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Tom Yoder

Executive Director

Tom worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for many years before his passion for radio and storytelling brought him to KSJD. He volunteered as a DJ at the station and served on the Community Radio Project's board of directors before joining the staff as the Programming & Media Director in 2010, and took on the role of Executive Director in 2023.

  • The Sunflower Troupe is bringing "Daydreams and Nightmares", two one-act plays, to the Sunflower Theatre starting this Friday, May 12th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Hattie Miller, who is directing the plays, about what audiences can expect at the performances, her experience in acting and directing, and the value of community theatre in rural areas.
  • KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program is back, airing on the last Friday of the month with information important to vets in the Four Corners area. This morning KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 about the services being provided to vets through the Montezuma County Veterans Service Office, how veteran's benefits support the local economy, and grants that are available for additional support.
  • Interview with local author Mark Stevens about his new novel "The Fireballer"
  • The postpartum period, after childbirth, is a critical time for the health and well being of the mom, her new baby, and her family. On today’s Health and Prevention Report, KSJD’s Tom Yoder spoke with Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator Nikki Gillespie about the nature of postpartum and why it’s a time when the whole community can help new moms get a healthy start.
  • Shanna describes her harrowing escape from Egypt as law and order are upended at the start of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
  • Tyson describes an archaeological survey in the forests of Idaho that changed him forever.
  • Nathan takes us to the inter-coastal waters of Florida for fish surveys, the sage brush of southern Utah where prairie dogs roam, and into the dangers of the Little Colorado River canyon.
  • Kelly shares several "field funnies" from her 30-year archaeological career in the Four Corners area.
  • Chris describes the perils of doing archaeological survey near Area 51 in Nevada, and in the snake-infested jungles of Louisiana.
  • Jonathan shares his tales of danger while doing archaeological survey along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.