Monday, April 21, 2014



Greetings and Salutations,

Slater’s the name! I'm a sagittarius who enjoys karaoke, pro wrestling, game shows, junk food, and long walks on the beach. I was born and raised in the Quad Cities, but my radio travels have taken me to Indiana, Virginia, and North Carolina before landing in Cedar Rapids.

A little more about me: First off, I’m a HUGE sports fan. Seriously…it’s probably a little unhealthy. I played baseball, soccer and tennis as a kid and quickly realized that I was awful, so I decided to talk about sports instead! I did play-by-play announcing during high school and college and sent a demo to ESPN and Big Ten Network with hopes of becoming a famous sportscaster (you can see how well THAT turned out).

Secondly, I've been obsessed with performing ever since I was a me, my mom has videos to prove it! While attending college, I majored in theatre with hopes of becoming a famous actor. I've been in more than 30 plays, and someone even decided to cast me in a few movies; I've actually been a PAID extra...twice! I’ve also auditioned for "American Idol" THREE times with hopes of becoming a famous singer (again, you can see how well that turned out).

Thirdly, I love to travel and explore new places. Some of my favorite places include Italy, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. One of my "bucket list" items is to visit all 50 states before turning 50.

I’m VERY excited to be a part of the amazing crew here at Z102.9! I love being out and about and meeting new people. So, if you happen to see me stylin' and profilin' along the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids, feel free to say hello (or...if you're a pretty young lady, pass me your number)!

I bring 100,000 watts of happiness through your radio every weeknight from 7 'til Midnight! You can always talk to me @ 319-363-6900 or 319-338-6900 and text me @ 319-423-9201! Thanks for listening!


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Every weeknight at 8pm, I debut a new song for your listening pleasure. Maybe you've heard it, maybe you haven't...either way, I want to know how you feel about it! You can always vote on Twitter and Facebook, as well by texting 423-9201. Here's what you've had to say so far! - "Feelin' Myself (ft. Miley Cyrus & Wiz Khalifa)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Birdy - "Skinny Love" ~ YOUR RATING: 5.5/10

Cassio Monroe - "Under The Lights" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Foster The People - "Coming Of Age" ~ YOUR RATING: 5/10

Ingrid Michaelson - "Girls Chase Boys" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

Young & Sick - "Glass" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

Lady Gaga - "G.U.Y." ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Calvin Harris - "Summer" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10

Coldplay - "Magic" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10

Guy Sebastian - "Like A Drum" ~ YOUR RATING: 8.5/10

Shakira - "Empire" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Hedley - "Crazy For You" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Alicia Keys - "It's On Again (ft. Kendrick Lamar)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Nico & Vinz - "Am I Wrong" ~ YOUR RATING: 9/10 

5 Seconds Of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10

Sia - "Chandelier" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10

Katy Tiz - "The Big Bang" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Ed Sheeran - "Sing" ~ YOUR RATING: 8.5/10

Phantogram - "Fall In Love" ~ YOUR RATING: 5.5/10

My Crazy Girlfriend - "Crazy Stupid Love" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10

Cher Lloyd - "Sirens" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

Ellie Goulding - "Beating Heart" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Katy Perry - "Birthday" ~ YOUR RATING: 9/10   

The Ready Set - "Higher" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

OneRepublic - "Love Runs Out" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Kongos - "Come With Me Now" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

9 O'Clock Most Requested



Monday, 4/14/14

#5 B.o.B: "John Doe (ft. Priscilla)"

#4 Jason Derulo: "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)"

#3 Little Mix: "Move"

#2 Pharrell: "Happy"

#1 5 Seconds Of Summer: "She Looks So Perfect"

Tuesday, 4/15/14

#5 Little Mix: "Move"

#4 Chainsmokers: "#Selfie"

#3 Pharrell: "Happy"

#2 Jason Derulo: "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)"

#1 5 Seconds Of Summer: "She Looks So Perfect"

Wednesday, 4/16/14

#5 Pitbull: "Wild Wild Love (ft. GRL)"

#4 Pharrell: "Happy"

#3 Jason Derulo: "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)"

#2 B.o.B: "John Doe (ft. Priscilla)"

#1 5 Seconds Of Summer: "She Looks So Perfect"

Thursday, 4/17/14

#5 Little Mix: "Move"

#4 Pharrell: "Happy"

#3 B.o.B: "John Doe (ft. Priscilla)"

#2 Jason Derulo: "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)"

#1 5 Seconds Of Summer: "She Looks so Perfect"

Friday, 4/18/14

#5 Ed Sheeran: "Sing"

#4 Pharrell: "Happy"

#3 Jason Derulo: "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)"

#2 Chainsmokers: "#Selfie"

#1 5 Seconds Of Summer: "She Looks So Perfect"



Katy Perry just released the lyric video for her new song "Birthday." It's gonna be a smash! Peep it here:

Lady Gaga debuted the "film" for her new single, "G.U.Y." (I guess it makes sense, since it's almost 12 MINUTES)... Peep it here!

Ellie Goulding has four songs on the Divergent soundtrack. You can check out one of the new songs here:



The 2014 Billboard Music Awards air Sunday, May 18th on ABC. Here are some of the finalists:

Top Artist:

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Bruno Mars
  • Katy Perry

Top Hot 100 Song:

  • Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"
  • Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
  • Lorde - "Royals"
  • Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines"
  • Katy Perry -"Roar"

Top Billboard 200 Album:

  • Beyonce - "Beyonce"
  • Luke Bryan - "Crash Your Party"
  • Drake - "Nothing Was The Same"
  • Eminem - "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
  • Justin Timberlake - "The 20/20 Experience"

Top Social Artist:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift
  • One Direction

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Zedd
  • Daft Punk
  • Calvin Harris
  • Avicii
  • Lady Gaga

CLICK HERE for the full list of nominees!


Billboard released it's 2014 list of Music's Top 40 Money Makers*:

#1 Taylor Swift ($39 million)

#3 Justin Timberlake ($31 million)

#6 Beyonce ($24 million)

#7 Maroon 5 ($22 million)

#9 P!nk ($20 million)

#11 Justin Bieber ($18.9 million)

#12 Bruno Mars ($18.8 million)

#13 One Direction ($18.0 million)

#16 Jay-Z ($15 million)

#20 Rihanna ($13.8 million)

*Artists are ranked by U.S. earnings, calculated from touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming. See the rest of the list HERE.



So, I'm kinda-sorta obsessed with social media. I may need a 12-step program to kick my habit. You can follow me here:

FACEBOOK: Slater on Z102.9 || TWITTER: @slatenite || INSTAGRAM: @slatenite




Here's a list of the teams that have my undying devotion...and some that have cost me LOTS of rounds of drinks:



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