People

  • 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...

  • Claudia Grisales is a congressional reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.

    Before joining NPR in June 2019, she was a Capitol Hill reporter covering military affairs for Stars and Stripes. She also covered breaking news...

  • 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...

  • Colin Dwyer covers breaking news for NPR. He reports on a wide array of subjects — from politics 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...

  • Dan Charles is NPR's food and agriculture correspondent.

    Primarily responsible for covering farming and the food industry, Charles focuses on the stories of culture, business, and the science behind what arrives on your dinner plate.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Host/Reporter

    Dave has worked in broadcasting for over 30 years as an on-air host, producer, writer, and recording engineer, and has regularly hosted public broadcasting pledge drives since 1982. He is also an active freelance voice talent and audiobook...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Domenico Montanaro is NPR's senior political editor/correspondent. Based in Washington, D.C., his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. He also helps edit political coverage. <...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

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

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