Gretchen Gondek

General Manager

712-274-6406 ext. 1341

Randy Peters, a textile expert, will be studying and appraising antique textiles, clothes, and fabrics at the museum this Sunday. When he came to the station for an interview, we sprung two dresses upon him that had been stored away in our closets from since the early twentieth century and late nineteenth century. 

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Melissa Fischer, development director at the Siouxland Humane Society, about the annual Gourmet Double Chocolate Caramel Apple fundraiser supporting programs and services at the SHS.

Sioux City Now

This week, SPM’s Gretchen Gondek talks to Thomas Ritchie, editor of Sioux City Now,  about the site's Best of Sioux City results. The web magazine is a great resource for food, realtors, dog groomers and much more, including film reviews with our own Dr. