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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5:29pm

Mon March 3, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 3, 2014

Squatting in the East Bay, a landlord held financially hostage by her tenants, the origins of San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, and local musicians Yesway.

10:21am

Sat March 1, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex

For Luis Sanroman, this Skrillex track was the perfect cure from non-stop distractions.

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10:13am

Sat March 1, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Grenade" by Bruno Mars

Yuging Kuang of San Franciso chose this Bruno Mars' title track because of the love story it conveys, and the lesson to be learned from it.

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10:08am

Sat March 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

"The Hut on Staffin Island" by Relativity

Sam Stander's life began with this song, and you can even hear it on his family's outgoing voicemail message.

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5:57pm

Thu February 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 27, 2014

Saving an endangered bird, being optimistic about extinction, the answer to this week's Audiograph, and local musician Myra Melford.

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