Anniversary Props for Minneapolis Records & Radio

As I approach my one-year anniversary of moving to the Twin Cities, I have to give the area some props. I’ve never been in a market with this many good radio stations. Between 89.3 The Current , Drive 105 & KFAI, you really can listen to something other than your iPod to get good music. The record stores here are equally impressive–The Electric Fetus & Let it Be Records stand out to me, but I’m sure there are more on the St. Paul side of the river. I miss listening to Canadian stations back in Detroit, but hey, you can’t have everything.

4 Comments so far

  1. Nate (unregistered) on April 7th, 2005 @ 3:31 pm

    You must have had some really bad stations in Detroit. It is commonly assumed we don’t have very good radio here in the twin cities. With the current, that brings it up to three stations and that is all. that covers the entirety of both bands, Am and FM. I’m glad you like our stations, though:)

  2. Lex (unregistered) on April 12th, 2005 @ 5:02 pm

    I concur with Nate’s comments. Detroit radio must be awful. Before 105 was Drive, it was The Edge, which was pretty cool, but not nearly as cool as its predecessor, REV105. Rev was the best. The Current comes as close to Rev as any has in recent memory, including the return of Mary Lucia and Mark Wheat (former Revvies) to the air.

    Brian Oak (currently on Cities 97) and Mary Lucia used to have a fairly amusing morning show on an incarnation of 105. The Current’s morning show is where I think they are weakest.

  3. Chuck Olsen (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

    Don’t forget about Radio K!

  4. Christoff (unregistered) on April 26th, 2005 @ 2:09 am

    104.1 The Point tried hard, but that channel seems to be cursed with a dearth of ad revenue. Now it’s nothing but 80’s, and we’re NOT talking about the stuff that was worth listening to. *involuntary shudder* TGF for Drive 105 & The Current, although I occasionally need to spike my drive with a little 93X, too.

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