Stella: Aretha Franklin

Learn more about the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin. (Image via: Mam’zelle Swing)

An Oldie But a Goodie: A Trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Ever wanted to play pinball with Mick Jagger? Wear Michael Jackson’s sequined glove? Aside from getting tackled by security for touching the artifacts, experience the history and lasting legacy of rock and roll at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. (Featured image via Destination Cleveland)

Elin Dejus
General Manager
Major: Theatre Arts and English (with a Sustainability Certificate)
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: College radio is one of the last major platforms for up-and-coming artist to be discovered through—I feel honored to be involved in this culture.
My show at KRUI: Currently taking a hiatus from being on air! Will be back soon!
The last song I want to hear before I die: probably something depressing off of The Antlers’ Burst Apart
Favorite quote: “If anybody asks you what you’re doing with your life, you should tell them that you’re doing great.” —Imaginary Tricks
Random fact: The word crustacean derives from crustulum, the Latin word for cookie.
Best musical acts seen and where: Andrew Bird at Hancher Auditorium, for the sheer talent of it.
Office hours: MF 1:30pm-3:30pm
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
Shannon M. 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: TBD
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!
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

Elaine Irvine


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 on Fridays 7p-8p, is a show dedicated to female/non-binary/genderqueer artists. Stella is also the name of my column on, where I write about artists I dedicate entire shows to about every other week.
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 and Wednesdays 4pm-6pm

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 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: 11am-1pm Tuesdays, 11am-12pm Thursdays
A more complete list will be available in August, 2018!