The Current Names Brittany Lind as Duluth Local Show Host
Mar 4, 2019
DULUTH, Minn., 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.
Lind is creator and executive director of Ellipsis, a community-focused event promotion organization that plans, promotes and orchestrates events, music shows, tap takeovers and cross-community events. She is the co-producer for FEMN FEST, a music festival featuring exclusively female and non-binary artists. Ellipsis uses social media to promote and encourage support for local music, beer and businesses, updating daily what is happening in Minnesota music, art and other community events. Lind also works for the Duluth Superior Film Festival as its events and social media coordinator.
“Whenever the Twin Cities staff of The Current has come to Duluth for an event or musical celebration, we’ve been impressed with the passion and enthusiasm for the music scene that Brittany has shown,” said Jim McGuinn, program director of The Current. “Her work in the local community to lift up the profile of local artists will continue and be amplified in this new role as Duluth Local Show host. We can’t wait to hear what she discovers and shares with our listeners in Duluth and beyond.”
"For the last five years I have had the pleasure of promoting local music and curating live shows with a handful of Duluth artists. I look forward to being able to go one step further and creating an hour-long radio show every week featuring the best that Duluth as to offer,” Lind said. “I'm looking forward to working with The Current and being able to help showcase Duluth music, not only in northern Minnesota, but throughout the state.”
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 14-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 thecurrent.org to learn more and find a complete list of stations.