Meet the Directors

General ManagerName: Alyssa Bovinette
Position: General Manager
Major: Violin Performance & Journalism and Mass Communication
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI:  Every single person at this station (past/present) is crucial to its quality and longevity. Being one of the few places on campus where you’ll rarely be asked to explain yourself, KRUI is a family, a home, and the raddest alternative media source in Iowa City. We’re the strange cousins you’ve been dreaming of.
My show at KRUI: Third Place, Sundays 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The last song I want to hear before I die: Get Dancin’ by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
Favorite Quote: “Ten wheels, two legs, all business.” – Hawkmerica 2015
Random Fact: Ira Glass and I are getting married next summer – Engagement: TBA
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: Little Ruckus…so much booty!
Email: abovinette@krui.fm

Training Director

Name: Abby Thomas
Position: Training Director
Major: Journalism and English
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: One part work, one part beautiful people, one part always a good effin’ time.
My show at KRUI: Abby and Ian Show, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10am
The last song I want to hear before I die: Safety Dance
Favorite Quote: “Go forth and do great things,” said by my ELP teacher in high school.
Random Fact: If I had to pick one substance to drown in, I’d pick hummus.
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: Either Paul McCartney in Tacoma, WA or WHY? in Iowa City, IA
Email: athomas@krui.fm

Director of Online COntent

Name: Alex Restrepo
Position: Editor-in-Chief  KRUI.FM, Director of Online Content
Major: Journalism & Mass Communication, also getting a Writing Certificate
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.
My show at KRUI: Afternoon Delight, Fridays
The last song I want to hear before I die: “I Lived” by OneRepublic
Random Fact: I’ve been to over 70 concerts in the past 6 years.
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: SO MANY. The one’s that stick out now are Bruno Mars at SummerFest, Queen w/Adam Lambert in Chicago, The Head and the Heart at the Englert, and Sam Smith in Chicago.
Email: arestrepo@krui.fm

Music Director

Name: Nicholas James Nelson
Position: Music Director
Major: Cinema
Hometown: Jamaica, IA
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: 
My show at KRUI:
The last song I want to hear before I die: Frank Sinatra’s recording of “Swinging On A Star”
Favorite Quote:  “Whatchou’ know ’bout green eggs and ham!” -Pete Holmes
Random Fact:  I was a member of Heartland Youth Choir for 10 years
Best Musical Act Seen and Where:
Email: nnelson@krui.fm

Marketing Director

Name: Sophia Finster
Position: Marketing Director
Major: Marketing Major, Sustainability Certificate, and Dance Minor
Hometown: Monona, WI
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: The possibilities for shows on KRUI are endless. I also really enjoy making my show into a podcast. The people here aren’t too bad either.
My show at KRUI: 
The last song I want to hear before I die: Coffee by Sylvan Esso
Favorite Quote: “The rainforest holds answers to questions we have yet to ask.”
Random Fact: My full initials spell SELF and I can’t snap.
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: St. Vincent at Pitchfork music festival 2014 or Father John Misty spring 2015 at the Englert. He signed a poster for me on a dumpster.
Email: sfinster@krui.fm

Finance Director

Name: Ben Cunningham
Position: Finance Director
Major: Business Analytics
Hometown: Grinnell, Iowa
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: The station’s spirit, extending from its unprecedented synthesis of tangential student groups, is unshakable and inspirational.
My show at KRUI: 
The last song I want to hear before I die: ”Dell’invito trascorsa è già l’ora” from La traviata, Giuseppe Verdi
Favorite Quote:  “IM DOING WHATEVER AND FEEL OK” – Kool A.D.
Random Fact: I love Danish television!
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: Cloud Nothings / Protomartyr @ Gabe’s, Iowa City
Email: bcunningham@krui.fm

Sports Director

Name: Austin Bramley
Position: Sports Director
Major: Journalism/Mass Communications, Sports Studies
Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI:  I love working with great people on a daily basis.
My show at KRUI:
The last song I want to hear before I die: Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Favorite Quote: “There’s nothing better than being American. So, I mean, this is the greatest feeling. If you don’t love it, leave it! USA, number one!”-Ricky Stanzi
Random Fact: Just because I’m from South Dakota doesn’t mean I went to school in a tipi and road a horse to my friends house.
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Email: abramley@krui.fm

Programming Director

Name: Brad Pector
Position: Programming Director
Major: English & Photography
Hometown: Barrington, IL
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: Finding new contacts in the community
My show at KRUI: 
The last song I want to hear before I die: Outro by M83
Favorite Quote:  N/A
Random Fact: Played baseball for 13 years
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: N/A
Email: bpector@krui.fm

Underwriting Director

Name: Patrick Lenane
Position: Underwriting Director
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown:  Dubuque, IA
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: Meeting amazing people and making great friends.
My show at KRUI: 
The last song I want to hear before I die: Rubber Ball by Cage the Elephant
Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Random Fact: My favorite thing to do with friends is to watch bad movies.
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: Cage the Elephant at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI
Email: plenane@krui.fm

Production Director

Name: Peder Goodman
Position: Production Director
Major: Cinema and Animation
Hometown: The Point of Strawberry
Favorite thing about KRUI/Working at KRUI: There’s an awesome opportunity for learning and meeting new people all in a funky atmosphere.
My show at KRUI: 
The last song I want to hear before I die: When I Was Done Dying by Dan Deacon
Favorite Quote: “The first step to creating dinosaurs, as most scientists will tell you, is to track the sky.”  – Seth Worley from RedGiant
Random Fact:  8 x broken collarbone
Best Musical Act Seen and Where: James Blake at the Englert Theater
Email: pgoodman@krui.fm

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