People

  • Morning Edition Host/Jefferson Exchange Producer

    April Ehrlich began freelancing for Jefferson Public Radio in 2016. She officially joined the team as Morning Edition Host and a Jefferson Exchange producer in August 2017.

    April previously worked as a reporter covering local government,...

  • Weekend Announcer

    Code Growe is a performing musician, teacher, and storyteller working on social renewal through art and imagination. Born in California, he studied music at Musikseminar in Hamburg, and at McGill University in Montreal before settling in...

  • 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

    Danielle Kelly moved to Ashland in 2003 from Sitka, Alaska to study theater at Southern Oregon University.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career, as a model, commercial...

  • Open Air Host

    Dave Jackson came to JPR as a volunteer in 2011 after responding to a JPR Facebook post.  He's now a regular host of Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped influence Dave's 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...

  • 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 / Host: JPR Live Sessions

    After a failed attempt at structured music instruction at Washington State University, Eric earned a broadcast journalism degree from WSU's renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

    Over the next 20-plus years, Eric has drawn...

  • 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 more than 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Retro Lounge Host

    Lars Svendsgaard is a native of lovely Oakland, California, born there "a while back." His youth was misspent, as was so common at the time, but was accompanied by wonderful music.

    Inspired by this, he opened The Retro Lounge...

  • Folk Show Host

    Laurell Reynolds was born and raised in Kansas and has lived in Kauai, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Cottage Grove before resettling in Ashland in 2016. Laurell was a staff member and operations engineer at Santa Fe’s public radio station KSFR,...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. He's reported on a wide range of topics – including politics, the environment, business, social issues and more – for newspapers, magazines, public radio and...

  • Late Night Blues Host

    Peter Pace grew up in Stockton, California.  After graduating from San Jose State University he moved to Marin County, working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. On his "off" days, he played guitar and sang in a local cover band. When some...

  • Host

    Robert Goodwin is a substitute host on The Jefferson Exchange and the host of the monthly segment "The Keenest Observers."  Through it, he leads our exploration of issues affecting people from minority communities, and how all of us think and...

  • As It Was Host

    Shirley Patton’s personal history in the State of Jefferson began in 1958 when she joined the acting company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She appreciated her 30 years in the company. She also performed with many of the smaller area...

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