The Current is hiring a full-time host after Mark Wheat's departure in May

It's a rare opportunity.
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The Current is seeking a new voice for Twin Cities airwaves. 

Mark Wheat, the original voice of 89.3 FM's The Current, abruptly left at the end of May, and now American Public Media Group, which owns the radio station and Minnesota Public Radio, is seeking a new full-time host

The Current's Andrea Swensson calls this a rare opportunity. 

The Current is looking for someone with an "engaging on-air presence" who has "knowledge of and passion" for the music The Current plays, as well as "curiosity and enthusiasm" about bringing new listeners to the radio station.

The position will require the host to do live and voice-tracked air-shifts on The Current using the station's playlist and music library, as well as digital initiatives and new content development, the job posting says

Other job responsibilities include interviewing musicians; writing intros, promos and scripts, as well as writing for the website; editing content; and operating a broadcast board. 

The schedule would be primarily Monday-Friday, but could include weekend work. The posting also says the host could be exposed to prevalent weather conditions.

The job posting does not mention a salary range.

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