David Safar

Music Director, 89.3 The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
David Safar

Contact David Safar at dsafar@mpr.org

David Safar is music director and overnight on-air host for 89.3 The Current. He also hosts "The New Hot," a weekly music spot; and produces the Sunday night program, "The Local Show." While with The Current, David has launched features such as the Local Music Exchange, the Song of the Day podcast and the CD compilation, "Local Current Volume 1." Prior to joining The Current, David was music director and program director for Radio K (the University of Minnesota's college radio station). David is a music omnivore, with a soft spot for post punk and hardcore music.


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Album Review: Stars, 'No One Is Lost'

Stars prove that measuring success on album sales and licensing deals is a poor indication of talent. On their eighth studio album, Stars bolster their brand of synth-based duets, proving they're the same band you know and love.

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FKA twigs performs live in The Current studio

Before making her Twin Cities debut at the Fine Line Music Cafe tonight (and playing Prince's legendary Paisley Park tomorrow evening), FKA twigs stopped by The Current to perform songs off her new album LP1 and to chat with Music Director David Safar.

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New Hot Virtual Music Meeting: Cultfever, Niia and Wiley

Every Monday at 10 p.m. The Current's Music Director David Safar guides you through an hour of music discovery. David wants to know: what do you think of the latest singles from Cultfever, Niia and Wiley? Have a listen, then give them either a thumbs up or thumbs down!

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Album review: Foo Fighters, 'Sonic Highways'

'Sonic Highways' marks the twentieth anniversary since the band formed to record their hit heavy debut album. Over the past two decades the band that once existed in the halo of Nirvana has emerged as Grohl's true legacy.

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Benjamin Booker performs live in The Current studio

On tour supporting his highly anticipated debut album release, Benjamin Booker stopped in to The Current studios to talk to New Hot host David Safar about how he was discovered and signed to ATO records. Booker also plays a few songs off the forthcoming album, scheduled for Aug. 19.

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