I'm Ashleyanne Krigbaum, and I make all kinds of radio happen. KQED 88.5FM is my home base, where I produce radio content for KQED Arts and edit the pop culture podcast The Cooler. I can still be found on air at KALW 91.7FM from time to time too. When I'm not in a radio station, I'm most likely consulting folks on how to make their podcasts better, DJing a wicked dance party, producing immersive audio tours, or working on my own radio stories.
I am also:
- Producing audio tours with Antenna International for museums like SFMOMA and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- The managing producer for the storytelling project and podcast Phonographic Memory, which is dedicated to sharing the relationships people have with records through monthly live events
I have been a producer and on-air DJ in the Bay Area public radio community for almost 10 years. From 2014 to 2018, I hosted KALW’s The Spot, a weekly radio showcase of the best stories from podcasts and independent audio makers. During that time, I was also the weekday afternoon host of NPR’s All Things Considered on KALW. I also like to brag about the times I have worked with Pop-Up Magazine, NPR Music, Salon, and the NYT, and the podcasts The Heart, 99% Invisible, Reply All, Radiolab, The Noise Pop Podcast, and Life of the Law. When a free moment flies my way, I've been known to write too many letters and sculpt beehives the good, ol' fashioned way. I'm also happy talking to big audiences about making great radio.
MUSE Award for Audio Experiences (Gold), 2018
GLAMi for Best Museum Wide Guide or Program, 2017
SF Weekly Best Local Music Podcast, 2017
KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race Social Butterfly Award, 2014
Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance-Off, San Francisco 2012
Hard French Winter Ball Dance-Off, 2011
East Bay Express: Berkeley Art Space Somewhere Else is Pure Magic
Creative Mornings: "Serendipity in Sound Design"
KQED Forum: "The Best Podcasts for Your Summer Road Trip"
SF Station: "Noise Pop Reboots Podcast With New Host and Producer"
SFGate: "S.F.'s Noise Pop premieres bi-monthly podcast showcasing new indie music"
KQED Forum: "The New Age of Podcasts"
NPR's Northern Soul Radio
Interview with NPR's 'Here & Now'
Interview with KALW's 'Crosscurrents'
Interview on Feministing.com
Record shopping with Wild About You