Name: Tony “Tone Bone” Andrys
Position: General Manager
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Swisher, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: The ability to play two hour Neil Young/Animal Collective bootleg sets at 2 AM and receiving nothing but encouragement from listeners.
My show at KRUI: The Alter-Nineties, Thursdays from 6-8 PM on 89.7 FM. Primarily 80s/90s alternative rock– If it was ever on SST, Touch and Go, or Matador, and it was good, you’ll (hopefully) find it here.
The last song I want to hear before I die: “The Diamond Sea” by Sonic Youth
Name: Sarah E. Monson
Position: Programming Director for 89.7 FM
Major: MBA with a focus in Marketing
Hometown: McHenry, Illinois (the town where the movie Dogma is set, but not filmed)
Why I love working at KRUI: I love the people that radio attracts, its a fun crazy mix.
My show at KRUI: On The Lab it’s B-sides and 89.7 it’s Death by X Chromosomes
The last song I want to hear before I die: Maybe “It’s All Right” by the Impressions. That song is pretty stellar, or “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by the Smiths or something deep and outstanding that is escaping me at the moment.
Name: Jason Larson
Position: Production Director
Major: History, minor in Mass Communications
Hometown: Maquoketa, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: The freedom to have my own show, working for the University of Iowa
My show at KRUI: Local Tunes, Tuesdays 10 PM-12 AM on 89.7 FM
The last song I want to hear before I die: “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by Bob Dylan
Name: Skaaren Cossé
Position: Administrative Director
Major: Finance, International Studies
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: Great people, great music, and very few rules
My show at KRUI: Permission to Boogie, airing 9-10 PM Sunday nights on 89.7 FM
The last song I want to hear before I die: “Secret Meeting” by The National
Name: Joe McGuire
Position: Underwriting Director
Major: English and Business
Hometown: Wheeling, IL
Why I Love Working at KRUI: The station employs a lot of wonderful people, and I always seem to meet someone new every few days. I also love the other opportunities it offers, like hearing new music and interacting with workers in the music industry.
My Show at KRUI: The New Deal, Fridays at 10AM.
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: How often do people get to choose this? I suppose in the off-chance I do, I would pick “Wondering Where the Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn. I also wouldn’t mind “Raglan Road” by the Dubliners or “Worker’s Song” by Dick Gaughan (not that crappy Dropkick Murphys version). Something folksy, I suppose.
Fun Fact: I’m double jointed in my left elbow and it’s totally gross!
Name: Ian Brauer
Position: Technology Director
Major: Computer Engineering
Why I Love Working at KRUI: The music is great and the people are even better!
My Show at KRUI: N/A
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: “The Big Sleep” by Streetlight Manifesto or “The Winter” by Balmorhea
Name: Josh Schulte
Position: IT Director
Major: Computer Informatics
Hometown: Urbandale, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: The walk-in closet at the KRUI studio filled wall-to-wall with CDs.
Last song I want to hear before I die: “Dance Yourslf Clean” by LCD Soundsystem
Random Fact: I used to have an unhealthy obsession with U2, mostly because of my dad who named me after their album “The Joshua Tree”
Name: Annika Bergstrom
Position: Music Director
Hometown: Iowa City
Why I love working at KRUI: The laid-back, creative atmosphere
Last song I want to hear before I die: “Everything In Its Right Place” by Radiohead
Random Fact: I like gorillas.
Name: Alex Restrepo
Position: Editor-in-Chief of Online Content
Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: The awesome opportunities and people it brings along with it.
Last song I want to hear before I die: “Good Riddance [Time Of Your Life]” by Green Day (Pun intended).
Random Fact: I’ve been to over 40 concerts in the past 5 years.