Music Director, opbmusic
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. He was born and raised in Waycross, Georgia.
The British rock band, famous for using archival audio to build complex history-themed concept albums, tackles the rise and decline of the Welsh coal industry.
Listen to the debut album from Portlander Andy McFarlane's project, Far Lands.
This week it's a fast-paced rocker from a Portland band, a collaboration from a Chicago R&B singer with Chance the Rapper, and some soulful low-fi crooning from rural Maryland.