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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5:19pm

Wed December 10, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 10, 2014

The latest on CCSF's fight to keep its accreditation, video game art, a museum in Oakland commemorating classic video games, the social advantages to gaming, and local musician Georges Lammam.

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5:37pm

Mon December 8, 2014
My Mix Tape

"So In Love" by Curtis Mayfield

Berkeley musician Lyrics Born shares a special moment he experienced on his wedding day, that this Curtis Mayfield track served as the soundtrack for.

6:18pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 4, 2014

The art of tombstone engraving, making a play about the crack epidemic, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The SF Bach Choir.

6:40pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 3, 2014

Corporal punishment, Oakland Interfaith Choir, a rapping principal in San Francisco, tearing down the old Bay Bridge, and local musicians Scary Little Friends. 

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12:00am

Mon December 1, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Yesterday" by Big K.R.I.T.

This Big K.R.I.T. song resonates with Oakland's Aundray Rodgers, because it serves as a daily reminder of his inspirational grandmother.

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