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Dave Matthews Band at Wells Fargo Arena

Dave Matthews Band returns to Des Moines for the first time in 6 years and the first time ever at Wells Fargo Arena

Dave Matthews Band Preshow

Luke Matthews was out at the Dave Matthews Band Preshow with the STAR crew for a photo activity and to hand out STAR sunglasses!

Live at the Creek

Luke Matthews promoting the beginning of this year's Live at the Creek! FREE concert with fireworks at dusk...

6/27/15 Floors Direct

Jimmy Wrights heads over to Floors Direct to check out the amazing sales and registered to win a 50 inch smart television!

Blood Donor Day at Life Serve Blood Center

Jimmy was at the Life Serve Blood Center for Blood Donor Day, giving away tickets to the Dave Matthews Band tailgate.

Bacoon Sizzles Waukee

Scott Allen was out at Centennial Park in Waukee for their Bacoon Sizzles weekend filled with bacon, bikes and beer!

Willis Auto

Kurt was at Willis Auto talking about the Land Rover test track and the free food from Hy-Vee.

Nitefall - Los Lonely Boys

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.

Wizard World Comic Con 2015

Check out some of the highlights from the Des Moines Wizard World Comic Con.

Wendy's in Altoona

Big Ken from Star 102.5's morning show was out at the Wendy's in Altoona trying out their new summer premium drinks!

Nitefall with Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti & Spearhead rocked the stage @ 7 Flags!

Nitefall @ 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 Concert

Ed Sheeran fans gathered around the STAR crew to get a photo with a cardboard cutout of Ed himself.

Ed Sheeran with Special Guest Rixton at Wells Fargo Arena

Ed Sheeran and Rixton thrilled a sold-out Wells Fargo Arena

Northern Lights Pizza in Ankeny

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.

The Nadas at Nitefall on The River

It was a gorgeous night to watch The Nadas play live on the stage of Simon Estes Amphitheater Theater.

Northern Lights on Hubbell

STAR was out with Northern Lights and the Barnstormers promoting Hope Ministries' with free pizza and prizes!

Hairball at Nitefall on the River 2015

Hairball kicked off the 2015 Nitefall season with a rockin' performance.

Sam's Club, Ankeny - Grand Opening

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.

5/16/15 iWireless at Valley West Mall

Producer Kurt was out at Valley West Mall hanging with fans and trying out new phones at iWireless!

PRAIRIE MEADOWS RACETRACK & CASINO

Colleen was out at Prairie Meadows for the Kentucky Derby and to see all the LIVE house races as well!

Century Link- 5/2/15

Jimmy Wright was broadcasting Live at Century Link

Intoxalock 4.29.15

4.29.15- Big Ken was out at the Intoxalock job fair hanging out with some possible new hires!

Family Fun Night at Valley West Mall

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!

Complete Nutrition Sale

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!

O.A.R. at Hoyt Sherman Place

04/18/15- O.A.R. returned to Des Moines to rock Hoyt Sherman Place.

Royal Flooring

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!

St. Pattys at Mickeys

STAR took over Mickeys for this years St. Pattys Day. Check out the photos here in case you can't remember them. #beeriscold

I-Cubs

Karess Carter was enjoying the patio of "The Cub Club" on the grounds of Principal Park!

Pack the Truck at Younkers

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!

Intoxalock

Big Ken with STAR 102.5 were out at Intoxalock for their career fair to give away some prizes and meet potential new employees!

Sun Tan City

Karess Carter was soaking up the sun rays at the Sun Tan City off Merle Hay Road!

Home and Garden Show

STAR was out at the Home and Garden show this weekend to meet listeners and check out some cool exhibits.

Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Arena

A fully-reunited Fleetwood Mac thrilled fans at Wells Fargo Arena

McDonald's

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!

STAR 102.5's Downtown Countdown 2014

We rang in 2015 at Iowa's Biggest New Year's Eve Party at the Embassy Suites Downtown

Combat Hunger 2014 - Day 2

Photos from Day 2 of STAR 102'5 Combat Hunger

Big Ken and Colleen's Breaking and Entering Christmas 2014

Big Ken and Colleen provide Christmas for a deserving Central Iowa family that may otherwise have not had one.

STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show - Backstage

See photos from the backstage interviews of OAR and Neon Trees at STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show

STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show - Neon Trees on Stage

Neon Trees headlines STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show

STAR 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show - OAR on Stage

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 at The Cheese Shop

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!

Combat Hunger 2014 - Day 1

Brian Leech visits area businesses helping Combat Hunger and the mascots invade the Combat Hunger broadcast center!

Beggars Night at Valley West Mall

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!

Celebrate Halloween Early at Homemakers

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!

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

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

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.

Sister Hazel at Nitefall

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

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.

Cher with Cyndi Lauper at Wells Fargo Arena

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

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!

Hairball

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Concert

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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