North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer!

This weeklong winter festival kicks off on January 29th and features tons of activities ranging from ice skating, kickball, fire and ice, lighting displays, fireworks and more!

They are also adding a new event this year called the 5-Kish Glow run and if you listen to The Morning Scramble all this week between 6 AM – 10 AM, you’ll have a chance to win a pair registrations to take part in the fun!

The 5-kish Glow Run will take place on Saturday, January 29th at 6 PM and is a fun run to celebrate the unveiling of North Liberty Lights — and illuminated winter lights display around Liberty Centre Pond!

The glow run is 8-ish laps around the pong and is an all ages race where participants can run, walk, or jog! You’ll also receive a glow-in-the-dark medal once you finish!

Purchase your tickets at!


Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo is bringing its action-packed and interactive show to the Alliant Energy Powerhouse March 4th and 5th for 2 big shows and Taylor has tickets!

Listen to Taylor all this week between 2 PM – 6 PM for your shot at a 4-pack of tickets for the whole family!

The World’s Toughest Rodeo will bring back some of its best acts featuring Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, AND of course Bull Riding!

AND each night before the show at 6 PM enjoy a free (with ticket) pre-show where you can treat the entire family to pony rides, meet the cowboys before the show, hop in the clown’s barrel for photos, sit on the live photo bulls Sonny and Silver Dollar in the bucking chutes, and much more!

Purchase tickets to the World’s Toughest Rodeo on March 4th and 5th at the Alliant Energy Powerhouse at!


Get “APPY” with Happy Joes Pizza & Ice Cream.

All throughout the month of January — download the Z102.9 App and join the Z102.9 ZIP Club.

Once you’ve joined, you will be automatically entered to win a $30 Gift Card to Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream!

And don’t worry… If you have already signed up to be a Z102.9 ZIP member you are already entered to win!

THEN — every Friday in January we will draw 5 members of our Z102.9 ZIP Club to win — it really is that easy!

Happy Joe’s Cedar Rapids West, Hiawatha, and Coralville locations are all open for carryout and delivery — place your order online or give them a call.

Also, before you order make sure to click on the “HOT DEALS” tab to see the specials for that week!

Head to to find a location near you and to look at the menu!

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Listen live and get exclusive content as a VIP Club member! WIN STUFF!

Missed Z’s Sleaze? Catch up on the App! WIN STUFF!

The Morning Scramble Podcast? Got it! WIN STUFF!

Tired of waking up to an annoying alarm? Check out the alarm clock feature and wake up with Clare and Eric! WIN STUFF!

Girl, can we chat quick Podcast? Got it! WIN STUFF!

Also, see what’s happening and what just played! WIN STUFF!

Did we mention you can listen live and WIN STUFF?

The FREE Z102.9 App is available now!


How Do I Get It?!


For Apple devices it’s as simple as searching for ‘Z102.9 KZIA-FM‘ in the App Store. If you search for something else, be sure to select the app with the yellow Z102.9 logo!

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For Android devices it’s as simple as searching for ‘Z102.9 KZIA-FM‘ in the Google Play Store. Be sure to select the app with the yellow Z102.9 logo!

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