Author Archives: Jeff Winfield

The Iowa State Fair is Cancelled

The Iowa State Fair is Cancelled

The Iowa State Fair Board, the governing body who oversees the Iowa State Fair, today voted to postpone the 2020 Iowa State Fair until August 12-22, 2021, amid ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of all Fairgoers. After a thorough review of possible options, while carefully reviewing…Read more »

Shawn Foxx COVID Updates

Shawn Foxx COVID Updates

Shawn Foxx is looking and sounding much better so it may be time to have him back on air! Update 6/9/2020 Update 6/1 Shawn Foxx is doing much better today! Shawn Foxx COVID Update 5/28 KOKZ afternoon talent Shawn Foxx sends another update with some positive news! Shawn Foxx COVID Update 5/27 KOKZ afternoon talent…Read more »

Happy 34th Ferris Bueller—You’re Our Hero!

Happy 34th Ferris Bueller—You’re Our Hero!

Can you believe it’s been 34 years since the release of the John Hughes classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?!  Matthew Broderick was so good in this film, which I’ve probably seen approximately 500 times (and made sure both of my kids have watched as well)! There are so many great quotes from this movie: “Bueller? …Read more »

Shawn Foxx and his battle with COVID

Shawn Foxx and his battle with COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives.  The disruption of business, schools, and activities has been massive in Iowa, the US, and worldwide.  And even as restrictions are being lifted or reduced, the threat of coronavirus is still very much present and very real in Eastern Iowa.  It became all too real for…Read more »

The Roundup Music & BBQ Festival Postponed to 2021

The Roundup Music & BBQ Festival Postponed to 2021

The Roundup – Cedar Rapids Tastiest Music Festival, originally scheduled for June 25 – 27th at the McGrath Amphitheatre, has been postponed until June 24 – 26, 2021. Ticket holders are in the process of being notified and should hold onto their original tickets as they will be valid for the new dates.   Previously…Read more »

Cedar Rapids Freedom Fest Cancelled

Cedar Rapids Freedom Fest Cancelled

Due to the continuation of social distancing and precautions taking place to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has been cancelled.  Consultations with the Mayor of Cedar Rapids and the Linn County Public Health helped make the decision. The Freedom Festival is a non-profit organization responsible for events like…Read more »

RAGBRAI Postponed to 2021

RAGBRAI Postponed to 2021

After deep consideration and collaboration with the eight overnight town executive committees, government agencies, the public health department, and official business partners of RAGBRAI, they made the difficult decision to postpone RAGBRAI XLVIII to July 25-31, 2021. The ride was set to start in LeMars with overnight stops in Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo,…Read more »

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation for RMCC Region 6.

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation for RMCC Region 6.

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration and implementing additional measures to protect residents, workers, and the public in RMCC Region 6. The proclamation limits social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings in RMCC Region 6 to only people who live together in the same…Read more »

1540 KXEL the Voice of the Panthers

1540 KXEL the Voice of the Panthers

University of Northern Iowa Athletics and Panther Sports Properties announced today that our sister station News/Talk 1540 KXEL will continue to be the radio home for UNI Panther broadcasts. KXEL will bring Panther fans football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball over the next 3 years along with the seasonal one-hour coaches shows for football…Read more »