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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Benjamin Booker is living the dream in a couple of ways

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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Album Review: Jack White, 'Lazaretto'

Jack White's sophomore solo album builds on his already impressive musical talent. 'Lazaretto' channels the voices, music and instruments White has mastered as a professor of the rock tradition.

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Lyla Foy stops by New Hot

London singer-songwriter Lyla Foy stopped by New Hot to chat with host David Safar and to play a few tracks off her new record, Mirrors the Sky, out now on Sub Pop.

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Grizfolk bring SoCal and Stockholm to The Current studios

Adam Roth left the south to pursue music in Los Angeles. It was there he met up with two producers from Stockholm who inspired him to meld his Americana roots with electronic production. Thus, Grizfolk was born, and it's been a quick ascent to the spotlight since then.

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