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!


Sunday Night Vinyl 11/19/2020

The 1980 debut from a little Canadian band by the name of LOVERBOY!! A great debut and a rocker from Mike Reno and company, featuring “Turn Me Loose”, “The Kid Is Hot Tonight” and others! #13 on the Billboard 200 Album chart!!read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Nov. 25, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds yesterday urged Iowans to stay vigilant during the holidays by following mitigation strategies to protect vulnerable people and keep businesses open. She said she is optimistic the state could begin receiving federally approved vaccination doses as early as December. Public health officials have a “fast-track” strategy to prioritize and administer state-allocated vaccines…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

In tribute to KISS drummer, Eric Carr, who passed away on this day in 1991. KISS – Crazy Crazy Nights It’s almost the title track to KISS’ 1987 album, ‘Crazy Nights’. The song “Crazy Crazy Nights” leads off the album and is one of the most popular songs of the “non-makeup” era. The single broke…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Nov. 24, 2020

Iowa surpassed 211,000 coronavirus cases and 2,200 deaths, and the state remains ranked third-highest in the nation for virus positivity rate. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports there were 1,661 new confirmed cases in the previous 24 hours Monday morning and 13 additional deaths. That raised the total number of cases in Iowa to…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Genesis – Mama The lead single and the first song on Side 1 of Genesis’ 1983 eponymous album, “Mama” has a sinister sound. The sharp, echoed drum machine beat, the haunting, ethereal synthesizer that floats in after almost a minute of that harsh beat intro, and the lyrics referring to a young man’s love, almost…read more »

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