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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, 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.

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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May 20 in Music History: Happy Birthday, Dan Wilson

Semisonic performing at First Avenue
Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney achieved his sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, today in music history. Read more

Cruel World Festival

Aerial view of an audience at a music festival in Los Angeles
Jake Rudh is back from Los Angeles, where he attended the Cruel World Festival. On this week’s program, Jake takes you into that festival lineup. Read more

May 19 in Music History: Happy Birthday, Sam Smith

Sam Smith performs on 'Austin City Limits'
The Beatles had a Gold record in one week; Stevie Wonder had a No. 1 with “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”; Paul Simon's song about film hit No. 1; Supertramp hit No. 1 with “Breakfast in America”; and Sam Smith was born, today in music history. Read more

The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show
Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show! Read more

May 18 in Music History: Remembering Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell performing in 2014
Chris Cornell died; Ray Stevens enjoyed a short “streak” on the charts with a novelty song; Gary Busey played Buddy Holly in a popular film; the Ting Tings topped the British charts with “That's Not My Name”; and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh was born in Akron, Ohio, today in music history. Read more

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