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.


Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat tric

9:30 Coffee Break: Quick Strikes

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's celebrate Carli Lloyd's fastest hat trick in World Cup history by playing your favorite short songs. What songs do you want to hear that are over quickly but are still awesome? Send us your requests.

Read More
Punch Brothers

9:30 Coffee Break: Mandolin Songs

After Garrison Keillor revealed plans for easing into retirement by having mandolin player Chris Thile guest-host 'A Prairie Home Companion', we're asking: What songs do you want to hear that feature mandolin? Send us your requests.

Read More
Metallica perform at the Allstate Arena

9:30 Coffee Break: Rock that Anger Out

Extreme music - such as heavy metal - can positively influence those experiencing anger, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that help you process your anger? Send us your requests.

Read More
Interstate 75 near Macon, Ga., highway

9:30 Coffee Break: Road-Trip Songs

Nicole from River Falls, Wis., recently went on a road trip with her family, and she'd like to hear more traveling music. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear make for a good road-trip soundtrack? Send us your requests.

Read More
Patsy Cline

9:30 Coffee Break: Hologram Hopefuls

Patsy Cline is taking the stage again next year — 52 years after her death, in hologram form. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by late artists that you'd like to see perform in hologram form? Send us your requests.

Read More
Whole rest

9:30 Coffee Break: A Meaningful Pause

Trish, a listener from Elk River, Minn., emailed us today about how some of her favorite songs use a pause to great effect. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that use a pause (or rest) to great effect? Send us your requests.

Read More
Rock the Garden, Day 2 2014

9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for Sunshine

Let's all send some positive energy out into the atmosphere as we hope for a sunny weekend for Rock the Garden. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs for sunshine do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Read More
Flowers in bloom at Lake Harriet Rose Garden

9:30 Coffee Break: Flowers and Plants

All this talk about Rock the Garden has us thinking a lot about actual gardens and the flowers and plants that grow in them. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention flowers or other plants? Send us your request.

Read More