David Campbell

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
David Campbell

Contact David Campbell at dcampbell@mpr.org

David Campbell is host of Radio Free Current, Saturdays 7 to 11 p.m. and The Local Show, Sundays 6 to 8 p.m. You can also hear him on The Current on Thursdays, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Campbell is a long-time veteran of the Twin Cities scene. A fan, musician, record store clerk, record label staffer, and a 10-year staffer of KQRS and Drive 105's Homegrown, Campbell's love for Minnesota music makes him a perfect fit for The Current.


Milky Chance

Milky Chance perform in The Current studio

Milky Chance stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session before their (very) sold out show at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis. Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch and Antonio Greger told host David Campbell all about their road to success in the States and beyond.

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The Replacements

Musicheads Essential Artists: The Replacements

Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting the Replacements.

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Panther Ray perform in The Current studio

Anticipating the release of Ripple, their first release on the Twin Cities-based record label Forged Artifacts, Panther Ray stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with The Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Father John Misty performs live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Sup Pop lablemates King Tuff, Josh Tillman—aka Father John Misty—stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off his latest album I Love You, Honeybear and to chat with host David Campbell.

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Frankie Lee performs live in The Current studio

On the heels of releasing his visual album American Dreamer and anticipating the release of his EP of the same name, Frankie Lee and friends stopped by The Current to perform tracks off his American Dreamer EP and to chat with The Local Show's David Campbell.

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Tickle Torture performs live in The Current studio

Currently working on his follow up to the successful Spectrophilia EP, Tickle Torture's Elliot Kozel and company stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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