Alum, Famed Rock 'n' Roll Journalist Ben Fong-Torres Subject of New Documentary

Friday, October 01, 2021
Ben Fong-Torres sitting in a radio booth
Photo by Fred Morales
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- More than a standard rock ‘n’ roll biopic, “Like a Rolling Stone” serves as an Asian American immigration story. It follows Fong-Torres’ path from Oakland to San Francisco State to KSAN radio, where he worked the weekend DJ shift. It documents his journey to a series of small publications before landing at Rolling Stone, Parade magazine, radio trade publication Gavin, and his five-time Emmy-winning gig co-hosting KTVU’s Chinese New Year parade. It’s a story of a man finding and asserting his voice and identity through a unique intersection of radio, community, family and rock ‘n’ roll.