Amber, Aaron and Kyle of Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Briani and Tony (left to right) - excellent photo taken by yours truly(Note: This was actually written – and submitted, I might add – on December 1, but didn't get posted, better late than never...)

I am part of Briani Carey's posse for her Tuesday afternoon (5-6 pm) show called “My Darkest Hour,” which features her and Amber Desmond's selections from their favorite screamo/metalcore/post-hardcore bands like Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Escape the Fate. During a recent show, we were cruising the internet and discovered that Drop Dead, Gorgeous would be performing on November 30 at the Picador in Iowa City. Springing into action, we were able to secure press passes for the concert and schedule an interview with the band.

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When Roger Farmer of Washington sent an email a few weeks ago asking what happened to me, I realized my life had undergone a major shift. Not a U-turn or an about-face really, more like an ascended declension, something with a little bounce, marshmallow root, Marconi, and planet Mercury mixed in.

HEy Woh
My virgin blog!
Woohoo, as they say on Basin Street
but let's not quibble.
Quibbles 'n' bits, quibbles 'n' bits...
But seriously folks,
it's good to be alive.
However, I must get back to the grindstone
at the corner of spanknasty and divine
where all roads lead to roam
and all God's chillen be willin'.
In other words,
welcome to the new website one and all.
Hats off to Sundar and Devin--
heads off to Caleb and Roland!!

The beta site is ready to be released to the wild. Devin has done a pretty tremendous job of putting up stubs for all the shows, and we're now prepared to have all the program hosts add their bios and pics and whatever other goodies they want to share with the world (should we be worried?).

The new site uses Drupal. We're moving away from Joomla, mainly because of the support that Drupal has, and the richness of the modules that are available for Drupal. The Station module is only one in a long list of cool modules we'll be putting to use on our site.

Our Equipment Needs

KRUU requires a lot of specialty equipment. As far as possible we're re-using hardware, and using free and open-source software. However, this only goes so far. What we need is equipment to make our broadcast MUCH better and more reliable.

To this end, YOU can help by either donating the equipment below, or contributing to assist with the purchase of this equipment. Contributions are simple - just click on the SUPPORT button at the top of this page, and you can donate via Paypal.

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KRUU-LP is a community-supported radio station. We would not be able to broadcast without the help of listeners like you!

Please donate today, so that we can be on the air tomorrow. Along with raising funds to support continuing operations, KRUU is raising funds for necessary capital projects.

If you would like to contribute towards a specific piece of equipment or project, please contact us here. All your contributions are tax-deductible, since KRUU-FM is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

See below for the long! list of ways to assist KRUU!

November 16th 2006, is not only a historic day for these communities but for all of the country who are committed to media democratization and the realization of a three-tiered media structure--public, private and community; based on principles of equity and  inclusiveness.

During the 11 and half years of struggle the community radio movement witnessed several ups and downs before the November 16th endorsement by the government. In 2004, the ministry of Information and  Broadcasting initiated a consultative process to determine an enabling environment for community radio in the country. Through this process, a consensus document was ratified and taken up by the I & B ministry.

The station module is up, and most of the rest of the drupal site is working. I spent hours today trying to figure out why it was that the site would not allow me to log in. I could login, but the login would not take me anywhere, except back to the login screen. I cleared the cache, the history, the passwords on Firefox and Flock, and still nada. Finally I cleared out the cookies and it worked! So here's a lesson to alla you out there - clean out your cookies on a regular basis. Seems like there's some goofy thing in drupal that sometimes munges cookies. I'm sure it needs to be in

The group is making the trek in part to lay the foundation of the illumiNation Network a television network that will be a platform for all people around the world and from every walk of life to express themselves freely. They cover 15-20 miles a day as part of what they are calling The Walk and have been on the road for more than seven months.

Along the way the group, which is part of the United Souls of Awareness (, meets and even collaborates with local artists, musicians and film makers, performs in various venues and at open mikes, visits art galleries, and gives presentations at colleges and schools.

Current Status

The beta database and site are up, but require the styles and look-and-feel stuff to be done. Once that's up all the dj's can start creating their own logins and home pages. This way every KRUU host can have their own little space on the web. Whoopie ;-)

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