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Makeda Scott

21 year- old Makeda Scott was found dead in lake MacBride Monday, June 9. (image via @majaxella on Twitter)

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

Abbie Eastman

General Manager

Major: BS International Relations and BA Ethics and Public Policy

Year: Junior

Hometown: Ames, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Getting to meet so many people and talk nonsense on air!

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: NICE OUT by Kilo Kish

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: The entirety of Mumford and Sons. I would easily win and maybe they would return to creating angry banjo music.

Email: aleastman@krui.fm

Ella Heckman

Editor-in-Chief

Major: Environmental Policy and Planning

Year: Junior

Hometown: Golden, CO

Favorite part about working at KRUI: I love working with people who are passionate about cultivating their unique interests regarding music and culture!

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins) by Father John Misty

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Any and every overhyped all-male indie bands

Email: eheckman@krui.fm

Luke Bonner

Programming Director

Major: English and Cinema

Year: Senior

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: It’s a chance to be creative and do some amazing work with some amazing people who care about music and radio itself. Last year as editor in chief I had the best time and worked with some amazing people who I still make fun of on twitter to this day.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush, truly the only valid answer to this question and everyone who doesn’t pick this is insulting Kate herself.

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Tucker Carlson can catch these hands.

Email: lbonner@krui.fm

Zoe Heimendinger

Underwriting Director

Major: Finance and Economics

Year: Senior

Hometown: Lake Mills, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Engaging with the small businesses of Iowa City and Coralville to give them a platform for their services and learning more about the community of which I am a member.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Born to Die by Lana Del Rey

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Probably Cardi B but I think we would become friends after

Email: zheimendinger@krui.fm

Elsa Richardson-Bach

Training Director

Major: English & Creative Writing and Publishing

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Marblehead, MA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: I love introducing new DJs to the amazing community of this station, where everyone can experiment with creativity and without judgment. Also, the Aesthetic.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Diane Young by Vampire Weekend

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Ed Sheeran won’t see me or my chicken until it’s too late.

Email: erichardson-bach@krui.fm

Annemarie Elser

News Director

Major: Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Global Health Studies

Year: Junior

Hometown: Downers Grove, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Learning new things and connecting the community with the news

The song I want to hear on an infinite loop: Amour Plastique by Videoclub

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: K*itlyn Bennet

Email: aelser@krui.fm

Elisabeth Oster

Marketing Director

Major: Journalism and Mass Communication

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Having amazing creative freedom and the private jam sessions I have when I’m playing music on air!

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Just Like Heaven by The Cure

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Stevie Nicks, hands down. She would throw some punches, but also totally cast a spell on you.

Email: eoster@krui.fm

Quinn Douglas

Sports Director

Major: Journalism/Mass Communication and Sports & Recreational Management

Year: Senior

Hometown: Madrid, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: The unbelievable opportunities I have to travel to some of the most historic venues in college sports and calling games at the venues

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Take it Easy by Eagles (Hell Freezes Over version)

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Justin Bieber, a disgrace to musicians and a punk as well

Emailqdouglas@krui.fm

Jake Jones

Production Director

Major: Intermedia 

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Year: 3rd Year Graduate Student

Favorite part about working at KRUI: I love that KRUI supports community and experimental radio!

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Tony Conrad and Faust

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: I wanna fight andrew bird – no whistling allowed.

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

Jack Roche

Communications and Community Engagement

Major: Cinematic Arts and Communications

Year: Senior

Hometown: La Grange Park, IL

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Everyday trying to give the best possible voice of Iowa City’s arts scene.

The song I want to listen to on infinite loop: Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Bob Boilen except I would give him a hug because he is an angel.

Email: jroche@krui.fm

Jaden Amjadi

Music Director

Major: English and Journalism

Year: Junior

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Creating community and making the main music rotation very diverse sonically and genre-wise.

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Festival Song by Jeff Rosenstock

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: I would fight the entire New York Times board of opinion columnists in order of increasingly weak writing. The better writers at the start will receive soft and gentle beatdowns, and each will get more intense until the final battle, where I completely decimate David Brooks.

Email: jamjadi@krui.fm

Sam Berry

Operations Director

Major: Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Science, Military Science, and Mathematics

Year: Senior

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: Every day is not the same

The song I want to listen to on an infinite loop: Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: Joe Rogan

Emailsberry@krui.fm

Ethan Good

Finance Director

Major: Finance and Trumpet Performance

Year: Junior

Hometown: La Claire, IA

Favorite part about working at KRUI: I love that KRUI gives a voice to all members of the community! It is also awesome to participate in an entirely student-run production process.

The song I want to listen to on infinite loop: O.P. Jebediah by The Dip

The musician/newscaster/sports broadcaster I would fistfight given the chance: KURE 88.5 fm’s team. Iowa State’s radio station, nothing personal. I am sure they understand.

Email: egood@krui.fm