People

  • General Manager
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Chair WXPR Board of Directors/ Blues Friday Host

    Jeff Burke is always listening, always getting ready for his next show.  He loves the blues, all forms, plus R&B, soul, rock, funk, gospel and of course jazz. He weaves it into the music format because blues is the godfather of it all.    <...

  • Marketing Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

    Email Jessie

    Jessie joined WXPR in 2003. She feels thrilled to work with such a talented and dedicated group of volunteers and staff, and enjoys meeting and getting to know the supporters that make...

  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors/ Substitute Host
  • Board of Directors/ Crossroads Cafe Host

    I’ve been a fan of WXPR since I moved to the area in 1995. My affection for the station has grown over the years—I’ve moved from listener, to donor, to casual volunteer to board member and music host. Since my retirement in 2013 I’ve been able...

  • Board of Directors/Engineering Consultant/Crossroads Cafe Host

    I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and got hooked on electronics at an early age.  By the time I got to high school, I was working at an FM station as a DJ and engineer.  After college, I shifted over to television and spent the next 20 years...

  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors and Substitute Host

    I grew up listening to Classical music on the radio in Chicago (WFMT and (old) WNIB). Beautiful music and the stories behind it. I try, in my small way, to emulate those broadcasts at WXPR. I never believed I would have the chance. I...