Chris Hoff

News Engineer

Chris Hoff has been an engineer with KALW News' Crosscurrents for about three years now, and before that he volunteered and reported for the show starting in 2006. The road to radio and KALW was a circuitous one: Hoff's undergraduate career in Classics left him aimless, professionally speaking; his zeal for Pindar, Homer, Thucydides, and Virgil could not earn him a living, so in 2002 he floated around, first to Weimar, Germany, then to Berlin.  It was in Berlin that Hoff uncovered his enthusiasm for the then-burgeoning internet radio phenomenon known as "podcasting."  For two years he made podcasts with a buddy of his until he decided to get more serious with the medium. So after getting his feet wet in broadcast journalism at CNN Berlin in 2006, Hoff moved back to San Francisco, met Holly Kernan and Ben Trefny at KALW, and settled into his work with the fabulous Crosscurrents team.  Quoth Hoff, "It is satisfying to have acquired a practical skill after so many years of dabbling and dilettantism."

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5:09pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 15, 2015

How to solve the Bay Area's housing development issues; what it'll take to get SF's public transportation to improve; a Bay Area Beats with Howell Devine, and local musicians The Chris Cobb band.

5:40pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 14, 2015

Fraternities and sexual assault, being black, brown and queer, rediscovering the divine after leaving the church because of one's sexual orientation, and local musicians Dave Miller Trio.

4:58pm

Thu April 9, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 9, 2015

Police surveillance in Oakland, today's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Judi Jaeger.

5:41pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 8, 2015

A Mexican-Punjabi community in California, how different Middle Eastern cultures cook falafel, a Bay Area Beats on Briget Boyle, and local musicians UC Alumni Chorus.

4:42pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 2, 2015

Being a Jew in America, finding love, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Friction Quartet.

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