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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
 
Jack Studier : General Manager

Jack Studier

General Manager

gm@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: October 2019
Favorite Album: Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $60
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate and peanut butter
Dream job: City Planner
What's your best joke?: Too many authors to cite? No problem et al!
Describe your love life in one word: Improving
Your favorite part about KURE: The community!

Tony Hjelle : Assistant General Manager of Broadcast

Tony Hjelle

Assistant General Manager of Broadcast

ahjelle@iastate.edu

When you joined KURE: Fall 2020
Favorite band: Rush
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz!
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: No more than $20.
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Dream job: Scuba Diving Pizza Delivery Man
What's your best joke?: A daring man proclaimed "Here goes nothing!" And then nothing happened.
Describe your love life in one word: Groovy.
Your favorite part about KURE: The community of KURE is amazing and incredibly welcoming!

Ethan Swan : Music Director

Ethan Swan

Music Director

music@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2021
Favorite album: Ween - The Mollusk
Favorite KURE event: KQ!
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: It depends on the pants: $15 for sweats, $50 for jeans, and nothing more for anything else
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry cheesecake
Dream job: National Park Ranger/Luchador
What's your best joke?: A monk walks up to a hot dog stand and says "make me one with everything"
Describe your love life in one word: Bozo
Your favorite part about KURE: The people are incredibly welcoming and cool, and there's no shortage of great tunes!

Sam Lavin : Production Director

Sam Lavin

Production Director

slavin@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: February 2020
Favorite album: Inside
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $40
Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla
Dream job: Audio Engineer
What's your best joke?: Amogus 😳🥶
Describe your love life in one word: Unfortunate
Your favorite part about KURE: Being in a community of like-minded people who all enjoy music.

Kate Eads : Production Intern

Kate Eads

Production Intern

When you joined KURE: Spring 2022
Favorite band: Black Country, New Road
Favorite KURE event: KQ
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: 40 bucks for green pants.
Favorite Ice Cream: S'mores
Dream job: Audio Engineer
What's your best joke?: My best joke hasn't been said yet.
Describe your love life in one word: Lovely
Your favorite part about KURE: How invested the staff is

Carly Nichols : Marketing Director

Carly Nichols

Marketing Director

When you joined KURE: Spring 2022
Favorite band: TV Girl
Favorite KURE event: KQ
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $60 if they are unique
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chip
Dream job: Biochemistry researcher on my own topic
What's your best joke?: Can't say, it needs too much context.
Describe your love life in one word: Nonexistent
Your favorite part about KURE: Getting to share a love of music with a bunch of very different people

Harry Burnick : Chief Engineer

Harry Burnick

Chief Engineer

engineer@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: October 2021
Favorite Album: Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted - Lisa LeBlanc
Favorite KURE event: Kaleidoquiz
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $60
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Dream job: Energy Systems Operator
What's your best joke?: How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!
Describe your love life in one word: Theoretical
Your favorite part about KURE: The people

Jacob Schoonenberg : Programming Director

Jacob Schoonenberg

Programming Director

When you joined KURE: Fall 2021
Favorite band: DIIV
Favorite KURE event: Hanging out at Tony's place or other social get-togethers
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $60 for the most pristine pants ever, no higher.
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Dream job: JPL Engineer
What's your best joke?: Imagine Dragons is the best band ever.
Describe your love life in one word: Bed
Your favorite part about KURE: Getting to meet other people who are as into music as I am and forming greater connections stemming from the love for music. Some of my best friends come from the station

Payton McCarthy : Graphic Design Intern

Payton McCarthy

Graphic Design Intern

graphicdesign@kure885.org

When you joined KURE: Spring 2022
Favorite album: Suburban Home - From The Very Top of the World
Favorite KURE event: KQ
How much would you be willing to pay for a pair of pants?: $30 max
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Dream job: Movie Director
What's your best joke?: Knock knock
Describe your love life in one word: Lame
Your favorite part about KURE: Everyone is very cool