These are the faces (and voices) of KDRU. This hand picked, close knit team works together to make KDRU the best that it can be. Show us some love by tuning in and interacting with us via our social media accounts or studio line (both readily available in the sidebar).


Meet our foot soldiers. They create, plan out, and host programs for all to hear.

Elias Mertens

As heard on: Workday Groovy Thing

Show Theme: Groovy Hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

Show Hours: Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Major: Multimedia Production/Journalism and Marketing.

Fun Fact: Obsessed with amusement parks, tourism and sitcoms.


Claire Ellerman

As heard on: KDRU Radio

Show Theme: Songs from the Past: Classic Rock, Blues, Disco and more.

Show Hours: Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Major: Writing and Multimedia Production/Journalism.

Fun Fact: Has been on the air for 3 years now and will be graduating in May!


Maren Gillet

As heard on: KDRU Radio

Show Theme: Underground Indie and Alternative.

Show Hours: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Fun Fact: Maren loves new music.


Jonathan Groves

As heard on: #FridayHappyHour

Show Theme: New Themes Every Week with community input.

Show Hours: Fridays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Fun Fact: Also our Station Advisor (scroll down).


Jim Terry

As heard on: History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Show Theme: Classic Rock

Show Hours: Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Fun Fact: Jim Terry is Our resident community DJ!


Two words. Tech. Wizard. This guy sets up, maintains, and spit-shines all of our equipment so that all of this is possible. No small feat, that job.

Kent Otto

As heard on: Electricity Radio

Current Job: Owner and founder of / Electronic.Vegas

Graduated with: Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Marketing

Favorite EDM Artists: Odesza, Chris Lake

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The liaison between the university and us, as well as the one to got us on FM, meet the ‘father’ of KDRU. (fact: he’s been to more rock shows than he can count on both hands. That’s at least ten.)

Jonathan Groves

As heard on: The Friday Happy Hour

Current Job: Chair of the Communication Department, Professor

Passion: Journalism and how it continues to evolve in todays world

Favorite Rock Show Experience: “I have  a few different favorites. I Saw Pink Floyd (sans Roger Waters) IN THE 80’S. Also saw The Who on the 25th anniversary of Tommy. But I would have to put seeing Van Halen in their prime in 1982 (Diver Down Tour) up there.”