Friday, October 24, 2014

Tell Us Your Listening Story

Listener Stories 51 to 60

I'm 48 and have seen a lot of changes in popular music. It's so great to listen to a station that covers all the eras of my life (except for disco, thank you very much) without much repitition. I've told friends in other states about the Web feed, and they're hooked now, too. Would love to hear some of Jim Ed Poole's old fake ads from Garrison's morning show in the 70s-80s. Keep up the great work! Thanks for the terrific, eclectic mix. Where else can you hear "Inka-Dinka-Doo" alongside local rap and the Talking Heads and "If I Only Had A Brain?"

Kathy Yakal of St. Paul, MN

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I have listened to MPR KNOW for quite some time. I listen in my car, mostly, but since I live in Stillwater and work in Minneapolis, that amounts to quite a bit of time. I've always enjoyed an eclectic mix of music, and no one has filled that gap for me. In fact, as the communications and media outlets have consolidated, I feel like my options have diminished even more.

Now, with the debut of 89.3, I can relax with music after I get wound up by the news of the day on KNOW. I have to say it made my day to hear the Rebirth Brass Band this morning! I've been a big fan of Rebirth for more than a decade, and never expected to hear them on the radio waves (other than KBEM) in our town. Coincidentally, while you were inventing a new music station last week, I was in New Orleans and made time to hit the Maple Leaf to see Rebirth Live. What a sound! Thanks for giving me an alternative.

Kari Branjord of Stillwater, MN

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Hey, I'm Sean and I'm 24. My music interests were peaked in the mid 90's by a little station called Revolution Radio (or Rev105). Since then it's always seemed strange to me that I love and own so much music yet have always found it nearly painful to listen to FM radio. It seems with most FM music stations their dj's are extremely annoying, as is their repetitious music. I've always had to carry atleast 20 CD's with me to quench my daily musical thirst, until last week when I was introduced to the Current. I can't thank you enough for the gift you've given us all. Tell it to the hills, the people are taking radio back. Viva La Revolution.

Sean Hansberry of St. Louis Park, MN

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Hi,
While listening to the new station 89.3, the playlist resembled my cousin's ipod on random. He's one of the few people that actually filled his with music, something like twelve days without repeats, and that your station can do that has me in awe. The Mountain Goats, Soul Coughing, Stuart Davis, and local champs The Plastic Constellations... the thing is, there's so much great music on 89.3 that i HAVEN'T heard, too! Internet hi-five coming your way!

Jacob Steinbauer of Minneapolis, MN

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A friend told me about 89.3 last week and I've been listening ever since. I'm a long time supporter of MPR and love listening. The Current is filling a niche that was deperately in need. I told my friend in Milwaukee about the radio station and she's jealous.
I love the expection I feel listening; "What's next?" and then "Bring it on." I don't think it's too extreme to say that the world is a better place since 89.3 went on the air.

Heidi Lee of Golden Valley, MN

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I pledge allegiance to The Current, for as long as my radio works, and to the music, for which it stands; a GREAT station, under MPR, indivisible, with good taste and eclecticism for all.

Thank you, MPR, it's about time.


Katie Crawford of Minneapolis, MN

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I love this station!!! My husband and I listen all the time. We both like many different styles of music and are sick of hearing the same 10 songs being played by other stations and you could actually set your watch by most of them. I was thrilled to find out this morning that I can listen over the internet. I will be listening everyday from now on. Thanks!!!

Julie Heyen of Roseville, MN

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Hi! I am 20 years old and music has been a huge part of my life. My music preferences have always been very diverse. Everyday I listen to many different genres of music, but the only way I could enjoy all of these types of music was by packing a bunch of cds to bring into work with me...until I learned about 89.3. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this station! I have endorsed this station like you wouldn't believe! My fiance is hooked and so is my best friend. My brother and all of his friends listen to your station too. I write and play music and it has been so wonderful hearing other artists, especially local artists play such interesting music. Keep up the good work! I am a big supporter!

Erin McFarland of Minnetonka, MN

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I don't listen to music on the radio very frequently. Few stations have playlists that do all that much for me. However, a friend called me at work yesterday to tell me about the new station, the Current. He said he thought I'd dig it. Truthfully, I forgot about the conversation as soon as we hung up. Then, on my drive home I saw a billboard for it and thought, what the heck, I'd check it out. I switched over to the radio from my CD player. The song you guys were playing was off the CD I had been listening to ("we will become silhouettes" by the Postal Service). How cool is that? Anyway, thanks for doing what you're doing. It's not going unnoticed. There're a lot of us out here hungry for something just like this.

Ben Chase of Minneapolis, MN

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I am prone to urban, dull, rumminative, automatic thought. I frequently become caught up in a rut of unexciting ideas. MPR Has been my salvation. One thing that shines from each and every program is a rich supply of new ways to consider things. From the inquisitive probing of Terry Gross to the delightful twist of Car Talk.

With you, I have a passport into the ether of better, intersting, sometimes unusual and always genuine ideas. God bless you, you have set me free.

Sincerely, Bob Billman

Bob Billman of Byron, MN

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