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 9-Noon and the 80’s Sunday mornings from 8-noon. Saturday at 9, Casey counts down the the top 40 songs from March 5th, 1977 then on Sunday at 8 he features March 13th, 1982.  Classic AT40 is sponsored by Iowa Mortgage Solutions and heard…Read more »

Happy Anniversary Miracle on Ice!

Happy Anniversary Miracle on Ice!

On this date in 1980 the US Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 in Lake Placid, NY Olympic Games.  It was considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history.  Dubbed the “Miracle on Ice”, it became of the most iconic moments of not only the games, but all of sports.  It was one…Read more »

It’s Football Season (again)?!

It’s Football Season (again)?!

Thanks to the global pandemic, the UNI Panther football season was moved to 2021, and kickoff time is near.  the Panthers kick off their season this Friday night vs. South Dakota State at the UNI-Dome.  It’s a matchup of two Top 5 programs who last met in the FCS playoffs. Because of the pandemic UNI…Read more »

BLIZZARD WARNING TOMORROW

BLIZZARD WARNING TOMORROW

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning starting Thursday morning at 9 through 6am Friday morning which includes Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, and more.  The Corridor is under a Winter Storm Watch for the time period.  We checked with TV-9’s Kaj O’Mara for his thoughts on the upcoming storm. “The system that hits…Read more »

Winter Storm Warning!

Winter Storm Warning!

A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect starting at Noon in Cedar Rapids and 2pm in Waterloo effective into tomorrow morning.  Kai O’Mara at TV-9 says, the later we go, the better our snow chances become. In many areas, this afternoon will be rather snowy. Like the last big snow, snowfall rates could again…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 »