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Sun Tan City

Karess was out at Sun Tan City today for their grand opening!

Mixed 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!

Earl May's Pumpkin Festival

Luke Mathews was apart of Earl May's Pumpkin Festival in Waukee and it was a lot of FUN for the whole family!

Pick Your Purse Winners 2014

Here are this year's Pick Your Purse winners!

Tiffany at The Garden

9/21- STAR partied with The Garden to celebrate 80's pop star Tiffany coming to town.

Childserve

Big Ken was out at Childserve for there Job Fair today from 2:00-6:00.

Pick Your Purse Party 2014

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!

Gildan Summer Favorites Tour at Iowa Cubs

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.

Gildan Summer Favorites Tour at Gordmans

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.

Valley West Mall's Family Fun Night

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.

iWireless in WDM

Jimmy Wright was broadcasting live at iWirless and getting people signed up for Pearl Jam tickets!

KISS at Wells Fargo Arena

KISS performed with Def Leppard at Wells Fargo Arena and brought the house down.

Lady Antebellum at the Iowa State Fair

Lady A entertained sold out crowd at the State Fair Grandstand

Kid Find at Iowa State Fair

Playing around at the Iowa State Fair with Star 102.5 and Mercy.

STAR 102.5's Deep Fried Dash

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

Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, and Plain White T's at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand

The Goos, Daughtry, and the T's put on a fantastic rock show at the Grandstand

Iowa State Fair

STAR had their annual kid find braclets out again for parents to come fill out for their children. The kids however were busy seeing how many tattoos they could get.

Secret Sounds of Summer: Godfathers Pizza

Star was at Godfathers Pizza on 802 N. Ankeny Blvd. Showing off the Ford Explorer for the Godfather himself! Check out the photos here!

Fitz and the Tantrums at Nitefall on the River

Fitz & the Tantrums put on a fantastic show in front of a sold-out crowd at Nitefall on the River.

Nitefall on the River featuring Fitz and the Tantrums

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.

Family Fun Night

There were princess out at the Valley West Mall tonight to celebrate Family Fun Night. Kids could get their picture taken with Belle and Repunzel along with a bunch of other fun activities.

IWireless

7/26/14-STAR102.5 was out at IWireless on Merle Hay Road signing up listeners for a chance to win a Ford!

Sister Hazel at Nitefall

7/25/14- Sister Hazel with opener Bonne Finken rocked Simon Estes Amphitheater at Nitefall on the River.

iWireless and the Secret Sounds of Summer

The Secret Sounds of Summer giveaway and Jimmy Wright were at iWireless on Grand Ave.

Matt Nathanson at Nitefall

7/18/2014- With hits like "Come on Get Higher" and "Headphones", fans packed the Simon Estes Amphitheater to see Matt Nathanson.

The Soulshine Tour at Nitefall

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.

Vatterott College

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.

Shock Top Lemon Shandy Orlando Getaway at Latitude 41

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.

Ankeny's All CIty Play Day

Star 102.5 and Luke Matthews were on hand to participate in Ankeny's All City Play Day in the beautiful Wagner and Hawkeye parks. Sounds of summer giveaway car the Ford Escape was also on hand courtesy of Charles Gabus Ford.

Mediacom Job Fair with Big Ken

July 8th, 2014- Big Ken was out at Mediacom's Job Fair with STAR 102.5 talking to people and giving out cool prizes, including a chance to win a New Car with Star 102.5 and Charles Gabus Ford Secret Sounds of Summer!

Bacoon Ride

6/26/14- STAR102.5 was at Centennial Park in Waukee on Friday for a party to start the Bacoon Ride with bikers, live music, and of course...Bacon!

LifeServe at Valley West

6/26/14- It's the 32nd Annual Blood Donor Day. Star 102.5 joined LifeServe at Valley West Mall giving donors the chance to spin the wheel for the Secret Sounds of Summer.

Family Fun Night- Valley West Mall

Kids were every where tonight joining in on the festivities at Family Fun Night. At the STAR table kids were coloring pictures, getting tattos and spinning the prize wheel.

Founder's Irish Pub

6/21/14- STAR102.5 was out at Founder's Irish Pub sampling Shock Top Lemon Shandy, registering listeners for a trip to Orlando, and offering some free Shock Top Swag!

