Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
David Lefever's threatening online post got him arrested.An Appleton, Wisconsin man has been arrested after leaving a threatening message on the message board of a Canadian radio station. David Lefever wrote the message Tuesday, telling blog readers that he was going to "Go on a shooting spree in ... More >>
When it comes to the cosmic dreamworld music genre, the One
AM Radio have the market covered with their fourth album, Heaven is
Attached by a Slender Thread. The Soft Alarm Tour with
Tamborello of The Postal Service) and Geotic (Will Wiesenfeld of Baths)
termed as a m ... More >>
Two mainstays of Radio K's programming came a bit of an unceremonious end last month. Paul Harding, who's hosted Sunday morning's essential listening, Radio K International for 16 years now, and Adam Mehl, host of punk program, Out of Step for nearly 7 of its 10 years, have long been hallmark ... More >>
The Current has long been a supporter of Minnesota music -- their playlist regularly features a handful of the most prominent artists coming out of our fair state, while Dave Campbell's two-hour Local Show delves deep into the goings-on of our local scene each Sunday night. Starting today, the st ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHThough we mostly know Stef Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S., for his rap skills and punk rock chops, he's also been making a name for himself lately as a talented remix artist. A few months back, one of P.O.S.'s remixes, "No Scrubs," was included on Doomtree's Gayngs regrind album, Affili ... More >>
O'Keefe's editing technique under fire once again.Surprise, surprise: It looks like James O'Keefe's big "gotcha" on National Public Radio was exaggerated by some clever video editing.
This really shouldn't be too much of a shocker to anyone. After all, this is the same guy who cut scenes of ... More >>
Dayton disses the "Good Neighbor"It was pretty clear yesterday that Gov. Mark Dayton felt like he was getting dissed by the five news organizations that offered him a weekly radio show. None offered him the audience and reach he thought he deserved.
Today he singled out WCCO-AM for particula ... More >>
Jimmy Stafford (right) and his Train bandmatesFor over a decade, Train has been serenading romantic relationships with honest, passionate and melodic love songs. Their radio-friendly, recognizable, and absurdly catchy singles have led to continued mainstream success; Train just received a 2011 Gr ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganMayors RT Rybak and Chris Coleman at the Current's 5th birthday partyLast May, when Mumford & Sons blasted through town with a very sold-out show at the Varsity Theater, the impact that Minneapolis Public Radio's contemporary music station has on our concert ticket market ... More >>
Devin Miller and Thomas Ross want to do something no black person in Minnesota has done before: buy a major commercial radio station. But first they have to beat the FCC, an industry giant, and the trend toward broadcast consolidation.