“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.

A Black and Gold Friday

A Black and Gold Friday

It’s a black and gold Friday on Z102.9! The Morning Scramble speaks with Dr. Eric Bush, Director of Bands at the University of Iowa. The Hawkeye Marching Band just released an awesome pepped-up, socially distant video with members of the band playing #alonetogether. We share their socially distant Fight Song.

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!

We’ve made it to the weekend! Wondering what there is to do around the community? Eric and Clare talk about some things you can be involved in during “What Lights Your Candle?”

Meet Trucker Mike!

Meet Trucker Mike!

On Thursday mornings we spread “Good Vibrations!” The Morning Scramble wants to introduce you to someone who gives them good vibrations on a regular basis. They know him as “Trucker Mike” and he’s always on the road delivering items we need every day.

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Markets will be drive-thru for the month of June. Clare and Eric check in with Ellen Bardsley to get more information about what people can expect.

Court is back in session! Get ready to report to jury duty for ‘Jury in a Hurry: Justice is Blind.” Destiny presents a case to Clare and Eric. They draw at random to decide which side they will defend.

Cedar Rapids is home to 2 “Survivor” contestants. They have both made their way into the final 10. Diana Nollen, Arts and Culture writer for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and has been following their season closely. She breaks down the latest episode.

Kids who won’t sleep

Kids who won’t sleep

Parenting is tough work and sometimes you don’t really know what you’re doing. We can help each other! Clare presents the Momtroversey of the week: kids who won’t go to sleep. Get ready to offer your best advice.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you’re panicked about what to get mom, Herteen & Stocker Jewelers has your back to find the perfect gift! Shop their website and they can deliver. Plus, all week The Morning Scramble is asking you to “mominate” your mom for a chance to win $50 to Herteen & Stocker Jewelers.

The Morning Scramble Story Corner is open for business! Send us a story written by your kid and we’ll add sound effects and bring that story to life. Send your story to eric@kzia.com or clare@kzia.com. Tune in to hear some brand new stories this episode.

Cinco de Mayo on a Taco Tuesday

Cinco de Mayo on a Taco Tuesday

Cinco de Mayo AND Taco Tuesday?! Are you ready to celebrate? The Morning Scramble spices things up with a chocolate chili challenge. They’ll blindly dive into a box of chocolates from Sweetopia, but half of the chocolates are normal chocolates and half are seriously spicy! Find out if The Morning Scramble can take the heat.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you’re panicked about what to get mom, Herteen & Stocker jewelers has your back to find the perfect gift for mom! Shop their website and they can deliver. Plus, The Morning Scramble is asking you to “mominate” your mom for a chance to win $50 to Herteen & Stocker Jewelers.

Clare’s got a problem: the kids are running out of books and the library is currently closed! No problem; just tell your kids to tell you a story. The Morning Scramble doctor those stories up and present ‘Morning Scramble Story Corner.’

May the 4th be with you

May the 4th be with you

It’s May 4th…Star Wars Day! The Morning Scramble is celebrating all morning long. Eric and Clare can help you figure out your Star Wars character name.

Baseball may still be a ways off, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels have come up with a way for you to at least get a taste of baseball. They’re going to start offering curbside carryout from their Hot Corner Grill. Jessica Fergesen will provide full details.

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?”

Mother’s Day is coming up and if you’re panicked about what to get her, Herteen & Stocker Jewelers has your back to find the perfect gift for mom! Shop their website and they can deliver. Plus, all week The Morning Scramble is asking you to “mominate” your mom for a chance to win $50 to Herteen & Stocker Jewelers.

Z102.9’s Socially Distant Radio Wedding!

Z102.9’s Socially Distant Radio Wedding!

Darcy and Jason were joined in holy matrimony by Dancin’ Eric Hanson on the front lawn of the radio station. Tune in to hear how it went, and make sure you have tissues by your side!

The Championship round of Cartoon Confrontation went down between Lady J and Clare. Find out if Scooby Doo or Bugs Bunny was crowned the greatest cartoon character of all time!

There used to be many events to participate in the Corridor each weekend, but with social distancing…not so much. However, The Morning Scramble has come up with 3 fun, socially distant, events you can participate in this weekend. Find out what’s lighting their candle!

Good to the last drop

Good to the last drop

Court is back in session! Eric and Clare are taking a pro bono case called “Good to the Last Drop.” Do you use up everything in the bottle or do you toss it when it starts running low? Get ready to report to jury duty.

On Thursday mornings we spread “Good Vibrations!” The Morning Scramble tells you a couple of stories that will put a smile on your face, including a few ways the arts are still being active in quarantine.

Cedar Rapids is home to 2 “Survivor” contestants. They have both made their way into the final 10. Diana Nollen, Arts and Culture writer for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and has been following their season closely. She breaks down the latest episode.

Heartful turned heartless

Heartful turned heartless

Eric tries to be helpful and it backfires. Meanwhile, Clare is celebrating victories at her household.

Parenting is tough work and sometimes you don’t really know what you’re doing. We can help each other! Clare presents the Momtroversey of the week. Listener Kristin says her fighting between siblings is way up at her house. How do you keep the peace among siblings? Get ready to offer your best advice.

No RSVP necessary, consider this your invitation to the first ever Z102.9 Socially Distant Radio Wedding. This Friday morning at 7:35 am Eric will marry a couple on the front lawn of the radio station. But first, we need to do a wedding rehearsal. Clare and Eric check in with bride-to-be Darcy and her fiancé Jason.

Z102.9’s Cartoon Confrontation continues to roll on…tomorrow morning Dancin’ Eric Hanson hopes against hope that his last character, Stewie Griffin, has what it takes to beat Jenny Valliere who still has 4 characters that could spell doom for Stewie. Find out which character Jenny will play.