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!


Turkey Day Playlist

When most holidays roll around, they all have their own music.  Christmas Music, Scary Halloween Music, Love songs for Valentine’s Day, etc…  But, what about Thanksgiving???  Not much in the form of music comes to mind.  We attempted to tackle that problem this morning and make a Thanksgiving playlist.    read more »


What are you thankful for THIS Thanksgiving?

2020…. It’s been…..well….. unprecedented. 2020 will be the year NO ONE wants to remember but can’t forget. I imagine a whole chapter, if not a whole book (well, digital book) on this year and it’s events and happenings being taught in history classes in the future. Undoubtedly, there will be those in the future who…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Two teenagers have died after a car accident near Chariton. The Iowa State Patrol said the accident happened just after 5 p.m. Sunday when a Jeep turning from Highway 34 onto a street struck a pickup truck, ejecting everyone in the Jeep. Two Jeep passengers died. They were identified as 15-year-old Katilynn Spicer of Des…read more »


WINter Wonderland Cash Sweepstakes

Four winners will each score $1,000 to make their holiday season a little brighter! Sponsored by Iowa Mortgage Solutions – Mortgage solutions for all credit situations. With interest rates so low, now is the time to buy!  The winner will be chosen randomly from all national contest entries and will be announced on 12/21/ more »

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KXEL Morning News for Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Iowa First District Congresswoman-elect Ashley Hinson of Marion participated in freshman legislator orientation remotely this month due to COVID-19. In a Friday interview on Fox News Channel’s “Bill Hemmer Reports” program, Hinson talked about why voters elected her, and why Joe Biden’s plan to spend $2 trillion to address climate change would be bad for…read more »


NRG Media’s “Adopt-A-Student” for Waterloo Schools

NRG Media Cares and Supports our communities. We need you our listener to help provide Christmas Gifts for Waterloo Schools students and families in need. Please drop off NEW/Unwrapped toys, games, books and basic necessities at our Waterloo Office, 514 Jefferson St, Waterloo, by Dec 11th. We offer contactless drop off right inside our front door.…read more »

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