Tuesday, September 23, 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 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!


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!

G.R.L. - "Ugly Heart" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Ariana Grande - "Break Free (ft. Zedd)" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

Panama Wedding - "All Of The People" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

MKTO - "American Dream" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Tove Lo - "Habits (Stay High)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

The 1975 - "Girls" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Nabiha - "Mind The Gap"~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Usher - "She Came To Give It To You (ft. Nicki Minaj)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Fifth Harmony - "Boss" ~ YOUR RATING: 4/10   

The Fray - "Break Your Plans" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Jake Miller - "First Flight Home" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10

Charming Liars - "The Desperation" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Bebe Rexha - "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Jason Derulo - "Trumpets" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

David Guetta - "Lovers On The Sun" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Shawn Mendes - "Life Of The Party" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

VerseCity - "Movin Up" ~ YOUR RATING: 5/10 

Michael Franti & Spearhead - "11:59" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Banks - "Beggin For Thread" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Pitbull - "Fireball" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Bean - "Rollercoaster" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Rixton - "Wait On Me" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10

The Script - "Superheroes ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Fences - "Arrows (ft. Macklemore)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Kim Cesarion - "Undressed" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10 

Phillip Phillips - "Unpack Your Heart" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Birdy - "Tee Shirt" ~ YOUR RATING: 6/10

The Vamps - "Somebody To You (ft. Demi Lovato)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

R5 - "Heart Made Up On You" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Fly Panda - "Rock, Ratchet, Roll" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Afrojack vs. Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Do Or Die" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Kalin & Myles - "Love Robbery" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Cobra Starship - "Never Been In Love (ft. Icona Pop)" ~ YOUR GRADE: B 

Mary Lambert - "Secrets (ft. B.o.B)" ~ YOUR GRADE: A 

Eminem - "Guts Over Fear (ft. Sia)" ~ YOUR GRADE: A 

Ella Henderson - "Ghost" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

Bastille - "Flaws" ~ YOUR RATING: 6.5/10 

Alesso - "Heroes (ft. Tove Lo)" ~ YOUR RATING: 8/10 

J. Lo - "Booty (ft. Iggy Azalea)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Big Data - "Dangerous (ft. Joywave)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7/10 

Lil Jon - "Bend Ova (ft. Tyga)" ~ YOUR RATING: 7.5/10 

9 O'Clock Most Requested


Monday, 9/1/14

#5 Jason Derulo: "Trumpets"

#4 Iggy Azalea: "Black Widow (ft. Rita Ora)"

#3 Tove Lo: "Habits"

#2 Meghan Trainor: "All About That Bass"

#1 Taylor Swift: "Shake It Off"

Tuesday, 9/2/14

#5 Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do"

#4 Tove Lo: "Habits"

#3 Jason Derulo: "Trumpets"

#2 Meghan Trainor: "All About That Bass"

#1 Taylor Swift: "Shake It Off"

Wednesday, 9/10/14






Thursday, 9/11/14






Friday, 9/12/14








Check out the Star Wars-themed video for Ariana Grande's "Break Free" ...

...and while you're here, check out the Kill Bill-themed video for Iggy's "Black Widow"!

I wish I could do the things with my body that this guy does! Check it out!





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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