KCMP (The Current)/Minneapolis To Launch New Station in Duluth
January 20, 2016 at 10:05 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO (MPR) Triple A KCMP (THE CURRENT) MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL will begin to broadcast on 90.9 FM WSCN and 100.5 WSCN HD-2 in DULUTH, MN beginning MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1st.
“THE CURRENT has always had a special relationship with DULUTH and its vibrant music scene and the community of music-loving fans,” said PD JIM MCGUINN. “DULUTH is at the center of NORTHERN MINNESOTA’s burgeoning music scene, and we want to support what makes the music community thrive – whether it means giving a band their first spin on the radio, promoting their first gig, or helping spread the word for their first tour.”
“Our listeners have told us for years they wanted THE CURRENT in DULUTH,” said PATTY MESTER, MPR’s DULUTH regional manager. “We are thrilled that we are finally able to provide THE CURRENT to our TWIN PORTS audiences.”
In addition, THE CURRENT will hire a DULUTH-based radio personality who will host a weekly DULUTH LOCAL MUSIC SHOW with the opportunity to create additional programming specific to the region. This position will play a key role in connecting and collaborating with the music community, creating deep relationships with artists, venues and community leaders.
Funding for the DULUTH LOCAL MUSIC SHOW and its host will be made possible by the MINNESOTA LEGACY AMENDMENT’S ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND. Interested individuals can apply at americanpublicmedia.org/careers. The deadline to apply is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th.