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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)

Sports
Douglas: Garza’s return spells historic upcoming season for Iowa

Iowa athletics hasn’t seen a decision of this magnitude in 35 years. Not since the winter of 1985 to be exact when star quarterback Chuck Long announced he would return to Iowa to help the Hawkeyes get a shot at a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. Instead of the gridiron, this decision came on the hardwood, and the subject of the decision was Luka Garza. His decision? It’s time to ramp up for the winter of 2020-21 as the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year. The consensus 1st-team All-American is returning to Iowa City for his senior season. … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of July – Music Staff Picks

Written contributions from Jaden Amjadi, Sydney Sjobakken, and Derek Tate Illuminati Hotties – Free I.H: This is not the One You’ve Been Waiting For Everything about the presentation of this new record from Illuminati Hotties–from its status as a mixtape to its name–implies it is meant to be taken more as an interim before their real sophomore album. And yet, this may go down as one of the most memorable punk records of the year. Core member Sarah Tudzin takes the foundation of power-pop and plays with its boundaries with songs that are still fun and immediate. The opener, “will … Continued

News
Free Duke

28-year-old Tremayne “Duke” Clemons has been falsely accused of a shooting in Coralville, and eight months later is still in jail. He has not been able to post bail or bond even thought he has already been proven innocent. Police raided Duke’s home and took him into custody January 7. He was questioned and was able to prove that he had no connection, but was held in jail. Polices obtained an illegal urine sample, and since Duke had marijuana in his system they felt that they could keep him in custody. Duke’s trial is set for August 17, and he … Continued

Sports
Opinion: No football spells danger for student-athletes and local economies

Is there going to be a college football season at all in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? In my short answer: yes, there absolutely should be. The time on the calendar that sports fans begin to set their sights on the upcoming college football season has been the debate that has been raging hot since the 4th of July holiday. However, we can’t deny the reality of our current situation. National cases are on the climb, over 130,000 Americans have died from the virus and the closest vaccine is likely on hold until this upcoming winter. … Continued

Interested in joining KRUI? Email the department directors to find out which of KRUI’s 11 departments you would be interested in joining. Learn more about what your role at KRUI could be below! Thanks!

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About KRUI’s Departments

KRUI contains nine department staffs, each specializing in an essential area of the station. No previous experience is necessary, and appropriate training will be provided for all staffs. The departments include:

On-Air Staff:
Hosts and produces weekly shows, either talk-based or music-based.  All on-air DJs must complete DJ Training to host their own show.

Music Department:
Responsible for reviewing new CDs, interviewing bands, and other music related projects. Enjoyment of music is the only prerequisite.

KRUI.FM Online Content Department:
Responsible for generating online content for KRUI.FM, whether it be writing, audio, video, or photography.

Marketing/PR Department:
Responsible for the image of KRUI and how the public views the station as a whole. Creativity, passion, and perseverance are key assets in this field.

Sports Department:
Covers both UI athletics and national sports. The Sports Staff also creates weekly sports talk shows.

News Department:
Charged with daily newscasts and coverage of news occurring on a UI, local, and national/international basis. Ideal experience for anyone interested in on-air news broadcast and/or journalism.

Underwriting Department:
Creates and fosters underwriting relationships with local businesses.

Production Department:
Produces spots dealing with community affairs and events. Creates production pieces for all departments. Great experience in using audio production equipment. Training provided.

Operations Department:
Responsible for the technical aspects of KRUI. Maintains KRUI’s technical requirements for the FCC. Responsible for repairing equipment (computers, sound equipment, broadcasting transmitter/equipment).

IT Department:
Responsible for maintaining the website, and additionally responsible for adding and creating online content with the help of other departments. Other responsibilities include maintenance of KRUI’s online streams, servers, and all related software used throughout the station. Works closely with the Operations department.