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 worked the morning radio shift at KLCC, KUGN, KPNW, KAVE, and KINK.
Barbara took a 13-year break from radio to work with non-profit organizations as an Executive Director and Development Director. Then she got a call from JPR to be the local host for Morning Edition, and jumped at the chance to share her mornings with the region.
A Medford native, Barbara is happy to be back in the Rogue Valley. When she is not reading newspapers (before they’re gone forever) or books, she is knitting, swimming, walking, or laughing. She and her fretted-instrument-teacher husband, Dave Ouellette, have two sons living in Eugene.