The Current Announces Kelsey Brannan as New Assistant Program Director
October 22, 2019
The Current has named Kelsey Brannan as its new assistant program director. Brannan’s name is one familiar to The Current, where she served as music assistant from 2014 to 2016.
MPR News Names Stephanie Curtis Director of Programming
September 30, 2019
MPR News has named Stephanie Curtis as Director of Programming after an extensive national search. A veteran of the MPR newsroom, Curtis currently serves as Senior Producer of Audience Development and Engagement, a role she’s held since 2016.
David Safar Named Managing Director of The Current
August 29, 2019
After an extensive national search, The Current has appointed David Safar to lead the station as Managing Director, a new role that will oversee the long-term strategy, product development, and planning of The Current.
Classical MPR Names Melissa Ousley New Host of Minnesota Orchestra Broadcasts
August 12, 2019
Classical MPR’s Melissa Ousley will become the host of the Friday evening live Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts at the start of the 2019/2020 season beginning Sept. 20.
Shawntera Hardy, Vivek Agrawal Elected to MPR Board of Trustees
April 4, 2019
Minnesota Public Radio has elected two new members to its Board of Trustees. Shawntera M. Hardy, cofounder and Strategy Lead at Civic Eagle, and Vivek Agrawal, senior partner with McKinsey & Company, were recently appointed to the board.
The Current Joins AAA Stations Nationally in Celebrating International Women's Day
March 6, 2019
The women of The Current will present a day of programming celebrating women-identifying artists and their music, and across the nation, several AAA stations will join in celebrating International Women’s Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women globally – with all-day lineups of music by women, special online content, guest interviews and in-studio sessions.
The Current Names Brittany Lind as Duluth Local Show Host
March 4, 2019
The Current announced today it has hired Brittany Lind as host of the Duluth Local Show. In her role, Lind will oversee operations and lead audience engagement efforts and community partnerships at stations in Ely, Grand Marais, Hibbing, Hinckley and Duluth.
The Current Promotes David Safar to Head of Music, Artist and Label Relations
January 29, 2019
The Current announced it has promoted music director, David Safar, to the new role of Head of Music, Artist and Label Relations for The Current. In this new role, David is responsible for leading the direction of the music on The Current, The Current’s streams, and curation on digital platforms.
American Public Media Group Names Christine Phelps as SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
January 23, 2019
After an extensive national search, American Public Media Group (APMG) announced it has hired Christine Phelps as the company’s new senior vice president & chief human resources officer.
MPR News with Angela Davis to Launch Monday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m.
November 26, 2018
Starting Dec. 3, veteran Twin Cities journalist Angela Davis will host a new program on MPR News. MPR News with Angela Davis will air weekdays at 11 a.m. on 91.1 FM in the Twin Cities and on MPR News stations throughout the state.