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A Soundtrack to Madness: The Music of Joker

Joker hit theaters this week, to wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The film is not only powerful in character and visuals, but features an impactful soundtrack that plays off of the themes of the movie. Featured image via standard.co.uk

JT Ward

General Manager

Major: Media Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois

Why I love working at KRUI: It provides me and my peers with the resources to create a low-risk, high reward environment to be creative!

My show at KRUI: Really? Huh.

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Lord of the Rings: Rohan Official Soundtrack

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive): I would probably have dinner with literally anyone born before “civilization” was a thing. I feel almost as if a meal with “early humanity” would be the most interesting hour of my life. Just imagine.

First concert experience: Honestly, I’ve never been to a concert. You can supplant me as GM whenever you want.

Random fact: Our training director, Kerry, and I did improv together!

Email: jward@krui.fm

Office hours: Tuesday 5p-8p

Bella Volfson

Assistant General Manager

Major: Retail-Marketing

Hometown: Davenport, IA

Why I love working at KRUI: Meeting people from all over campus!

My show at KRUI: Soybean

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: “Little Grace” by Hippo Campus.

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Britney Spears! Her CD was the first one I ever had.

First Concert Experience: Jonas Brothers. Left asleep.

Random fact: I have a parrot named Steve!

Office hours: 4-5 Fridays

Email: bvolfson@krui.fm

Zoe Swinton

Programming Director

Major: Ethics & Public Policy, Anthropology, Psychology

Hometown: Des Moines

Why I love working at KRUI: It provides a creative outlet that I don’t otherwise get, plus I get to meet so many good people.

My show at KRUI: News

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: “Hi Ho” by The War and Treaty

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Anthony Bourdain

First concert experience: Six years old. The Wiggles.

Random fact: I eat an absurd amount of bananas

Office hours: Fridays 1:00pm-2:45pm (or by appointment)

Email: zswinton@krui.fm

Luke Bonner

Editor-in-Chief

Major: English and Cinema Double Major

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: I love the people in KRUI and the opportunity to talk about, write about, and play the music I love.

My show at KRUI: Talking L’s a show co-hosted by my friend Lillian Kovich where we talk about taking L’s and music. Mondays 9-10PM.

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: “Hounds of Love” by Kate Bush. This song pummels me. Every time I hear it I need to play it again.

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Tina Fey, I adore her and I know it would be an insightful and hilarious dinner.

First concert experience: Justin Bieber at Wells Fargo Arena when I was 12. I’m not proud of it, but I was obsessed with him at that age.

Random fact: I have never left the country, mostly because I’m terrified of flying.

Email: lbonner@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mondays 7-9PM

Abbie Eastman

Underwriting Director

Major: B.S. International Relations, B.A. Ethics and Public Policy

Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Why I love working with KRUI: So many great people and I’m constantly introduced to new artists.

My show on KRUI: Pajama Power Hour

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.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Wasteland, Baby! by Hozier

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Zendaya, this should be obvious 

First concert experience: Taylor Swift in middle school

Random Fact about myself: My fingers sound like Rice Krispies sometimes

Email: aleastman@krui.fm

Office Hours: 11-1 on Tuesdays 

Kerry Peterman

Training Director

Major: Informatics and Graphic Design

Hometown: Glencoe, Illinois

Why I love working with KRUI: The combination of the work to do and the people to work with makes it all so worth it.

My show at KRUI: Goon Town

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: It Runs Through Me by Tom Misch

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Chaz Bear because we could just talk design or music and he seems like a killer cook.

First concert experience: My parents taking me to see Glen Hansard somewhere in Wisconsin when I was little.

Random Fact: I can waterski with one ski!

Emailkpeterman@krui.fm

Office Hours: 1-3pm Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2 PM

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Michael Aragon

News Director

Major: Journalism & Msss Communication

Hometown: West Liberty, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: It’s a great opportunity to gain valuable industry experience and work with some of the most creative minds on campus.

Show: News at 5

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Sun Comes Down by Chance the Rapper

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: I’d love to grab some spicy chicken nuggets with JD Salinger.

First concert experience: The Lumineers at Fiddler’s Green in Denver!

Random fact: I have been on ESPN 5 times.

Email: maragon@krui.fm

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3:00

John Vander Wal

Marketing Director

Major: Political Science, Marketing

Hometown: Davenport, Iowa

Why I love working with KRUI: The people

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop:“Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: JFK. While it’s not all that original, I’d love the chance to talk about differences and commonalities in politics as well as his experiences while in office. 

First concert experience: Jason Mraz

Email: jvanderwal@krui.fm

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Miles Klotz

Sports Director

Major: Sports Studies

Hometown: Weston, Connecticut

Why I love working with KRUI: It gives me the opportunity to pursue real-world experience doing what I love.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: “Somethin’ 4 tha Mood” by DJ Quik

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Malcolm X. His ideals and concepts were fascinating and I would love to chat with him.

First concert experience: B.B. King in Boston

Random Fact about myself: I was named after Miles Davis

Emailmklotz@krui.fm

Office Hours: TBD

Jake Jones

Production Dictator

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 song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: I hate music do NOT play any around me. 

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Maya Deren, because they died hungry. 

First concert experience: AC/DC. No comment. 

Random Fact: I’m allergic to cowards. Here’s my artist website (no cowards allowed). www.jacobharrisonjones.com

Email: jjones@krui.fmjacob-h-jones@uiowa.edu

Office Hours: Fridays and the Weekend. Just email me. 

Jaden Amjadi

Music Director

Major: English/Journalism

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: I love to be able to support the artists
I think are great, while making the station a place where folks can
find the best new artists and connecting with a staff of music fans.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Right now, Nights That Won’t Happen by Purple Mountains

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: I gotta eat with the main man Gordon Ramsay, because he’s Gordon Ramsay

First concert experience: A little festival with New Pornographers, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Andrew Bird.

Fun Fact: I was a Green Day fan boy from ages 8-12 and still haven’t
really recovered

Office Hours: TBD

Derian Lance

Operations Director

Major: Cinema

Hometown: St. Paul

Why I love working with KRUI: Chill place with chill people 

My show at KRUI: The 4 PM from Sapporo to Bangkok

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Beside You by Papa Fritas

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Carrie Fisher, my god can you imagine the sort of stories she could tell?

Random Fact about myself: I own multiple laserdiscs

EmailDLance@krui.fm

Office Hours: 12-1 on Mondays, 12-3 Fridays

Chris Notari

Finance Director

Major: Finance

Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois

Why I love working with KRUI: At KRUI there is a special culture that produces outstanding radio and allows everyone to have fun doing it.

The song I want to listen to an infinite loop: Jane by Jefferson Starship

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Joe Rogan. He’s not only hilarious, but he’s also a very bright man with an incredible amount of knowledge from doing over 1,300 podcasts with some really interesting people.

First concert experience: Lollapalooze- Flume- best concert I’ve ever been to (except Luke Combs).

Random fact about myself: I played rugby in Ireland.

Email: cnotari@krui.fm

Office Hours: TBD