Happy birthday, Claric!

Happy birthday, Claric!

It’s almost Eric and Clare’s birthday! They’ve asked Destiny to throw them a birthday party full of surprises and wonder. Wonder what surprises she has up her sleeve? Tune in to find out!

This weekend Z102.9 and UFG #WorthIt are teaming up to celebrate the class of 2020 with our big “Graduation Weekend” celebration. The Morning Scramble has stepped in to serve as the yearbook committee. Well, not the whole book, but at least a page. It is complete!

The Amana Colonies are open for business and Z102.9 will get you ready to shop the Amana Colonies all this week! Clare and Eric play a final round of “Who’s the Man-a.”

Should kids have to learn to lose?

Should kids have to learn to lose?

Court is back in session! Get ready to report to jury duty for ‘Jury in a Hurry.’ We’ve been playing lots of board games while social distancing. If you play games with kids, do you let them win? Eric and Clare settle this in a court of public opinion.

On Thursday mornings we spread “Good Vibrations!” The arts and sports have been put on hold for a few months, but they are starting to make a comeback. Clare and Eric tell you how you can support your favorite local theatre organizations.

The Amana Colonies are open for business and Z102.9 will get you ready to shop the Amana Colonies all this week! Clare and Eric play another round of “Who’s the Man-a.”

Hawkeye Downs gets back to racing this Saturday morning and there’s one car on the track that is racing with purpose. Tune in to find out about this special car.

Kid names vs. pet names

Kid names vs. pet names

The responsibility of naming a child is huge. But should you name your child after a pet? That is the question at the heart of this week’s Momtroversey on The Morning Scramble.

This weekend Z102.9 and UFG are teaming up to celebrate the Class of 2020 with our big “Graduation Weekend” celebration. The Morning Scramble wants to serve as the yearbook committee. Well, not the whole book, but at least a page. Attend the next “year-page” committee meeting this episode.

The Amana Colonies are open for business and Z102.9 will get you ready to shop the Amana Colonies all this week! Clare and Eric play another round of “Who’s the Man-a.”

Happy hair cut!

Happy hair cut!

There’s a lot of people anxious to get an appointment for a hair cut, now that salons are slowly re-opening. Eric is one of those people!

The Amana Colonies are open for business and Z102.9 is getting you ready to spend the day in the Amana’s all this week! Clare and Eric play a round of “Who’s the Man-a.”

There’s still time to show your civic pride and purchase your 2020 Freedom Festival button! Clare and Eric get all the details from Karol Shepherd.

This weekend Z102.9 and UFG are teaming up to celebrate the Class of 2020 with our big “Graduation Weekend” celebration. The Morning Scramble wants to serve as the yearbook committee and this week they’re hard at work assembling the “Who’s Who” page.

It’s been a bizarre spring semester, but this school year is finally coming to a close. The Cedar Rapids Community School District is wrapping up the year for elementary, middle and high school students, and seniors are graduating virtually. Colleen Scholer, Communications Director for the district, fills The Morning Scramble in on some important year end updates.

Who’s Who!?

Who’s Who!?

Z102.9 and UFG are teaming up to celebrate the class of 2020 with our big “Graduation Weekend” celebration. The Morning Scramble wants to serve as the yearbook committee and all week they’ll be hard at work assembling the “Who’s Who” page. But they need help! Attend their first yearbook meeting this episode.

Another movie became available to stream right into your home: Scoob! Clare and the fam watched over the weekend and Clare gives us her review.

Clare and Eric can be a little competitive. They scoured the web to find the most bizarre headlines to share with you in a “Headline Battle.”

The Amana Colonies are open for business and Z102.9 is going to get you ready to shop the Amana Colonies all week! Win a round of “Who’s the Man-a.” Eric and Clare will give you 3 clues; guess correctly and win a day in the Amana’s! Enjoy some shopping paired with a meal.

Bored games

Bored games

Safe to say we’re all a little stir-crazy, so we need to mix things up! The Morning Scramble brings you “Bored Games.” Something fun to break up the monotony!

