Maharishi University of Management is located in Fairfield, IA. Fairfield is a unique little town (pop. 9,509) where small-town charm meets progressive thinking. KRUU-LP 100.1 is a great example of Fairfield’s personality.
- Grassroots community and listener-supported radio
- Broadcasting 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week
KRUU’s mission says it all “…to give Fairfield a voice, and strengthen the community by encouraging creativity, dialogue and community involvement. KRUU is an open, inclusive, diverse forum for music, creative expression, information, and entertainment with a strong emphasis on locally created produced programming.”
Behind it all is the station manager James Moore, called a ‘cultural entrepreneur’ by Abundance Ecovillage’s Lonnie Gamble and ‘a firm member of a why not generation of dreamers’ by Des Moines Register features’ writer Mike Kilen. Moore makes sure that the day-to-day operations of the station are running smoothly. He also hosts several shows a week featuring an amazing array of locally and globally recognized guests from the worlds of music, business, politics, education, and non-profits.
KRUU’s radio programming comes from approximately 100 volunteers creating 80 shows a week. Hosts include people from a wide variety of backgrounds including Maharishi University of Management students, staff, faculty, local high school students, lawyers, DJs, musicians, teachers, writers, and accountants. The topics and music on the station reflect this variety including the following show sampling, along with many others:
- Great Taste – food and talk
- Just Plain Jazz
- Intercranial Whizbang Hour – alternative
- Life & Debt – legal and debt management advice
- Pocky Talky Music Mystery show – Japanese pop music
- Country Music Jamboree
- Pirate Satellite – ambient and electronic music
Read more about KRUU programming via my blog on Dream Green, James More and MUM professor Stuart Tanner’s, Iowa state funded, radio series.
KRUU operates at 100 watts from a 60 ft. tower with a broadcast radius of 10 miles. If you aren’t in town, don’t worry you can catch the waves via the KRUU website.
|Anna Bruen is a MUM alumnus who graduated with a degree in Sustainable Living. Anna is the resident blogger here at MUM. To learn more about Anna take a look at her introduction post.|