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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.

  • In this episode, KISU's Ricky Colapietro interviews Atina Coates of BYUI about the performance group Anam Cara. They discuss the wonderful music and meaning behind Anam Cara's singing.
  • In this episode, KISU's Ricky Colapietro interviews historical fiction author Ralls Melotte about his most recent book, "Cat's Cafe".
  • KISU's Ricky Colapietro interviews Vanessa Ballam, ISU professor of theatre and director of the upcoming production 'The Book of Will'.
  • This week’s Frank Church Symposium will include an art song performance titled Sorrow and Joy and will include songs in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish, with discussion of the historical significance of the texts and composers and the connections between the languages and cultures. KISU’s Ricky Colapietro welcomes musicians Ben Flanders and Natalia Lauk for a conversation about the free performance at Frazier Hall this Friday, March 10th at 2:00 pm.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Ethan Wilks, a mechanical engineering student at ISU. Ethan is the Elections Commissioner Deputy for ASISU. Ethan is involved with a couple different clubs on campus, and enjoys all that they have to offer. Ricky and Ethan share some helpful tips for students looking to get more involved on campus.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Derek Adams, a student studying marketing and finance at ISU. Derek is the ASISU senator for the College of Business, and is also involved with Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) on campus. Zane Webb encouraged Derek to join ASISU, and Derek has enjoyed his experience so far. Derek has enjoyed having the opportunity to make a difference on campus through his involvement in ASISU and his fraternity.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Dr. Adam Bradford, Dean of the Graduate School, as well as Angie Callaway, a management assistant with the Graduate School about the upcoming Graduate Research Symposium. Dr. Bradford and Angie share the wonderful opportunity the public has to attend the symposium March 15th, completely free. The symposium will include presentations by students, a keynote speaker, as well as an awards ceremony with refreshments. Don’t miss this opportunity to see graduate students share their research and potentially win $1000 if they are rated high by the judges!
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Cameron Dey, a student studying Political Science. Cameron is originally from Pocatello, and grew up right outside of DC, and moved back to Pocatello his junior year of high school. Cameron is the Director of Governmental Affairs for ASISU, acting as a bridge between ASISU and the state legislature. Cameron is involved with many different campus organizations, and enjoys being able to meet more people through these organizations.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Rituraj Yadav, an international graduate student studying environmental sciences. Rituaraj is the ASISU senator for graduate studies. Rituraj wanted to join ASISU to make an impact on ISU’s campus for students. Rituraj is also a part of the Nepalese Student Association, and enjoys being involved on campus. Another value Rituraj holds is being a Global Citizen, being knowledgeable about many cultures.
  • KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Kendall Whitney, a sport and exercise science student here at ISU. Kendall is the elections commissioner for ASISU, and enjoys her involvement. During the election season, she is busy spreading awareness about ASISU and informing potential candidates about what being a part of ASISU is about.