Press Releases

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. 

Ken Holmen Elected to MPR Board of Trustees

October 8, 2018

Minnesota Public Radio today announced that Kenneth “Ken” Holmen, M.D., president and CEO of CentraCare Health, has been elected to MPR’s board of trustees. Dr. Holmen has led the St. Cloud-headquartered health system since January of 2015.

Angela Davis to Join MPR News as Host of 11 a.m. Show

September 2, 2018

Long-time Twin Cities news anchor and reporter Angela Davis will join MPR News as host of its 11 a.m. program, focusing on important issues facing Minnesotans and the state. She will start this new position in early November.