Top 89 of 2019: The Current Staff Picks

Top 89 of 2019
Top 89 of 2019 (MPR Graphic)

The end of the year is coming right up, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2019! We're taking a poll of your favorite songs — the ones that hit you hardest, wormed into your head, and/or supported you when you needed it. From 5 p.m. CST until midnight on Dec. 31, we'll count down your favorite songs on the air in our annual Top 89 countdown. You can hear it re-aired from noon until 7 p.m. on Jan. 1.

Vote for your Top 89 of 2019!

If you'd like some inspiration or are curious about what's on others' playlists, find out what our staff has been listening to below.

On-Air Hosts

Bill DeVille, United States of Americana host

Jade, host

Mary Lucia, host

Eric Malmberg, host

Jim McGuinn, program director and Teenage Kicks host

Sean McPherson, Radio Free Current host, The Message co-host, and Purple Current project manager

Mike Pengra, Radio Heartland host

Jill Riley, morning show host

Mark Wheat, host

Mac Wilson, host

Purple Current, stream

The Message, Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.


Brett Baldwin, managing digital producer

Jay Gabler, digital producer

Cecilia Johnson, digital producer

Kelsey, assistant program director

Nate Ryan, multimedia producer

Bethany Sweet, marketing manager

Luke Taylor, digital producer

Anna Weggel, associate producer

Jesse Wiza, associate producer


Jeffrey Bissoy, The Current contributor

Caleb Brennan, associate blogger

Iman Jafri, associate blogger

Emma Manley, associate blogger

Helen Teague, multimedia associate

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