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

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.

93 year old retired Colonel Robert Bryson recounts his experience as a fighter pilot in The Battle of Guadalcanal,  a military campaign that took place between august 1942 and February 1943  in the Pacific Theater of World War II.   It was the first major offensive by Allied  forces against the Japan.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with Bryson at his home in Paonia.

D-Day, WWII, Normandy
United States Department of Defense

The 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, is Friday, June 6. D-Day, a part of Operation Overlord, was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and set the stage for the Allies to drive the Germans from France and led to the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany. 

The men and women who fought in this war are now mostly in their 80’s and 90's.  

These are the stories of two men who fought in World War II on opposite sides.  

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