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

Tue June 3, 2014

1:45pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 2, 2014

A Crosscurrents special on Skyline High School in Oakland. Part 1 of 2, produced by KALW and Mills College.

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12:00am

Sun June 1, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Effervescing Elephant" by Syd Barrett

Erica Peters of Mountain View still remembers this Syd Barrett track she would listen to as a teenager.

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5:27pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 29, 2014

Using social media to get your stolen bike back, Yesway, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Ensemble Mik Nawoog.

6:06pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 28, 2014

San Francisco has he only elected District Attorney in California, a Hear Here segment with Tara Higgins, Union City musician Doe Eye, and local musicians Roy Rogers & The Rhythm Kings.

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