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: Royalty for Prince


Prince Piano and a Microphone

Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on both The Current and Purple Current. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

Coffee Break: Laughing


Friends laughing

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention or have laughing in them?

Coffee Break: Apathy


Listener Julie wrote in with a great Coffee Break idea -- apathy. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee break that say "I don't care", "nothing matters", etc.?

Coffee Break: Phones


A group of people using smartphones

The hands-free cellphone bill is now law and come August, police can stop anyone they see holding a phone while driving in Minnesota. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention phones?

Coffee Break: Artists and paintings


Leonardo da Vinci

Besides being Tax Day, April 15 is also World Art Day - an international celebration of the fine arts that happens each year on Leonardo da Vinci's birthday (born in 1452).

Coffee Break: Girl, put your records on


Vinyl records

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, an annual event to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record stores. We will be out and about on Saturday visiting some of our favorite record stores and spending way too much money. In the meantime, what songs do you want to hear that mention records, vinyl, DJs, etc.?

Coffee Break: Howling winds


Heavy snow and wind created challenging road conditions in Willmar, Minn.

Snow and howling winds are making it difficult to get around the Midwest today. In the metro area, winds could gust up to 55 mph at times. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention wind, cyclones, tornadoes, or maybe even have wind noise in them?

Coffee Break: Songs for National Library Week


View of library

April 7-13 is National Library Week, originally formed in 1958 to motivate people to read and to support libraries. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for National Library Week?

Coffee Break: Essential songs since 2000


We're about halfway through the time frame for submitting your Essential Songs since the year 2000, and the top 893 songs will air back during the May member drive. Here on Oake & Riley, we are just at a lost for how to get our own lists started, so let's do some brainstorming today. What are your essential songs since 2000?

Coffee Break: Nirvana covers


Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana on 'MTV Unplugged' in 1993.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana died today in 1994 at the age of 27. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Nirvana covers do you want to hear?