People

  • 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,...

  • Stories Alive Creator / Producer

    Ana Byers is the Executive Director of Stories Alive. She has a long background in acting, writing, organizing, and general creative imagining and daydreaming. When not devoting her time and energies to Stories Alive, Ana acts, narrates...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Caroline Schaffer is a professional actor, Ashland local, and long-time contributer to Oregon Shakepeare Festival productions. Her roles in nine season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival include: Miss Havisham in Great Expectations; Willfull;...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Open Air Host

    From Sitka, Alaska, Danielle Kelly moved to Ashland in 2003 to Study theater at Southern Oregon University, acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007. She has remained in the Rogue Valley since, pursuing a performance career with modeling,...

  • Open Air Host

    Since responding to a post on Facebook in 2011, Dave has been volunteering as often as possible as a substitute host on Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped to influence his musical tastes for most of the...

  • Late Night Blues Host

    "Good Rockin' Derral" Campbell was raised in Eureka California, where a high school teacher pointed out the 12-bar structure of the Blues as it was employed in the Surf hit, "Wipeout." Later, he attended a 1966 show at the Fillmore Auditorium...

  • Classical Music Director | Host

    Don Matthews was born in Detroit and is the son of a motion picture sound man.  He received a B.A. in Music from Eastern Michigan University and Masters in Vocal Performance from USC.  Don performed as a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus...

  • Jazz Sunday Host

    Ed Dunsavage has lived in Ashland since 1990. Originally from New Jersey, he has worked as a professional guitarist for many years as well as a music educator. He also works as artistic and education director for the Siskiyou Institute, a non...

  • Classical Music Host

    Ed Hyde, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, moved to the Rogue Valley in late 2000. He discovered JPR soon after that, and at some point responded to an announcement that JPR was looking for volunteers. Ed first appeared on the air at JPR in...

  • Director of FM Network Programming / Music Director

    After a failed attempt at structured music instruction at Washington State University, Eric found himself standing in front of the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication with two full years of radio experience already under his belt...

  • Folk Show Host

    Frances Oyung was raised in the San Francisco East Bay Area listening to KPFA, KFAT, local bluegrass, and the Grateful Dead. Frances has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 20 years and was a volunteer engineer and on-air host at JPR in the 1990...

  • Classical Music Host

    Geoff Ridden moved to Ashland in 2008, after retiring as a full-time academic in England, to join his wife, who teaches at SOU . He got in touch with JPR shortly after settling here, and has been a volunteer on the Classics and News service...

  • News Director | Jefferson Exchange Host

    Geoffrey Riley began practicing journalism in the State of Jefferson nearly three decades ago, as a reporter and anchor for a Medford TV station. It was about the same time that he began listening to Jefferson Public Radio, and thought he might...

  • Jazz Sunday Host

    Jack Barthell is originally from Minnesota and has lived in the Rogue Valley since 2012.  He moved here after graduating from Knox College where he majored in environmental science and biology.  Jack approached JPR after reading about our...

  • Folk Show Host

    Jeff Westergaard is excited to be back in community radio after 15 years. He had his first folk show over 32 years ago at KZSC in Santa Cruz, as well as daily news reporting and public affairs. Later, he did a music show on KMUD, training high...

  • Classical Music Host

    Jim McIntosh was born and raised in Scotland, and his involvement with radio began when, as a 22-year-old, he was hired as a news clerk by the BBC in London. The position was short-lived, however, as he married soon afterwards and he and his...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Kathleen Finnegan is a counselor and a musician with the Rogue Valley Wind Ensemble, and the Ashland City Band.  She performs flute with “Finn ‘n Dee, Celtic Harp and Flute duo” and has sung soprano with several groups in the Rogue Valley.

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