Programs

American Routes®

American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

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The Chart Show

Each week vote for your top 5 tracks and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a local show! Then join host Mark Wheat every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. as he counts down your Top 20.

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The Duluth Local Show

The Duluth Local Show, hosted by Mike Novitzki, can be heard on The Current in Duluth every Sunday at 8 p.m. The Duluth Local Show will be rebroadcast on The Local Current stream at on Mondays at 2 p.m. The Duluth Local Show is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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King's Speech

As a musician and connoisseur, Dave King brings a unique perspective to jazz, and you can hear him curate a special playlist every Sunday night on The Current.

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The Local Show®

Join Andrea Swensson as she explores Minnesota's local music scene, both past and present. The Local Show is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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The Message

Focusing on classic hip hop and R&B, as well as new releases, The Message will keep listeners up to the minute with tour dates, music news, in-studio interviews and the best Minnesota artists working in the R&B and hip-hop scene.

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New Hot

Once a week, The Current's Music Director David Safar guides you through two hours of musical discoveries, new artists and recent releases. New Hot will be a mix of new artists, new songs from some of your current favorites and opportunities to explore what's coming up next in new music. Don't miss it!

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Oake and Riley in the Morning

Brian Oake and Jill Riley are on the air from 5-10 a.m. on weekdays. With occasional guests and the daily Coffee Break, you'll get what you need to start your day.

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Radio Free Current®

Our weekly all-request show from 7-10 p.m. on Saturdays, hosted by Sean McPherson. Call 651 989-4893, tweet #RadioFreeCurrent, or fill out our request form to let us know what you want to hear.

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Sound Opinions

Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context.

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Teenage Kicks®

Teenage Kicks is The Current'€™s weekly trip into our collective retro past, then is now as this show is the same as it never was, before Alternative wasn'€™t, with a focus on the musical era from €˜'70s punk to '€˜90s grunge, and everything that happened in between.

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Transmission

DJ Jake Rudh hosts the weekly Minneapolis-based post-punk, new wave and indie dance night Transmission every Wednesday night at the Uptown VFW, and now, he brings the party to The Current each Thursday night at 10pm!

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Archive: H2 on The Current®

Co-hosted by former Redefinition Radio host and Twin Cities hip-hop fixture Kevin Beacham and Rhymesayers Entertainment President and CEO Siddiq, H2 features a great mix of hip-hop both new and old, from all over the place.

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Archive: P.O.S is Ruining The Current

Doomtree hip-hop collective co-founder Stefon Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S, hosts this must-listen hour-long show highlighting his musical influences and favorites.

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