Jill Riley

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Jill Riley

Contact Jill Riley at jriley@mpr.org

Jill Riley co-hosts The Morning Show on The Current with Brian Oake, 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.


Shirley Manson

Theft of the Dial: Shirley Manson

Garbage are currently on tour in support of their new album, Strange Little Birds. Ahead of their show at the Skyway Theatre, lead singer Shirley Manson stopped by The Current to chat with Brian Oake and Jill Riley, and also to take over our airwaves with a Theft of the Dial.

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Garbage, 'Strange Little Birds'

Album of the Week: Garbage, 'Strange Little Birds'

More than 20 years on from their debut, the band Garbage -- with original lineup of Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Duke Erikson and Steve Marker -- continue to create great songs for their fans. Their new album 'Strange Little Birds' does exactly that.

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The Lumineers at The Current

Theft of the Dial: The Lumineers

Before their June 14, 2016, concert at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minn., Wesley Shultz and Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers stopped by The Current to curate a playlist and to take over the airwaves from Jill Riley and Brian Oake.

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Courtney Barnett performs in The Current studio

Melbourne may be half a world away from Minneapolis, but Courtney Barnett has found a loyal group of fans in the Twin Cities. 'From the first time we ever came here, I really did feel the love,' Barnett says, 'so thank you.' In the Twin Cities to play two sold-out shows at First Avenue, Courtney Barnett stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley.

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Sign for Prince at Paisley Park

9:30 Coffee Break: More Purple

Two weeks ago, Sarah, a listener in Chicago, suggested a coffee break about purple. Now, purple has taken on even more significance. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have shades of purple in the title? Send us your requests.

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Billy Paul

9:30 Coffee Break: Philly Soul

For today's Coffee Break, let's pay tribute to Billy Paul and his legacy by featuring the sounds of Philly soul. What songs do you want to hear by Philadelphia artists, past and present, who reflect the soulful sounds of the City of Brotherly Love? Send us your requests.

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