Meet the Directors

The New Face of KRUI:

Programming Director

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


89.7 Programming Director

Name: Abby Thomas
Position: 89.7 Programming Director
Major: Journalism and English
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: The freedom of expression here is insane. I dare you to listen to a radio show on 89.7 and not come out the other end with a cool new song that is unlike your usual taste.
My show at KRUI: Abby and Ian Show, Mondays from 7-8pm
The last song I want to hear before I die: The Stable Song by Gregory Alan Isakov or Umbrella Beach by Owl City
Random Fact: I was born with a hole in my heart that closed up before I needed surgery.

Administrative Director

Name: Skaaren Cossé

Position: Administrative Director

Major: Finance, International Studies

Hometown: Peoria, IL

Why I love working at KRUI: Great people, great music, and very few rules

My show at KRUI: Permission to Boogie, airing 9-10 PM Sunday nights on 89.7 FM The last song I want to hear before I die: “Secret Meeting” by The National


Underwriting Director

Name: Joe McGuire

Position: Underwriting Director

Major: English and Business

Hometown: Wheeling, IL

Why I Love Working at KRUI: The station employs a lot of wonderful people, and I always seem to meet someone new every few days. I also love the other opportunities it offers, like hearing new music and interacting with workers in the music industry.

My Show at KRUI: The New Deal, Fridays at 10AM.

Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: How often do people get to choose this? I suppose in the off-chance I do, I would pick “Wondering Where the Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn. I also wouldn’t mind “Raglan Road” by the Dubliners or “Worker’s Song” by Dick Gaughan (not that crappy Dropkick Murphys version). Something folksy, I suppose.

Fun Fact: I’m double jointed in my left elbow and it’s totally gross!


Technology Director

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!


Editor-in-Chief of Online Content

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.


Marketing Director

Name: Kristina Gonzalez

Position: Marketing Director

Major: Journalism and Mass Communication and Spanish

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

Why I love working at KRUI: There’s always something going on and nothing beats the huge cd collection.

My show at KRUI: The Real Freshman Orientation

Last song I want to hear before I die: “With Arms Outstretched”- Rilo Kiley and “Changes” – 2Pac to return to my California roots.

Random Fact: I am a huge TV addict. I watch (almost) everything. Oh and my favorite food? Potatoes


Sports Director

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, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 AMand Center Ice, Wednesday 12 noon.

Last Song I Want to Hear Before I Die: All Star by Smash Mouth. Not sure this needs any in-depth explanation.


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