The Current began broadcasting in 2005 as a non-commercial, member-supported radio station based in Minneapolis / St. Paul, heard on 89.3 KCMP FM. Since then, the station has grown into a far-reaching community with members and listeners joining in from around the world. One of Minnesota Public Radio’s three services, 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. The phone number for The Current studio is 651 989-4893.
The Current On-Air Hosts
Sanni Brown (The Message, Carbon Sound, Purple Current)
Bill DeVille (Time Machine, United States of Americana)
Diane (The Local Show®)
Jade (Music Director)
Lindsay Kimball (Program Director)
Brittany Lind (The Duluth Local Show)
Mike Pengra (Radio Heartland®)
Jake Rudh (Transmission)
Jill Riley (The Current Morning Show)
David Safar (Managing Director)
Mac Wilson (The Chart Show)
The Current Staff
Reed Fischer, Senior Digital Producer
Rachel Frances, Associate Producer/Host
Darby Ottoson, Assistant Digital Producer
Derrick Stevens, Production Manager
Luke Taylor, Digital Producer
Natalia Toledo, Associate Producer - Multimedia
(For journalist inquiries only; please direct music submissions to the digital form)
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Where to hear The Current
Austin KCMP 103.9
Duluth W215CG 90.9, 94.1, 104.3 and 100.5 HD 2
Ely W267BV 101.3
Saint Cloud (Collegeville) KNSR 88.9 HD 2
Grand Rapids KGRP 107.3
Hinckley KCMP 97.5
Mankato KCMP 95.3 and 105.1
Minneapolis KCMP 89.3
New Ulm KCMP 95.3
Pine City KCMP 94.1
Rochester KMSE 88.7
Saint Paul KCMP 89.3
Saint Peter KCMP 93.5
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Submit your Music
While we’re working remotely, digital submissions are preferred using our digital form. You can also send it the traditional way to:
Minnesota Public Radio
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
MPR Music Service EIDA Statement
Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Access (EIDA) are critical to our mission to serve our audiences.
We acknowledge that the music industry in all its forms, including those at MPR, have long benefited from and contributed to systems of oppression and white supremacy.
To that end, we, the music services at Minnesota Public Radio are united in our commitment to our audiences to transform ourselves into antiracist organizations that can lead change across Minnesota.
Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Access at The Current and Classical MPR starts in our workplace and extends to every region we touch, and we will use our resources and platforms in an impactful and responsible way.
We pledge to develop a better understanding around issues of bias and injustice through training, listening, analysis and structural change. We will build bridges to those who feel unheard. We are devoted to recruiting, hiring, and investing in people who come from historically marginalized communities. We will include more voices in our programming with emphasis on those who have been historically silenced. We will expand our community partnerships to co-create content with under-represented groups. Additionally, we will distance ourselves from those who do not share our values of inclusivity and anti-racism.
The music services at MPR will work diligently to listen, learn, and incorporate activities that improve our delivery of inclusive, equitable and diverse content, programming and dialogue that better represents the diversity of our world.
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