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Student-run KRUI radio stations celebrates 30 years

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The University of Iowa's student-run radio station, KRUI 89.7 FM celebrated 30 years on the air over weekend.

The KRUI studios hosted an open house where dozens of alums talked about how radio has changed over the decades.

Since 1984, KRUI has been on the air giving listeners news, sports, weather, and of course music.

"Crazy to see how long KRUI goes back and how many people it's impacted professionally and just when it comes to having fun, this is a fun organization to work at when it has practicality when it comes to the real world," said Alex Restrepo, online content director of KRUI.

The radio station has hosted singers and songwriters like Weird Al and Chubby Checker inside their studio.

The station provides a hands-on experience for students including: online and broadcast journalism, marketing, engineering and more.

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