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Mission Creek Underground: Garth Greenwell

Iowa City author Garth Greenwell spoke about art in the time of isolation as part of Mission Creek Underground. Mission Creek Underground is a six performance series with local musicians and authors provided virtually. Featured image by Oriette D’Angelo for The Nation.

JT Ward

General Manager

Major: Media Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois

Why I love working at KRUI: It provides me and my peers with the resources to create a low-risk, high reward environment to be creative!

My show at KRUI: Really? Huh.

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Lord of the Rings: Rohan Official Soundtrack

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive): I would probably have dinner with literally anyone born before “civilization” was a thing. I feel almost as if a meal with “early humanity” would be the most interesting hour of my life. Just imagine.

First concert experience: Honestly, I’ve never been to a concert. You can supplant me as GM whenever you want.

Random fact: I used to do improv! 🙁

Email: jward@krui.fm

Office hours: Tue 5-6pm, Wed and Fri 3-5pm

Bella Volfson

Assistant General Manager

Major: Retail-Marketing

Hometown: Davenport, IA

Why I love working at KRUI: Meeting people from all over campus!

My show at KRUI: Soybean

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: “Little Grace” by Hippo Campus.

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Britney Spears! Her CD was the first one I ever had.

First Concert Experience: Jonas Brothers. Left asleep.

Random fact: I have a parrot named Steve!

Office hours: By Appt.

Email: bvolfson@krui.fm

Sidney Martinez

Programming Director

Major: Criminology, Law, and Justice & Global Health Studies

Hometown: Lake Forest, IL

Why I love working at KRUI:  It’s the only space on campus for students to experiment with alternative media which is exciting. I also just love radio and the people here, they’re what really makes it KRUI.

My show at KRUI: Really? Huh. (Tuesdays at 6!)

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Bubblin by Anderson .Paak

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: James Roday but only if we’re getting tex mex and he’s acting as Shawn Spencer.

Random fact:  I love playing competitive badminton!

Office hours: Fridays by Apt.

Email: smartinez@krui.fm

Luke Bonner

Editor-in-Chief

Major: English and Cinema Double Major

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: I love the people in KRUI and the opportunity to talk about, write about, and play the music I love.

My show at KRUI: Personal Playlist, Mondays at 9pm, and Talking Ls Wednesdays at 10pm.

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: “Hounds of Love” by Kate Bush. This song pummels me. Every time I hear it I need to play it again.

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Tina Fey, I adore her and I know it would be an insightful and hilarious dinner.

First concert experience: Justin Bieber at Wells Fargo Arena when I was 12. I’m not proud of it, but I was obsessed with him at that age.

Random fact: I have never left the country, mostly because I’m terrified of flying.

Email: lbonner@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mondays 8-9pm, Tuesdays 2-4pm, Thursdays 2-3pm

Maddie Silverstein

Underwriting Director

Major: Communication Studies, Minor in Cinema

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Why I love working with KRUI: It’s a great environment and all the people are so welcoming. I love sharing my music with others and discovering new artists as well.

My show on KRUI: 2 eggs, Thursdays 10-11am

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Presumably Dead Arm by Sidney Gish

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Saoirse Ronan

Random Fact about myself: I have a puggle named Roger

Email: msilverstein@uiowa.edu

Office Hours: Monday 8:30-10pm, Sunday 2:30-4pm

Jack Howard

Training Director

Major: Cinema, English and Creative Writing

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: Meeting all of the different DJs and getting to know their unique shows is the biggest plus, also getting to work with a wonderfully kind and talented group of directors.

My show at KRUI: ‘In the Garage’ Saturdays from 3:00 too 4:00 PM

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Rhubarb by Aphex Twin

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: David Lynch

Random Fact: I DJ around Iowa City and produce electronic tunes under the name ‘Loomer.’

Emailjhoward@krui.fm

Office Hours: 2-3pm M-F

Michael Aragon

News Director

Major: Journalism & Msss Communication

Hometown: West Liberty, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: It’s a great opportunity to gain valuable industry experience and work with some of the most creative minds on campus.

Show: News at 5

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Sun Comes Down by Chance the Rapper

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: I’d love to grab some spicy chicken nuggets with JD Salinger.

First concert experience: The Lumineers at Fiddler’s Green in Denver!

Random fact: I have been on ESPN 5 times.

Email: maragon@krui.fm

Office hours: Monday 10:30am-12pm, Thursday 12:30-2pm

John Vander Wal

Marketing Director

Major: Political Science, Marketing

Hometown: Davenport, Iowa

Why I love working with KRUI: The people.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop:“Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: JFK. While it’s not all that original, I’d love the chance to talk about differences and commonalities in politics as well as his experiences while in office. 

First concert experience: Jason Mraz

Email: jvanderwal@krui.fm

Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-3pm

Miles Klotz

Sports Director

Major: Sports Studies

Hometown: Weston, Connecticut

Why I love working with KRUI: It gives me the opportunity to pursue real-world experience doing what I love.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: “Somethin’ 4 tha Mood” by DJ Quik

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Malcolm X. His ideals and concepts were fascinating and I would love to chat with him.

First concert experience: B.B. King in Boston

Random Fact about myself: I was named after Miles Davis

Emailmklotz@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-6pm

Jake Jones

Production Dictator

Major: Intermedia 

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Why I love working at KRUI: I am believe that communities need a space to grow and KRUI supports a freeform environment – I’m happy to be a part of something like that.

My show at KRUI: A performance art freeform-radio extravaganza called The Test of Lime w/ Jake Jacobs.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: I hate music do NOT play any around me. 

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Maya Deren, because they died hungry. 

First concert experience: AC/DC. No comment. 

Random Fact: I’m allergic to cowards. Here’s my artist website (no cowards allowed). www.jacobharrisonjones.com

Email: jjones@krui.fmjacob-h-jones@uiowa.edu

Office Hours: By appt.

Jaden Amjadi

Music Director

Major: English/Journalism

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Why I love working with KRUI: I love to be able to support the artists
I think are great, while making the station a place where folks can
find the best new artists and connecting with a staff of music fans.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Right now, Nights That Won’t Happen by Purple Mountains

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: I gotta eat with the main man Gordon Ramsay, because he’s Gordon Ramsay

First concert experience: A little festival with New Pornographers, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Andrew Bird.

Fun Fact: I was a Green Day fan boy from ages 8-12 and still haven’t
really recovered

Email: jamjadi@krui.fm

Office Hours: Mon 3-5, Wed 3-5, Fri 3-5

Derian Lance

Operations Director

Major: Cinema

Hometown: St. Paul

Why I love working with KRUI: Chill place with chill people 

My show at KRUI: The 4 PM from Sapporo to Bangkok

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Beside You by Papa Fritas

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Carrie Fisher, my god can you imagine the sort of stories she could tell?

Random Fact about myself: I own multiple laserdiscs

EmailDLance@krui.fm

Office Hours: By Appt.

Chris Notari

Finance Director

Major: Finance

Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois

Why I love working with KRUI: At KRUI there is a special culture that produces outstanding radio and allows everyone to have fun doing it.

The song I want to listen to an infinite loop: Jane by Jefferson Starship

If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) it would be: Joe Rogan. He’s not only hilarious, but he’s also a very bright man with an incredible amount of knowledge from doing over 1,300 podcasts with some really interesting people.

First concert experience: Lollapalooze- Flume- best concert I’ve ever been to (except Luke Combs).

Random fact about myself: I played rugby in Ireland.

Email: cnotari@krui.fm

Office Hours: By Appt.