Charles Gabus Ford

June 21st 2014- Star 102.5 had its first Secret Sounds of Summer stop today at Charles Gabus Ford!

Shock Top at Rendevous Lounge

6/18/14- Luke and Star 102.5 were out at the Rendevous Lounge with Shock Top Summer Shandy giving listeners a chance to spin the prize wheel and register to win a Cabana Getaway.

iWireless

6/14/14- Kate Garner and Star 102.5 was out iWireless, giving away some awesome prizes.

Cher with Cyndi Lauper at Wells Fargo Arena

Cher and Cyndi Lauper performed for a sold-out crowd at Wells Fargo Arena

Cher Preparty at The Garden

6/7/14 - Star 102.5 enjoyed The Garden's Cher preconcert party. Listeners were given beads and able to watch a past Cher concert on the big screen.

I-Cubs Little League Appearance

6/7/14- Cubbie Bear and two players from the I-Cubs came to visit the Hot Rods Little League Baseball Team on Saturday to practice and have some fun!

Nitefall on the River

6/6/14- STAR102.5 was enjoying a spectacular performance by the Nadas along the Des Moines River and giving out prizes!

Wheelhouse on State St.

06/08/2014 - Producer Kurt helped giveaway Lemon Shandy swag and smiles at the Wheelhouse on State Street with STAR 102.5!

Winefest - DuPont Pioneer Sips & The City

Celebrate Des Moines on the rooftop of the State Historical Building with wine, food, music, and a lot of fun!

Hairball

5/29/14 - STAR 102.5 was rockin' out with Hairball at Thursday's Nitefall on the River!

It's Family Night with the Iowa Barnstormers

05/31/2014- Jimmy Wright, Luke Matthews, Karess Carter hung out in the auxiliary suite with some lucky star listeners during family night at the Iowa Barnstormers game.

Family Fun Night

5/27/14- STAR102.5 was having a magical time on Tuesday at Valley West Mall with Ariel, Tinkerbell, and the Snow Queen!

Blue October at 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.

Casey's

5/16/14- STAR102.5 was out at Casey's on NE 14th St. enjoying a free slice of pizza courtesy of Iowa Food and Family!

Career Opportunities at Mediacom

Check out the photos from Mediacom's latest job fair! If interested in a career with Mediacom head on over to 3737 Westown Parkway.

Star 102.5 Hangs out at Complete Nutrition for Customer Appreciation Sale

05/10/14 Jimmy Wright was out at Complete Nutrition for the Customer Appreciation sale where listeners got free t-shirts and a chance to win cool prizes!

iWirelss

Producer Kurt was at iWireless on Grand today registering people for a Bluetooth Speaker provided by iWireless!

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

4/29/14 - Families of all sizes came out to Valley West Mall on Tuesday night to enjoy Family Fun Night! Children and parents were able to meet Captain America and Black Widow, jump in bounce houses, learn lasso steers, and color pretty pictures for spring!

Ankeny Pharmacy Grand Opening!

4/12/14 - Ankeny Pharmacy celebrated it's grand opening, and STAR's Karess Carter hung out with owner Rocky to help giveaway prizes and sample Yumz Frozen Yogurt.

Andy Grammer Free Concert at Science Center

STAR Artist Andy Grammer treated STAR listeners to a free concert at the Science Center.

Andy Grammer in Studio

STAR Artist Andy Grammer visited the STAR studios to talk about his new single, "Come Home" and about life after his first album.

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

3/25/2014 Wonder Woman and the Easter Bunny made special appearances at Family Fun Night! Check out all of the fun photos here.

Mediacom Career Fair

3/11/2014 Mediacom held a career fair where they were searching for qualified employees in the following fields: Internet Support Reps, Telemarketing, HFC Knock Operators, and Revenue Asset Recovery.

Great Deals at the 26 Hour Liquidation Sale

3/8/2014 Star was out at the State Fair Grounds promoting the 26 hour liquidation Sale! They had all kinds of great deals on designer clothing, apple products, and tablets. Check out the photos here.

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

2/25/14 - Star 102.5 and Kurt went out to enjoy Valley West Mall's Family Fun Night. Families were able to color pictures for upcoming St Patrick's Day, ride the train, meet Spiderman, bounce in the bounce house, and much much more!

Complete Nutrition at Merle Hay's Grand Opening Celebration!

