Jason Aldean returns to Wells Fargo Arena for his "We Were Here Tour"
STAR 102.5's Jimmy Wright and Luke Matthews ring in 2016 at Iowa's biggest New Year's Eve party!
12/18 - STAR 102.5 & Cognizant went to Willard Elementary to give them a $1000 check for the participation in Combat Hunger.
The Iowa Energy went to Jackson Elementary to commend the students for all their hard work for STAR 102.5 Combat Hunger. Jackson Elementary did an exceptional job participating in this contest. Students got to high five Surge on their way into school and received two tickets to Friday's basketball game.
The STAR 102.5 team hit the streets on November 19th and 20th! The team collected money and food donations for the Iowa Food Bank to help COMBAT HUNGER!
Members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed exclusively for a lucky group of listeners before their show at Wells Fargo Arena
Head out to any of the Price Choppers in Des Moines to help STAR 102.5 Combat Hunger! Big Ken was at the Grand Opening of Price Chopper on Ingersoll to kick off Combat Hunger for this year!
X Ambassadors visited the STAR Acoustic Lounge before playing a sold-out show at Wooly's.
Rob Thomas and his band get into the Halloween spirit at his concert at the Des Moines Civic Center
Rob Thomas invites STAR listeners to watch him soundcheck before his show at the Civic Center
STAR listeners meet Rob Thomas before his show in Des Moines on Halloween
Families of all sizes came to Valley West Mall for the trick or treating at this month's Family Fun Night. Princesses, super heros, ninjas, and monsters were able to trick or treat, ride the train, jump in bounce houses, and much much more! Kurt from the Star 102.5 morning show was more than happy to hand out candy. Happy Halloween!
STAR Artist Katy Perry performs in Downtown Des Moines
STAR listeners joined Karess at Matt Nathason's Sound Check Party.
Fans got to enjoy some Taylor Swift karaoke before the concert curtesy to STAR 102.5 and MORE 104.
Taylor Swift sells out Wells Fargo Arena yet again with a fantastic show
Colleen was out at the Sculpture Garden with Door to Door Organics giving away free samples of their fresh produce! Check out the pictures!
Jimmy was out at Yonkers helping people stuff the truck with Goodwill and also to give away some sweet prizes!
9/9/2015- Check out some of the highlights from the Pick Your Purse Party at Jasper Winery.
Jimmy Wright learns a thing or two about science at the Marker Faire. The center was filled with technology and robotic equipment!
The STAR crew handed out coupons from Hiland Dairy at Price Chopper on Beaver Ave.
STAR Artist Charlie Puth came by the STAR booth at the Iowa State Fair to meet fans
Andy Grammer returned and The Fray made their Des Moines debut at the State Fair Grandstand
STAR listeners meet Andy Grammer backstage before his show at the Iowa State Fair
Emerging artist Life of Dillon visit the STAR studio prior to playing the Iowa State Fair
Our friend Andy Grammer visited both Big Ken and Colleen in studio and Karess Carter at the Iowa State Fair. See all the photos here!
Carrie Underwood wows a sold-out crowd at the Iowa State Fair
Better Than Ezra returns to Des Moines for a perfect evening at the Simon Estes Amphitheater
Finalists compete for a 2015 Ford Mustang from Charles Gabus Ford in the messiest contest at the Iowa State Fair
Jimmy Wright heads to IWireless during tax-free weekend for the shops amazing sales and deals.
The STAR street team was at the Iowa Cubs game with DJ Luke Matthews to giveaway free game tickets, sunglasses, tattoos & bumper stickers!
Shania Twain returns for the first time in a decade to Des Moines
Karess and the STAR crew were out at the Simon Estes Amphitheater for Eric Hutchinson's Nitefall performance!
Our last Block Party of the summer ended with a bang at Pointe Vista. The community enjoyed a beautiful night, free food, and lots of games and activities.
Colleen heads over to Animal Lifeline's annual dog wash!
More than 1,000 people came out on a beautiful day in Johnston for free food, games, prizes and more!
Jimmy Wright was at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, promoting family day at the races and the wheel of winning.
More than 1,000 people enjoyed a beautiful night, free food, and lots of games and activities at our second Summer Block Party, presented by Charles Gabus Ford
Although Nitefall had a rainy start, fans of Lake Street Dive still came out full force to win some prizes, listen to some great music and have a spectacular time by the river at the Simon Estes Amphitheater.
Our first of four Summer Block Parties kicked off in the Beaverdale neighborhood with hundreds coming out to enjoy the beautiful day
Karess Carter was giving away prizes at Nitefall on the River Saturday night!
