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Jerad Walker


Jerad Walker is the Music Director at opbmusic and a journalist whose stories have appeared on NPR Music and NPR's Morning Edition. He moved to Portland, OR from Washington, DC, where he worked on both music production and programming at NPR affiliate WAMU. There, he also contributed to the news broadcast as a features reporter. Jerad received an MBA from American University and an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia.

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Recent Articles

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On 'Crisis Actor,' Roselit Bone Challenges Genre, Stereotypes And Even Gender

Trans singer Charlotte McCaslin and her band join opbmusic for a deep dive into their visceral new record.

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Video Premiere: Layperson Live From The Banana Stand

The Layperson lead singer plays a stripped down version of "Caught Around Your Heart."

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Pickathon Woods Stage: YOB

The Eugene, Oregon, doom-metal band rattles the woods in the latest performance filmed at Pickathon 2019.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Esmé Patterson, Mo Troper, Drive-By Truckers

Listen to three standout songs debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | Sessions

Watch: Pool Boys At Oregon City Brewing

The quartet perform songs from their debut EP and tell us how they found creative freedom through friendship.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Wye Oak, Bart Budwig, Lucy Dacus

In this week's mix, we go a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll.

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Frankie Cosmos Live From Type Foundry

Songwriter Greta Kline is reinventing rock music by making every second count.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: The Minders, TENTS, Contra Party

This week's mix is an all Oregon affair. Listen to new songs from Portland bands The Minders, Contra Party, and TENTS.

Entertainment | NW Life | Music | Recreation | Arts | local | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Mountain Man

Watch a masterful performance by this vocal trio recorded deep in the Oregon woods. 

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Destroyer, Andy Shauf, Frances Quinlan

Listen to three standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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Song Premiere: Charts — 'Anita'

Hear the surfy new single from one of Portland's best party bands.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: The New Pornographers, Overcoats, Steve Lacey, MAITA

Listen to standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Kate Tempest, Sudan Archives, Patrick Watson

Listen to three standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Wilco, Brittany Howard, Hustle And Drone

Listen to three standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

Entertainment | Music | Arts | Education | History

A British Band's Tribute To The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, we revisit the band's remarkable 2015 album, "The Race for Space."

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Song Premiere: The Color Study - 'Without'

Bend-based musician Scott Oliphant finds catharsis in a cacophony of horns, sing along choruses and ramshackle rhythms.

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Video Premiere: Jacob Miller Live From The Banana Stand

Watch Miller perform a new song live in The Iron Society barbershop.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | Sessions

Hop Along Live At Wonder Ballroom

The Philadelphia rock band perform songs from their masterful 2018 album, and lead singer Frances Quinlan chats with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

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Song Premiere: Joaquin Lopez - 'Entrego'

Lopez's new song is inspired by the electro-pop that filled Portland's dance clubs in the late '80s and early '90s.

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Long Play: Rilo Kiley - 'More Adventurous'

The band's major label debut turns 15 this year and we're playing the whole thing throughout the broadcast on Tues., May 21.