Saturday, October 25, 2014

MEET SLATER

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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 mini-Slater...trust 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 Cedar Rapids, feel free to say hello...just don't try to beat me up and take my lunch money...

I bring 100,000 watts of happiness through your radio every weeknight from 7 'til Midnight! Thanks for listening!

  

Rate It @ 8!

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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!

Charli XCX - "Break The Rules" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

One Direction - "Steal My Girl" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Andrew McMahon - "Cecelia And The Satellite" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5 

Fergie - "L.A. LOVE (La La)" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

David Guetta - "Dangerous (ft. Sam Martin)" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Alicia Keys - "We Are Here" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Panic! At The Disco - "Girls/Girls/Boys" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Kendrick Lamar - "i" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Priory - "Weekend" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Yellowcard - "One Bedroom" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Jessie J - "Burnin' Up (ft. 2 Chainz)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Eden xo - "Too Cool To Dance" ~ YOUR RATING: 4.5/10 

Ariana Grande - "Love Me Harder (ft. The Weeknd)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

We Are The In Crowd - "Manners" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Gwen Stefani - "Baby Don't Lie" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Skye Holland - "Ignite" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Avicii - "The Days" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Taylor Swift - "Out Of The Woods" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

9 O'Clock Most Requested

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LISTEN THIS WEEK TO WIN TWO (2) MOVIE PASSES FOR WEHRENBERG GALAXY 16 CINE!


Monday, 10/20/14

#5 SamSmith - "I'm Not The Only One"

#4 Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"

#3 Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"

#2 One Direction - "Steal My Girl"

#1 Jason Derulo - "Trumpets"

Tuesday, 10/21/14

#5 Sam Smith - "I'm Not The Only One"

#4 One Direction - "Steal My Girl"

#3 Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" 

#2 Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"

#1 Jason Derulo - "Trumpets"

Wednesday, 10/22/14

#5 Ariana Grande - "Love Me Harder (ft. The Weeknd)"

#4 Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"

#3 Jason Derulo - "Trumpets"

#2 Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"

#1 One Direction - "Steal My Girl"

Thursday, 10/23/14

#5 Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"

#4 Ariana Grande - "Love Me Harder (ft. The Weeknd)"

#3 Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"

#2 Jason Derulo - "Trumpets"

#1 One Direction - "Steal My Girl"

Friday, 10/24/14

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VIDEOS

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Ariana Grande kicked off the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Check out her performances of "Break Free" and "Love Me Harder"
 
 

COOL STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Justin Bieber decided it was time to stop being a celebri-douche and "get back to work," so he jumped on Maejor Ali's remix to Meghan Trainor's smash "All About That Bass." The end result is...pretty terrible. Check it here:
 

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Jennifer Lawrence was one of the major celebs who had nude photos leaked to the media last month. In the November issue of Vanity Fair, J-Law speaks out for the first time since the scandal broke.

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” - “It does not mean that it comes with the territory.” - “It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”

And, as far as she's concerned, this isn't a harmless incident to be ignored:

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime...It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it...I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

J-Law says she even tried writing an apology statement...

“Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry,” she recalls. “I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Well said! Get the rest of the article HERE.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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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

  

MY FAVORITE TEAMS

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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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