Mary Lucia

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Mary Lucia

Contact Mary Lucia at mlucia@mpr.org

Mary Lucia has earned a large fan base with her work as a broadcast personality, writer, actor and voice-over talent. Lucia began her media career doing evenings at REV 105, co-hosted mornings on Zone 105, and hosted a talk show, Somethin' Stupid, on 1500 KSTP.

From 1998 to 2001, she hosted the local music show Popular Creeps, a two-time Minnesota Music Award winner for "Best Locally Produced Show." For her work at The Current, Lucia has been voted best FM radio personality by City Pages seven times. In addition to her radio career, she has also appeared in commercials and in live theater productions.

Lucia likes cats and dogs more than people, wearing dead people's clothes and taking long walks off of short piers.


Mary and Crash

A letter from Mary Lucia

Mary Lucia is taking a temporary leave from her hosting position with The Current. In an open letter to her listeners, Looch shares the reason she'll be off the air for a short while.

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Meg Mac performs in The Current studio.

Meg Mac performs in The Current studio

Melbourne singer-songwriter Meg Mac has been busy touring the U.S. with English electronic group Clean Bandit. She stopped in to The Current studio to talk to Mary Lucia and to perform some songs from her self-titled EP. 'It's been my dream [to be a touring musician] for a long time,' she says, 'so it feels really crazy to be in America, travelling and singing.' Listen to the complete in-studio session.

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Interview: King Khan and BBQ

Today King Khan & BBQ's new album, Bad News Boys, releases via In the Red Records. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., King Khan and BBQ stopped by The Current studio for a thoughtful (and hilarious) chat with host Mary Lucia.

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Tweedy perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out gig at First Avenue, Tweedy (Jeff Tweedy and son Spencer) stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off their debut album Sukierae.

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BORNS performs live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out gig at the Triple Rock Social Club with MisterWives and Handsome Ghost, BØRNS stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off his debut EP Candy, plus a special Lesley Gore cover.

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Noel Gallagher

Interview: Noel Gallagher

On the day that his new album Chasing Yesterday releases under his High Flying Birds moniker, Noel Gallagher phoned Mary Lucia from London to chat about the new record.

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The Districts perform in The Current studio

The members of the Districts met in their hometown of Lititz, Pa., and began making a name for themselves in Philadelphia's music scene. Their most recent album, 'A Flourish and a Spoil,' was recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minn. ""It was awesome," says front man Rob Grote. "We put on some Nirvana and went swimming." Listen to The Districts full session with Mary Lucia.

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