The Current Realigns The Programming Staff
November 29, 2011 at 2:09 PM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO Triple A KCMP (89.3 THE CURRENT) MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL announced the hirings of (11/29) DAVID SAFAR as MD and LINDSAY KIMBALL as APD. Both will assume their new duties on DECEMBER 12th.
SAFAR joined the station in 2006 and currently serves as the station’s co-MD and overnight on-air host. He also hosts "New Hot," a weekly new music spot, and produces the SUNDAY NIGHT program, "The Local Show." While at THE CURRENT, he has launched features such as the Local Music Exchange, the Song of the Day podcast and the CD compilation, "Local Current Volume 1."
KIMBALL, as the new APD, will work with the station’s PD JIM MCGUINN to lead the day-to-day operations of the station. She is currently an on-air host overnights and the station’s program coordinator. She also produces THE CURRENT in-studios and remote broadcasts, including shows from BONNAROO, SXSW and ROCK THE GARDEN; and launched initiatives such as Local Current webstream and the live event series The Current Road Trip.
"It’s always special when you have people in house that you can see grow into new roles," said MCGUINN. "Both DAVID and LINDSAY have been a major part of the team that puts THE CURRENT together for years. I'm really excited to be able to promote two great talents from within the organization."
THE CURRENT is also accepting applications for two new positions: music assistant and local music assistant. Applicants should go to americanpublicmedia.iapplicants.com to learn more.