Jill Riley Feature Archive

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)
Wildfires in Canada have affected air quality in Minnesota as plumes of smoke hung over much of the state on Monday. Conditions have improved today, but for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that include the word "smoke" in the title or lyrics? Send us your requests. (07/07/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's celebrate Carli Lloyd's fastest hat trick in World Cup history by playing your favorite short songs. What songs do you want to hear that are over quickly but are still awesome? Send us your requests. (07/06/2015)
For today's Coffee Break, we're asking: What songs do you want to hear that reference the periodic table either in the song title or the artist name? Send us your requests. (06/30/2015)
After Garrison Keillor revealed plans for easing into retirement by having mandolin player Chris Thile guest-host 'A Prairie Home Companion', we're asking: What songs do you want to hear that feature mandolin? Send us your requests. (06/29/2015)
Let's celebrate the beginning of Twin Cities Pride Weekend on today's Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear that are by artists who rock with Pride? Send us your requests. (06/26/2015)
Extreme music - such as heavy metal - can positively influence those experiencing anger, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that help you process your anger? Send us your requests. (06/25/2015)
Nicole from River Falls, Wis., recently went on a road trip with her family, and she'd like to hear more traveling music. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear make for a good road-trip soundtrack? Send us your requests. (06/24/2015)
Patsy Cline is taking the stage again next year — 52 years after her death, in hologram form. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by late artists that you'd like to see perform in hologram form? Send us your requests. (06/23/2015)
Trish, a listener from Elk River, Minn., emailed us today about how some of her favorite songs use a pause to great effect. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that use a pause (or rest) to great effect? Send us your requests. (06/22/2015)
Let's all send some positive energy out into the atmosphere as we hope for a sunny weekend for Rock the Garden. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs for sunshine do you want to hear? Send us your requests. (06/19/2015)
All this talk about Rock the Garden has us thinking a lot about actual gardens and the flowers and plants that grow in them. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention flowers or other plants? Send us your request. (06/18/2015)
As the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) gets ready to celebrate its 'Back to the '50s' classic-car show, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention a car in the title or lyrics do you want to hear? Send us your request. (06/17/2015)