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The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of May: Music Staff Picks

Squid – Bright Green Field Long before the release of their debut LP, Squid has been making waves in the post-punk community with their own brand of angular and uniquely provocative songwriting that has set them apart from peers in the genre. With the often deranged and purposely erratic vocal delivery of singer Ollie Judge and the driving pseudo-punk melodies conducted by the rest of the band, there is no doubt the group has emotional, musical, and lyrical potency. In their most recent works, including the two singles they released in 2020 and their latest LP, Squid has begun to incorporate … Continued

News
Vaccines in Iowa: How are we doing?

As of April 5th, all Iowans are eligible to receive vaccinations. Previously, state guidelines restricted vaccines to high-risk groups such as essential workers, adults aged 65 and up, or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Now that eligibility has expanded, securing an appointment may be a difficult task. (image via Global Gazette)

Sports
Iowa Spring Practice: QB’s duel, youth arrives, and defense shines

Not since Iowa beat Illinois 19-10 on Senior Day in 2019 had the Hawkeyes played in front of home fans outside of friends and family. That streak ended Saturday morning as Iowa held it’s first of two open practices this spring with fans in attendance. Fans arrived as early as before 7 AM to get the first chance to see their Hawkeyes in person since November of 2019. Many were pleased with the results, but it would’ve taken a natural disaster to ruin the moods of the black and gold this weekend. “Certainly is great to be back in Kinnick … Continued

NOW ACCEPTING: All Staff Application (2021)

Interested in joining KRUI? Email the department directors to find out which of KRUI’s 11 departments you would be interested in joining. Learn more about what your role at KRUI could be below!


About KRUI’s Departments

KRUI contains nine department staffs, each specializing in an essential area of the station. No previous experience is necessary, and appropriate training will be provided for all staffs. The departments include:

On-Air Staff:
Hosts and produces weekly shows, either talk-based or music-based.  All on-air DJs must complete DJ Training to host their own show.

Music Department:
Responsible for reviewing new CDs, interviewing bands, and other music related projects. Enjoyment of music is the only prerequisite.

KRUI.FM Online Content Department:
Responsible for generating online content for KRUI.FM, whether it be writing, audio, video, or photography.

Marketing/PR Department:
Responsible for the image of KRUI and how the public views the station as a whole. Creativity, passion, and perseverance are key assets in this field.

Sports Department:
Covers both UI athletics and national sports. The Sports Staff also creates weekly sports talk shows.

News Department:
Charged with daily newscasts and coverage of news occurring on a UI, local, and national/international basis. Ideal experience for anyone interested in on-air news broadcast and/or journalism.

Underwriting Department:
Creates and fosters underwriting relationships with local businesses.

Production Department:
Produces spots dealing with community affairs and events. Creates production pieces for all departments. Great experience in using audio production equipment. Training provided.

Operations Department:
Responsible for the technical aspects of KRUI. Maintains KRUI’s technical requirements for the FCC. Responsible for repairing equipment (computers, sound equipment, broadcasting transmitter/equipment).

IT Department:
Responsible for maintaining the website, and additionally responsible for adding and creating online content with the help of other departments. Other responsibilities include maintenance of KRUI’s online streams, servers, and all related software used throughout the station. Works closely with the Operations department.