Jill Riley

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Jill Riley

Contact Jill Riley at jriley@mpr.org

Jill Riley co-hosts weekday mornings on The Current with Steve Seel, 6-10 a.m. She joined The Current when the station launched in 2005, fresh from her college radio station, KVSC-FM, Saint Cloud State University. She has hosted a variety of DJ timeslots on The Current, from overnights to Saturday night's "Radio Free Current" show. She is also known as Savage Animal of the Minnesota RollerGirls' Garda Belts team.


Coffee Break

9:30 Coffee Break: Initials in Songs

There are a lot of songs out there that have initials for names. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have initials in the title? Send us your requests.

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September. Back to work, school, books

9:30 Coffee Break: September Songs

Help us build a September playlist; don't forget to think outside the title on this one. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "September" in the title or lyrics? Send us your requests.

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Mt. McKinley will once again be Denali.

9:30 Coffee Break: Mountains

As President Obama visits Alaska to make a public announcement returning Mt. McKinley to its traditional Alaska Native name, Denali, we're thinking about mountains in songs. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention 'mountain' or 'mountains'? Send us your requests.

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Dream

9:30 Coffee Break: Dream Lover

Today we look at a popular phrase in songwriting, 'dream lover.' For our 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have the words 'dream lover' in the title or lyrics -- or both? Send us your requests.

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Punch clock

9:30 Coffee Break: Unexpected Day Jobs

Many very well-known musicians held a variety of jobs until they were able to rely on their work in the music industry to pay the bills. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists who have held surprising or unexpected day jobs? Send us your request, and along with it, the job held by the artists you're requesting.

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School Supplies

9:30 Coffee Break: School Supplies

Kids in Minneapolis start school today; other kids will be back in school soon enough. To help everyone get ready for that first day, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention school supplies? Send us your requests.

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Beatles in 1965

9:30 Coffee Break: The Beatles' Minnesota setlist

Fifty years ago today, the Beatles visited Minnesota for their one and only concert in the state. They played 11 songs; which of those songs do you want to hear? For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're asking you to vote for your picks.

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Moving house

9:30 Coffee Break: Moving

In honor of Sean McPherson's pending house move, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "move" or "moving"? Send us your requests.

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