Thursday, March 05, 2015



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!


Rate It @ 8!


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!

Walk The Moon - "Shut Up And Dance" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Iggy Azalea - "Trouble (ft. Jennifer Hudson)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

The Script - "No Good In Goodbye" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10

Who Is Fancy - "Goodbye" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Tori Kelly - "Nobody Love" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Mat Kearney - "Heartbeat" ~ YOUR RATING: 5/10 

Train - "Bulletproof Picasso" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

2NE1 - "I Am The Best" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Lifehouse - "Hurricane" ~ YOUR RATING: 5/5/10 

Eden xo - "The Weekend" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Zedd - "I Want You To Know (ft. Selena Gomez)" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10

Nate Ruess - "Nothing Without Love" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Mikky Ekko - "Love You Crazy" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Life Of Dillon - "Overload" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

Lunchmoney Lewis - "Bills" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Alesso - "Cool" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Deorro - "Five More Hours (ft. Chris Brown)" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Carly Rae Jepsen - "I Really Like You" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

9 O'Clock Most Requested



Monday, 3/2/15

#5 Rihanna/Kanye/Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds"

#4 The Weeknd - "Earned It"

#3 Tove Lo - "Talking Body"

#2 Taylor Swift - "Style"

#1 Nick Jonas - "Chains"

Tuesday, 3/3/15

#5 Taylor Swift - "Style"

#4 Sam Smith - "Lay Me Down"

#3 Ariana Grande - "One Last Time"

#2 the Weeknd - "Earned It"

#1 Nick Jonas - "Chains"

Wednesday, 3/4/15

#5 Sam Smith - "Lay Me Down"

#4 Taylor Swift - "Style"

#3 Tove Lo - "Talking Body"

#2 The Weeknd - "Earned It"

#1 Nick Jonas - "Chains"

Thursday, 3/5/15






Friday, 3/6/15








Ed Sheeran appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and offered up a cover of "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera! If this was performed on The Voice, would she turn her chair?

DJ Arch Jnr is the world's youngest DJ! He's only two years old, and already knows how to work the turntables better than I can! I can't wait to hear this kid in the clubs when he's 18!

Hozier appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and performed his version of Ariana Grande's "Problem"

He definitely makes it his own, but it just doesn't sound right to me. It's like something you'd hear on American Idol. Take a listen and judge for yourself:

A version of "All About That Bass" made it to this year's edition of Kidz Bop, but it definitely sounds more inappropriate than the original. Scroll to the 1:25 mark...the lyric you're SUPPOSED to hear is "bringing it all back," but that is definitely not what it sounds like to me! So dirty!!!

Scot Pankey is a Theatre Arts teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, TX. And now he is my favorite teacher ever! He helped organize a school-wide dance party set to "Uptown Funk"! Where was this dude when I was in high school???



You can blame TWERKING for this...

An audio design company in Denmark just created something called the "Booty Drum" ... two sensors attached to your butt create custom drum loops while you twerk away! It's LITERALLY booty-shaking music! You know you want to see how it works:





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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