The New Face of KRUI:
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: 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
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Why I Love Working at KRUI: The music is great and the people are even better!
My Show at KRUI: Ian and Abby show
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: “The Big Sleep” by Streetlight Manifesto or “The Winter” by Balmorhea
Random Fact: I play the harmonica when I walk around the city. If you hear me say hi!
Name: Alex Restrepo
Position: Editor-in-Chief KRUI.FM, Director of Online Content
Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: The awesome opportunities I have within the music industry and the very cool people that KRUI 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.
Name: Kristina Gonzalez
Position: Marketing Director
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Spanish
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: There’s always something going on and nothing beats the huge cd collection.
My show at KRUI: The Real Freshman Orientation
Last song I want to hear before I die: “With Arms Outstretched”- Rilo Kiley and “Changes” – 2Pac to return to my California roots.
Random Fact: I am a huge TV addict. I watch (almost) everything. Oh and my favorite food? Potatoes
Name: Joe Rajchel
Position: Sports Director
Major: Political Science and Journalism/Mass Communications
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Why I Love Working at KRUI: Not only has the station given me amazing broadcasting opportunities, it has allowed me to meet and learn from people with so many different backgrounds. My experience in the sports department is that we all love sports, but we all come at them from a different angle, which is just brilliant.
My Show at KRUI: The Morning Drive, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 AMand Center Ice, Wednesday 12 noon.
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: All Star by Smash Mouth. Not sure this needs any in-depth explanation.