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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

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:
liveprogramming@kure885.org
Request for talk programming:
news@kure885.org
Public Service Announcements:
marketing@kure885.org
Other Inquiries:
info@kure885.org
 
Rae Nervig : General Manager

Rae Nervig

General Manager

generalmanager@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.

Alexis Renderos : Assistant General Manager of Broadcast/Chief Operator

Alexis Renderos

Assistant General Manager of Broadcast/Chief Operator

agm@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Fall 2018
Favorite album: Chunk of Change - Passion Pit
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz!
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: Around $200 if we're talking a pair of Japanese raw denim, other than that, $50.
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee, hands down.
Dream job: Being the best engineering manager I can be!
What's your best joke?: Do math majors graduate with degrees or radians?
Describe your love life in one word: Neon
Your favorite part about KURE: Helping lead the station and the incredible team we have built here. Also the really rad music.

Tyler Campbell : Marketing Director

Tyler Campbell

Marketing Director

marketing@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: September 2018
Why you joined KURE: I've been told I have a face for radio
Favorite band: Placebo
Favorite KURE event: QuickyKwiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $25
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry Cheesecake
Dream job: Socialite
What's your best joke?: My GPA
Describe your love life in one word: Actually stable?
Your favorite part about KURE: The people and atmosphere are so fun!

Sam Walling : Programming Director

Sam Walling

Programming Director

programming@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!

Jessica Spottek : External Music Director

Jessica Spottek

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!

Zach Ungerleider : KQ Co-Director

Zach Ungerleider

KQ Co-Director

kq@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Fall 2019
Favorite Band: Mystery Skulls
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz!
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: uhh maybe ten
Favorite Ice Cream: mint chocolate chip
Dream job: minigolf course tester
What's your best joke?: Why did the chicken go to the seance? To get to the other side.
Describe your love life in one word: zoinks
Your favorite part about KURE: How cool everyone is!

Ryan Burgett : KQ Co-Director

Ryan Burgett

KQ Co-Director

kq@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2019
Favorite Artist: Watsky
Favorite Album: Cardboard Castles by Watsky
Favorite KURE event: KQ and QK
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: It depends on the style, but probably $80
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Dream job: Professional Napper/ Bed Tester
What's your best joke?: Why did Frankenstein eat a lamp?
Cause he wanted a light snack.
Describe your love life in one word: Ratatouille
Your favorite part about KURE: I really love experiencing everyone's different views and all of the different tastes in music.

Devin Palmer : Graphic Designer

Devin Palmer

Graphic Designer

graphicdesign@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2019
Favorite band: Wilderado, Vampire Weekend, Grouplove, I can't choose just one 🙂
Favorite KURE event: KQ!
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $15 is my absolute max. Thrift pants only!
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee
Dream job: Art Director
What's your best joke?: What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
Describe your love life in one word: Underwhelming
Your favorite part about KURE: I love that KURE is a totally student run station!

Rebecca Escamilla : Underwriting Director

Rebecca Escamilla

Underwriting Director

underwriting@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2019
Favorite album: Radiohead- Kid A
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: probably like 15 dollars to be honest i'd rather thrift (how fitting)
Favorite Ice Cream: hands down vanilla soft serve with crushed up m&m's in it (trust me)
Dream job: Park Ranger for a National Park!
What's your best joke?: Why didn't the lifeguard save the drowning hippie? Because he was too "Far Out" 🤙 B)
Describe your love life in one word: non-existent
Your favorite part about KURE: I love getting to be apart of Kaleidoquiz. There's nothin' like deliriously answering the phone at 5 AM & swearing you are Pam Beesly from Dunder Mifflin all while listening to Wii music playing ominously in the background. Being A DJ is probably the coolest thing about me too, no biggie.

Sam Lavin : Production Director

Sam Lavin

Production Director

slavin@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: February 2020
Favorite band: Sungazer
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: About $40
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Dream job: Music Producer and Audio Engineer
What's your best joke?: What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for work? Bison!
Describe your love life in one word: Unfortunate
Your favorite part about KURE: Everyone at KURE is incredibly passionate about what they do and it's very inspiring/motivating!

Andrew Mills : Treasurer

Andrew Mills

Treasurer

treasurer@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2019
Favorite band: The Velvet Underground
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: If there were pants that were worth $500, I would pay for it. I have yet to find a pair of pants worth $500 dollars, but I am on the lookout.
Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks
Dream job: To jockey discs.
What's your best joke?: What do you hear when you drop a piano down a mine shaft? A-flat minor
Describe your love life in one word: Juiced.
Your favorite part about KURE: Lots of cool music and even cooler people!

Natalie Dombrowski : Programming Director

Natalie Dombrowski

Programming Director

ndombrowski@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Fall 2018
Favorite band: I'd be lying if I said my favorite band was anyone but The Beatles or Twin Peaks.
Favorite KURE event: Terrace Tuesdays are like chicken soup for the music-loving soul
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: A pair of jeans? $10. A pair of high waisted/fun colored/patterned pants? $60.
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Dream job: Some sort of mountain conservationist.
What's your best joke?: Dr. Dog? I hardly know her dog!
Describe your love life in one word: Vibin'.
Your favorite part about KURE: I love the fact that KURE is completely student-run (and run by a bunch of goofs at that)!

Jack Studier : Internal Music Director

Jack Studier

Internal Music Director

musicdirector@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: October 2019
Favorite band: Car Seat Headrest
Favorite KURE event: KURE Fest
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $60
Favorite Ice Cream: Dark Chocolate
Dream job: Planner in a large city.
What's your best joke?: It's me. I'm the joke.
Describe your love life in one word: oof
Your favorite part about KURE: The community!