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

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COMMUNITY
3:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Pass the Mic: Commentaries 2013

Pass the Mic youth reporters share their thoughts on a variety of issues.

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MUSIC
12:23 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Talkin Music: Sonic Bloom

KVNF’s  SaraTonin  covers this year’s  Sonic Bloom music festival.  Hear music and interviews with  Govinda, David Starfire and Lucent Dossier.

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MUSIC
5:02 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Talkin' Music: Birds of Chicago

  J.T. Nero and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago, came by the KVNF studios with their band on August 22, 2013 before they played "Pickin' in the Park" in Paonia Town Park. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot-

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MUSIC
2:50 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Talkin Music: Crestone Music Festival

KVNF DJ Joanna Calabrese speaks with a festival organizer, pie eating contest winners and bands at the 2013 Crestone Music Festival.

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COMMUNITY
9:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

24-Hour Radio Race Contest: Lore of the Lamb

Mt. Lamborn
Joanna Calabrese/KVNF

KVNF recently competed in the First Annual KCRW 24-Hour Radio Race, where radio producers from across the country and the world were given 24 hours to imagine, capture and produce a non-fiction story on the theme "The Last Thing You'd Expect." 

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SHORT FEATURES
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Wizard of Ozes

  The man behind the man behind the curtain...

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SHORT FEATURES
1:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Measure for Pleasure

How many units of pleasure are contained in a bottle of scotch?

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MUSIC
10:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Talkin Music: Bradford Lee Folk

Bluegrass and country artist, Bradford Lee Folk,  speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park.

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MUSIC
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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MUSIC
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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ARTS
4:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Local Motion: Susie Kaldis on the North Fork Creative District

The North Fork Valley has been designated as 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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MUSIC
3:40 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Talkin Music: Kara Huber

American pianist,  Kara Huber, talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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NEWS
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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COMMUNITY
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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SHORT FEATURES
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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NEWS
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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ENTERTAINMENT
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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MUSIC
3:48 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Talkin Music: March Fourth Marching Band

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.

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NEWS
3:53 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Local Motion: DMEA Forum

Current DMEA Board of Directors
Credit DMEA.org

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.

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SHORT FEATURES
12:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: DMT

MUSIC
11:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Talkin Music: Stuart Davis

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

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MUSIC
12:46 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Talkin Music: Matt Haslett and Jackson Emmer

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

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COMMUNITY
4:35 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Motion: Sally Kane

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

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FOOD
3:58 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Motion: Students Weigh in on School Lunch

Credit 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.

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NEWS
1:06 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Motion: 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.

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