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."



Mon January 28, 2013

Crosscurrents: January 28, 2013

An in-depth interview on the idea of unquestioningly accepting the "natural" as something healthy vs. our tendency to have undying faith in anything modern technology gives us. Plus local musicians The Chaw.

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Tue January 22, 2013

Crosscurrents: January 22, 2013

The SFJazz Center opens in San Francisco, a profile of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, the Ashby Flea Market in Berkeley, and local musician Brian Gore.



Wed January 16, 2013

Crosscurrents: January 16, 2013

An update on the legalization of marijuana in California, a history of illegal drugs in America, a play about a 12-year-old boy, listener feedback on San Francisco's legislation to approve TIny Apartments, and local musicians The Cyril Guiraud Trio.


Mon January 14, 2013

Crosscurrents: January 14, 2013

The organization Playworks teaches kids how to play games again, the Exploratorium moves locations, a place profile of Treasure Island, a short history of the Bay Bridge, and local musicians Mazacote.

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Thu January 10, 2013

Crosscurrents: January 10, 2013

Governor Brown proposes a new state budget, living past the age of 100, the Musee Mchanique and the history of arcade games, the Latvian Cultural Center, and local musician Brendan Getzell.

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