Jimmy flies cross-country with STAR Artist NEEDTOBREATHE for a surprise in-flight performance aboard a Southwest Airlines jet!
Big Ken was out at Goodwill giving away I-Cubs tickets and showing off the STAR Mustang giveaway car!
Dave Matthews Band returns to Des Moines for the first time in 6 years and the first time ever at Wells Fargo Arena
Luke Matthews was out at the Dave Matthews Band Preshow with the STAR crew for a photo activity and to hand out STAR sunglasses!
Luke Matthews promoting the beginning of this year's Live at the Creek! FREE concert with fireworks at dusk...
Jimmy Wrights heads over to Floors Direct to check out the amazing sales and registered to win a 50 inch smart television!
Jimmy was at the Life Serve Blood Center for Blood Donor Day, giving away tickets to the Dave Matthews Band tailgate.
Scott Allen was out at Centennial Park in Waukee for their Bacoon Sizzles weekend filled with bacon, bikes and beer!
Kurt was at Willis Auto talking about the Land Rover test track and the free food from Hy-Vee.
While Los Lonely Boys had to cancel their show last minute, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers still rocked the Brenton Skating Plaza for a wonderful Nitefall show.
Check out some of the highlights from the Des Moines Wizard World Comic Con.
Big Ken from Star 102.5's morning show was out at the Wendy's in Altoona trying out their new summer premium drinks!
Michael Franti & Spearhead rocked the stage @ 7 Flags!
The rain will not stop the party! Karess Carter with her team @ 7 Flags promoting the headliner of the night - Michael Franti & Spearhead, also giving away amazing prizes...
Ed Sheeran fans gathered around the STAR crew to get a photo with a cardboard cutout of Ed himself.
Ed Sheeran and Rixton thrilled a sold-out Wells Fargo Arena
The STAR 102.5 crew was in Ankeny with Kate at Northern Lights Pizza, who was giving away free pizza and promoting the Barnstormers and Hope Ministries.
It was a gorgeous night to watch The Nadas play live on the stage of Simon Estes Amphitheater Theater.
STAR was out with Northern Lights and the Barnstormers promoting Hope Ministries' with free pizza and prizes!
Hairball kicked off the 2015 Nitefall season with a rockin' performance.
Sam’s Club open its newest location at 4625 SE. Delaware Ave. in Ankeny this Thursday, May 21. STAR 102.5 & Jimmy Wright joins in the fun with awesome music and great prizes.
Producer Kurt was out at Valley West Mall hanging with fans and trying out new phones at iWireless!
Colleen was out at Prairie Meadows for the Kentucky Derby and to see all the LIVE house races as well!
Jimmy Wright was broadcasting Live at Century Link
4.29.15- Big Ken was out at the Intoxalock job fair hanging out with some possible new hires!
4.28.15 - On Tuesday night, Colleen and the Star crew were out at Valley West Mall for their Family Fun Night. Children of all ages were able to take part in bounce houses, coloring, craft activities, and were even able to have their photos taken with princesses!
Karess Carter and the Star crew were out at Complete Nutrition for their big sale on Saturday. Patrons were able to buy 2 containers of protein and get 1 free and everything else in the store was buy 1 get 1 free!
04/18/15- O.A.R. returned to Des Moines to rock Hoyt Sherman Place.
Royal Flooring is having their grand opening and Jimmy Wright is there to talk to a few people and give away a bunch of prizes!
STAR took over Mickeys for this years St. Pattys Day. Check out the photos here in case you can't remember them. #beeriscold
Karess Carter was enjoying the patio of "The Cub Club" on the grounds of Principal Park!
On Thursday, Jimmy Wright and the Star crew were out at Younkers to help them pack the truck with donated items for Goodwill. In exchange, folks who brought in items for donation also received great savings at Younkers with coupons!
Big Ken with STAR 102.5 were out at Intoxalock for their career fair to give away some prizes and meet potential new employees!
Karess Carter was soaking up the sun rays at the Sun Tan City off Merle Hay Road!
STAR was out at the Home and Garden show this weekend to meet listeners and check out some cool exhibits.
A fully-reunited Fleetwood Mac thrilled fans at Wells Fargo Arena
There was A LOT of smiles today at the McDonald's located on East University Ave over by the fairgrounds. Today through Valentines Day, this particular McDonald's is buying their customers meals ALL day at random! It is part of their "I'm lovin it" campaign and Jimmy Wright was getting in on all the action this afternoon!
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