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Lute Olson (1934-2020): A transcendental figure in Iowa sports history

The late 1970s into the early 1980s was a whirlwind for Iowa Hawkeye athletics. Iowa Wrestling was in the midst of becoming one of the greatest sports dynasties of the 20th century, Hayden Fry had begun raising Iowa football from the ashes of irrelevancy, and a spunky, young coach from Long Beach State had just taken over Iowa men’s basketball. Lute Olson grew up in the rural countryside of North Dakota where he became a star high school guard in basketball and eventually would play out his college days at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Following his playing days, Olson spent … Continued

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Makeda Scott

21 year- old Makeda Scott was found dead in lake MacBride Monday, June 9. (image via @majaxella on Twitter)

KRUI 89.7 FM has been Iowa City’s sound alternative since 1984. Formerly located in South Quadrangle and then at 129 Grand Avenue Court, KRUI now has relocated to a permanent home in the Iowa Memorial Union.

As one of the largest student-run organizations, KRUI boasts a staff of more than 400 students in nine departments. KRUI features a variety of specialty programming — sports broadcasts, news features, and specialty music shows featuring specific genres and eras of music. KRUI also features a variety of musical genres including indie rock, alt-country, punk, pop, electronic, jazz, and local music.

Broadcasting at 100 watts, KRUI reaches the greater Iowa City and Coralville areas. KRUI also has a worldwide audience through Web broadcasting. KRUI is committed to providing listeners with unique, quality programming in music, news, and sports.

KRUI operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as a noncommercial radio alternative to mainstream programming. KRUI also serves as an educational laboratory for students interested in radio and the broadcast industry.

KRUI has two missions:

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.

Want to promote your business or event while supporting the mission of KRUI? Grant spots are a great way to do that! Grant spots are FCC regulated announcements that recognize entities as sponsors of KRUI. Grant spots are personalized to each business or event and are played at the 45 minute mark of every hour. If you are interested or have any questions, contact underwriting@krui.fm

KRUI does not accept or write sponsored articles.

KRUI also accepts donations. Your donations to KRUI will help in many ways, from the purchase of new equipment to renovations needed for our new IMU studios.

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