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!


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 »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Seals & Crofts – Hummingbird Seals & Crofts released my personal favorite album of theirs, ‘Summer Breeze’ in 1972. The year I was born. The whole album SOUNDS like 1972! It just fits the time, culture, sound, etc. Of course the first single was the title track and one of S&C biggest hits. The next…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Tue. Dec. 01, 2020

Public health data in Iowa shows signs that the coronavirus infection rate is slowing but the number of people hospitalized and dying with COVID-19 remains high. Some of the ease in case positivity could be due to reduced testing around the Thanksgiving holiday. Some hospital officials were bracing for another surge in positive tests and…read more »


Are you a COVID “long-hauler”?

I am a long-hauler. It’s a new term describing COVID survivors that continue to have after effects. Most recovered COVID patients will have a few leftover symptoms. These are how the body now works. No one know how long they stay or if they are permanent, OR if they progress and get worse. Mine are:…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Dec. 01, 2020

Iowa officials have certified a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her election night 47-vote lead…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Mon. Nov. 30, 2020

Police have arrested a 22-year-old Des Moines man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that happened last week…we told you about the incident this morning.  Des Moines Police said Lim Bol Choul was arrested yesterday after an anonymous tip led investigators to him. Police also found the dark-colored SUV that was involved in the collision…read more »

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