People

Open Air Host

Paul Gerardi knew that he was headed for a career in radio when, during his first ever on-air shift at the University of Central Florida’s student radio station in September 1979, an Army Sergeant walked into the studio to inform him that...

Late Night Blues Host

Paul Howell spent the first 21 years of his life east of the Mississippi, then came out west looking for better opportunities, ending up in Shasta County, California. After spending what seemed like a lifetime in restaurant management, Paul...

Executive Director

Paul Westhelle oversees management of JPR's daily operations and service to the community.  He came to JPR in 1990 as Director of Marketing and Development after holding jobs in non-profit management and fundraising for a national health agency...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Originally from Paris IL, Paula began volunteering at JPR in 2006 as a commentator on the Jefferson Daily while living in Klamath Falls. She now serves as a columnist for JPR's magazine, the Jefferson Monthly. As a western...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Pepper Trail is a naturalist, photographer, writer, and world traveler who has lived in Ashland since 1994. He works as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in his spare time leads natural history trips to every corner of the...

As It Was Producer

Raymond Scully moved to the Rouge Valley in 2004. With his decades of experience in media and his love of public radio, he quickly volunteered at JPR, taking on many roles -- writing and co-hosting the Jefferson Daily, voicing...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Scott Dewing is a technologist, teacher, and writer. He writes the technology focused column "Inside the Box" for the Jefferson MonthlyScott lives on a low-tech farm in the State of Jefferson. He was born in the same year...

As It Was Contributor

Shirley Nelson moved to Port Orford on Oregon's South Coast, after having lived 28 years in Medford.  A writer since childhood, she became an elementary school teacher.  As an interested observer of her new environment, Shirley learned the...

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...

Audience Service Coordinator

Soleil is a Southern Oregon native who grew up listening to JPR. She recently graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Community Development with a minor in Sustainable Urban Development. Before joining JPR she...

Membership Coordinator

A lifelong fan of public radio, Sue Jaffe began listening to JPR when she moved to Southern Oregon in 1974. She officially joined the JPR staff as Membership Coordinator in March 2013, and is responsible for managing members’ accounts,...

Regional Reporter

Tom Banse covers business, environment, public policy, human interest and national news across the Northwest. He reports from well known and out–of–the–way places in the region where important, amusing, touching, or outrageous events are...

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,...

Intern, JPR Redding

Victoria Reed is serving as an intern in JPR's Redding, California studios.  Victoria's a student at UCLA, where she is about a year away from earning a B.A. in Communications. Her affinity for broadcast journalism dates back to her childhood,...

Jefferson Monthly Poetry Editors

Patty and Vince Wixon have lived in Ashland since 1978, and have chosen poems for JPR’s Jefferson Monthly for over 30 years. They have also served as poetry judges for Oregon Poetry Association state contests, Poetry Out Loud in Rogue...

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