Language and pronunciation are constant issues in the radio business. If we call Yreka "Eureka," we're not just wrong, we're off by 200 miles (by road).
But even we can't say for sure that there's a dialect unique to Southern Oregon.
Aside from place names, are there differences in how we say things from, say, Southern California?
That's what Anna Kristina Moroz is researching in her work at the University of Washington.
She visits to tell us about the work that goes into determining regional dialects.
If you live in the Ashland area, are monolingual and older than 18, you could be interviewed for the study; contact Anna here.