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University radio heads home

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- After being displaced for nearly four months, University of Iowa's KRUI radio station is heading back to its home studio.

Last summer's flood forced the radio station out of their sate-of-the-art studio and into an office space at Quadrangle Hall.

"We are extremely grateful for the Quad's hospitality these past few months," says Cassie Schultz, Underwriting Director at KRUI, "We've had to make a lot of adjustments. Things we always took for granted we sometimes had to do without. I'm very excited to get back."

KRUI staff and supporters worked diligently throughout the semester to maintain normalcy, several adjustments had to be made. The original setup of the Quad Studio only included one microphone.

"We had to make quite an adjustment on our first couple shows. It was difficult to do a show involving anywhere from 3-6 people with only one microphone.  We all had to huddle around the mic," said Jordan Loperena, Sports Director at KRUI, "I guess it gave us a taste of what "old school" radio must have been like.  Things got easier as we were able to get more mics, but we are undoubtedly happy to be moving back into our home studio."

KRUI's home studio is located atop the Iowa Memorial Union which overlooks the Iowa River, the same river with caused so much turmoil just four months ago. Their space features director's offices as well as a fully-functional production studio. In addition, the On-Air studio features six microphones and a 24-hour live Internet stream.

"I'm excited to finally get back home so students know where to find us," says Pat Quinn, Marketing Director at KRUI,  "It's been difficult adjusting to the even more remote location of the our office in Quad. Not to mention being on the other side of the river is going to make getting there much easier."

Now that KRUI is back home, they will be hosting an event with the Bijou Theater at the IMU on Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. "Christmas on Mars featuring The Flaming Lips" will be brought to UI Students free of charge to celebrate the stations return to the IMU.

For more information about KRUI, you can visit their web site

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