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Doyle severance, Barta regret highlights newsworthy day for Iowa football

When people will look back on the history of Iowa football, June 15th, 2020 probably won’t resonate with them right away. But, make no mistake, today has been a historic day for the Iowa program. Mid-Monday morning, it was announced by the athletic department that longtime strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle and the University of Iowa had reached a “separation agreement” and that Doyle was no longer with the program. Part of the agreement above included a severance payment of $1.1 million and continued health insurance over the next 15 months as Doyle was still under contract at the … Continued

Sports
Press Conference Recap: “Change” more prevalent than ever in Iowa football

Since 1979, there’s been little change on what the exterior of Iowa football has looked like. A tough, smart, physical football team that wore you down and did all the little things right, on and off the field. On the interior, the changes made over the past week is more than many fans would ever think to see in a 40-year time span. Between morale, expression and unity, Iowa football is in a very different place than it was on Thursday, June 4th. At Friday’s press conference outside the Hansen Football Complex, the word “change” was used again and again … Continued

News
What the Students Want and What the University Wants

The University of Iowa sent out an email to students on Friday which detailed their plans for reform following the Iowa City Police Department’s recent use of teargas and flashbangs against peaceful protestors–inducing a seizure for one protestor and knocking others unconscious. In the email, they acknowledge “calls from members of our campus community to cut ties with the Iowa City Police Department”. Student Government demanded this same action in a mass email sent just moments before the University’s. After a paragraph discussing how the University must be a “driver of change” they list the plan’s steps. Any decrease of … Continued

Sports
Douglas: Iowa football controversy spotlights positives of racial conversations

Growing up in the state of Iowa and a follower of the Iowa football program, never in my wildest imaginations would we be sitting here today having the conversation that has run rampant across the state on this Saturday. The Iowa football program has alleged issues with racial disparities. Maybe that’s me being a naive, 21-year old kid. Maybe it’s because I believed that all faculty of the University of Iowa champion themselves on equality (Which almost all absolutely do so). Maybe it’s because as a child and a teenager, the Iowa football program was seen as the gold standard … Continued


Call Letters: KRUI
Frequency: 89.7MHz
Licensed ERP: 100 Watts
Hours of Operations: 24 Hours a day
KRUI is the second largest student organization at the University of Iowa. Any registered student, faculty or staff member may join the KRUI organization.  KRUI employs students, both volunteer and paid, from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors. In addition to the educational aspect, students have the opportunity to meet people and develop interpersonal skills.

The Mission of KRUI
1. The station serves as an educational laboratory for students interested in learning about radio and the broadcast industry.
2. KRUI provides the Iowa City community with a unique programming alternative in music, news, and sports.

Unlike commercial stations, KRUI programs and plays a wide variety of music. We are always searching for lesser known music that you wouldn’t hear anywhere else.

KRUI offers a plethora of specialty shows that feature everything from funk to post-modern classical stylings. With two stations operating 24/7 (89.7 FM and The Lab), KRUI provides a real opportunity for students to be introduced to the radio broadcasting field. Although the University offers courses in radio broadcasting and audio journalism, only KRUI gives all students a chance to go beyond the classroom and experience the live atmosphere of broadcasting while still in school. Exposure to these actual situations allows students to gain confidence in themselves and their skills. Employment at KRUI can be compared to an internship.

Licensing
The holder of the FCC broadcasting license of KRUI is Student Broadcasters, Incorporated. SBI is a non-profit Iowa corporation charged with overseeing KRUI-FM and hiring KRUI directors each year.

Funding
Funding for KRUI comes from mandatory student fees that are allocated by the University of Iowa Student Government, whose members are elected by University of Iowa students. KRUI also generates funding through underwriting. Some additional funding is generated from optional student fees and donations.

KRUI’s yearly budget is completed by the Administrative Director and the General Manager, in consultation with SBI. Any KRUI decision involving financial outlay must be approved by the General Manager.

Organizational Structure

Meet our directors
KRUI is comprised of the General Manager and nine departments: Administrative, Marketing, Music, News, Operations, Production/Community Affairs, Programming, Sports, and Underwriting.

The General Manager is in charge of, and responsible for, all facets of KRUI. Each department has one Director who is ultimately responsible for all duties assigned that department. The Director assembles the necessary staff to ensure completion of management’s tasks. Delegation is always key. The directors have weekly meetings which are overseen by the General Manager to discuss station plans, progress, and problems. Directors are selected in the Spring of each year.

About the Music
KRUI is Iowa City’s premiere source for the latest in independent and local music. We also have an extensive library of older indie, pop, rock, electronic, hip hop, jazz, folk… you name it, it’s represented. Along with this prodigious selection of music, we also feature numerous specialty shows that focus on specific genres and eras. As long as it’s not commercial, it’s fair game for KRUI.

Please see HERE for more information about KRUI’s musical programming and how to submit music for on-air play.

History
For a complete history of Iowa City’s Sound Alternative – KRUI, please see our History Page.