Friday, December 19, 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 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!


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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!

Nickelback - "What Are You Waiting For?" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Sheppard - "Geronimo" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

OK Go - "I Won't Let You Down" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Trey Songz - "Touchin', Lovin' (ft. Nicki Minaj)" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

5 Seconds Of Summer - "Good Girls" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars) ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Neon Trees - "First Things First" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Lindsey Stirling - "Shatter Me (ft. Lzzy Hale)" ~ YOUR RATING: 9/10

One Direction - "Night Changes" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Shawn Mendes - "Something Big" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Stash - "Tear Me Down" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

Beyonce - "Ring Off" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Becky G - "Can't Stop Dancin'" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Pitbull - "Time Of Our Lives (ft. Ne-Yo)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Mary J. Blige - "Right Now (ft. Disclosure)" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Clean Bandit - "Real Love (ft. Jess Glynne)" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Brooklyn Haley - "Cold Case" ~ YOUR RATING: 5.5/10 

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Nicki Minaj - "Bed Of Lies (ft. Skylar Grey)" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Prince Royce - "Stuck On A Feeling (ft. Snoop Dogg)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Rixton - "Hotel Ceiling" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

E-V - "Good Time" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Neighbourhood - "#iCantEven (ft. French Montana)" ~ YOUR RATING: 5.5/10 

5 Seconds Of Summer - "What I Like About You" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Calvin Harris - "Outside (ft. Ellie Goulding)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Gwen Stefani - "Spark the Fire" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

9 O'Clock Most Requested



Monday, 12/15/14

#5 Fifth Harmony - "Sledgehammer"

#4 Hozier - "Take Me To Church"

#3 Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"

#2 Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)"

#1 One Direction - "Night Changes"

Tuesday, 12/16/14

#5 Selena Gomez - "The Heart Wants What It Wants"

#4 Hoodie Allen - "All About It (ft. Ed Sheeran)"

#3 Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)"

#2 Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"

#1 One Direction - "Night Changes"

Wednesday, 12/17/14






Thursday, 12/18/14






Friday, 12/19/14








It's official! Katy Perry is performing during the Super Bowl 49 halftime show. And if this promo is any indication, it's going to be AMAZEBALLS! #Unicorn #EdibleGlitter


Taylor Swift totally does her best "Overly Attached Girlfriend" impression in her video for "Blank Space." Check it out!



Every year, millions of consumers face the same problem: WHAT DO I BUY PEOPLE FOR CHRISTMAS?

Well, E! has helped take some of the guess work away. Whose Home Depot gift card is this? Who deserves the newest tablet? And who have you not forgiven for totally ruining Christmas for you when you were 12?

If you need answers to any of these questions, please consult this handy gift-giving flow chart:

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:


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.



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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