David Safar

Managing Director

The Current (Minnesota Public Radio)




Back in 2005 the idea of a public radio network starting an alternative music station seemed like an experimental gamble. But The Current, which marks its 15th anniversary next month, has become a local institution. David Safar has been one of the key behind-the-scenes players in his 13 years there and has had a role in developing and creating features including the Song of the Day podcast, the “Local Current” CD series, and Microshow concerts. After seven years as music director, he was promoted to his new role in August to help guide The Current to new directions and audiences.