Contact

Contact

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88.5 KURE is a student-produced and student-managed radio station, broadcast at 88.5MHz to Iowa State University, the Ames community, and online. We provide our community with a wide range of musical genres alongside live broadcasts of Cyclone sporting events, news programs, talk shows, and in-studio musical performances. KURE offers killer opportunities for experience in radio broadcasting and business operation to its all-volunteer student staff.

Requests

Phone: 515-294-9292

AIM: kuredj
(KURE does not accept requests by email.)

Business Office

1199 Friley Hall
212 Beyer Ct
Ames, IA 50012
Phone: 515-294-4332

General Contact Information

Band press releases / promotion:
music@kure885.org
Requests for on-air band appearances:
live@kure885.org
Request for talk programming:
news@kure885.org
Public Service Announcements:
publicrelations@kure885.org
Other Inquiries:
info@kure885.org
 
Cole Schroder : Live at KURE Director

Cole Schroder

Live at KURE Director

live@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: 2018
Favorite album/band: Conor Oberst
Favorite KURE event: KUREfest
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: 5 bucks at goodwill
Favorite Ice Cream: Pistachio
Dream job: Foreign Service Officer
What's your best joke?: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they spend years at C
Describe your love life in one word: Nowhere
Your favorite part about KURE: I think the amount of diversity in shows and programmings is really great for a radio station and love all the music.

Jessica Spotek : External Music Director

Jessica Spotek

External Music Director

music@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: 2017
Favorite album/band: Nothing But Thieves
Favorite KURE event: Terrace Tuesdays
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: I'd say like $35? I don't wanna spend $100 on making my booty look bigger
Favorite Ice Cream: COOKIES N' CREAM
Dream job: to be Anthony Bourdain
What's your best joke?: Did you hear those jokes from Wisconsinites like me? They're pretty cheesy!
Describe your love life in one word: Perfect!
Your favorite part about KURE: Advocating radio and community involvement, all the while loving music with everyone!

Sam Walling : DJ Director

Sam Walling

DJ Director

djdirector@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2018
Favorite band: Modern Baseball
Favorite KURE event: Terrace Tuesdays
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: I think the answer to this question is very situational, depending on how I am feeling and what else I have purchased during the day, also when my last paycheck was. Come back to me...
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
Dream job: Owning and running a music studio or venue in (insert big city here)
What's your best joke?: America's political climate
Describe your love life in one word: Passionné
Your favorite part about KURE: The people and the music exposure!

Rae Nervig : Events Director

Rae Nervig

Events Director

events@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: February 2018
Favorite album: Good Grief - Lucius
Favorite KURE event: Terrace Tuesdays
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: Depends who wore them previously. If it was Tash Sultana, then I'd pay with a full month's paycheck.
Favorite Ice Cream: Anything with peanut butter in it!
Dream job: Managing a music venue.
What's your best joke?: A man walks into a library and orders fish and chips.
The librarian says, "this is a library."
The man, says, "oh, sorry." (Then in a whisper) "I'd like some fish and chips."
Describe your love life in one word: Open
Your favorite part about KURE: Connecting with people who share the same love for music.

Rachel Spielman : KQ Director

Rachel Spielman

KQ Director

kq@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring of 2016
Favorite band: Together Pangea
Favorite KURE event: KQ obvs
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: Probably too much.
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies n Cream or Mint Chocolate Chip
Dream job: Head of social media relations at the best businezz
What's your best joke?: What happened when the dinosaurs ran out of soap? They went extinky
Describe your love life in one word: Smooth
Your favorite part about KURE: I love how weird everyone is. It's always a good time in the office 🙂

Riley Schwienebart : Public Relations Director

Riley Schwienebart

Public Relations Director

publicrelations@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: January 2018
Favorite album/band: There's too many choices!
Favorite KURE event: KURE Fest
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $90
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Dream job: Magazine Editor
What's your best joke?: Why is the bear so sticky?
He is a gummy bear.
Describe your love life in one word: Happy
Your favorite part about KURE: The laid-back, fun atmosphere