2/22/14 - Kate Garner was broadcasting live to celebrate the grand opening of Complete Nutrition at Merle Hay!

Mediacom Job Fair

2/18/14 STAR 102.5 was promoting the onsite job fair at Mediacom on Westown Parkway. Positions included Field Support Rep, Customer Service, Asset Recovery, and Installers.

Wine Village Hors d'oeuvres Party

Catering by Syd wowed listeners by putting on a full spread of delicious food in the Home and Garden Show Wine Village!

Star at Urbandale Parks and Rec Winter Carnival

2/2/14 - Star was at the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Winter Carnival enjoying games, prizes, water activities, and more!

Valley West Mall's Family Fun Night

1/28/2014 It was the first family fun night of the year! Producer Kurt was on the scene with plenty of activities for the kids. be sure to check out the next one if you missed it.

Star at Mediacom's Job Fair

1/28/14 - Kurt and the Star crew went out to Mediacom for their Job Fair! Attendees were able to spin the prize wheel and win great prizes!

Grand Opening of Tasty Tacos on Mills Civic

1/25/2014 It was the grand opening of the newest Tasty Tacos location. There is finally one on the west side of town! We helped them celebrate with our plinko board and a ton of prizes. Check out the photos here.

Star 102.5's Downtown Countdown at Embassy Suites

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!

Big Ken and Colleen - Christmas City

Listener Nichole called in earlier this week to let us know about her mom's Christmas setup. Behold the wonder of "Christmas City"!

STAR 102.5's Golden Ticket Punch-Out at Valley West Mall!

11/29/2013 - Prizes galore were in store at Valley West Mall with STAR 102.5's Golden Ticket Punch-Out!

Black Friday at Lithia VW of Des Moines

11/29/13- Jimmy Wright and Star 102.5 were out at Lithia VW of Des Moines celebrating some Black Friday deals.

Combat Hunger Mercy Medical Center

11/19/13- STAR102.5 was out at Mercy Medical Center out in Ankeny collecting donations for Combat Hunger to help support their mission of helping families stay healthy!

Dicks Sporting Goods Grand Opening

11/9/2013 STAR was out at the new Dicks Sporting Goods on Jordan Creek Parkway. The place was packed, check out the photos here.

P!NK in concert at Wells Fargo Arena

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.

P!NK

STAR 102.5 gave fans a chance to take a photo with P!NK before her concert at Wells Fargo Arena!

Mediacom Job Fair

11/7/2013 Jimmy Wright and STAR were out supporting Mediacom with their latest job fair. Applicants came in hoping to join the Mediacom family. Check out the photos here!

Trick or Treat at Jordan Creek Town Center

STAR 102.5's Karess Carter was out at Jordan Creek handing out tattoos for their Trick or Treat night!

Valley West Mall Family Fun Night

It was Trick or Treat at Valley West Mall and Star 102.5 had a lot of great costumes stop by for some coloring and tattoo's!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Concert

10/30/13 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis thrilled a packed house a Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday night.

Race for the Cure

10/26/2013 - STAR was at the Race for the Cure taking photos of the participants out to eliminate breast cancer.

Trick or treating at Homemakers

10/24/13 - Children and their families excitedly came out to Homemakers to trick or treat in the well lit and warm store.

Grand Opening at Pet Co in Ames

10/19/13 - Animals of all shapes and sizes brought their humans to the grand opening of Pet Co in Ames! Special discounts and free dog treats were given as part of the weekend celebration.

Aveda Institute 5 Year Anniversary Party

10/12/13 Aveda Institute celebrated it's fifth year anniversary by inviting everyone in for free mini-services, hor d'oeuvres, wine, and discounted products. People were eager to sign up for a chance at winning great door prize gift bags from Aveda!

Get on the bus! With STAR and DART!!

10/7/2013 Free bus rides for anyone who wanted them! STAR went to check out the details on the free rides. You can check out the photos here!

Nobbies registration for Macklemore & more

10/12/13 - People of all ages came out to Nobbies to play plinko with Jimmy Wright, win great prizes, and registered for a chance to win tickets to see Macklemore in concert.!

Family Fun at Earl May's Pumpkin Festival

10/05/2013 STAR was at Earl May for the big pumpkin festival. There was horse rides, mini golf, and face paintings to name a few of the activities available. Check out the pics here!

