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Coffee Break: Bobs

Mary Lucia and Bob Collins in The Current's broadcast studio.
Mary Lucia and Bob Collins in The Current's broadcast studio.MPR photo/Leah Garaas

May 30, 2019

After 27 years at Minnesota Public Radio, Bob Collins is retiring.

In this week's Cross Currents, he says "I'll miss a lot about my radio home, but nothing more so than The Current, which is the kind of radio that excited me when I entered the radio business 45 years ago. It's innovative, authentic and it is the glue that holds our far-flung musical community together with the kind of human contact that doesn't exist much on radio anymore."

He'll join his "best friend for five minutes" Mary Lucia from 2-4:30 this afternoon to talk about his legacy at MPR and do one last news break. We will miss you Bob!

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are performed by a Bob?

Variations on the name are welcome.

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Cheap Trick - Hello There
Robyn - Indestructible
Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
The Cure - Grinding Halt
Guided By Voices - Hardcore UFO's
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia
Santana - Smooth ft. Rob Thomas