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: The Wombats


The Wombats

What would The Current sound like if it were run by the Liverpudlians from The Wombats? We find out in this edition of Theft of the Dial.

Theft of the Dial: Molly Ringwald


Molly Ringwald

We're no stranger to rock star visitors here at The Current, but the excitement around the office was palpable the day Molly Ringwald stopped by for Theft of the Dial.

Theft of the Dial: Bon Iver


Bon Iver Justin Vernon

Bon Iver is taking over the station this weekend. Before he hijacks The Local Show for a special Eau Claire episode this weekend, Justin Vernon shares hand-picked songs in this Theft of the Dial.

Theft of the Dial: Chris Kluwe


Chris Kluwe

The Cult of Kluwe continues to grow because Chris has endeared himself to football fans across the country by unapologetically embracing his nerdiness.

Theft of the Dial: Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner


Dave Pirner

Minneapolis native son Dave Pirner is most famous for his role as guitarist and frontman of the seminal Minnesota rock group, Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is commemorating the release of their tenth studio album next week with a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry (they will also be performing live at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum). Dave stopped by The Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite (and his own!) tracks.

Theft of the Dial: Paul F. Tompkins


Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian best known for his contributions to VH1's Best Week Ever. He is (appropriately) the host of The Pod F. Tompkast, which was ranked #1 by Rolling Stone on their list of "The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment" in 2011. Paul stopped by the Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite tracks.

Theft of the Dial: Feist


Feist

Currently on tour, Feist found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Mac Wilson and take over our airwaves to play some of of the music she's enjoying lately.

Theft of the Dial: Feist


Feist

A sometime member of Broken Social Scene and a gifted singer-songwriter in her own right, Leslie Feist has released four albums of beautiful, folk-tinged indie-rock and has cemented her place as one of the indie community's most vital artistic voices. Her most recent album, Metals, was a mature and nuanced crystallization of the ideas and themes she's explored throughout her career. Currently on tour, Feist found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Mac Wilson and take over our airwaves to play some of of the music she's enjoying lately.