speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

DJ SaraTonin speaks with musician, Tierro about the 2014 Arise Festival coming up in August.

DJ Lou Wren speaks with Sam Bush, at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Montrose producers,  Phil Ward and Dianna Beshoar talk to locals with a passion for cars.  

Waldorf educator, Thesa Callinicos discusses the origins and messages of fairytales and their importance in early childhood development.

Singer songwriter Gabrielle Louise visits with Ali Lightfoot and plays some tunes.

North Carolina bluegrass band Chatham County Line perform at the KVNF studios.

The second North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Obsession. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.  Here,  Liz Evans,  Emily Guerin, and Krista Langlois share their stories.

Paonia Cherry Days Festival organizers, Tina Walker and Skip Naft, talk about all the music and entertainment planned for this year's festival.

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