Craig Laue

Mornings 6AM-10AM


I started off life in St. Paul Minnesota before embarking on this radio journey over 20 years ago that has taken me from St. Paul to small town southern Minnesota before landing here in Eastern Iowa! Radio has always been my passion from the first time I heard a radio. I enjoy being heavily involved in the community, helping out anyway I can. When not invading the airwaves I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, working for the Waterloo Black Hawks, and just overall relaxing with some good friends and some sort of beverage!

So there you go. Short and sweet and to the point. Join me weekday mornings from 6A – 10A on our 100,000 watt blowtorch KOKZ!


KXEL Midday News for Thu. Dec. 03, 2020

A Democrat congressional candidate who trailed by six votes after a recount says she will forgo further legal challenges in the state and appeal directly to the U.S. House of Representatives for further review. Rita Hart’s campaign had until yesterday to contest the election under Iowa law following Monday’s certification of results in which Republican…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Thu. Dec. 03, 2020

Democrat Rita Hart announced she will bypass further state challenges and seek help by the U.S. House as she challenges her 6-vote defeat to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. The Secretary of State certified the result this week after a district-wide recount found Miller-Meeks ahead by 6-votes. The Hart campaign had until yesterday…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

It’s Sav’s 60th birthday! Happy Birthday to Def Leppard’s bassist Rick Savage! Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked The album to come after the MULTI-Platinum ‘Hysteria’ had a high bar to overcome. No one was sure if Def Leppard could capture lightning in a bottle – TWICE! They certainly tried… In my opinion, ‘Adrenalize’ was…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Wed. Dec. 02, 2020

Waterloo police have identified the victim in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting near the intersection of Logan Avenue and Kern Street. Police said 44-year-old Terrell Manning was injured by a gunshot wound to the left side of his face. He is receiving treatment in Iowa City. Authorities have not released any other information at this time. Half…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Dec. 02, 2020

We now know the identity of the victim in Monday morning shooting incident in the 400 block of F Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids. He has been identified as 24-year-old Charles James Griffin. No further information has been released, but police initially said a person of interest was being questioned. During her update yesterday on…read more »


Sunday Night Vinyl 12/6/2020

Joe Jackson is an amazing musician and songwriter. He uses jazz, latin, pop, world instruments and infuses it all into his style. He also is very particular about sound. Production and engineering mean a lot so the finished product should be as flawless as possible. Very much like Steely Dan, Pink Floyd and others… This…read more »

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