People

  • Development Associate | Jefferson Journal Editor

    Abby Kraft works in the development department at JPR.  A brief stint as a volunteer at JPR led to what has turned out to be a decade of fulfilling work.  She has the pleasure of working with businesses and professionals who choose to support...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Alice Mullaly was raised in the same Central Point home where she lives today with her husband, Larry. A graduate of Crater High School, Oregon State, and Stanford universities, she taught mathematics for 42 years in high schools in Nyack, New...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Amy Couture is originally from Loomis, California and Astoria, Oregon.  She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a master’s in teacher education from Eastern Oregon University, and a master’s in history from...

  • Morning Edition Host/Jefferson Exchange Producer

    April Ehrlich began freelancing for Jefferson Public Radio in 2016. She officially joined the team as Morning Edition Host and a Jefferson Exchange producer in August 2017.

    April previously worked as a reporter covering local government,...

  • Audience Services Coordinator

    A young NPR enthusiast, Calena grew up in Northern California with fantasies of a job in radio. After getting accepted to Southern Oregon University, she wandered into the JPR office and offered up her time as a volunteer. After a few weeks,...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Charles Ter Bush is a retired legal publishing executive.  Charlie and his wife moved to Ashland in 2014 from Chicago to be nearer her son and his family and the beautiful Oregon countryside.  He has joined the Southern Oregon Historical...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Christina Ammon has penned travel articles for The Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Condé Nast and many other publications. Her penchant for odd story angles has had her...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Christopher Shockey lives on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where before on-line streaming, JPR Classics and News was the only radio station he and his family could capture. It played from atop...

  • Weekend Announcer

    Code Growe is a performing musician, teacher, and storyteller working on social renewal through art and imagination. Born in California, he studied music at Musikseminar in Hamburg, and at McGill University in Montreal before settling in...

  • Development Associate

    Colleen joined the team at JPR as a student . A business major, she stumbled upon the radio station downstairs, and immediately fell in love. Colleen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from SOU, went on to be a television reporter for...

  • American Rhythm Host

    Craig Faulkner was born in 1948 in San Francisco and lived in Santa Barbara for many years before moving to Southern Oregon in 1990. He designed and built custom homes by day and in the evenings taught swing dancing classes.

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  • Open Air Host

    Crystal Rogers was born and raised in Southern Oregon. Upon graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in the Business and Mathematics co-major and another in Psychology she took a full time position at CDS, a...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Daniel Newberry has written features for Jefferson Journal 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

    Danielle Kelly moved to Ashland in 2003 from Sitka, Alaska to study theater at Southern Oregon University.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career, as a model, commercial...

  • 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 and courage!

    Seriously, Darin keeps JPR’s 50+ transmitter and...

  • Jefferson Exchange Student Assistant

    Darnell Willison was raised in Portland and moved to Ashland in 2015 to study Emerging Media & Digital Arts at Southern Oregon University.

    A tinkerer and self-proclaimed introvert, his fascination with media and technology began as a...

  • Open Air Host

    Dave Jackson came to JPR as a volunteer in 2011 after responding to a JPR Facebook post.  He's now a regular host of Open Air.  The depth and variety of music played on JPR have helped influence Dave's 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 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,...

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