A phrase heard often among the Iowa offensive lineman on Friday was “First to the punch”. The phrase came about from the group’s desire to start games faster in 2019 than in 2018. Iowa’s stalwart offensive tackles, Tristan Wirfs and Alaric Jackson, echoed that sentiment while talking to the media. “A big thing for us … Continued
Meet the Directors
Major: Theatre Arts and English (with a Sustainability Certificate)
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: We feature a ton of up-and-coming artists who won’t get airplay on bigger, commercial radio stations, and I’m thankful to be here to keep college radio alive and thriving.
My show at KRUI: Real Sad Boi Hour on Tuesdays from 2pm-3pm
The last song I want to hear before I die: I’m not sure what I want it to be, but it probably SHOULD be something by ABBA.
Favorite quote: “Nothing is ever really over … just over there.” – Carrie Fisher
Random fact: The word crustacean derives from crustulum, the Latin word for cookie.
Best musical acts seen and where: Car Seat Headrest at 80/35 in Des Moines.
Office hours: Tuesdays 11am – 11:50am and 1:20pm – 3:20pm and by appointment via email.
Assistant General Manager
Major: Journalism and Sports Studies
Hometown: Sycamore, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: The creative opportunities given to me.
My show at KRUI: It’s a Date! With JT, John and Max. AND NFL Sitdown
The last song I want to hear before I die: Ghost Love Score- Nightwish
Favorite quote: “Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam.”
Random fact: He successfully passed a kidney stone on 5/4/2018
Best musical acts seen and where: Gaelic Storm: Egyptian Theatre
Office hours: TBD
Major: BA Computer Science, BFA Intermedia, and Cinema Minor
Hometown: Dubuque but Iowa City is more my home now
Why I love working at KRUI: There’s never nothing to do, I’m always challenged to make the station a better place. This station has countless opportunities, and is a great way to satisfy my need for both logical and creative thinking. It’s a place where people can collaborate and make something bigger than themselves.
My show at KRUI: SVP AF, 7 PM Tuesdays: a show featuring the raddest film club here at Iowa!
The last song I want to hear before I die: This always changes.
Favorite quote: “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill
Random fact: I am Canadian.
Best musical acts seen and where: By far the most emotional one for me was White Lies in Edinburgh, 3/8/17, but Chromeo at Electric Forest (2018, 1st weekend) was a party.
Office hours: 2pm-4pm Mondays and 3pm-5pm Fridays
Major: Art and Journalism Double Major, Writing Certificate, and Anthropology Minor
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Why I love working with KRUI: I love the way people are able to express themselves in every department at KRUI. I also love how KRUI gives artists who may not otherwise be played on the radio a place to be celebrated on the air.
My show at KRUI: Stella, airing every other Tuesday from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, is a show dedicated to female musicians.
The last song I want to hear before I die: “My Dove, My Lamb (Live in St. Pancras Church)” by Phosphorescent or “The Golden West” by Marisa Anderson
Favorite quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers.” – Amelia Earhart
Random fact: I shook Obama’s hand while he was campaigning in 2012. He most definitely does not remember it.
Best musical acts seen and where: Marisa Andersen at Trumpet Blosson during Mission Creek 2017, Caroline Smith at The Mill during Mission Creek 2016, and Karen Meat anywhere at any time.
Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm (or email to set something else up!)
Major: Psychology, English and Creative Writing
Hometown: Altoona, Iowa
My show on KRUI: Goode Talk, hosted by me and co-hosted by my dear friend Andrew Selva. It’s on Sunday nights!
Why I love working with KRUI: I love working at KRUI because it has been a place where I have found tremendous creative growth in myself. KRUI has given me a platform to grow into a more creative and independent human being. It’s also incredibly fun and a stress reliever to be involved in KRUI for me! I’m excited to help others along in their creative journey with my position at KRUI.
The last song I want to hear before I die: “The Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats. It’s a song that is so insane it makes me smile every time I hear it, and I’d like to smile before I die.
Favorite quote: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” -Albus Dumbledore, or more accurately, J.K. Rowling.
Random fact: I drive a red mini-van. I lovingly call her ‘Vanna’ or ‘swag van’ if I’m trying to impress people. It’s a cool I swear, I have tons of storage!
Best musical acts seen and where: That’s tough, because I love seeing concerts. I’d say the best ones I’ve seen were Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne World Tour’ in Kansas City and Paul McCartney’s “One on One” tour in Des Moines. Both of them put on a spectacular show and I may or may not have teared up during them.
