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.


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Sharon Van Etten performs live in The Current studio

Ahead of her show at First Avenue, Sharon Van Etten and band stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, Are We There. Between songs, Sharon chatted with host Jill RIley about being a notable user of the omnicord, how the Everly Brothers shaped her voice and what her connection is to John Cale of the Velvet Underground.

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones perform in The Current studio

Alabama-based St. Paul and the Broken Bones were in town for a sold-out show at the Varsity Theater when they stopped in to The Current for a session hosted by Jill Riley. This band came together when two friends decided to record some songs as a "last hurrah" - happily, it was just the beginning.

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The Both perform in The Current studio

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo -- each one an accomplished artist in her or his own right -- have recently teamed up on a collaborative project they've dubbed The Both. On the week of their self-titled album release, The Both visited The Current studio to play some songs and to talk with Jill Riley.

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London Grammar perform in The Current studio

On only their second tour in North America, London Grammar have been playing a string of sold-out shows, including one at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The platinum artists stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Jill Riley.

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Sam Roberts Band perform in The Current's studio

In town to play a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., Montreal-based six-piece Sam Roberts Band stopped in to The Current's studio to play some tracks off their new album, 'Lo-Fantasy', and to chat with the Morning Show's Jill Riley.

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The Colourist perform in The Current's studios

On tour supporting Panic at the Disco, The Colourist stopped in to The Current's studio to play a few songs and to chat with Jill Riley about their recent EP and their upcoming full-length -- and about what it's like for people from Orange County, Calif., when it's -12 F in Minnesota.

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Oscar Isaac describes how he became 'Llewyn Davis'

Oscar Isaac, the star of the critically-acclaimed film 'Inside Llewyn Davis' spoke with The Current's Jill Riley about finger-picking guitar, working with Marcus Mumford and T-Bone Burnett, and having the best time of his life.

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