People

Development Associate | Jefferson Monthly Editor

Abby Kraft works in the development department at JPR.  A brief stint as a volunteer at JPR led to what has turned out to be a decade of fulfilling work.  She has the pleasure of working with businesses and professionals who choose to support...

As It Was Contributor

Alice Mullaly was raised in the same Central Point home where she lives today with her husband, Larry. A graduate of Crater High School, Oregon State, and Stanford universities, she taught mathematics for 42 years in high schools in Nyack, New...

Weekend Announcer

Alicia was born and raised in Southern Oregon. A native of Eagle Point, she is a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. She began her career in radio as a sound board operator during her first...

Host

Following a stint at age 20 as an on-air DJ for Top 40 radio, Allison continued her work in the music industry as a production assistant for the California Music Awards. In 2007, Allison worked with numerous music venues in and around Austin,...

EarthFix journalist

Amelia grew up in Portland. She got her journalism start at Swarthmore College, reporting for a podcast. She spent several years working as an advocate for refugees in Washington, D.C. and the Middle East.

Amelia returned to the Pacific...

As It Was Contributor

Amy Couture is originally from Loomis, California and Astoria, Oregon.  She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a master’s in teacher education from Eastern Oregon University, and a master’s in history from...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

 Angela Decker is a freelance writer and part-time instructor at Southern Oregon University. She is the mother of two constantly hungry and energetic boys. When they are asleep, she writes a literary and event column for the Ashland Daily...

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri–Cities. She covers the Mid–Columbia region,...

Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. He regularly...

Morning Edition Host

Barbara Dellenback began her experience with radio journalism when she stopped at a pay phone and called KLCC in Eugene to ask if they needed a volunteer. She soon became the substitute Morning Edition host and then the permanent host. She has...

Barbara J. King is a contributor to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos & Culture. She is a Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of...

Administrative Assistant | Receptionist

Betsy Byers was born and raised in the Rogue Valley and has listened to Jefferson Public Radio since it began in 1969. She left the area for school but was always working her way back to the Rogue Valley.

After years of practicing law,...

Reporter/Producer

Veteran newsman Bill McLean recently “retired” in Ashland after more than 30 years in Austin, Texas, where he covered local news beats as reporter, anchor and/or news director for several Central Texas radio stations. Also, as a stringer and...

Jefferson Exchange Producer

Charlotte Duren grew up in the Seattle area and previously worked as a reporter for NPR stations in Salt Lake City and Wrangell, Alaska.  She graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2010 where she spent her mornings as a student board...

Salem Correspondent

Chris Lehman covers the Oregon state capitol for JPR as part of the Northwest News Network, a group of 12 Northwest public radio organizations which collaborate on regional news coverage.  Chris graduated from Temple University with a...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Christina Ammon has penned travel articles for The Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Condé Nast and many other publications. Her penchant for odd story angles has had her...

As It Was Contributor

Christopher Shockey lives on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where before on-line streaming, JPR Classics and News was the only radio station he and his family could capture. It played from atop...

Development Associate

Colleen joined the team at JPR as a student . A business major, she stumbled upon the radio station downstairs, and immediately fell in love. Colleen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from SOU, went on to be a television reporter for...

American Rhythm Host

Craig Faulkner was born in 1948 in San Francisco and lived in Santa Barbara for many years before moving to Southern Oregon in 1990. He designed and built custom homes by day and in the evenings taught swing dancing classes.

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