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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The War on Drugs perform live in The Current studio

Between their two-night stand in the First Avenue mainroom, the War on Drugs stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to chat with Jill Riley of the Morning Show and to perform tracks live in The Current's studio, including songs off their latest album, Lost in the Dream, and a fantastic Bob Dylan cover.

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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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