Jason Miller, or as his friends call him “Jason,” was once voted “Most likely to be a KINK DJ” by his close friends. He was born in Detroit, but moved to the Seattle area when he was 8. His interest in radio began when he was in fifth grade. One weekend he accidentally tuned in to old radio dramas before going to bed when he heard an old “Suspense” mystery that scared him half to death. He barely slept the rest of the weekend…but he was hooked. In 8th grade when they had to “job shadow” someone for a school project, he shadowed Andy Savage, host of the morning show on 107.7 The End.
He went to college in Ellensburg, WA at Central Washington University. He worked with a family of chimpanzees who were able to communicate using American Sign Language. He got his degree in Anthropology, specializing in Primate Behavior, but all of his spare time was spent at the College radio station 88.1 The Burg. He hosted a few different radio shows and was the Production Director.
When he graduated in 2007 he got hired to produce a radio show down in Portland. The show was “Mark Lindsay’s Rock and Roll Café” hosted by none other than Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders). He got hired by KINK in 2008 to do a weekend on-air shift. He now has been the host of KINK Sunday Brunch Unplugged since 2012. He has a passion for acoustic music, and some of his favorite artists include: Josh Ritter, Mason Jennings, Paul Simon, and Gregory Alan Isakov.
Aside from radio, Jason also works as a Social Studies teacher at Portland’s Madison High School. He bicycles, plays basketball, and plays music in a band, The Milford Academy. He and his wife Laura live in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood along with his pet leopard gecko Frodrick. Laura and Jason love Portland, Frodrick remains undecided.