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Sports
Douglas: Garza’s return spells historic upcoming season for Iowa

Iowa athletics hasn’t seen a decision of this magnitude in 35 years. Not since the winter of 1985 to be exact when star quarterback Chuck Long announced he would return to Iowa to help the Hawkeyes get a shot at a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. Instead of the gridiron, this decision came on the hardwood, and the subject of the decision was Luka Garza. His decision? It’s time to ramp up for the winter of 2020-21 as the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year. The consensus 1st-team All-American is returning to Iowa City for his senior season. … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of July – Music Staff Picks

Written contributions from Jaden Amjadi, Sydney Sjobakken, and Derek Tate Illuminati Hotties – Free I.H: This is not the One You’ve Been Waiting For Everything about the presentation of this new record from Illuminati Hotties–from its status as a mixtape to its name–implies it is meant to be taken more as an interim before their real sophomore album. And yet, this may go down as one of the most memorable punk records of the year. Core member Sarah Tudzin takes the foundation of power-pop and plays with its boundaries with songs that are still fun and immediate. The opener, “will … Continued

News
Free Duke

28-year-old Tremayne “Duke” Clemons has been falsely accused of a shooting in Coralville, and eight months later is still in jail. He has not been able to post bail or bond even thought he has already been proven innocent. Police raided Duke’s home and took him into custody January 7. He was questioned and was able to prove that he had no connection, but was held in jail. Polices obtained an illegal urine sample, and since Duke had marijuana in his system they felt that they could keep him in custody. Duke’s trial is set for August 17, and he … Continued

Sports
Opinion: No football spells danger for student-athletes and local economies

Is there going to be a college football season at all in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? In my short answer: yes, there absolutely should be. The time on the calendar that sports fans begin to set their sights on the upcoming college football season has been the debate that has been raging hot since the 4th of July holiday. However, we can’t deny the reality of our current situation. National cases are on the climb, over 130,000 Americans have died from the virus and the closest vaccine is likely on hold until this upcoming winter. … Continued


Call Letters: KRUI
Frequency: 89.7MHz
Licensed ERP: 100 Watts
Hours of Operations: 24 Hours a day
KRUI is the second largest student organization at the University of Iowa. Any registered student, faculty or staff member may join the KRUI organization.  KRUI employs students, both volunteer and paid, from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors. In addition to the educational aspect, students have the opportunity to meet people and develop interpersonal skills.

The Mission of KRUI
1. The station serves as an educational laboratory for students interested in learning about radio and the broadcast industry.
2. KRUI provides the Iowa City community with a unique programming alternative in music, news, and sports.

Unlike commercial stations, KRUI programs and plays a wide variety of music. We are always searching for lesser known music that you wouldn’t hear anywhere else.

KRUI offers a plethora of specialty shows that feature everything from funk to post-modern classical stylings. With two stations operating 24/7 (89.7 FM and The Lab), KRUI provides a real opportunity for students to be introduced to the radio broadcasting field. Although the University offers courses in radio broadcasting and audio journalism, only KRUI gives all students a chance to go beyond the classroom and experience the live atmosphere of broadcasting while still in school. Exposure to these actual situations allows students to gain confidence in themselves and their skills. Employment at KRUI can be compared to an internship.

Licensing
The holder of the FCC broadcasting license of KRUI is Student Broadcasters, Incorporated. SBI is a non-profit Iowa corporation charged with overseeing KRUI-FM and hiring KRUI directors each year.

Funding
Funding for KRUI comes from mandatory student fees that are allocated by the University of Iowa Student Government, whose members are elected by University of Iowa students. KRUI also generates funding through underwriting. Some additional funding is generated from optional student fees and donations.

KRUI’s yearly budget is completed by the Administrative Director and the General Manager, in consultation with SBI. Any KRUI decision involving financial outlay must be approved by the General Manager.

Organizational Structure

Meet our directors
KRUI is comprised of the General Manager and nine departments: Administrative, Marketing, Music, News, Operations, Production/Community Affairs, Programming, Sports, and Underwriting.

The General Manager is in charge of, and responsible for, all facets of KRUI. Each department has one Director who is ultimately responsible for all duties assigned that department. The Director assembles the necessary staff to ensure completion of management’s tasks. Delegation is always key. The directors have weekly meetings which are overseen by the General Manager to discuss station plans, progress, and problems. Directors are selected in the Spring of each year.

About the Music
KRUI is Iowa City’s premiere source for the latest in independent and local music. We also have an extensive library of older indie, pop, rock, electronic, hip hop, jazz, folk… you name it, it’s represented. Along with this prodigious selection of music, we also feature numerous specialty shows that focus on specific genres and eras. As long as it’s not commercial, it’s fair game for KRUI.

Please see HERE for more information about KRUI’s musical programming and how to submit music for on-air play.

History
For a complete history of Iowa City’s Sound Alternative – KRUI, please see our History Page.