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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! Listen to The Current every Wednesday at 8 p.m. as we count down your Top 20.

The Duluth Local Show

The Duluth Local Show with Brittany Lind can be heard on The Current every Sunday at 8 p.m., and it rebroadcasts on the Local Current stream 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.

The Local Show®

Join Diane for an exploration of 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.

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.

The Current Morning Show

The Current Morning Show with Jill Riley is on the air from 6 to 10 a.m. on weekdays. With occasional guests and the daily Coffee Break, you'll get what you need to start your day.

New Hot

Fridays at 10 p.m. Central, The Current's David Safar guides you through two hours of musical discoveries, new artists and recent releases. New Hot is 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!

Radio Free Current®

Our weekly all-request show from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 651 989-4893, tweet #RadioFreeCurrent, or fill out our request form to let us know what you want to hear.

Radio Heartland on The Current®

Sundays from 7 to 8 a.m. Central, Mike Pengra starts your day with an hour of folk, roots, Americana and acoustic music, informed and inspired by the playlist on Radio Heartland, The Current's 24/7 stream dedicated to roots music.

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 1970s punk to '90s grunge, and everything that happened in between.

Time Machine Tuesday®

A weekly exploration of one year in music history.

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 at 10 p.m. Central!

United States of Americana®

Delve into music with country and roots influences, covering genres like folk, bluegrass, and alt-country, every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. Central, with host Bill DeVille.

The Current Presents

Occasional specials and deep-dives into an artist or genre.


Archive: 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.

Archive: The Connie Club

The Connie Club is a dirty, divey little local bar where everyone is welcome. The air conditioning is broken, the food is terrible, but the music is slamming and there's always a party going on. People from all walks of life get together while Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner spins Saturday night music of various genres and eras, plays his junky piano (named Shondra), and interviews both local heroes and celebrity guests.

Archive: DJ Shannon Blowtorch's Mixtape

Saturday nights at midnight, famed Twin Cities DJ Shannon Blowtorch gets the party going.

Archive: In the Studio

Performances from our studios and concerts near and far.

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.

Archive: Oake and Riley in the Morning

Oake and Riley in the Morning aired from March 2016 to August 2019.

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.

Archive: Rock and Roll Radio

Mary Lucia's one-hour rock romp.

Archive: Wright About Now™

Toki Wright guides listeners through an hour of hip-hop.

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Feb. 8 in Music History: Outkast won Album of the Year

Outkast with Grammy Awards in 2004
Outkast won Album of the Year; 'TCB' by The Supremes with Temptations went to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Keith Knudsen, drummer for The Doobie Brothers died of chronic pneumonia, Queen released "Killer Queen", and R.E.M. held their first recording sessions, Today in Music History. Read more

2009

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Time Machine takes the short drive back to 2009 this time. Read more

Feb. 5, 2023

A man in glasses standing in the woods, looking upwards
This week, hear new music by Mark Erelli, Nickel Creek, the Burnt Pines and more. Read more

Feb. 5, 2023

A woman plays guitar in The Current studio
This time I featured a session with Nikki Lane recorded back in December. We had a nice chat. She also performed a couple songs from her Denim and Diamonds album. We also checked out new songs from Trapper Schoepp, Drayton Farley and Juniper. Read more

February 5, 2023

Current Goes to Duluth 33
Hear songs from JayGee, Moors and McCumber, Dave Mehling, Paul Cerar, Ingeborg Von Agassiz, The Cuckoo Bees and more. Read more

Local live performances: '05 to now

Free Energy
Hear two hours worth of local live performances from The Current’s archive, including in-studio sessions and live concerts. Starting in year 2005, when the station began, and ending to the present year, hear Minnesota artists like Bad Plus, Golden Smog, Heiruspecs, Low, Now Now, Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Free Energy, Lizzo and more. Read more

Nikki Lane performs in The Current studio

Nikki Lane – studio session at The Current (music + interview) The Current
Nikki Lane’s latest album, ‘Denim & Diamonds,’ released in September 2022. While on the first leg of the tour in support of that album, Lane stopped at The Current studio to play songs and to visit with Bill DeVille about the origins of her songs and the making of the new album. Read more

Grammy Awards of the Teenage Kicks era

Two people smile for photographers on arrival at an awards event
This week on Teenage Kicks, we’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Echo & The Bunnymen's “Porcupine" and enjoying a look back at Grammy winners from 1977 to 1991. Read more

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