The Current Launches New Daily Podcast

Aug 10, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10, 2018 – Beginning August 13, The Current will launch a new podcast delivering the day’s music news headlines. Aptly named, The Current Music News will bring The Current’s music fans a daily dose of essential updates for all genres. The 10-minute episodes will be co-hosted by The Current’s Jade and Jay Gabler.

“This is our way of giving the listeners a way to know the music news worth talking about in a quick, digestible, and hopefully fun, way,” said Jade. “We throw out a new episode of Music News every weekday, so you’ll be able to be the music news expert for all of your friends with minimal effort.”

Jade and Jay will discuss industry updates and happenings, along with breaking news and upcoming releases. The podcast’s comprehensive look at music news will provide not only updates, but also laughs, stories and a deeper look at what’s happening across genres.  

“We know people want to stay on top of what’s happening with the artists they love, and even the artists they love to hate,” said Jay. “Our Music News podcast will bring them up to speed with top headlines, audio clips, and two hosts with hot takes.”

Music News is the first daily hosted podcast by The Current. Listeners can subscribe to Music News on their preferred podcast platforms and stream it online at


About The Current
The Current® is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station from Minnesota Public Radio® that brings listeners the best authentic new music alongside the music that inspired it. Presenting local to legendary, indie to influential, new to nostalgic, The Current® has helped launch and support more than 600 Minnesota artists during its 13-year history. The Current Sessions® host live performances of emerging and well-established artists recorded in MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. The Current® online is also home to four additional streams: Local Current (all-Minnesota music); Radio Heartland (acoustic, Americana and roots music); Rock the Cradle (music for kids and their grownups); and Purple Current, a stream introduced in 2018 exploring the music of Prince’s legacy. Visit to learn more and find a complete list of stations.