Star 102.5's Blue Moon Boat Cruise

10/3/13 - Star listeners took a cruise out on the Des Moines River on the Jon Anderson White Riverboat while hanging out with Jimmy Wright and sampling Blue Moon!

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

9/25/13- Come out and have fun with your kids at Valley West! Our last night will take place October 29th, so don't miss out!

Pick Your Purse Party 2013

Lucky STAR Email Club members got hands on with the purses we're giving away with STAR 102.5's Pick Your Purse

iWireless Ankeny Opening!

09/14/2013 - Jimmy Wright was out at iWireless NEW Ankeny location to talk about mobile phone savings and deals.

Homemakers

09/13/2013 - Star was out at Homemakers in Urbandale for a feast of free food from Jethro's!

Big Ken & Colleen Iowa/Iowa State Locust Street Poll

9/13/13- STAR102.5 was out on Locust with Kirk and Paul taking a poll to decide who will win the Big Game!

Blue Moon at Old Chicago

Karess Carter was at Old Chicago in Ankeny registering for chances to win a spot on the "Blue Moon Riverboat Cruise" September 19th!

Get Pumped for the Rock'n Run 5k

9/4/2013 Star was out with the Metro Arts Alliance promoting their upcoming Rock'n Run 5k.

Make My Car Cool drawing at Latitude 41

8/31/2013 - Jimmy Wright was broadcasting live at Latitude 41 as Karl Car Audio drew the winner of Make My Car Cool!

Nitefall on the River Featuring Hanson

Hot weather didn't stop STAR 102.5 from jammin' out at Nitefall on the River with Hanson and Paul McDonald!

Stork Affair at Mercy

STAR 102.5 was at the Mercy Stork Affair visiting with expecting mothers and those thinking about starting a family!

Big Ken & Colleen's State Fair-y Tale Wedding - Couples

08/16/2013 - Here are the lovely couples that got hitched at Big Ken & Colleen's Fair-y Tale Wedding.

Carly Rae Jepsen Meet & Greet

8/17/2013 - Lucky STAR listeners got to meet Carly Rae Jepsen before her Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert.

Carly Rae Jepsen @ Iowa State Fair Grandstand

8/17/2013 - Everybody at in attendance had a "good time" during the Carly Rae Jepsen show at the Iowa State Fair.

Train @ the Iowa State Fair Grandstand

8/16/2013 - STAR artist Train headline the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday night.

Matt Nathanson @ Iowa State Fair Grandstand

8/16/2013 - STAR artist Matt Nathanson returned to Des Moines to open up for Train at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.

Train Meet & Greet

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.

Big Ken & Colleen's State Fair-y Tale Wedding

8/15/2013 - 26 Couples, one wedding at the Iowa State Fair.

Vicci Martinez 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.

Secret Sounds of Summer Giveaway

8/11/2013 - Seven teams of two raced around the Iowa State Fairgrounds for the shot at winning a 2014 Ford Mustang from Charles Gabus Ford.

Vicci Martinez - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Vicci Martinez Meet & Greet

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.

Kid Find at Iowa State Fair

STAR 102.5 partnered with Mercy Children's Hospitals and Clinics to host the annual Kid Find Bracelet tradition at the Iowa State Fair. Fairgoers sported STAR 102.5 tattoos as they made their bracelets and took photos with cardboard celebs.

Owl City in Concert

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.

Kid Find at Eastside Night

08/09/2013 - STAR 102.5 was at the first Friday of the Iowa State Fair giving out Kid Find bracelets, putting on tattoos, and playing bags!

Nitefall on the River with Owl City

STAR 102.5 was at Nitefall on the River jamming out with Owl City and Echosmith!

Blues Traveler in Concert

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 - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

Blues Traveler performed for some lucky STAR listeners and their guests at the Science Center of Iowa.

Secret Sounds of Summer at Merle Hay Mall

8/3/13- Jimmy Wright was out at Merle Hay Mall enjoying the great deals of Tax Free Weekend and the Prepare Fair. Listeners also to get listen to the Secret Street Sound for a chance to win a 2014 Mustang.

Valley West Mall Family Fun Night

Join Star 102.5 and Valley West Mall on the last Tuesday of every month for this family fun event!

Taylor Swift in Concert

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.

