We rang in 2015 at Iowa's Biggest New Year's Eve Party at the Embassy Suites Downtown
Photos from Day 2 of STAR 102'5 Combat Hunger
Big Ken and Colleen provide Christmas for a deserving Central Iowa family that may otherwise have not had one.
See photos from the backstage interviews of OAR and Neon Trees at STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show
Neon Trees headlines STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show
OAR kicks off a night of music at STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Flix Brewhouse and STAR 102.5 teamed up to promote the new opening of the Flix Brewhouse by giving away free movie passes at The Cheese Shop on 42nd!
Brian Leech visits area businesses helping Combat Hunger and the mascots invade the Combat Hunger broadcast center!
Colleen was out handing out candy to all the monsters and witches at Valley West Mall. It was the last Family Fun Night of the year. Be sure to check them out next year!
STAR was out to help Homemakers on their beggars night celebration. There were all kinds of ninjas, princesses, and super heroes. Check out the photos here!
Karess was out at Sun Tan City today for their grand opening!
Jimmy Wright and STAR were out in the streets promoting the grand opening of Mixed. The first 50 people through the door were given free soup and one lucky visitor won soup for a year!
Luke Mathews was apart of Earl May's Pumpkin Festival in Waukee and it was a lot of FUN for the whole family!
Here are this year's Pick Your Purse winners!
9/21- STAR partied with The Garden to celebrate 80's pop star Tiffany coming to town.
Big Ken was out at Childserve for there Job Fair today from 2:00-6:00.
We gave STAR Email Club members the first look at this Fall's purses they can win with Pick Your Purse! Everyone enjoyed delicious food from Catering by Cyd, wine from Jasper Winery, and prizes from Valley West Mall!
9/1/14- Luke Matthews joined the Gildan Summer Favorite Tour out at Principal Park. To celebrate the last game of the season, fans got the opportunity to play the pitch game to win fun prizes and free t-shirts.
8/30/14- The Gildan Summer Favorites Tour pulled into town and were giving customers an opportunity to win a chance to "Throw for $100,000" as well play a pitching game to win a baseball.
08/26/2014 Producer Kurt and STAR were at Valley West Mall's Family Fun Night. TJ Party Rentals provided the fun inflatables while the Blank Park Zoo had all sorts of animals for the kids to check out.
Jimmy Wright was broadcasting live at iWirless and getting people signed up for Pearl Jam tickets!
KISS performed with Def Leppard at Wells Fargo Arena and brought the house down.
Lady A entertained sold out crowd at the State Fair Grandstand
Rob Silliman from Afton won a brand new Ford Mustang at STAR 102.5's Deep Fried Dash at the Iowa State Fair - Featuring a guest appearance by STAR Artist Chris Daughtry
The Goos, Daughtry, and the T's put on a fantastic rock show at the Grandstand
Fitz & the Tantrums put on a fantastic show in front of a sold-out crowd at Nitefall on the River.
7/29/14- Fitz and the Tantrums' sold out show packed the amphitheater with fans. STAR 102.5 was there giving people a chance to win prizes and qualify for the Secret Sounds of Summer.
7/25/14- Sister Hazel with opener Bonne Finken rocked Simon Estes Amphitheater at Nitefall on the River.
7/18/2014- With hits like "Come on Get Higher" and "Headphones", fans packed the Simon Estes Amphitheater to see Matt Nathanson.
7/12/14- The Soulshine Tour rolled into town to perform at Nitefall. Kicking things off with a pre-show yoga class, the tour brought the opening acts of SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall. Michael Franti & Spearhead finished the night out as an amazing final act.
The free family carnival was going on tonight at Vatterott College this evening. Families were out enjoying some hamburgers while getting a chance to spin the STAR prize wheel.
The finalists for the Shock Top Lemon Shandy Orlando Getaway met at Latitude 41 to decided the winner. Patrons were also given a chance to spin the wheel and become a last minute finalists for the getaway.
