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Brian Oake's next move? He's heading to The Current

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Oh, so that's where Brian Oake is going.

The longtime Cities 97 DJ is joining 89.3 The Current, the station said Wednesday morning.

Oake wrote a "hello" to to The Current's audience, posted on the station's website.

He talks about how he fell in love with music, that "ah ha!" moment of discovering great tunes that weren't necessarily on the radio. He continued:

"To this day, my love of finding that incredible band, that perfect song has never diminished. So what better place to find myself than here at The Current? A station that has spent more than a decade playing an impossibly great mix of music, new and old."

He'll be a co-host of The Morning Show, joining Jill Riley (currently on maternity leave) starting Monday, March 7.

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Until then, he'll handle 2-6 p.m. on Fridays and fill in during some other shifts.

Oake announced in December he was leaving Cities 97, where he'd worked for well over a decade. He took over morning show duties at the station in 2012, the Pioneer Press reported, and previously worked at Rev105 and Zone 105.

He also sat down with Andrea Swensson for an interview about joining The Current, as well as music in general – check that out here.

"For as long as The Current has been on the air, people have asked both Brian and the station why we weren't working together," said Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current, in the news release. "Brian's on-air sensibility matches the music of The Current – curious, wide-ranging, influential, and authentic. Now it's happening and we're excited to welcome Brian to Team Current."

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