People

  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    Daniel Newberry has written features for Jefferson Monthly since 2006 and has been a regular freelance contributor to the Mail Tribune since 2008.  Given the choice, he'll try out and write about anything that happens outdoors. ...

  • Open Air Host

    From Sitka, Alaska, Danielle Kelly moved to Ashland in 2003 to Study theater at Southern Oregon University, acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007. She has remained in the Rogue Valley since, pursuing a performance career with modeling,...

  • Director of Engineering

    Darin Ransom is JPR’s technical Superman.  He’s faster than a speeding radio wave!  More powerful than a winter ice storm!  Able to leap up tall towers with boundless skill!   Seriously, Darin keeps JPR’s 50+ transmitter and relay sites humming...

  • Open Air Host

    Since responding to a post on Facebook in 2011, Dave has been volunteering as often as possible as a substitute host on Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped to influence his musical tastes for most of the...

  • 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 Monthly 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 Monthly Contributor

    Don Kahle is a Friday columnist for The Register-Guard as well as a contributor to the Jefferson Monthly.   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 Monthly 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...

  • Producer | Jefferson Exchange

    Born and raised in Texas, Emily Cureton found her way to the West Coast as a print journalist. She joined JPR’s newsroom in 2015.

    Emily graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by stints in New York City, Marfa, Tex.,...

  • Director of FM Network Programming / Music Director

    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...

  • 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...

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