The Current Celebrates New Staff

Jun 14, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14, 2022 – Today, The Current announces a new program director, associate producer and promotion of assistant program director. Lindsay Kimball has accepted a position to serve as the noncommercial all-music station’s new program director. Kimball will work closely with Jesse Wiza, who was promoted from interim to assistant program director in April. Additionally, The Current has hired Rachel Frances as associate producer for The Morning Show.  

“I’m beyond excited to work with the amazing team at The Current again,” Kimball said. “Programming radio is my passion, and I look forward to continuing to strengthen this amazing service and music community partner.”  

Kimball started her career as an intern at The Current shortly after the launch of the station in 2005, eventually ascending to the assistant program director role. She has served as a host, producer and manger and helped launch music streams including Rock the Cradle, Radio Heartland and Local Current. She helped develop the early foundation of The Current’s sound and served as the station’s assistant program director before taking a role leading the membership team at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) in 2019.  

Wiza joined The Current in 2017 and has served as music assistant, assistant producer and digital producer before tackling her new role. She is a Michigan native who also worked in the music industry in radio promotions. “The Current means a lot to me and I'm grateful to continue to work alongside such a talented crew,” she said.     

Frances brings radio experience including managing her college radio station and working as a producer at KBEA and KIIK in the Quad Cities, MyTalk and ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities.  

“We are thrilled to have all of these talented individuals on board,” said David Safar, Managing Director, The Current. “They each bring unique value to our brand that will help us continue to serve audiences across our region while furthering our mission.”   



About The Current 
The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio®. Since it began broadcasting in 2005, the award-winning station has grown into a far-reaching community, boasting members and online listeners from around the world. From local to legendary, indie to influential, The Current plays the best new music next to the artists you already love. Part of The Current’s mission is to champion emerging artists, support civic and cultural organizations, and give a platform to important voices that shape our community and make the Twin Cities a great place to live. Learn more and listen at

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