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My Perfect Set

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We’re excited to add a new interactive segment to Open Air called My Perfect Set. The idea: You tell us what you want to hear and we give you a chance to curate and introduce the set on Open Air. (that means a chance to BE ON THE AIR!)

Do you enjoy making playlists (Remember when they were called mixtapes?) Are you your own favorite DJ? Do you value the art of hand selected sets over those made with an algorithm? At JPR we celebrate the organic nature of our live-hosted music programming, and the human touch that sets us apart from streaming platforms and even other radio stations. We’d like to take this connection a step further by inviting YOU to take the wheel and ask you to share a unique set of your own for a chance to be played over the radio.

To participate, find this post on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Comment with your perfect set. Make it roughly 20 minutes (3-5 songs) that mean something to you. Maybe it's a collection of songs that tell a story, reminding you of your hometown or a powerful chapter of your life, or a sequence of tunes that you find moving or perhaps songs that just really get you pumped... Maybe you have a set that demonstrates your deep fascination and study of Tuvan throat singing, or maybe just like how the songs flow together! Whatever the motivation, tell us the meaning or intention behind your set.

Open Air hosts Dave Jackson and Danielle Kelly will review submissions and select a playlist to feature on My Perfect Set and let you tell the audience why you chose the songs. We will notify the participant we select via messaging on the platform they use or via email and discuss options for how you can be the DJ for your perfect set.

A little fine print. We follow FCC rules as they pertain to language. Also, to play your perfect set on the air, we will need a CD or legal digital recording of each tune. We have an expansive music library, but still have some gaps.

We'll monitor these threads and attempt to answer questions as they come up.

Have fun! We hope to hear from you.

Dave Jackson curates the music on JPR's Rhythm and News Service, manages music staff and hosts Open Air, JPR's hand-picked house blend of music. He loves discovering great new music and sharing it.
Danielle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 from Southern Oregon University and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career -- as a model, actor, and live performance vocalist. She began hosting Open Air on JPR's Rhythm & News Service in 2015.