Faces of KHOI: Our volunteers

We are grateful to our volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to keep KHOI running and growing!


  Chris Berryhill

Two and a half years ago, Chris Berryhill was searching through the newspaper ads looking for a volunteer position so she could put her business skills to use, and found the perfect opportunity at KHOI FM.

She says she has enjoyed watching KHOI succeed over the few years the station has been up and running. She takes care of the bookkeeping, pays bills for KHOI, among other tasks that keep KHOI open. There is a personal satisfaction seeing the process of success KHOI has had, Berryhill said.

 Jonah DeGeest 

A rising senior in high school, Jonah DeGeest was once interviewed on a KHOI show regarding his passion for jazz. This summer, he decided to volunteer at the station to learn about studio engineering and meet new people. He is already familiar with a few other volunteers who have their own shows. He’ll be assisting with engineering the live Local Talk program and editing some other shows. During his free time, Jonah loves to listen and play jazz music.

   Christine Laumer

For the past two years, Christine has helped out with fundraising and outreach functions at KHOI radio. Working at the Iowa State University Foundation as an assistant director of annual and special gifts, she has gathered some experience in this domain. Christine graduated from Iowa State University two years ago with a degree in biological/pre-medical illustration. She was introduced to KHOI through a common friend. “I really enjoy working with people at KHOI and it also keeps me in tune with the local community,” she says. She is currently working on a fundraising bike rally for KHOI.

               The "Bat Signal" by Ron Gardner

Ron Gardner said he wanted to give the KHOI lobby space a little bit more life at night. His idea was to have a spotlight shining on the KHOI logo just above the outside of Studio. He asked Ursula to buy a light to give the KHOI lobby space some life at night. Ron found the light at a thrift store, but then had to improvise to create the perfect round spotlight that would fit the KHOI logo. He said it was more difficult to create than what he had initially planned and took numerous trips to the ladder to get the light in just the right position.
This just goes to show how much the volunteers at KHOI care for the radio station and try to give it their own touch. So next time you pass by KHOI at night or in the winter evening make sure to check out the “Bat Signal”.