Author Archives: Jeff Winfield

Classic American Top 40 this weekend!

Classic American Top 40 this weekend!

105.7 KOKZ brings you Classic American Top 40 the 70’s Saturday from 8-Noon and the 80’s Sunday mornings from 8-noon. Saturday at 9, Casey counts down the top songs from December 1st, 1979 then on Sunday at 8 he features December 5th, 1981.  Classic AT40 this and every weekend only on 105.7 KOKZ!Read more »

New Naming Rights for CR Arena, Hotel, & Convention Center

New Naming Rights for CR Arena, Hotel, & Convention Center

Alliant Energy and the City of Cedar Rapids announced a naming rights agreement for the city-owned downtown hotel, convention center and arena complex formerly known as the U.S. Cellular Center. It will now be named the Alliant Energy PowerHouse. The new 12-year agreement between the City and Alliant Energy was effective July 1, 2020. “We’re…Read more »

More Storm Cleanup tips from Alliant

More Storm Cleanup tips from Alliant

  Don’t attempt to remove tree limbs stuck in or touching power lines – call Alliant Energy for assistance. Call a professional to trim trees near power lines. When tree trimming or removing branches – whether standing on the ground or using a ladder, pole or crane — stay at least 10 feet away from…Read more »

It’s Football Season?!

It’s Football Season?!

If 2020 was a normal year, Eastern Iowa would be getting ready for the UNI Panthers vs the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium this Saturday.  But as we know, this year has been anything but normal. UNI and the Missouri Valley Conference are planning to play an 8 game schedule in Spring of 2021.  As…Read more »

Tips from Alliant Energy

Tips from Alliant Energy

Thanks to Alliant Energy for these helpful tips as we continue to deal with the aftermath of the storm last week. If see downed power lines, assume they are live. Please call us to report the downed lines (if you’ve already called, thank you, please call us again) 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4258). Our trucks are using the…Read more »

The Great Storm of 2020!

The Great Storm of 2020!

2020 has been quite a year.  As an Iowan, we’ve all seen our share of storms.  Straight line winds, tornadoes, etc.  But what blew through Eastern Iowa today was incredible!  At our Hiawatha studios, we lost power about 12:35pm and dealt with sustained winds for nearly 40 minutes.  Trees and power lines down.  Our sign…Read more »

Go-Go’s Documentary plus new music

Go-Go’s Documentary plus new music

Over the weekend I had the chance to watch the new Showtime documentary of the Go-Go’s.  It was the classic “Behind the Music” tale of a group of Los Angeles girls in the punk scene that went on to become one of the biggest groups in the world in the 80’s. The story is filled…Read more »

AC/DC “Back in Black” 40th Anniversary

AC/DC “Back in Black” 40th Anniversary

Whenever I hear music from “Back in Black” I flashback to my high school days driving my 1973 Mercury Capri with a lousy sound system cranked up with the dust of an Iowa gravel road in my rear-view mirror!  AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their iconic “Back in Black” album with a You…Read more »

50th Anniversary of CCR’s “Cosmo’s Factory”

50th Anniversary of CCR’s “Cosmo’s Factory”

Can it be?  1970 is FIFTY years ago?!  This past week marked the 50th anniversary of CCR’s most successful album “Cosmo’s Factory” and album that spent 9 weeks at #1 and featured songs you still hear regularly on KOKZ like “Who’ll Stop the Rain”. Take a trip down memory lane with CCR here. CCR Cosmo’s…Read more »

35th Anniversary of Live-Aid

35th Anniversary of Live-Aid

On July 13th, 1985 in London and Philadelphia in front of sold-out crowd, Live-Aid was born.  The benefit concert spearheaded by Bob Geldof was viewed on television by over 1.9 billion people in 150 nations accounting for 40% of the world’s population! It’s was a Who’s Who of iconic performances in both cities, but none…Read more »