Ed Sheeran in Concert

8/1/2013 - STAR artist Ed Sheeran got the crowd going before Taylor Swift took the stage at Wells Fargo Arena.

Florida Georgia Line in Concert

8/1/2013 - Country music duo Florida Georgia Line opened up for Taylor Swift at Wells Fargo Arena.

Ed Sheeran - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Taylor Swift

Star 102.5 was at the Wells Fargo Arena hanging out with some Taylor Swift Fans!

Ed Sheeran Meet & Greet

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.

Dwight Yoakam In Concert

7/31/2013 - Country legend Dwight Yoakam delighted a packed house for Nitefall on the River at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater.

Nitefall on the River with Dwight Yoakam

7/31/2013 - The Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater was packed full of excited fans as musical guests Dwight Yoakam and Greg Hanna took the stage. STAR 102.5 joined in the festivities, as people came out to guess the Secret Street Sound.

Secret Sounds of Summer at The Attic

07/27/13- Star 102.5 and Karess Carter were out at the Attic with the Secret Sounds of Summer. Customers got to enjoy some great deals while enjoying Northern Lights Pizza and guessing the secret street sound.

Secret Sounds of Summer at the Warren County Fair!

Karess Carter was out at the Warren County Fair with the Secret Sounds of Summer! The smell of corn dogs was in the air, and during the event there was a cattle showing!

Corona Party-Wellman's

7/25/13-STAR102.5 was out at Wellman's on Ingersoll indulging in some Corona and Corona Light Specials on Thursday and registering to win the 2014 Mustang!

Beaverdale Farmers Market

Giving people at the Beaverdale farmers market a chance to listen to the secret sound and try their hand at winning the Mustang.

Hy-Vee Handlebar Celebration

7/23/2013 Hy-vee celebrated and cheered as Ragbrai came through Des Moines with Food, Prizes, and STAR 102.5's Secret Sound of Summer!

Secret Sounds of Summer at Snookies Malt Shop

07/21/2013- Listeners got to makes a guess for the Secret Street Sound while enjoying some amazing ice cream from Snookies Malt Shop.

Patty Pats Grand Opening!

Jimmy Wright was loving the "dog's" at Patty Pats! So much delicious food was up for grabs, along with balloon animals and face painting for the kids!

iWireless hosts the Secret Sounds of Summer!

iWireless hosted the Secret Sounds of Summer Mustang giveaway! iWireless brought in pizza and promoted their new Freedom Plans.

West Des Moines Farmers Market

7/18/13-Star102.5 was at West Des Moines Farmers Market out in Historic valley Junction to give listeners a chance to win the Mustang!

Smokey Row

STAR 102.5 was out at Smokey Row giving people the chance to win the 2013 Mustang.

Plain White T's in Concert

7/17/13 - STAR artist the Plain White T's rocked a full house at Wooly's with old favorites and new songs.

Plain White T's - Wooly's

2014 Ford Mustang on the Streets outside Wooly's. Crowd very excited for the Plain White T's

Plain White T's - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

One Direction Twinkie Punchout with Big Ken and Colleen!

One Direction fans camped out at the station to wait in line for tickets to the show in KC this Friday. The winner received two tickets, and the other contestants won a twinkie!

Dr. Pepper Van Hit with the Mustang!

Star 102.5 was refreshing the public with Dr. Pepper 10 samples. People were also able to listen to the Secret Street Sound, for a shot at the 2014 Ford Mustang!

Home Show Expo

Listeners had a chance to hear the Secret Street Sound for a chance to win the 2014 Ford Mustang, all why exploring 11 modeled homes!

Justin Bieber at Wells Fargo

Star 102.5 was out at the Wells Fargo Arena before the Justin Bieber concert getting pictures with all of the eager fans!

Nitefall on the River with Brandi Carlile

There was a full house at Simon Estes Amphitheater for Nitefall on the River! Brandi Carlile and The Lone Bellow were the music guests!

Nitefall on the River with Dark Star Orchestra

STAR was at Nitefall on the River with Dark Star Orchestra encouraging people to listen to the Secret Sound of Summer and text a guess!

Sounds of Summer at The Des Moines Arts Festival

STAR 102.5 was at The Des Moines Arts Festival helping children make sand bracelets and allowing people to listen to the street sound for their chance to win $1000 and a 2014 Ford Mustang!

