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)


11:14 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Lake Street Dive on KVNF LIVE!

KVNF is committed to bring you live music all summer long- and now as a special gift to our listeners we bring you LAKE STREET DIVE  in the spring! LIVE from the Paradise Theater on Friday March 21st. This classically trained band blends jazz, folk, and pop in dangerously charming fashion! And if you aren’t going to their sold out show, then you can tune in and hear them live.   

That’s this Friday, March 21st, with opening band "Ages and Ages" starting at 7:30.

Lake Street Dive on KVNF Live!

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5:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Talkin Music: You Knew Me When

Amber McDaniel speaks with the husband and wife duo, "You Knew Me When."

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8:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn & Dave Snider

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Mike Gwinn about his new CD,  "Still Goin 70 in a 55,"   Local producer and musician,  Dave Snider joins them.

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8:34 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture

Cyn Holder speaks with author and  professor, John Ikerd.   Ikerd is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia.   He writes and speaks on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.

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4:31 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Talkin Music: John Hutchison & David Snider

KVNF's Willie Chicken interviews local musicians John Hutchison and David Snider.

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10:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Local Motion: Theo Stroomer

Photographer Theo Stroomer talks with Ali Lightfoot about his exhibit at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. 

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5:49 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Lucius

Lucius on stage at the Paradise in Paonia
JT Thomas

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius the morning after their sold out show at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.

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11:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Local Motion: Multicultural Education on the Western Slope

Amber McDaniel speaks with educators from schools around the western slope about multicultural education and how it is implemented in their classrooms.

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2:49 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy

Cyn Holder speaks with Dr Michael Soule, Elaine Brett and community members about  sustainability, coal and climate change.

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