Now you can hear The Current on your FM dial in Duluth, Minn. at 90.9!
We're thrilled to be more deeply connected with the community and support the Duluth, North Shore and Iron Range artists we've played for years and discover the next generation of artists coming out of the region.
Before our launch, we'll air a mixtape of music by artists from Duluth and northern Minnesota on 90.9 FM and 100.5 WSCN HD-2. Then on Monday, Feb. 1 at 9:09 a.m. we'll flip the switch to The Current's live broadcast.
Stay tuned for more details about an official celebration in Duluth later this spring. In the meantime, stay connected with us by using the form below to receive a complimentary window cling from The Current and to enter the ultimate Duluth prize pack!
Stay Connected with The Current in Duluth
Subscribe to The Current's Duluth e-newsletter and you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win the ultimate Duluth prize pack which includes a permanent guest list spot at the Red Herring Lounge for a year, a $200 gift certificate to the Electric Fetus and awesome swag from Frost River Trading Company and Bent Paddle Brewing. (And we'll send you a 90.9 The Current window cling just for filling out the form below!)
Use this form to submit to subscribe to The Current's Duluth e-newsletter, to receive a 90.9 The Current window cling and to enter the Duluth prize pack giveaway between 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
One (1) winner will receive one (1) $200 gift certificate to the Electric Fetus, one (1) guest list spot to the Red Herring Lounge for one (1) year, plus swag from Frost River Trading and Bent Paddle Brewing. Three (3) back up names will be drawn.
Prize retail value: $550
We will contact the winner on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Winner must accept by 10 a.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 19, 2015.
This giveaway is subject to Minnesota Public Radio's 2016 Official Giveaway Rules.
A Message from Lindsay Kimball, The Currrent's Asst. Program Director
The Current has always had a special relationship with Duluth, its music scene and the community of music loving fans. Even without a local FM station to broadcast, The Current has visited Duluth for events the past few years and broadcast the music of its artists from there to the world on The Current, and the one thing we hear with every visit is, "When will The Current come to Duluth?" We never stopped looking for an opportunity bring The Current to Duluth, and now, we're excited to announce that opportunity has come!
Duluth is at the center of northern Minnesota's burgeoning music scene, and we want to support what makes the music community thrive – whether it means giving a band their first spin on the radio, promoting their first gig or helping spread the word for their first tour.
The Current brings listeners the best authentic new music alongside the music that inspired it, from local to legendary, indie to influential, new to nostalgic, Minneapolis to St. Paul, Rochester to, now, Duluth! We're excited to learn about and from the music community from Duluth, the North Shore, and the Iron Range, continue to support artists we've played for years like Low, Trampled by Turtles, Charlie Parr, Southwire, Tin Can Gin, Actual Wolf, Red Mountain, and Sarah Krueger, and discover the next generation of artists coming out of the North Shore.
We hope you will welcome us into your community and show us around, so together, we can add to the musical conversation called The Current, that started in the Twin Cities and has now spread throughout the state. Look for us coming to the radio dial in the spring at 90.9 FM.
Assistant Program Director, The Current
Press Release: The Current to Launch to Frequency in Duluth
Cementing its strong relationship with the area's music scene and its countless fans from Duluth to points north and east, The Current will broadcast on 90.9 FM and 100.5 WSCN HD-2, beginning Monday, Feb. 1.
"The Current has always had a special relationship with Duluth &Ndash; its vibrant music scene and the community of music-loving fans," said Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current. "Duluth is at the center of northern Minnesota's burgeoning music scene, and we want to support what makes the music community thrive, whether it means giving a band their first spin on the radio, promoting their first gig, or helping spread the word for their first tour."
"Our listeners have told us for years they wanted The Current in Duluth," said Patty Mester, MPR's Duluth regional manager. "We are thrilled that we are finally able to provide The Current to our Twin Ports audiences."
In addition, The Current will hire a Duluth-based radio personality who will host a weekly Duluth Local Music show with the opportunity to create additional programming specific to the region. This position will play a key role in connecting and collaborating with the music community, creating deep relationships with artists, venues and community leaders. Funding for the Duluth Local Music show and its host are made possible by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Interested individuals can apply at americanpublicmedia.org/careers. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 14.
"Since the station's launch in 2005, we've supported the area artists like Low, Trampled by Turtles, Charlie Parr, Southwire, Tin Can Gin, Actual Wolf, Red Mountain, and Sarah Krueger," said Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director for The Current. "And now, with a presence on the dial in Duluth and the hiring of a Duluth host, we'll be even better positioned to discover the next generation of artists coming out of Duluth, the North Shore and the Iron Range."
Plans for a large-scale community event to celebrate the new station are underway and will be announced in March.