Office Hours: 12:30pm-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Major: Journalism/Mass Communication; Certificates in Leadership Studies & Entrepreneurial Management
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Why I love working with KRUI: I love KRUI because it gives students in the Iowa City community a voice!
My show at KRUI: @jaykingggg radio master from 3:30pm – 4:00pm on Tuesdays
Last song I want to hear before I die: Dangerous by Meek Mill
Favorite quote: “Every day above ground is a good day.”
Random fact: I love swimming in outdoor pools.
Best musical act seen and where: PARTYNEXTDOOR at House of Blues in Chicago
Office hours: 11:30am-1:30pm Monday and Wednesday with on-air training hours 3:30pm-4pm Tuesdays and 10am-11am Thursdays
Major: Journalism & Msss Communication and Enterprise Leadership
Hometown: West Liberty, IA
Why I love working with KRUI: I love working at KRUI because it is an awesome organization that allows anyone to gain industry experience, meet dope people, and meet celebrities!
Show: Don’t have one right now. Meeeh :/
The last song I want to hear before I die: I would like to hear “Sleep on the Floor” by the Lumineers before I die.
Favorite quote: My favorite quote is by Former (sad) U.S. President Barack Obama. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Random fact: I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. In fact, I probably will.
Best musical act seen and where: The Lumineers at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater in Denver, CO.
Office hours: Read the syllabus. Just kidding, 11:00am – 1:00pm on Mondays!
Major: Marketing Management
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Why I love working with KRUI: I love having a job where music is involved.
My show at KRUI: Soybean on Fridays from 1pm – 2pm
The last song I want to hear before I die: “Naive” by The Kooks.
Favorite quote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare.
Best musical act and where: Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza 2017.
Random Fact: I lived in Moscow Fall of 2017.
Office Hours: By appointment via email.
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Sports Studies
Hometown: Glenview, Illinois
Why I love working at KRUI: The opportunities the station has provided me.
My shows at KRUI: The 606, a show dedicated to all the happenings in Chicago Sports & Full Court Press, a show dedicated to anything basketball related.
The last song I want to hear before I die: Go Cubs Go.
Favorite quote: “Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?” – Al Czervik.
Random Fact: Jimmy Butler almost hit me with his truck.
Best musical act seen and where: Scamper at Blue Moose Tap House.
Office Hours: Noon – 2pm on Fridays, or by appointment via email.
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Why I love working at KRUI: I am believe that communities need a space to grow and KRUI supports a freeform environment – I’m happy to be a part of something like that.
My show at KRUI: A performance art freeform-radio extravaganza called The Test of Lime w/ Jake Jacobs.
The last song I want to hear before I die: I think a really bad song would be nice. Lost In America by Alice Cooper or Margaritaville or something.
Favorite quote: “I’m just sitting on a keg of powder and setting it off to see where I land.” – Mark Twain
Random fact: I was in a ska band and we payed the sonic the hedgehog composer to play a guitar solo on one of our songs.
Best musical acts seen and where: Father Figure from Denton, TX at the Conservatory in Oklahoma City inspired me more than any other band has.
Office hours: 12pm-2pm Wednesdays
Major: Political Science and International Relations and German Minor
Hometown: Ames, IA
Why I love working with KRUI: I love the people working at KRUI and it’s given me opportunities to grow.
My show at KRUI: News @ Four but more to come 😉
The last song I want to hear before I die: Arabesque- Samuel Hazo
Favorite quote: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” Oscar Wilde
Random fact: My average intake of coffee is 2.5 cups a day
Office Hours: 1 pm – 3 pm on Tuesdays, 10 am – 11 am on Fridays and by appointment.
Major: Journalism and Enterprise Leadership
Hometown: Aurora, Iowa
Why I love working at KRUI: I love the creative and transparent environment that KRUI provides in order to promote free thinking and creativity.
Last song I want to hear before I die: “My Prayer” by Kid Cudi
Favorite quote: “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while alive. Never surrender.” – Tupac Shakur
Random fact: I used to manage a rap group. I got to meet Kendrick Lamar, Chance the rapper, and other artists because of this experience.
Best musical acts seen and where: Lil Wayne’s “I Ain’t Sh*t Without You” Tour on December 23, 2018 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. It was the most intimate concert I’ve ever been to and there were only 800 people allowed to enter the show. Great experience.
Office hours: Mondays 3-4:30pm, Wednesdays 11:00-12pm, Thursdays 4:45pm-6pm, and Fridays 2:30-5pm