Uli

Q: Let’s get it out of the way, is Uli your real name, and how do you pronounce THAT?

A: It really is, although it’s short for something else; it’s pronounced “OOOH-lee”

Q: What’s your deal? Where are you from?

A: Born & raised in Santa Barbara, California but consider Cayucos, California my hometown. I moved to Missouri in 2000 after several years up in Alaska, working on the oil rigs among other jobs.

Q: Name your favorite bands

A: The genres I love span the spectrum. I’d say in heavy rotation most of the time are bands like The Dropkick Murphys, Foo Fighters, Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Interrupters, Flogging Molly, Sturgill Simpson, Bad Religion, NOFX and of course, Don Ho.

Q: What brought you to Q102?

A: I spent 23 years on the Springfield Fire Department, retiring as a Captain in 2023. On my off-days I’d often hang around with the crew at the relatively new Q102, like Shadow, Kristen from The Naked Lunch and that lunatic Brock. In 2018 I started up a podcast called “Uli Who” which aims to share everyday conversations with everyday people; we all have a story to share. Mike the Intern was a guest a few times, along with several other people in the local music scene; seems like I focus a lot on music and the local brewing community (another of my interests). Then one day a call came in asking if I’d like to try a turn behind the mic at the Q…..I’m so stoked to be here!

Q: What else gets your motor running?

A: Mental health needs in the community and at-large are something that really drives me; I’m currently a VERY non-traditional student at Missouri State, getting my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Smoking meats and BBQ’ing are another passion, my cardiologist can confirm that. Building stuff in my shop and building a great beer along with friends is how I really enjoy the other 7 minutes left in the day. Also, Stevie Nicks. We could be soulmates if she’d just return my texts once in a while.

Three random facts:

  • I played bass in reggae & ska bands in high school and banjo in a few bluegrass group in college (for beer, er…..textbook money). I didn’t say I was good.
  • My Dad convinced his kids that all “good” things were Dutch, so I grew up believing that Pink Floyd, Supertramp and ABBA were all products of Holland, as were hot dogs. My therapist LOVES that one.
  • My Christopher Walken impression has been described as “not that bad” by more than two people. And by “two people”, I mean my cats.

Casey

Meet Casey, Yup, like the gas station... a dynamic millennial who lives and breathes rock music both on and off the airwaves.


Crews on Q102

Introducing the legendary voice you've missed on the airwaves – Crews is back where it all began!
With a rockin' journey that kicked off at Q102 in 2010, Crews is now celebrating 12 epic years in the biz and returning to our rock radio station. A true aficionado of the genre, Crews's playlist boasts favorites like Rob Zombie, Austin Meade, Adelitas Way, Orgy, Starset, Sleep Theory, Bush, Blink-182, and many more.
Tune in and rock out with the one and only Crews!

240 Minutes with Fish & Caleb

FISH
Fish (he/him) has been a Springfield-area resident his whole life and a staple in weekend radio for over two decades.
He is definitely NOT running a covert ring of opossum spies in his spare time, and if he were he definitely would NOT refer to them as Possum Squad.
I was born and raised in West Philly. I spent most of my time on the playground, just hanging out, relaxing, and playing basketball. One day, a few guys came up and started causing trouble, getting me involved. I decided to problem solve, and ended up in a fight. Just one, tiny fight, but my mom got all worried, so she sent me away to live with my aunt and uncle. They lived in a really nice part of Los Angeles. I tried my hardest to talk her out of it, but she was so determined, she packed up my stuff herself! She gave me a kiss goodbye, handed me my ticket, and sent me on my way. There was nothing I could do, so I put my walkman on, and said, “I guess I’m out of here.”
The cab I got from the airport had a vanity plate that just said, “Fresh” and even had fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror.I took that as a good sign and told him where to take me. We got to the house in the evening, and as a joke (but not really, because it really smelled bad) I said, “Smell ya later!” I looked around, and realized I could really have a great life here. And that is how I became a royal member of Bel-Air.

 


HardDrive

 

 

Now celebrating its 14th year, the world famous HardDriveXL delivers... hands down... the absolute BEST radio show for the Rock/Active Rock audience! The show is led by Lou Brutus -- a Rock radio legend, an award winning host and a true Renaissance man! Lou is highly respected and loved in the music industry - from bands to radio to record label peeps. His interview skills are razor sharp, inquisitive and humorous... always keeping guests -- the likes of Foo Fighters, Metallica, Lzzy Hale, Papa Roach, The Pretty Reckless, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Godsmack, Royal Bliss, Seether, Maynard Keenan, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, and so many more -- engaged and spontaneously talking up a storm on live radio! Lou connects with listeners through his love of the format, his wealth of knowledge and his deep friendships with so many artists. HardDriveXL is more like an air shift with that cool local jock whom you WANT to hear speak in between the songs, lending to a ratings winner for affiliates.

HardDriveXL fills that weeknight 7pm to midnight daypart to keep your P1s rocking throughout the week, featuring an A-level artist each night, contests, exclusive interviews, regular contesting and giveaways, tour announcements, and cool benchmark features. HardDriveXL has a 2 hour weekend counterpart, HardDrive, and combined they are broadcast on 120 happy stations. Playing a cool music mix of air-tested chart-toppers to new releases straight out of the box in the format. Both shows continue to deliver the numbers in all the key demos for Active Rock!

Bonus facts... Lou is an accomplished photographer of both Rock bands and of Major League Baseball, with a photo book in the making.  His book Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate was released in April 2020. Lou is a voting member of NARAS for the Grammys and is the world’s best pet daddy to #DarlaTheWonderDog too! Most of all, he has radio in his blood and is guaranteed to amp up your nights! So, what do you say... let’s bring HardDriveXL home!


Nothing but 90’s

Introducing the legendary voice you've missed on the airwaves – Crews is back where it all began!
With a rockin' journey that kicked off at Q102 in 2010, Crews is now celebrating 12 epic years in the biz and returning to our rock radio station. A true aficionado of the genre, Crews's playlist boasts favorites like Rob Zombie, Austin Meade, Adelitas Way, Orgy, Starset, Sleep Theory, Bush, Blink-182, and many more.
Tune in and rock out with the one and only Crews!

Springfield's Rock Station

Springfield’s Rock station Q102 is your home for new rock and all your favorites from the 90’s & 2000’s


Lex & Terry Overtime

Springfield’s Funniest morning show! Lex, Terry, Dee and Sarah talk about all of the things you aren’t supposed say out loud.


Springfield’s Rock Station

Springfield’s Rock station Q102 is your home for new rock and all your favorites from the 90’s & 2000’s