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.


Harley-Davidson Ride in Sturgis, S.D.

9:30 Coffee Break: Motorcycle Songs

As the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets underway in South Dakota, for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are about motorcycles or that refer to motorbikes? Send us your requests.

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The Moon

9:30 Coffee Break: Once in a Blue Moon

Today, it's a blue moon. We won't have another until January 2018. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the moon in the title or lyrics? Bonus points for "blue moon" mentions. Send us your requests.

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Judge's gavel

9:30 Coffee Break: 'Legal' Songs

As law grads in Minnesota and across the U.S. prepare for their bar exams today and tomorrow, listener (and recent law grad) Matt suggests a legal-themed Coffee Break. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention some aspect of the legal system? Send us your requests.

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Map of Lower Manhattan

9:30 Coffee Break: City Geography

Listener Mark of Minneapolis heard 'West End Girls' and suggested a 'parts of town' Coffee Break theme. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are about a section of a city? Send us your requests.

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Putting St. Paul, Minn., on the map

9:30 Coffee Break: All Bands North

As The Current's staff head to Duluth for a weekend of summer fun and live music, we're thinking about bands from places north of The Current's HQ in St. Paul, Minn. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by bands who are from cities located north of St. Paul? Send us your requests.

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Amy Winehouse performs in London in 2007

9:30 Coffee Break: Gone Too Soon

As we remember Amy Winehouse who died on this day in 2011 at age 27, we'll commemorate her and other musicians who left us far too soon. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who died at age 27? Send us your requests.

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Coffee Break

9:30 Coffee Break: Calling an Audible

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature a singer or bandleader giving an audible cue to an instrumentalist or section? Send us your requests.

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scream, munch

9:30 Coffee Break: Great Screamers

On the heels of a recent study that analyzed what makes a scream a good scream, we're celebrating those vocalists who expertly incorporate screams into their arrangements. For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by music's great screamers? Naturally, if the song you're requesting contains an example scream, the better.

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Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival

9:30 Coffee Break: Eaux Claires artists

There's a lot of excitement happening on the eastern edge of The Current's broadcast area, so let's celebrate: What songs do you want to hear by artists who are playing the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival? Send us your requests.

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