Big changes at MPR’s The Local Show

As reported by Andrea Swensson

Minnesota Public Radio announced today that Chris Roberts, who had previously been splitting his time between covering the arts for MPR News and hosting the Current’s Local Show, will be moving to MPR News full-time starting in May. In light of this change, the Current is taking the opportunity to shift things around a bit — the new Local Show will expand into a two-hour program and will be hosted by Radio Free Current’s David Campbell.

This is an exciting development for local radio fans; Campbell worked as a staffer for the KQRS and Drive 105’s “Homegrown” for 10 years, co-hosting with Mei Young and eventually becoming the main host and producer of the show for the last year of its existence. His involvement in local bands like E.L.nO., his job at local record store the Electric Fetus, and experience working with local labels also makes him a good candidate to cover the local beat for the Current.

Two hours?!

I don’t listen to a lot of local radio shows, but this is one I try to catch every week and a two hour show is great news.

Congratulations to David Campbell! I can’t wait to hear your show and thanks again for the times, at the Electric Fetus, when you’ve helped me find music.

Rock and Roll.

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