Jonathan Overby

Wisconsin Public Radio

Originally from Milwaukee, Dr. Overby, an ethnomusicologist, lecturer and lyric baritone, served as music director at UW-Madison Campus Ministry, Edgewood College Artist In Residence, and Vice President of the Wisconsin Arts Board. 

Currently, he is the executive producer and director of Wisconsin’s Official Annual State Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the oldest such state ceremony in the nation. He holds a doctorate in administrative leadership in higher education from Edgewood College in Madison. 

For nearly two decades he hosted “The Best of Gospel with Jonny O.” on WORT Radio in Madison. In 1994, Jonathan joined WPR as a Sunday morning talk-show host. Later, he shifted to hosting and producing a live variety show and, most recently he serves as the executive producer and host of his Saturday evening world music broadcast, "Higher Ground with Jonathan Overby."

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