Jill Riley

Jill Riley

Host, The Current
Minnesota Public Radio
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.

Jill Riley Feature Archive

Coffee Break
It's a Friday fun Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear by artists or bands whose names include the word 'Junior' or the suffix 'Jr.'? Send us your requests. (05/22/2015)
Saints tryouts at CHS Field in St. Paul
In honor of the St. Paul Saints' home opener at their new stadium, CHS Field, let's root, root, root for the home team: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have "saint" or "saints" in the title or lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/21/2015)
David Letterman on the Late Show
As David Letterman prepares his final Late Show on CBS after a remarkable 33-year career in late-night television, we're reflecting on how many local artists Letterman has welcomed to his stage over the years. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by Minnesota acts who have appeared on David Letterman's show? Send your requests. (05/20/2015)
There are a lot of songs that use the word 'help' or pursue an idea or theme of helping. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's all think about help. What songs do you want to hear that contain the word "help" in the title or in the lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/19/2015)
Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting Patsy Cline. (05/19/2015)
Tomorrow is Minnesota Music Day, but let's get the party started early: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by local bands who got their start by playing at the Longhorn? Send us your requests. (05/15/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by bands who have been animated? When you give your request, be sure to tell us where your artist appeared in animated form. (05/14/2015)
Activision has announced its upcoming version of Guitar Hero will have a tracklist featuring more indie artists than in the past. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you, as a listener of The Current, want to add to the Guitar Hero tracklist? Send us your requests. (05/13/2015)
As 'American Idol' announces it will be ending its run in 2016, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists who would never have made it onto 'American Idol'? Send us your requests. (05/12/2015)
There's been a lot of noggin talk on the show today, so it got us thinking: What songs do you want to hear that have the word 'head' in the title? Send us your requests. (05/11/2015)
Sunday, May 10, is Mother's Day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that name-check "mom" or "mother"? Send us your requests. (05/08/2015)
Sometimes lyrics sound like they mean one thing -- but could mean another. With that in mind, what songs with double-meaning lyrics do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (05/07/2015)
Dolls have been making the news recently, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference 'doll' or 'dolls'? Send us your requests. (05/06/2015)
In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become an important celebration of Mexican-American heritage. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or by bands with Mexican-American roots? Send us your requests. (05/05/2015)
We certainly want to encourage safe operation of motor vehicles, but there are a lot of songs that reference speedy driving. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about driving fast do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (05/04/2015)