Cher and Cyndi Lauper performed for a sold-out crowd at Wells Fargo Arena
6/6/14- STAR102.5 was enjoying a spectacular performance by the Nadas along the Des Moines River and giving out prizes!
5/29/14 - STAR 102.5 was rockin' out with Hairball at Thursday's Nitefall on the River!
5/24/14- Star 102.5 was at the first Nitefall on the River with Blue October kicking the summer off.
STAR Artist Andy Grammer treated STAR listeners to a free concert at the Science Center.
STAR Artist Andy Grammer visited the STAR studios to talk about his new single, "Come Home" and about life after his first album.
12/31/13 - On New Year's Eve, Jimmy Wright and Luke Matthews rang in the new year at Star 102.5's Downtown Countdown at the Embassy Suites. Guests were treated to food, live music, and a balloon drop at midnight! Happy New Year!
11/8/2013 - P!NK's "The Truth About Love" tour amazed a sold-out crowd at Wells Fargo Arena with amazing aerial acrobatics and hit after hit.
10/30/13 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thrilled a packed house a Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday night.
Lucky STAR Email Club members got hands on with the purses we're giving away with STAR 102.5's Pick Your Purse
Hot weather didn't stop STAR 102.5 from jammin' out at Nitefall on the River with Hanson and Paul McDonald!
08/16/2013 - Here are the lovely couples that got hitched at Big Ken & Colleen's Fair-y Tale Wedding.
8/17/2013 - Lucky STAR listeners got to meet Carly Rae Jepsen before her Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert.
8/17/2013 - Everybody at in attendance had a "good time" during the Carly Rae Jepsen show at the Iowa State Fair.
8/16/2013 - STAR artist Train headline the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday night.
8/16/2013 - STAR artist Matt Nathanson returned to Des Moines to open up for Train at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.
8/16/2013 - STAR 102.5's Karess Carter and lucky STAR listeners got to meet Train before their performance at the Iowa State Fair Grandstands.
8/15/2013 - 26 Couples, one wedding at the Iowa State Fair.
8/11/2013 - Big voice in a little package describes STAR artist Vicci Martinez as she performed on the Fairview Stage at the Iowa State Fair.
8/11/2013 - STAR artist Vicci Martinez wowed some lucky STAR listeners and their guests at the Science Center of Iowa with her incredible voice.
8/11/2013 - Invited STAR listeners and their guests got to me STAR artist Vicci Martinez—from Season 1 of The Voice—after her performance in the STAR 102.5 Acoustic Lounge at the Science Center of Iowa.
08/09/2013 - Owl City brought tons of energy to his performance before a crowd of all ages at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater for Nitefall on the River.
STAR 102.5 was at Nitefall on the River jamming out with Owl City and Echosmith!
8/6/2013 - Due to threat of rain, Nitefall on the River moved indoors to 7 Flags, but Blues Traveler didn't skip a beat, entertaining the crowd with old classics and long harmonica-fueled jams.
Blues Traveler performed for some lucky STAR listeners and their guests at the Science Center of Iowa.
8/1/2013 - STAR artist Taylor Swift returned to perform before another sold out crowd as The Red Tour made a stop in Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena.
8/1/2013 - STAR artist Ed Sheeran got the crowd going before Taylor Swift took the stage at Wells Fargo Arena.
8/1/2013 - Country music duo Florida Georgia Line opened up for Taylor Swift at Wells Fargo Arena.
8/1/2013 - STAR artist Ed Sheeran performed before a intimate gathering of lucky STAR listeners and their guests in the STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge.
Star 102.5 was at the Wells Fargo Arena hanging out with some Taylor Swift Fans!
8/1/2013 - Lucky and excited STAR 102.5 listeners got to meet STAR artist Ed Sheeran after his Acoustic Lounge performance at the Science Center of Iowa.
