Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Please Mr. Postman


Winter mailbox

Today in 1961, The Marvelettes went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Please Mr. Postman". And it's that time of year for mailboxes to fill up with holiday cards from friends and family. So for the Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention letters and mail?

Coffee Break: Better


For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention being "better"?

Coffee Break: Unusual/distinctive voices


Tom Waits

Tom Waits, known for his his trademark growl, is 68 today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from singers who have unusual or distinctive voices?

Coffee Break: Top songs of 2017


This morning voting opens for The Current's Top 89 of 2017. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break we want to know - what are your favorite songs of 2017?

Coffee Break: Merseyside


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary

This morning we played A Flock Of Seagulls "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)" for Vinyl Tap, and that made us think of all of the great bands that are from Merseyside. So what bands do you want to hear that hail from Merseyside?

Coffee Break: Recording locations as album titles


The Kooks

'Konk' - the second album by The Kooks - is named after the London studio where it was recorded in 2007, owned by Ray Davies of the Kinks. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from albums named by the location they were recorded - either the studio, the street, or the city?

Coffee Break: Danbert Nobacon


Father John Misty at Mary Lucia's desk

Today in 1997, Chumbawamba's Danbert Nobacon was arrested by Italian police for wearing a skirt. Though Danbert's name is not really a part of this story, we just can't stop thinking about it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists or band members do you want to hear with nom de plumes?

Coffee Break: Grammy nominees


Childish Gambino

The nominees are out for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Which songs from Grammy-nominated artists do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Motown


The Four Tops

Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, turns 88 today. So for the 9:30 Coffee Break, what Motown songs do you want to hear?