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Meet the Directors
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.
Hometown: Sycamore, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: The creative opportunities given to me.
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
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.
Favorite quote: “Every day above ground is a good day.”
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 krui.fm, 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