Minnesota Public Radio has started broadcasting its Triple A station The Current on a new signal in Duluth.
The Current is now airing on 104.3 FM in Duluth, which MPR bought from Red Rock Radio Corp. earlier this year for $300,000. That purchase also included 94.1 FM, which The Current will also begin airing on later this summer after MPR completes technical work on the tower.
Once that work is complete, The Current will be airing on five signals. It also broadcasts on 89.3 in the Twin Cities, 88.7 in Rochester and 90.9 in Duluth. MPR acquired the additional signals in Duluth despite already having a presence in the city because the new stations are stronger and allow for expanded coverage, according to an MPR spokesperson.
“Our listeners in the Twin Ports have always been some of our most ardent supporters,” said Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current, in a press release. “We are thrilled to be able to serve more audiences in the region and are looking forward to continuing to support the burgeoning Duluth music scene.”