Corona Party at The Beechwood Lounge

Listeners joined us at the Corona Party and listened to the "Secret Street Sound" for a chance to win the 2014 Ford Mustang!

Magic Show at Family Fun Night

Producer Kurt was at Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall with a special magic and variety show by Timothy Tegge!

Wounded Warrior Project at Charles Gabus Ford

It was the first remote on the streets for STAR 102.5's Secret Sound of Summer promotion!

Take a look at the 2014 Ford Mustang

You have a chance to win this 2014 Ford Mustang courtesy of Charles Gabus Ford by playing STAR 102.5's Secret Sounds of Summer.

Dr. Pepper sampling at MLK HyVee

Patrons at the MLK HyVee were eager to sample the variety of Dr. Pepper Ten products

Heroes and Saints Rock Fest - Performance Photos

A lineup featuring 90s favorites Tonic, Sister Hazel, Vertical Horizon and Better Than Ezra rocked a crowd that braved the rain and mud at the inaugural Heroes and Saints Music Festival in St Charles.

Better Than Ezra Meet & Greet

Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Better Than Ezra backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.

Vertical Horizon Meet & Greet

Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Vertical Horizon backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.

Tonic Meet & Greet

Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Tonic backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.

Sister Hazel Meet & Greet

Lucky STAR listeners, staff and concert goers got to meet Sister Hazel backstage at the Heroes and Saints Music Festival.

Heroes & Saints Rock Festival

Karess Carter was broadcasting live and giving away meet and greet passes with "Tonic" and "Better than Ezra".

Here Come the Mummies at Nitefall on the River

Star 102.5 was at 7 Flags Event Center in Clive for Nitefall on the River jamming out with Here Come the Mummies!

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

The Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger at Dahls featured the Des Moines Symphony String quartet

The Keg Stand Corona Party

Star 102.5 was at the Keg Stand registering people to win the Corona JEEP!

Pizza in the Park with Northern Lights

Northern Lights has teamed up with Graziano's to make an amazing tasting pizza. Check out the photos from the free sampling that took place!

The Nada's at Wooly's for Nitefall on the River

The Nada's played at Wooly's last night and brought the crowd in from the rain. Check out the photos from last nights performance.

Bang Bang Mongolian Grill

Star 102.5 was at Bang Bang Mongolian Grill for Fajita Friday's encouraging people to register for an all inclusive Mexican vacation from Bang Bang Mongolian Grill!

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros at Nitefall on the River

Nitefall on the River had a beautiful evening on the Walnut Bridge as The Giving Tree Band and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros entertained the crowd!

Fajita Fridays at Bang Bang

Check out Bang Bang Mongolian Grill Fridays for their amazing deals on Fajitas. Jimmy Wright and the STAR crew sure did!

Get Fit with Crossfit Primal

The grand opening of Crossfit Primal gave away memberships and live work out demo's to promote health and fitness.

Dam to Dam

Star 102.5 made an appearance at the Dam to Dam run to play music and cheer on runners.

Corona Patio Party

STAR 102.5 was at Saints Pub and Patio promoting Corona and signing people up to win a Corona Jeep at the end of the summer!

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

Snow White and Sleeping Beauty made an appearance at Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall!

Nitefall On The River, Hairball

5/25/13, Check out Nitefall on the River's first show of the summer, Hairball!

Pop Rocks and Hairball at Nitefall on the River

Pop Rocks and Hairball kicked off this years Nitefall on the River at Wooly's with a sold out crowd!

Dr. Pepper Van Hit Fareway

5/25/13-STAR 102.5 was in Altoona at Fareway giving away free samples of New Dr. Pepper 10!

15th Annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon for Ken & Colleen's Kids

We're broadcasting LIVE from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital to raise money for Ken & Colleen's Kids benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.

Colleen and Woz learn healthy living tips at the Natural Living Expo

05/18/2013 - Colleen and Woz tried samples and got advice from vendors at the Healthy Living Expo!

American Diabetes Association

Star 102.5 was broadcasting live out at Jordan Creek Hy-Vee. The American Diabetes Association was also there registering people for the Tour De Cure.

iWireless New Location

iWireless was entering people to win tickets to an I-Cubs game, a $50 Gas Card or a brand new flat screen TV! They also had lunch available for customers!

