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GIRL KING – Can’t Help Falling

Regardless of whatever sticky tangle of emotions you find yourself in this heavily commercialized and commodified holiday, there’s always time to discover some new jams and reunite with some old musical flames!

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Old Soul: What Makes a Love Song?

With Valentine’s Day almost at hand, love songs are increasingly played over the radio. But what really makes any particular song a love song? Featured Image via singingmachine.com

Elin Dejus

General Manager

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.

Email: edejus@krui.fm

Office hours: Tuesdays 11am – 11:50am and 1:20pm – 3:20pm and by appointment via email.

J.T. Ward

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

Email: jward@krui.fm

Shannon Mulligan

Operations Director

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

Email: smulligan@krui.fm

Elaine Irvine

Editor-in-Chief

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.

Email: eirvine@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm (or email to set something else up!)

Cressie Goode

Programming Director

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.

Email: cgoode@krui.fm

Office Hours: 12:30pm-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Julian King

Training Director

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

Email: jking@krui.fm

Office hours: 11:30am-1:30pm Monday and Wednesday with on-air training hours 3:30pm-4pm Tuesdays and 10am-11am Thursdays

Michael Aragon

News Director

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.

Email: maragon@krui.fm

Office hours: Read the syllabus. Just kidding, 11:00am – 1:00pm on Mondays!

Audrey Stockfish

Music Director

Major: Linguistics Major with an ASL Minor

Hometown: 29 Palms, California

Why I love working with KRUI: I love working at KRUI because it gives me the creative freedom to influence the listening habits of everybody and to bring lesser known bands to the forefront.

My show on KRUI: The Rainbow Hour

The last song I want to hear before I die: It would have to be “Thick as a Brick” by Jethro Tull, because then I would have a guaranteed 40 minutes before dying.

Favorite quote: “The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math.”

Best musical act seen and where: Willie Nelson years ago at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Email: ajstockfish@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, but I’m around the office most of the day both days.

Bella Volfson

Marketing Director

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.

Email: bvolfson@krui.fm

Office Hours: By appointment via email.

Jimmy Nash

Sports Director

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.

Email: jnash@krui.fm

Office Hours: Noon – 2pm on Fridays, or by appointment via email.

Jake Jones

Production Director

Major: Intermedia 

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. 

Email: jjones@krui.fm

Office hours: 12pm-2pm Wednesdays

Abbie Eastman

Underwriting Director

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

Email: aleastman@krui.fm

Office Hours: 1 pm – 3 pm on Tuesdays, 10 am – 11 am on Fridays and by appointment.