Eric Teel

Director of FM Network Programming

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. The path was clear, and the broadcast journalism degree was obtained.

Over the next 20-plus years, Eric has drawn upon his extensive music knowledge to host programs in nearly every genre for commercial and public radio. He joined the JPR staff in 1996, hosting Siskiyou Music Hall from JPR’s Redding studios. In 2002, he moved to Ashland and took over as one of the hosts of Open Air. In addition to music, he’s put his journalism background to use reporting for NPR, managing JPR's award-winning newsroom, and producing feature-length public radio specials carried nationwide.

As FM Network Program Director, Eric oversees all aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air shift, and now handles JPR’s growing series of live in-studio music performances.

When not at work (which is nearly never) he can be seen in the crowd or on stage at music events around the region, or finishing solidly mid-pack in bicycle races in an effort to make his fitter friends feel better.

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Live Session Archive
10:21 am
Wed January 29, 2014

The Devil Makes Three Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Aired 1-29-2014

Comprised of frontman/guitarist Pete Bernhard, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Cooper McBean, and upright bassist Lucia Turino, the drummerless acoustic trio is not your normal alt.country band. 

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Off Air Announcement
4:54 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Rogue Valley Broadcast Outage

Due to what we assume were the high winds whipping through the Rogue Valley, we experienced two significant outages on the Classics & News and Rhythm & News Services in the Medford/Ashland area on Friday afternoon.

Service was restored just before 5pm.  Thank you for your patience.

Britt/South Stage Cellars
5:03 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

2014 Rising Stars Competition Continues

The third annual Rising Stars competition will continue live competition rounds at South Stage Cellars tasting room in Jacksonville each Saturday in February.

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Special Coverage
1:54 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

President Obama's State Of The Union Address Tuesday At 6pm

On Tuesday evening, January 28th at 6pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast NPR's coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, and for a different perspective and analysis, the News & Information Service will carry the BBC's coverage of the speech at that same time.

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Britt Festivals
9:15 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Britt Announces 2014 Classical Season

Banjoist Bela Fleck performs his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra on August 8th

Teddy Abrams talks about conducting, traveling, and this summer's Britt season.

Britt Festivals' 2014 classical festival will strike out in new and adventurous directions under new Music Director Teddy Abrams, with guests soloists including banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, and a complete performance of Mahler's massive Symphony Number 1.

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Upcoming JPR Classics Special
9:41 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Carnegie Hall Live: Takács Quartet Jan 24th At 8pm

Carnegie Hall Live features The Takács Quartet on January 24th.
Credit Patrick Ryan

On Friday night, January 24th at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring the Takács Quartet.

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9:09 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis Generating Oscar Buzz

Lead in text: 
We've been in love with the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers movie for a couple of months now, but unfortunately it looks like we may all have to wait awhile before we can actually see the film around these parts. It's a frustrating scenario to read so much about a film we can't even evaluate for ourselves.
LOS ANGELES - In the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen, a struggling folk singer, Llewyn Davis, plays a song for a music promoter. After listening intently, the promoter issues his review: "I don't see a lot of money here."
Listener Announcement
5:40 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

2014 Program Lineup

Classics & News Schedule

Beginning in January, JPR made a number of changes to its three program service schedules.  In all, thirteen new shows were added to our schedules, including The Moth Radio Hour and American Routes

Many popular programs returned to the airwaves like Radiolab, and Science Friday, and a number of existing programs moved to either new spots in the schedule, or in the case of Fresh Air and Q, a different schedule entirely.

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JPR Classics Special
9:38 am
Wed December 4, 2013

C&N Special: Keeping Score - 13 Days When Music Changed Forever

Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega hosts Keeping Score, with help from conductor Michael Tilson Thomas

JPR's Classics & News Service presents a special classical music documentary series from WFMT called Keeping Score - 13 Days When Music Changed Forever.

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Listener Announcement
5:04 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Jim Fleming To Retire As Host Of To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Steve Paulson, Jim Fleming, and Anne Strainchamps

After more than 20 years at the helm, Jim Fleming announced that he will retire at the end of January as host of To the Best of Our Knowledge. Beginning in February, the show will launch the most significant makeover of the program in its 23-year history. Long-time interviewer and producer Anne Strainchamps will become the new host.

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