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

Judge's gavel
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. (07/28/2015)
Map of Lower Manhattan
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. (07/27/2015)
Putting St. Paul, Minn., on the map
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. (07/24/2015)
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. (07/23/2015)
July 22 is Hammock Day! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear while relaxing in a hammock? Send us your requests. (07/22/2015)
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. (07/21/2015)
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. (07/20/2015)
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. (07/17/2015)
Phoning the Hall & Oates Emergency Hotline earlier this morning inspired our Coffee Break for today: What songs do you want to hear that contain or that reference phone numbers? Send us your requests. (07/16/2015)
As more scrutiny and attention is being placed on a possible name change for Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists — solo performers or bands — who have changed their names? Send us your requests. (07/15/2015)
Let's join in the Bastille Day celebrations by listening to music by French artists for today's Coffee Break. What songs by French artists do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (07/14/2015)
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft readies to fly past dwarf-planet Pluto on the fringes of our solar system, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the planets or name-check planets? Send us your requests. (07/13/2015)
It's midway through the year, the forecast calls for 'smokin' hot' ... so let's have Christmas in July! For today's Coffee Break, what Yuletide tunes do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (07/10/2015)
As Jack White marks his 40th birthday, let's have a little party for him: What songs by Jack White -- in his various incarnations -- do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (07/09/2015)
In light of a new coloring-book trend among adults, for today's Coffee Break, we're wondering what songs you want to hear that are equally enjoyable for kids and grownups? Send us your requests. (07/08/2015)