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: 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: 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, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 AM and Center Ice, Wednesday 12 noon.
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: All Star by Smash Mouth. Greatest song of all time? Yes.
Random Fact: I binge watched Game of Thrones in four days.
Best musical act I have seen live: Weird Al Yankovic
Name: Joe McGuire
Position: Training and Production Director
Major: BA English, BBA Analytics
Hometown: Wheeling, IL
Why I Love Working at KRUI: The station fosters a lot of creativity and enthusiasm, as well as a healthy dose of rebelliousness. We get to play music others can’t, cover sports with deeper analysis, and discuss ideas that might have been forgotten or outright dismissed by other media. It’s a diverse and enriched conversation.
My Show at KRUI: The New Deal, Fridays at 10AM.
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: “Born Under a Bad Sign,” by Albert King.
Random Fact: I love the National Park System and therefore am a National Parks Voter. “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People”.
Best Musical Act I’ve Seen Live: The Roots. By Far.
Name: Alyssa Bovinette
Name: Ryan Smaha
Position: Finance Director
Major: Finance, Management, Certificate in Leadership Studies
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Why I Love Working at KRUI: The people. Really, I’ve never worked in a more collaborative setting in which everyone genuinely cares about producing quality programming. Anything you need information on, you can find someone in KRUI that either knows about it and is passionate about it, or knows someone who is.
My Show at KRUI: Hawkmerica, Wednesdays from 4-5 pm; Soccer Hour, Sundays from 3-4 pm.
Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: Back In Black. Go Hawks.
Random Fact: I have an elbow that won’t straighten completely. It’s weird, but also really cool.
Best musical act I have seen live: Karaoke at Blue Moose on Thursday nights. Because I’m a troll.