People

  • As It Was Contributor

    Dennis M. Powers was a business law attorney with different real estate and business ventures before teaching as a full professor and later professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University in...

  • 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...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    For more than twenty years as a JPR commentator, Diana Coogle wrote about living in the Siskiyou Mountains without electricity. Three years ago she built a new house on the same mountainside and now lives with a washing machine, refrigerator,...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Diane L. Goeres-Gardner began writing about little known aspects of Oregon history after retiring as a teacher and administrator. Her first book, "Necktie Parties, A History of Legal Executions in Oregon, 1851-1905," was published by...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Dmitri Shockey is a high school junior attending Logos Public Charter School. He has spent the past 14 years living in the Applegate valley and regularly listening to JPR, particularly enjoying As It Was stories.  Dmitri also attends...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Don Kahle is a Friday columnist for The Register-Guard as well as a contributor to the Jefferson Journal.   He's lived in Eugene now long enough that people have stopped asking him when he's going to leave. For ten years he...

  • 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...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Frank A. Lang, emeritus professor of biology at Southern Oregon University, taught systematic botany, plant ecology, conservation of natural resources, and biological illustration. He holds degrees in botany from Oregon State College (B.S.),...

  • 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...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Emily Blakely writes from her rural farm nestled below Sutherlin’s Mt. Scott, a setting rich in natural beauty and inspiration. She has published poetry and prose, and frequently displayed framed works at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center as well...

  • 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...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Gail Fiorini-Jenner of Etna, California, is a writer and teacher married to fourth-generation cattle rancher Doug Jenner. They have three children, seven grandchildren and live on the original homestead.  Her first novel Across the Sweet...

  • 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...

  • Stories Alive Director / Cast Member

    Jeanne Renaux is an educator and storyteller who is passionate about the power of stories. Jeanne is a literacy and child development specialist with a Masters degree from Southern Oregon University  in Education and a BFA in Acting/Directing...

  • Journalist

    Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., produces radio features for JPR and is a regular contributor to the Jefferson Journal. She's a former senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative...

  • Accounting Technician

    Jill Hernandez has worked at JPR since 1999, managing JPR's debits and credits ensuring that income gets posted and bills get paid.  She was drawn to the Rogue Valley for its small town appeal and beauty, and her position at JPR is a perfect...

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