Masks are becoming more popular in the fashion scene right now. They have the practical role of helping to prevent the spread of disease, but they can be cute too. The Morning Scramble kicks off a little mask fashion show.

We’ve made it to Friday! What’s there to do this weekend, locally? The Morning Scramble will let you know during What Light’s Your Candle!

Are essential oils essential?

Are essential oils essential?

Court is back in session! Get ready to report to jury duty for ‘Jury in a Hurry.’ The case of essential oils—are they really that essential? Clare has been trying essential oils and claims they work! Eric says essential oils are essentially just a waste of money. Who do you side with?

On Thursday mornings we spread “Good Vibrations!” The Morning Scramble is excited about anything we can put on our calendars. And there are not 1, but 2 upcoming events you can participate in! Tune in to find out what they are.

Cedar Rapids is home to 2 “Survivor” contestants. They have both made their way into the finale episode and one of them could be bringing home $2 million! Diana Nollen, Arts and Culture writer for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and has been following their season closely. She breaks down the 3 hour grand finale.

Is your car a little worse for wear coming out of winter? Let the specialists at AutoCrafters pamper your ride! All week the Morning Scramble has your shot at an AutoCrafters Spring Car Care package: oil change, air filter, inspection, and car wash. Clare and Eric play a round of Sound Effects Theatre.

Dream bagels

Dream bagels

Destiny had some wild dreams last night. In one of them she made homemade bagels…Eric and Clare thought that was a dream she could easily make a reality. So Destiny made her dream bagels and The Morning Scramble samples them.

Parenting is tough work and sometimes you don’t really know what you’re doing. We can help each other! Today’s Momtroversey of the week actually comes to us from Destiny. She’s been invited to a neighbor’s graduation party. Should we be throwing grad parties in this COVID-19 world?

Is your car a little worse for wear coming out of winter? Let the specialists at AutoCrafters pamper your ride! All week The Morning Scramble has your shot at an AutoCrafters Spring Car Care package: oil change, air filter, inspection, and car wash. All you have to do is play a round of Sound Effects Theatre.

We need your help. A mama turkey laid a nest in the front lawn at Z102.9. There’s a live camera that you can check out at kzia.com. Keep watching the camera because according to the Iowa DNR we are waiting for the mama turkey to come back to the nest and incubate her eggs. That camera is live 24/7 at kzia.com.

“I only want toys!!”

“I only want toys!!”

Kids do and say the darndest things. What’s that one thing you did as a kid that your family still brings up? Eric and Clare tell you theirs.

All this week, The Morning Scramble has your shot at an AutoCrafters Spring Car Care package: oil change, air filter, inspection, and car wash. All you have to do is play a round of Sound Effects Theatre. Listen to play and win tomorrow.

Z102.9 is home to a nest of turkey eggs. We don’t know where the mother is, or what to do, and we sure could use some help. They speak to DNR Don to see how we can help raise these little turkeys.

Watch the turkey eggs live here: http://www.kzia.com/z1029-turkey-watch/#new_tab

We’re having babies! 8 of them…

We’re having babies! 8 of them…

Z102.9 has turkey eggs! Although we have no knowledge of turkeys, we have created a Turkey Cam to watch these 8 little eggs hatch. Check it out at kzia.com!

Some businesses are opening and we’re once again adjusting to a ‘new normal’ way of life. Registered nurse, Heather Meader, with Linn County Public Health, checks in with The Morning Scramble to provide some recommendations on how to remain healthy moving forward.

Movies…aren’t really happening right now. But we are doing A LOT of streaming and screen time, so Eric and Clare turn to one another and ask, “What are you watching?”

Is your car a little worse for wear coming out of winter? Let the specialists at AutoCrafters pamper your ride!The Morning Scramble has your shot at an AutoCrafters Spring Car Care package: oil change, air filter, inspection, and car wash. All you have to do is play a round of Sound Effects Theatre.