Russ is a professional Radio Gypsy who’s decided to make Eastern Iowa his home. Russ says “I love Rock Radio and working for one of the country’s best rock stations makes coming to work every day too much fun”. Being the geezer of our staff, Russ brings a head full of historical knowledge of the artists and lots stories of bad behavior.


Mountain Lion Wandering Around Hiawatha

Right off the bat I will say the picture is of my domesticated lion, Shay Nay Nay because, like the Loch Ness monster, there is no good image of the lion wandering around Hiawatha… and everybody should know what a badass cat I have. According to The Farmer’s Daughter Market Facebook page, the big pussy-cat was seen…read more »

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Jersey Mikes is with out a doubt one of the BEST chain sandwich/sub shops out there; better than most Mom & Pop’s too.  And they’re opening one in Marion on Carlson Way by the Pizza Ranch and Quick Star.  They have a grille which means steak and cheese subs (Homer Simpson gurgle), and hot chicken selections,…read more »

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Read Willie’s Response as The Q Shack Receives National Award

Credit card company Discover, announced that Willie Ray’s Q Shack won $25,000 from their “Eat It Forward program”. The program gives back to Black-owned restaurants across the country to help them bounce back from challenging circumstances during the pandemic. Willie Fairley, the owner has been giving out free meals to people impacted by the derecho in August –…read more »

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The Amish have come to help Cedar Rapids

In a post to her Facebook account Teresa Simmons Dutton wrote;  “So this happened today… Some Amish came from southern Iowa to help… they wouldn’t take money, and were glad to help.. the went house to house down the street.” It’s amazing watching a community come together to help each other.  Disaster, in a strange…read more »

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