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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

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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

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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

“The Morning Drive” is the first daily sports-talk show on KRUI. Every morning we recap the previous day’s events emphasizing NCAA Sports, NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL. Be sure to wake up to The Morning Drive every weekday morning from 8-9am and get caught up on your sporting news. Voices behind the mic: Jordan Kabialis, Dylan Burn, Mike Milder, Nick Moffitt, Ted Schiefen Producers: Joe Rajchel and Patrick Behof Is 8:00 too early for you to wake up each morning? Ever miss a show and want an easier way to go back and listen? Do you ever wish our episodes were just forwarded … Continued

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“Center Ice” is the only radio show in the corridor that exclusively covers the NHL.  For one hour we go around the league keeping our audience up to date on the scores, standings, statistics and teams you love.  Tune in every Monday from 12 pm to 1 pm CT for analysis of the NHL both on and off the ice. Voices behind the mic: Derek Helling, Samantha Danzinger Producer: Patrick Behof February 25, 2013

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“From the Cheap Seats” is the destination for coverage of all the non-revenue sports at the University of Iowa.  From the wrestling mat to the field hockey green to the hardcourt of women’s basketball, we’ve got everything from interviews with Hawkeye coaches and student athletes to keeping you up to date on Hawkeyes competing in any one of the twenty Hawkeye sports we cover.  Tune in every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm CT and get your fill of Iowa sports. Voices behind the mic: Derek Helling, Aubrey Coleman, John West Producer: Nick Moffitt February 25, 2013

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“The Tuesday Tirade” began as a weekly video post on the KRUI Sports YouTube channel until popular demand brought it to the KRUI airwaves. Each week the host picks apart the biggest (and sometimes most ridiculous) stories in sports, pointing out the important things to note that others just seem to overlook. Be sure to tune in to “The Tuesday Tirade” every Tuesday from 12-1 PM for some entertaining sports ranting. Ever miss a tirade and want an easier way to go back and listen? Do you ever wish our episodes were just forwarded to your computer or mobile device? … Continued

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“Full Court Press” is in it’s second season of being KRUI’s NBA-specific show. Each week we get you caught up on the NBA’s current standings, big games in the past week, upcoming match-ups and any other major stories surrounding the league and your favorite teams. Be sure to tune into “Full Court Press” every Wednesday from 12-1 PM. Voices behind the mic: Jordan Kabialis, John West, Derek Helling Producer: Dylan Burn Ever miss a show and want an easier way to go back and listen? Do you ever wish our episodes were just forwarded to your computer or mobile device? Great news: … Continued

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“Sports Squawk” is KRUI’s very own version of ESPN’s “Around the Horn”. Each week, four members of the KRUI Sports staff debate the major topics of the past week in sports. Each panelist earns points based on his or her arguments and the winner gets the final minute to talk about whatever he or she wants. Be sure to tune into “Sports Squawk” every Wednesday from 1-2 PM for some entertaining sports banter. Host: Jeremy Meyer Panelists: Dylan Burn, Derek Helling, John West, Matt Cozzi, Jon Koob, Kevin Ciardiello, Jordan Kabialis February 27, 2013

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