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: Hot Fire

When a server in a restaurant cautions that the plate is hot, we should all take those words seriously. To help us remember that, what songs containing the words "hot," "fire" or "burn" do you want to hear?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Sugar and Sweets

The World Health Organization recommends limiting sugar intake to 25 grams per day 'for additional health benefits'. But because music is calorie-free, what songs that mention 'sugar' or 'sweet' do you want to hear for today's Coffee Break?

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Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for St. Paul

As St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman stops by The Current's Morning Show to talk about exciting things happening in the capital city, we're wondering, what songs that name-check St. Paul or are about St. Paul places do you want to hear?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for the North

Inspired by Rolling Stone magazine's list of the best 25 songs about the South, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're asking you what songs about the North would you like to hear?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Runaway Hits

Inspired by llamas on the lam, we're thinking about songs having to do with running and running away. What songs about being on the run do you want to hear?

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Johnny Cash

9:30 Coffee Break: Songs by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was born on this date in 1932, and he went on to record 96 albums over the course of his nearly 50-year career in music. For today's Coffee Break, what songs by Johnny Cash do you want to hear?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Visual Spectacle

After last night's Flaming Lips show at First Avenue, we're thinking about bands who put on a full sensory experience during their concerts. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear by bands who are known for visual spectacle at their live shows?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Led Zeppelin's Legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti', for today's Coffee Break, we're asking you which songs by bands or artists influenced by Led Zeppelin do you want to hear?

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9:30 Coffee Break: Rocking Redheads

Last night at the Oscars, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took home the trophies for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. Each has a ruddy complexion and ginger hair. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs by musicians with red hair would you like to hear?

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