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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5:39pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 12, 2014

City College of San Francisco gets its accreditation back, part 4 in our Bayview-Hunter's Point redevelopment series, talking people down from jumping off the Golden Gate bridge, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Todd Sickafoose

12:00am

Thu June 12, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Regulate" by Warren G

This rap song was released when Oakland's Martin Schatz was in high school. He must have listened to it hundreds of times, without his parents finding out.

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5:01pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 10, 2014

The second part of our Bayview-Hunter's Point redevelopment series, re-identifying Berkeley's image, a Hear Here about a company dedicated to helping East Oakland children, and local musicians Ultra World X-tet.

5:09pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 5, 2014

Laura's Law and a debate on how we should care for people suffering from mental illness, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Mal Sharpe.

5:21pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 4, 2014

A homeless memorial, ways San Francisco is tackling homelessness, getting women into the auto mechanic profession, and local musicians The Marin Symphony.

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