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Robin Rilette, Music Director, Host of "Morning Classical Music"

Robin Rilette is a native Oregonian from the “other” Portland, living most recently in Washington State where she was the Music Director for 23 years with Northwest Public Radio. Since accepting the position of Music Director with MPBN she’s discovering that many of her friends in the Pacific Northwest are now planning trips to Maine, and she’s looking forward to showing them around the state.

Robin inherited her love of music from both sides of her family. Her mother was an accomplished pianist and singer and her paternal grandfather played the piano for silent films back in the 1920’s in Portland, Oregon. Her love of radio began as a child and her career in radio began in 1986 when she interned with OPB in Portland, Oregon while pursuing a degree in Speech Communications with Portland State University.

For many years Robin was an instructor for a PATH International center that provides horseback riding lessons for adults and children with challenges. She also enjoys working with dogs and is asked to help people with training and behavioral issues. Hiking, reading, traveling and gardening are a few of her other interests.

If you have a question or comment about the music on MPBN please feel free to send Robin an email:

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