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The Chart Show

Each week vote for your top 5 tracks and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a local show! Listen to The Current every Wednesday at 8 p.m. as we count down your Top 20.

The Duluth Local Show

The Duluth Local Show with Brittany Lind can be heard on The Current every Sunday at 8 p.m., and it rebroadcasts on the Local Current stream on Mondays at 2 p.m. The Duluth Local Show is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Local Show®

Join Diane for an exploration of Minnesota's local music scene, both past and present. The Local Show is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Message

Focusing on classic hip hop and R&B, as well as new releases, The Message will keep listeners up to the minute with tour dates, music news, in-studio interviews and the best Minnesota artists working in the R&B and hip-hop scene.

The Current Morning Show

The Current Morning Show with Jill Riley is on the air from 6 to 10 a.m. on weekdays. With occasional guests and the daily Coffee Break, you'll get what you need to start your day.

New Hot

Fridays at 10 p.m. Central, The Current's David Safar guides you through two hours of musical discoveries, new artists and recent releases. New Hot is a mix of new artists, new songs from some of your current favorites and opportunities to explore what's coming up next in new music. Don't miss it!

Radio Free Current®

Our weekly all-request show from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 651 989-4893, tweet #RadioFreeCurrent, or fill out our request form to let us know what you want to hear.

Radio Heartland on The Current®

Sundays from 7 to 8 a.m. Central, Mike Pengra starts your day with an hour of folk, roots, Americana and acoustic music, informed and inspired by the playlist on Radio Heartland, The Current's 24/7 stream dedicated to roots music.

Teenage Kicks®

Teenage Kicks is The Current's weekly trip into our collective retro past, then is now as this show is the same as it never was, before Alternative wasn't, with a focus on the musical era from 1970s punk to '90s grunge, and everything that happened in between.

Time Machine Tuesday®

A weekly exploration of one year in music history.

Transmission

DJ Jake Rudh hosts the weekly Minneapolis-based post-punk, new wave and indie dance night Transmission every Wednesday night at the Uptown VFW, and now, he brings the party to The Current each Thursday at 10 p.m. Central!

United States of Americana®

Delve into music with country and roots influences, covering genres like folk, bluegrass, and alt-country, every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. Central, with host Bill DeVille.

The Current Presents

Occasional specials and deep-dives into an artist or genre.


Archive: King's Speech

As a musician and connoisseur, Dave King brings a unique perspective to jazz, and you can hear him curate a special playlist every Sunday night on The Current.

Archive: The Connie Club

The Connie Club is a dirty, divey little local bar where everyone is welcome. The air conditioning is broken, the food is terrible, but the music is slamming and there's always a party going on. People from all walks of life get together while Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner spins Saturday night music of various genres and eras, plays his junky piano (named Shondra), and interviews both local heroes and celebrity guests.

Archive: DJ Shannon Blowtorch's Mixtape

Saturday nights at midnight, famed Twin Cities DJ Shannon Blowtorch gets the party going.

Archive: In the Studio

Performances from our studios and concerts near and far.

Archive: H2 on The Current®

Co-hosted by former Redefinition Radio host and Twin Cities hip-hop fixture Kevin Beacham and Rhymesayers Entertainment President and CEO Siddiq, H2 features a great mix of hip-hop both new and old, from all over the place.

Archive: Oake and Riley in the Morning

Oake and Riley in the Morning aired from March 2016 to August 2019.

Archive: P.O.S is Ruining The Current

Doomtree hip-hop collective co-founder Stefon Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S, hosts this must-listen hour-long show highlighting his musical influences and favorites.

Archive: Rock and Roll Radio

Mary Lucia's one-hour rock romp.

Archive: Wright About Now™

Toki Wright guides listeners through an hour of hip-hop.

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1963

Two people walking together down a snowy street in New York
The Time Machine takes a trip back 60 years to 1963. Read more

Jan. 29, 2023

Lucinda Williams press photo
This USofA featured new songs from Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame, The Shootouts, Lucero, Larkin Poe and Turn Turn Turn. We also gave the nod to Lucinda Williams, who hit 70 years of age the other day. Happy belated, Lucinda! Read more

January 29, 2023

A lighthouse scene on a lake
Listen to songs by Life Parade, Pink Marlena, Coyote, Royalty, MidiEvil and more Read more

Interview with Bad Bad Hats; Music from Selah C, Têtes Noires, and more

Three people pose for selfie in studio booth
Singer/guitarist Kerry Alexander and bassist Chris Hoge of Bad Bad Hats chat with Diane about the 10th Anniversary Edition their first official record, It Hurts. Highly acquainted with fans of The Current, Bad Bad Hats have been a staple in the Minnesota music scene since the celebrated EP’s release in 2013. Tune in to get an even deeper sense of the artists’ background and personality. We talked about old memories, the band’s early influences, the dynamics of being in a band with your spouse, and more. Also hear music Selah C., Tetes Noires, Dead Man Winter, Beemer and more. Read more

Jan. 29, 2023

A man with a guitar stands near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.
This week, we hear songs by Rosanne Cash, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, and local music by Dan Israel. Read more

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