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."



Thu September 20, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 20, 2012

Hear Here: Meet DaJuan Simpson; Hear Here: Serendipity on the airwaves; Misophonia: the hatred of sound;  Storycorps: A child's struggle with dyslexia; Audiophiles: Cellist Zoe Keating Takes to the Woods.


Tue September 18, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 17, 2012

The first anniversary of the Occupy movement; Occupy is already a museum art exhibit; and the San Francisco rental wars.


Tue September 11, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 11, 2012

Prison realignment and its effects on female prisoners, urban farming, and Samsara--the non-verbal film on meditation. Plus lots of fun interstitials with KALW phone room volunteers and other passionate people!

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Mon September 10, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 10, 2012

Market Street in San Francisco: its past, present, and future. And lots of fun membership campaign interstitials!


Thu September 6, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 6, 2012

This Bay Area Life with Ira Glass!