Jessie Heintz : Graphic Designer

Jessie Heintz

Graphic Designer

graphicdesign@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Fall 2017
Favorite band: Regina Spektor
Favorite KURE event: KURE Fest
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $50
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Dream job: Designing movie posters!
What's your best joke?: "There's no i in denial."
Describe your love life in one word: Splendid
Your favorite part about KURE: Not having to listen to the same 5 songs on the radio whenever I'm in my car 🙂

Andrea Thompson : Underwriting Director

Andrea Thompson

Underwriting Director

underwriting@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Fall 2018
Favorite band: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
Favorite KURE event: I really enjoy KURE fest.
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: If I was more financially stable, I would say $200. But for now, it's around $40.
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Cookies and Cream
Dream job: Working as a merchandiser for the Disney Parks
What's your best joke?: Why was Cinderella bad at soccer? Because she had a pumpkin for a coach
Describe your love life in one word: dissappointing
Your favorite part about KURE: the underlying love for music everyone in the group holds

Tyler Campbell : Marketing Director

Tyler Campbell

Marketing Director

marketing@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: September 2018
Favorite band: Troye Sivan
Favorite KURE event: KURE Fest
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $40
Favorite Ice Cream: Cake Batter!!
Dream job: TV showrunner
What's your best joke?: What's a cupcakes favorite weather? Sprinkles
Describe your love life in one word: Nonexistent
Your favorite part about KURE: The people and atmosphere are so fun!

Miranda Cheers : General Manager

Miranda Cheers

General Manager

generalmanager@kure885.org

Name: Miranda Cheers
Position: General Manager
When you joined KURE: September 2015
Favorite album/band: The Queen is Dead by The Smiths
Favorite KURE event: KQ
When/what your show is (if you have one): Alternative Soup for the Soul with DJ Bee's Knees at 5p on Tuesdays
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants? (50 word limit): I would literally sell one of my kidneys to own a pair of fashionable women's jeans that can fit my entire hand in the front pockets.
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee
Dream job: legit any job that would pay me to travel and go backpacking
What's your best joke?: my face
Describe your love life in one word: a hot mess
Your favorite part about KURE: We're completely student ran and student managed, and we literally have something for everyone. We're able to accomplish things that many college radio stations can't, and we do it with ease. My favorite part about KURE is how proud it makes me to be a part of it, and to be a part of college radio.​

Nolan Kim : IT Co-Director

Nolan Kim

IT Co-Director

engineer@kure885.org

Name: Nolan Kim
Position: Co-IT Director
When I joined KURE: October 2017
Favorite album/band: good kid, m.A.A.d city/Kendrick Lamar
Favorite KURE event: QK/KQ
How much would I pay for a pair of pants: $0, who needs pants
Favorite ice cream: mint chocolate chip
Dream job: National park ranger
Best joke: how did Jesus get in shape?
Crossfit
Love life in one word: imaginary lmao
Favorite part of KURE: everything, really. I'm glad to be involved in something this awesome!

Mary Rominger : Sports Director

Mary Rominger

Sports Director

sports@kure885.org

Name: Mary Rominger
Position: Sports Director
When you joined KURE: Fall semester of 2015, aka my freshman year
Favorite band: Weezer
Favorite KURE event: KURE Sports Spectacular
When/what your show is (if you have one): All of the sports shows
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants? (50 word limit): $115 if they were well worth it
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Malted Crunch
Dream job: LA Kings play-by-play announcer
What's your best joke?: "If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice." - Michael Scott
Describe your love life in one word: (Idk, this one is too hard to answer)
Your favorite part about KURE: Everything

Connor Callahan : Webmaster

Connor Callahan

Webmaster

webmaster@kure885.org

Name: Connor Callahan
Position: Webmaster
When you joined KURE: Fall 2015
Favorite album/band: Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
When/what your show is (if you have one): I'm working on it (it's not called that I just still need to make one)
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants? (50 word limit): $100, but they would have to be the best pants ever
Favorite Ice Cream: Cake Batter
Dream job: Rapper
What's your best joke?: Love when my bank compliments me by saying I have an "outstanding balance"
Describe your love life in one word: help
Your favorite part about KURE: Being an alternative station, we attract a lot of very alternative people. Personally, those are my favorite kind of people.