Brittany Lind is new host of “The Duluth Local Show”

The Duluth Local Show has a new host. Brittany Lind recently took the helm of the Sunday night radio program that features music by Duluth-area musicians. Her first broadcast was March 3.

Lind replaces Mike Novitzki, who hosted the show from May 2016 to December 2018. Andrea Swensson served as interim host.

The one-hour show on St. Paul-based Minnesota Public Radio’s the Current is broadcast on Sundays from 8 to 9 p.m. on three Duluth satellite stations — 90.9, 94.1 and 104.3 FM. It does not air in the Twin Cities market, but is on the Local Current stream on Mondays at 2 p.m. and archived at

Lind will oversee operations and lead audience engagement efforts and community partnerships at stations in Ely, Grand Marais, Hibbing, Hinckley and Duluth.

She is creator and executive director of Ellipsis, a community-focused event promotion organization that plans, promotes and orchestrates events, music shows, tap takeovers and cross-community events. Ellipsis uses social media to promote and encourage support for local music, beer and businesses, updating daily what is happening in Minnesota music, art and other community events. She is the co-producer for FeMN Fest, a music festival featuring exclusively female and non-binary artists. Lind also works for the Duluth Superior Film Festival as its events and social media coordinator.

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