7/17/13 - STAR artist the Plain White T's rocked a full house at Wooly's with old favorites and new songs.
2014 Ford Mustang on the Streets outside Wooly's. Crowd very excited for the Plain White T's
7/17/13 - STAR listeners had the chance to listen to some new songs from the Plain White T's new EP "Should've Gone to Bed" as well as an old favorite at STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge.
Star 102.5 was out at the Wells Fargo Arena before the Justin Bieber concert getting pictures with all of the eager fans!
Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Better Than Ezra backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.
Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Vertical Horizon backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.
Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Tonic backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.
Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Sister Hazel backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.
2/11/2013 - STAR listeners and their guests got to "dig a new artist" in attending an acoustic lounge with Matt Hires and then explore the "A T.rex Named Sue" exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa.
2/11/2013 - Lucky STAR listeners got to "dig a new artist" and meet up meet Matt Hires after his performance at the Science Center of Iowa.
2/10/2013 - A lucky STAR 102.5 listener got to meet the members of Matchbox Twenty before their show at the Civic Center!
8/8/2012 - STAR artist Tristan Prettyman performed a bunch of songs off her upcoming release 'Cedar+Gold' before lucky STAR listeners and their guests at STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge.
7/26/2012 - Grace Potter and The Nocturnals rocked a packed house at the Simon Estes Amphitheater for the Nitefall on the River. Nitefall on the River is sponsored by Charles Gabus Ford.
07/12/12 - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge presented by Charles Gabus Ford featuring STAR artist Ingrid Michaelson at the Science Center of Iowa on Thursday, July 12th.
4/19/2012 - STAR artist Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 performed for twenty lucky listeners at STAR 102.5's Soundcheck Party at Wooly's.
3/23/2012 - Needtobreathe stepped into STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge for an intimate performance at the Science Center of Iowa.
3/7/2012 - Lucky STAR listeners and their guests got to attend STAR artist Christina Perri's exclusive performance for STAR 102.5 at the Blue Moon Piano Bar & Lounge in West Des Moines.
1/31/2012 - STAR artists Andy Grammer and Ryan Star stopped by the Science Center of Iowa to perform before a lucky group of STAR listeners and their guests.
7/14/2010 - STAR artist Matt Nathanson performed in front of a live, studio audience of lucky invited STAR 102.5 listeners, their guests and STAR staff.
10/11/2011 - STAR 102.5 listeners enjoyed an intimate performance from Mat Kearney in STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge at the Science Center of Iowa.
6/20/2011 - STAR artist Andy Grammer entertained enthusiastic fans at his private listener lounge at the Science Center of Iowa by playing songs off his recently released debut and answering listener questions.
8/22/2010 - STAR Artist Colbie Caillat treated lucky STAR 102.5 listeners and their guests to a private concert and interview session at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in West Des Moines.
8/13/2010 - STAR Artist and American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen performed before a select group of lucky STAR listeners and their guests at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Des Moines.
6/10/2010 - STAR Artist Ryan Star played at an exclusive concert for STAR E-Mail Club listeners and their guests at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Des Moines.
3/22/2010 - STAR Artist OneRepublic played an exclusive concert for STAR E-Mail Club listeners and their guests at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Des Moines.
2/23/2010 - Alex Band (formerly of The Calling) performed in from a select group of STAR E-mail Club members and guests at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Des Moines.
12/31/12 - Jimmy Wright and Luke Matthews ring in 2013 at STAR 102.5's Downtown Countdown at the newly remodeled Embassy Suites Downtown.
11/16/2012 - Photos from Day Two of STAR 102.5's Combat Hunger
2012 marks the twenty-second year of STAR 102.5’s Combat Hunger -- the largest two-day food drive in the Midwest. All food and proceeds raised through the event benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. Additional sponsors for Combat Hunger are The Des Moines Register, Mercy Medical Center, Iowa Motor Truck Association and Dahl’s