A-MAY-zing Days out at Jordan Creek Town Center

5/4/2013- The "YESS Duck Derby" was the start of "A-MAY-zing Days", which is a month long of celebrating the greatness of West Des Moines. Visit amayzingdays.com to find out more!

Valley West Mall's "Family Fun Night"

4/30/2013- Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Valley West Mall's Family Fun! This fun family event is FREE and goes from 6-8 PM.

Drake Relays Half Marathon

4/28/13-STAR102.5 was out supporting all the fantastic runners for the during the Drake Relays Half Marathon, 6K, and 10K on Sunday morning!

STAR102.5 Kenny Chesney Stink Off

4/26/13-STAR102.5 listeners had a chance to win tickets see Kenny Chesney just by smelling their husband's feet!

Des Moines Public Schools Job Fair

4/20/2013 There were 200+ jobs available thorough the Des Moines Public School system. Over 13000 people showed up with the hopes of walking away with a new teaching position.

Professional Bull Riders at Kum & Go

STAR and 4 Profession Bull Riders were out at Kum & Go signing autographs and taking photographs with fans!

Miya, the Japanese Macaque's First Birthday

Miya, the Japanese Macaque, is celebrating her first birthday at the Blank Park Zoo this Saturday, April 20th.

"Bon Jovi" at the Barnstormers Game

4/13/2013- Star 102.5 listeners and barnstormer fan's joined in on some 'Air Guitar' fun during the third quarter.

Listener Melissa's Bon Jovi photos

Lucky STAR listener Melissa Horner was given exclusive access by Bon Jovi to shoot photos up close of their show. See her photos here.

Bon Jovi at Wells Fargo Arena

Bon Jovi played to a packed house and had the crowd singing along all night long.

Bon Jovi Concert

4/14/2013- Jimmy Wright, with Star 102.5, was broadcasting live at Wells Fargo arena for the "Bon Jovi; Because We Can" tour!

Mattress Firm and YESS Duck

STAR 102.5 was at Mattress Firm with YESS Duck signing people up to adopt ducks for the YESS Duck Derby!

Iowa Cubs Open House

4/6/2013- It was the Iowa Cubs Open house and families got the opportunity to tour the new clubhouse!

Valley West Mall's Family Fun Night

3/26/13- It's the last Tuesday of every month, at Valley West Mall. Join Star 102.5 in April, for Family Fun Night!

Good memories and more to come with Cabaret West Glen!

Producer Kurt was stunned by the beautiful remodel of Cabaret West Glen and had a great time with the guests (and some drinks.)

St. Paddy's Day at Sully's Irish Pub

Jimmy Wright and Luke Matthews broadcasting live from Sully's Irish Pub for St. Paddy's Day!

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Listeners came out to spin the wheel for prizes and enjoyed some pizza!

Family Day at Iowa Energy

It was STAR Family Day at the Iowa Energy game! The first 500 kids into the game received a free Iowa Energy jersey!

STAR 102.5's Bon Jovi Cake Dive sponsored by Sweet Binney's

3/2/2013 - 18 listeners dove in to a huge sheet cake at Valley West Mall in order to find a Bon Jovi pick to win the Sapphire VIP package at the Bon Jovi concert April 14th.

Woz's 80s Prom!

He channeled a combination of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Twisted Sister, and Duckie...Woz hosted an 80s Prom for My Charity Life over the weekend!

Glazed Expressions

Star 102.5 listeners enjoyed a relaxed evening with paints and wine along side Karess Carter and Woz!

Ken and Colleen's Swimsuit Issue

We too can travel to 7 continents (Note: We have to get Kurt better Photoshop skills)

Matt Hires Acoustic Lounge

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.

Matt Hires Meet & Greet

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.

Home and Garden Show

Karess Carter was out at the Home and Garden Show Saturday morning!

Matchbox Twenty at the Civic Center

2/10/2013 - A sold-out crowd at the Civic Center got to see STAR artist Matchbox Twenty at their best.

Phillip Phillips at the Civic Center

2/10/2013 - STAR artist and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips opened up for Matchbox Twenty.

Matchbox Twenty Meet & Greet

2/10/2013 - A lucky STAR 102.5 listener got to meet the members of Matchbox Twenty before their show at the Civic Center!

