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As It Was Celebrates 3,000th Episode!


On Tuesday, August 23rd, As It Was, JPR's daily series of audio vignettes on the history of southern Oregon and northern California will reach a significant milestone: 3,000 episodes!

Produced as a partnership between JPR and the Southern Oregon Historical Society, As It Was chronicles the history of the regional through daily stories researched and written by SOHS volunteers.

The show is hosted by OSF veteran actress Shirley Patton.  Each episode is assembled by producer Raymond Scully. The small army of writers are coordinated by SOHS's Kernan Turner, who also writes many of the stories and edits the submissions from the rest of the crew.

All of us at JPR would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for the incredible accomplishment!

Over the series run, there have been many dozen writers, and we'd like to acknowledge some of the primary contributors for their excellent work. Each writer's name will link to the stories they've contributed to the project.

Emily Blakely
Nancy Bringhurst
Luana (Loffer) Corbin
Amy Couture
Lynda Demsher
Gail Fiorini-Jenner
Laura Gerkman
Pat Harper
Todd Kepple
Margaret LaPlante
Jim Long
Maryann Mason
Alice Mullaly
Shirley Nelson
Marjorie O’Harra
Dennis Powers
Christopher Shockey
Dmitri Shockey
Kirsten Shockey
Craig Stillwell

Credit Geoffrey Riley/JPR News
Shirley and Raymond with recognition plaques.


As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.