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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6:25pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: San Francisco Giants' Organist

Steve Hogan plays at AT&T Park, September 2013.
Photo by Chris Hoff

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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4:55pm

Wed August 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 27, 2014

Drake's Bay oyster farm, our relationship with wild animals, China Camp state park, and local musicians The Mantles.

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5:16pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 21, 2014

The tourist rental industry in San Francisco, a discussion of possible solutions to San Francisco's housing crisis, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Aireene & The Rarities.

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5:23pm

Mon August 18, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 18, 2014

Mission district residents give insight into academic achievement gaps, the origins of the town's name of Orinda, the social media star and Star Trek actor George Takei, Kathryn Ma's favorite author, and local musicians French Cassettes.

11:14am

Mon August 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Revival!" by Me Phi Me

For her funeral, Julia Scott pictures her friends and family boogeying down to this upbeat track that she's loved since she was a pre-teen.   

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