Governor and Girl Scout Cookies

10 year old Annika went and sold some Girl Scout cookies to the Governor!

Valley West Mall Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall happens on the last Tuesday of every month! Hope to see you out there in February!

Des Moines Buccaneers Game

Karess Carter was at the Bucs game, while people signed up for great prizes.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Hoyt Sherman Place

1/27/2013 - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals rocked out to a packed theater at the Hoyt Sherman Place.

Complete Nutrition

Karess Carter was at the Ankeny Complete Nutrition during the sale on Mancore and Refirm products.

Luke's Photos

Luke Matthews' favorite photos

Karess' Photos

Karess Carter's favorite photos

Hunter Hayes - In Studio

12/14/2012 - STAR artist Hunter Hayes stopped by the STAR studios before he hit the stage at a sold-out Wells Fargo Arena with Carrie Underwood.

Tristan Prettyman - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - 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.

Ingrid Michaelson - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Eric Hutchinson/Graffiti 6 - Soundcheck Party

4/19/2012 - STAR artist Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 performed for twenty lucky listeners at STAR 102.5's Soundcheck Party at Wooly's.

Needtobreathe - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

3/23/2012 - Needtobreathe stepped into STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge for an intimate performance at the Science Center of Iowa.

Christina Perri - Listener Party

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.

Andy Grammer & Ryan Star - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Mat Nathanson - In Studio

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.

Mat Kearney - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Andy Grammer - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Colbie Caillat - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Kris Allen - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Sons of Sylvia - In Studio

7/15/2010 - STAR Artist Sons of Sylvia dropped by the STAR 102.5 studio to chat with Karess and play a few tunes, including their hit "Love Left to Lose," before opening up for Vertical Horizon at Nitefall on the River.

Ryan Star - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

OneRepublic - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

Alex Band - STAR 102.5's Acoustic Lounge

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.

STAR 102.5's Downtown Countdown

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.

Carrie Underwood at Wells Fargo Arena

12/14/2012 - An under the weather Carrie Underwood still managed to wow a sold out crowd at Wells Fargo Arena.

Hunter Hayes at Wells Fargo Arena

12/14/2012 - Up and coming artist Hunter Hayes opened up for Carrie Underwood at Wells Fargo Arena.

Big Ken and Colleen's Bieber Jingle Bell Bash

12/14/2012 - We had some very dedicated Beiberites out this morning. They wanted their shot at getting a pair of tickets to his show before anyone else could. Check out all of the action below.

Beauty Brands

12/15/2012 - Karess Carter was out at Beauty Brands in Clive checking out there great Holiday Gift Sets.

Ryan Star In Studio

1/28/2010 – STAR Artist Ryan Star visited with Karess Carter in the STAR 102.5 studio to chat and play a couple songs.

Merle Hay Mall

12/6/2012 - STAR was out at Merle Hay Mall giving away photo packages with Santa. You could also hope to be the lucky winner of a $100 gift card to the mall.

Loki's Garden

12/1/2012 - Karess and Woz were out at Loki's Garden to celebrate the holiday season with a wreath-making workshop!

The Garden

11/30/2012 - Star 102.5 and Karess Carter were out at The Garden Friday night for the first night of the preliminary's for Miss Gay Iowa US of A Pageantry!

Black Friday at Valley West Mall

11/23/2012 - STAR was set up and ready to help out in the black friday madness. If you were lucky enough to find one of the 40 golden tickets hiding in a free Valley West Mall bag then you had a shot at the prize wall!! Check out all the pictures from this shopping crazy night.

Aerosmith Party Bus

11/14/2012 - Miss your chance to get on the bus? Well here are all the pics from the fun that was had!

22nd Annual STAR 102.5's Combat Hunger, Friday

11/16/2012 - Photos from Day Two of STAR 102.5's Combat Hunger

22 Annual STAR 102.5's Combat Hunger, Thursday

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

Combat Hunger at Mercy Hospital

11/13/2012 - STAR 102.5 braved the cold in order to Combat Hunger. We were set up outside of Mercy Hospital and traded a spin on the prize wheel for monetary and non-perishable food donations.

Big Ken & Colleen's 12th Street Poll

11/6/2012 - On Election Day, Producer Kurt conducted an unscientific voting poll with drivers driving past the STAR 102.5 studios: one honk for President Obama and two for Mitt Romney.

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