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 2004 and has been a fill-in Classics host on First Concert and Siskiyou Music Hall ever since.
Volunteering at JPR gives Ed a chance to explore and share a great music library, connecting with music aficionados in the state of Jefferson. Meeting the great JPR staff has been a great plus, too! Sitting in a small studio talking to unseen listeners may not seem like everyone's cup of tea, but "the room is literally full of other music fans, tuned in because they want to be. I'm here because I want to be, and it's a privilege to share important music with the fans out there."