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Ricky Colapietro

KISU Host of Roar Report

Ricky Colapietro was born and raised in Alaska, coming to ISU in 2019 to begin his undergraduate degrees in Business Finance, Economics, and Management. Ricky is involved with the Honors program, as well as Chi Alpha, acting as a small group leader as well as the club treasurer. He has been working at his local radio station KVAK for a little over 4 years, being involved in many different functions at the studio, one of the most notable being a co-host to the weekly live radio show “Justin and Ricky’s Random Radio Show.” It airs locally in his hometown Valdez, Alaska live 3-4 pm every Thursday and Idaho listeners can listen to 5-6 pm MST on either the KVAK Radio app which can be found on the Google Play or Apple App store or the streaming option at The show features random facts, jokes, a holiday countdown, local news, and other shenanigans. Outside of school and work, Ricky enjoys fishing, working out, and playing video games with his friends.

  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Ryan Sargent, the Alumni Director here at ISU. In this episode, they discuss the new Alumni Center being constructed near Holt Arena. They discussed how long the Alumni Center has been in the making, the benefits of the facility, the finish date, and they also talked about the upcoming tailgating events for the first home ISU football game on September 17th.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Jeremiah Schilz, a business student here at ISU. In this episode, they talk about the year in review, and discuss how the ROAR report has grown over the semester, and what they have learned this semester and how they’ve grown. Jeremiah and Ricky share their excitement for next year and their excitement about the growth in the community.
  • KISU’S Ricky Colapietro interviews Josie Elam, a graduate student here at ISU. She is the senator for the College of Pharmacy. She enjoys her program and appreciates the experience she has gained from being a part of ASISU.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Joanne Trammel, the Program Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program, as well as Catie Canavan who is the Clinical Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy (OT) program. In this joint interview, they discuss the OT program and the OTA program, describing what OT/OTA students actually do and what prospective students can expect going into these fantastic programs. OT/OTA students experience a unique educational experience that enables them to truly help people in many different ways that are tailored to their needs.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Adam Gribas, a local improviser and teacher about the ISU Comedy Night. The ISU Comedy Night is a monthly improv comedy show that happens on the first Friday of every month. The event happened on (4/1) at 7 pm. Each show has its own style and is guaranteed to be entertaining.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Austin Robison, a student who is double majoring in biochemistry and secondary education with focuses in biology and chemistry. Austin served as the senator for the college of education, and was recently elected to serve as the senator for the college of science and engineering. Austin enjoys being a part of ASISU, and enjoys how ISU has smaller class sizes that make students feel like they have a one-on-one education.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Kiran Pandey, a graduate student studying measurement and controls engineering. Kiran is the senator for the school of graduate studies within ASISU. Kiran loves the ISU faculty, and enjoys having the ability to give back to the ISU community through his involvement in ASISU.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Wes Jorgenson, a student who is double majoring in marketing and management, minoring in public relations and seeking a sales certificate. They discuss his involvement in Alpha Kappa Psi, and their Idaho Business Leader of the Year award event coming up March 31st. Those interested in attending can contact Alpha Kappa Psi, or look up their website. Wes also shares his love for ISU and its community.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews ASISU senator for the College of Arts and Letters Carmen Napoles about their involvement in the organization. Carmen is studying political science and paralegal studies, and is involved in a few campus clubs. She has grown to enjoy ISU’s community and being involved in student government.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Liz Givens, a senior studying nursing. Liz is the ASISU senator for the college of nursing, and is a part of the finance committee. In this episode, they discuss the role of ASISU in funding student events, and how ASISU is promoting student involvement. Liz also shares her favorite aspects of ISU and Pocatello.