The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orhestra will round out their concert season this Saturday with a fun program called "Rhythm and Brass." FM90's Gretchen Gondek speaks with John Slegers, publicity chair for NISO, and Abigale Olson, a Dordt student and a violinist in the orchestra.


Mara DeKat, coordinator of the Institute for Lifelong Learning at WITCC, makes her radio debut, today. She has taken up the mantle from Fiona Valentine, and she is doing a marvelous job, as evidenced by the ILL's summer 2015 catalog. Among the offerings is Russ Gifford's lecture series "Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Third American Revolution." Russ will begin the series with "The Rise of the New Deal," Wednesday, April 15. 

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

Chico is our guest on Welcome. Sit. Stay.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community. Thanks, Priscilla!

The Alzheimer's Association's annual "wine and chocolate" fundraiser has grown into one of Siouxland's most exciting events, bringing top winemakers to Siouxland every year. This year, one of the winemakers in town is Bob Landon from the Landon Winery.

LAMB Arts Regional Theatre presents "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," this weekend only. The show explores the memories evoked by clothing and accessories to tell often poignant, often funny stories with which most women can relate. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m.

Also happening:

Mark Munger

“It’s Complicated,” an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Haas, opens tomorrow afternoon at Vangarde Arts. The date for the opening was set before Haas had begun painting, but he found inspiration in batiking, a process of dying canvases, and he has hit a period of great productivity.


George Boykin
Mark Munger

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors recently voted to end all county funding of non-profit organizations and works, including the Sanford Center's gang prevention program. This program, which has relied upon county funding, was instituted in 1992 to help curb a burgeoning gang culture in Siouxland.

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

Tosha, a young, scrappy terrier, is our guest on Welcome. Sit. Stay. She is a wonderful little girl who would prefer a home without young children. If that's your home, find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.     

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

Bethany Manning of Congregation Beth Shalom joins Gretchen for today's Food for Thought. Passover begins today, and Bethany describes its history, traditions, and food. Join us. 


Into the Theatre

Mar 20, 2015
Margaret Holman

  As part of the Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series, Morningside College presents Into the WoodsThis musical, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, unites favorite characters from Grimm's fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

    Chester is a well behaved 9-year-old beagle, unless, of course, there is competition. He is looking for a home where he is the only little fellow at home. He cozied right up to all of us here at FM90... what a lover! You can find him at the Siouxland Humane Society.

We bid goodbye to LaVon this week. Welcome. Sit. Stay. will continue on, but she will always be missed. Thanks for everything you have done.


Mark Munger


    The Sioux City Art Center hosts Farewell to an American Treasure: An Evening with Jackson Pollock's Mural. It is with a heavy heart that we at FM90 will say goodbye to Mural, but we are always happy to see our friends at the Art Center. 

Iowa Piano Competition

Mar 19, 2015

This year marks the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, a tremendous event that draws top pianists from around the world -- past winners include Wayne WengChaoyin Cai, and Denis Evstuhin, an elite group of artists, to say the least.

The Lit of Siouxland

Mar 16, 2015

In talking with Dr. James Schaap about the books to be read in Siouxland 101, we cannot help but land upon the hardships of old times: grasshopper infestations, prairie fires, the unrelenting hand of nature. Walls of devastation that fell upon the early European settlers of Siouxland, that left families prostrated on the hard ground as their livelihood was lost, do not now, however, register in our list of daily fears.

Mark Munger

Jackson Pollock's Mural is packing its sea-trunk for Venice, Italy, soon, so the Sioux City Art Center is inviting the public to come down and bid "Arrivederci, Pollock!" It's going to be a great party. GhostCat will perform a set including the composition they wrote for Music for Pollock

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Mark Munger

  Jackson Pollock said about his large paintings that he wanted to be in them. Of Mural, Pollock wanted to insert more than himself. He said, it contained all the animals of the American West: cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. It is a a place where he had a “General notion of what [he was] about.” Standing before Mural, one questions what they are about, what the painting is about, what art is about. 

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

Ava is our guest on Welcome. Sit. Stay. She is a great pyranees/malamute mix, which means she is super fluffy. Her manner is gentle, and she would fit in with any family. You can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community. 








Dirty Rotten Scoundrels poster

Sioux City Community Theatre will present the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” March 12 through March 29.  FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Tim Hess, director of the production, which was inspired by the film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

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LAMB Arts Regional begins their run of "Inherit the Wind," tonight. This evening's performance will be a Projects of Hope presentation, meaning that all proceeds will go to a non-profit organization in the Siouxland area. Last year, FM90 was lucky enough to work with LAMB for their production of 33 Variations. This time around, LAMB has invited the Sioux City Public Museum to take part. So not only will you be able to see a marvelous play, but you will be supporting our amazing museum. 

Also happening:

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The folks at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church speak to Gretchen on Food 4 Thought  about their monthly Indian taco sale.    These amazing tacos are made with fried bread dough then smothered in meat, cheese, fresh lettuce, and sauce.   AFT can be found at the annual Artsplash Festival and at the Riverssance Festival for authentic 15th Century cuisine—seasoned eggs, meat and more!  

Comedy for a Cause

Mar 5, 2015
Dave Coulier

Looking for a laugh? Stand-up comic Dave Coulier (who has appeared on the The Tonight Show and HBO’s Comic Relief) will be featured as part of the the June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Winter Benefit on March 14th at the Marina Inn. “Comedy for a Cause!” raises funds to provide mammograms and colonoscopies for those who cannot afford them. FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with the Center's Barb Flynn as well as Cynthia Donovan, chair of the planning committee for the event.

Barbara Dean
Mark Munger

  As a young girl growing up in a family of 12 children, Barbara Dean said she was too bashful to let her voice be heard. But by the time the Sioux City native hit her mid-40s, Barbara felt confident to share her love of music with her church congregation. On Sunday, Barbara will be giving a special concert of classic gospel music at 4 p.m.


Gretchen Gondek speaks with Tracy Bennett about the Siouxland Civic Dance Association’s “Spring Festival,” taking place Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m.  The performance will be held at the Klinger-Neal Theatre on the campus of Morningside College.

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

    Snickers is a 10 year old chocolate lab who is looking for a new home. She is wonderfully curious and pleasantly calm. You can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.


Looking into the culinary lab
Hank Zimmerman

Food for Thought is back on the road, today. It's a short trip, just across the street from FM90. Chef Brett McCarthy, Administrative Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts, led us into the WIT's new Culinary Arts Program's kitchen classrooms – spotless stainless steel surfaces, walls and floors precisely tiled, refrigerators humming. It was enough to make our little hearts burst, a truly beautiful and inspiring space.   


Tonight see horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films at the Sioux City Public Museum as part of the Siouxland Film Festival. Tomorrow, the open category and winning films will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre. 

  Also happening this week:

Legs spinning
Mark Munger

  Western Iowa Tech Community College was recently declared a Blue Zones area.  Students, faculty and employees are flocking to the college’s Dunker Student Center to sign up for opportunities in a facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment with computers and televisions, a full-sized gymnasium, indoor track, weight room, and classes such as yoga, super circuits, spinning, Zumba and Taekwondo.

The opera will be shown live at the Promenade Theatre, performed by The Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, April 25th, at 11:30 a.m..  Tickets are $20 and available at

April is a tuxedo cat
LaVon Stroh and Elizabeth Munger

     Precious and April are our guests on Welcome. Sit. Stay. He, Precious, is 8 and never betrays his gentleman's disposition. April is 13, dressed in a tuxedo, and enjoys being mischievous. They would like to find a home together. If you have a double vacancy, please see them at the Siouxland Humane Society