Theft of the Dial®

Every once in a while, The Current has the opportunity to bring in someone who we admire and respect enough to hand over control of the airwaves to them. Welcome to Theft of the Dial -- where you get to hear some of your (and our) heroes take over 89.3 The Current, play some of the music they love, and talk about why they chose it.

Theft Of The Dial: Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller still maintains a youthful charm which is why it's hard to believe he's been writing songs since 1989. As both a successful solo artist and the frontman of classic roots rock band Old 97's, Miller has become something of a prodigy in the Texas music scene where he hails from.

Theft of The Dial: Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows has long been a mainstay of the comedian community since his debut skits on Saturday Night Live in the early '90s.

Theft of The Dial: Gary Eichten

Midday host and producer Gary Eichten has worn many hats during his 40-plus-year career at Minnesota Public Radio, including news director, special events producer and station manager. And now he can add another name to the list: 89.3 The Current DJ. Gary joins The Morning Show's Jill Riley to talk about his career in radio and play some of his favorite songs.

Theft of the Dial: Black Keys

This July, The Black Keys were kind enough to drop in and do a Theft Of The Dial session with us before playing a long Sold-Out show with Cage the Elephant.

Theft of the Dial: Neil Gaiman

Neil was the guest on the final show of the Wits season and was nice enough to stop by that day to do a Theft of the Dial with us too.

Theft of the Dial: Ira Glass

Ever wonder what makes the host of one of public radio's most beloved shows tick? What tunes he might play if given an hour to control the decks? Well wonder no more.

Theft of the Dial: Florence + the Machine

On Friday June 17, Florence + the Machine played live at the Minnesota Zoo. Florence Welch was kind enough to record a Theft of Dial with us before the show. Believe it or not, we recorded live from a restroom facility because it was the quietest place we could find. Florence was a good sport and did a great job playing guest DJ for us.

Theft of the Dial: Sandra Bernhard

A few weeks ago, Sandra Bernhard was in town along with her pal, Rosanne Cash for a Wits appearance at The Fitzgerald Theater. She took a few minutes to drop by for a Theft Of The Dial session before that show.