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Meet the Directors
Hometown: Arlington, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: I find a lot of enjoyment in sharing stories on-air. I’ve met so many people from so many different walks of life and organizations. All of them have a unique and beautiful story to tell and I get to be the one to help tell it! Ain’t nothing better than that.
My show at KRUI: Dusk to Dawn, Tuesdays 8pm
The last song I want to hear before I die: In My Life – the Beatles
Favorite Quote: “Better sexy and racy than sexist and racist.” -Stephen Fry
Random Fact: I have an extensive knowledge of 18th century breads. Go on, ask me.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Here Come the Mummies! – Frontier Days 2013.
Hometown: Charleston, Iowa
Why I love working at KRUI: Fame and riches. And getting to watch all kinds of people spread what they truly care about through the airwaves into all kinds of other people’s ears on a daily basis. But mostly fame and riches.
My show at KRUI: Crowe’s Nest
The last song I want to hear before I die: No Cigar by Millencolin
Favorite Quote: “I like being weird. Weird’s all I’ve got. That and my sweet style.” – Maurice Moss
Random Fact: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Jeffree Star at Wooly’s
Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Why I love working at KRUI: I’ve met some of my best friends and created some of my favorite memories with the KRUI community
My show at KRUI: College Football Friday, Black and Gold Show
The last song I want to hear before I die: Panda by Desiigner
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 rode a horse to my friend’s house.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: I had the honor to attend and witness one of the best musical performances of all time when I saw my colleague’s Jackson Truskowski and Justin Allen sing karaoke at BoJames in Iowa City.
Hometown: Saint Croix, USVI
Why I love working at KRUI: KRUI gives me the freedom to explore and improve transferrable skills such as writing, public speaking, and being a team player + leader.
My show at KRUI: Sherb Speaks
The last song I want to hear before I die: I’m too indecisive to choose so I’ll go with silence.
Favorite Quote: “No quiero vivir mi vida enclavizada por mis temores.”
Random Fact: I love watching telenovelas.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Drake at the United Center in Chicago
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Why I love working at KRUI: I just want people to get as much joy out of radio as I do.
My show at KRUI:
The last song I want to hear before I die: In My Time of Dying – Led Zeppelin
Favorite Quote: Steven Hawking once confirmed that the earth could be powered by a black hole, if we made a small one and shot it into orbit
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Miles Davis – Chicago
Hometown: Grayslake, Illinois
Why I love working at KRUI: I have met some of my best friends at KRUI and have gained so many valuable experiences as a result of working at KRUI. My time in college wouldn’t be the same without KRUI.
My show at KRUI: Center Ice, The Blitz
The last song I want to hear before I die: Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Quote: “Come on, brother!” -Sports Director Austin Bramley
Random Fact: I have gotten a hole-in-one while golfing.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Boston and Styx in Chicago
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: I love KRUI because it gives me a voice!
The last song I want to hear before I die: Brand New by Drake
Favorite Quote: “The best preparation for tomosrrow is doing your best today.”
Random Fact: My favorite color is sky blue.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: PartyNextDoor at House of Blues in Chicago
Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Why I love working at KRUI: Meeting new people and having the chance to work with some very diverse and passionate individuals
My show at KRUI: Fantasy Football Show
The last song I want to hear before I die: Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
Favorite Quote: “Do you wanna do something fun? Wanna go to Taco Bell?” -Karen from Mean Girls
Random Fact: I have a slight obsession or crush on Ariana Grande. My room is covered with memorabilia and I have every song of hers. So you decide if it’s an obsession or crush. Only a matter of time before I date her.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Smash Mouth in Orlando
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
Why I love working at KRUI: I love being able to work in an environment that allows me to be as creative as I want and has an overall great group dynamic.
The last song I want to hear before I die: I’m not sure, but I have a wide variety of music so whatever it will be I’m sure it’ll be good.
Favorite Quote: “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die, follow your heart kid. You can never go wrong.”
Random Fact: I’ve been kissed by a beluga whale
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Blink-182 with All American Rejects and A Day to Remember, Woodlands 2016
Hometown: Jamaica, Iowa
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
Hometown: Denver, CO
My show at KRUI: Smokin Grooves, Fridays 6pm-8pm.
The last song I want to hear before I die: Nina Simone, “Feelin Good”
Favorite Quote: “The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth.” —Chief Seattle
Random Fact: I have planted over 1,000 native trees and shrubs in Iowa since moving here in 2012.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Talk to me & I’ll show you my ticket stubs from over 15 years of going to shows; I cannot choose a clear best, but it was probably at Red Rocks.
Hometown: Media, PA
Why I love working at KRUI: It’s a great community of people who all genuinely care about each other and about making the station the best it can be.
My show at KRUI: Boggy FM
The last song I want to hear before I die: “Montezuma” by Fleet Foxes. Makes me wanna die just listening to it.
Favorite Quote: “All I know is that my gut says maybe.”
Random Fact: I had a kidney stone as a teenager. Drink water, children.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: I may or may not have cried upon seeing Björk at Governors Ball 2015 in NYC.
Hometown: Dubuque, IA
Why I love working at KRUI: KRUI keeps me on my toes- I never run out of amazing things to do, and there’s always something coming up around the corner.
My show at KRUI: Previously hosting The Switch, I will be moving to a new show focusing on dance and electronic music. (Title TBA- time is 9 – 10 PM Sat)
The last song I want to hear before I die: It really depends on how I would be dying, but if I want to die in good humor I’d like to hear Panic Station one last time before I give my final breath.
Favorite Quote: “I’ll just try to do my best, and let the time do the rest.” ~Brown Eyes and All the Rest by Carnival Youth
Random Fact: I have both a hitchhiker’s thumb and a straight thumb, one of each.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Muse at the United Center, 2016
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Why I love working at KRUI: Incredible opportunities and the people are okay too.
My show at KRUI: Decolonize Your Mind (4pm-5pm on Fridays).
The last song I want to hear before I die: “The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack” – Liars
Favorite Quote: “The thing you are most afraid to write. Write that.” – Nayyirah Waheed
Random Fact: Dolphins recognize and admire themselves in mirrors.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Lizzo at 80/35 2016.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Why I love working at KRUI: I love having the ability to chase ideas that I come up with, without having to worry that if I fail I’m going to be reprimanded
My show at KRUI: –
The last song I want to hear before I die: You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid – The Offspring
Favorite Quote: “May my first born son have a rich father and beautiful mother”
Random Fact: I have the same name and am from the same city as a Master’s golf champion.
Best Musical Acts Seen and Where: Twenty One Pilots, Lollapalooza 2015