People

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stories Alive Host

    Randal the Reading Rat travels to schools and libraries, collecting stories written by students in his Story Machine. He enjoys any story from the imagination of a child and listens to every true tale from a child’s life. 

    Randal...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Richard Elmore has been a leading actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 30 thirty years. Some of the roles he has played there include George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Richard in Equivocation, and J. Edgar Hoover in All the...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Rodney Gardiner began his career in Miami, Florida as a teenager. Under the guidance of his mentor, Teo Castellanos, he co-devised performance pieces that were performed in detention centers, group homes, shelters, drug rehab facilities, 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...

  • Retro Lounge Host

    Traci 'The Nurse' Svendsgaard was born. Exact details are sketchy, but Whittier, California and Bruno, Nebraska are both mentioned. No dates. As 'The Nurse', she has excelled in her appointed mission: to be there for listeners of The Retro...

  • Northern California Program Coordinator | Classical Host

    Valerie Ing’s history with JPR goes back to the stone age, when she volunteered to answer phones during the 1981 fund drive. She was still a teenager when she hosted her first music program on the airwaves, and while getting her degree at SOU,...

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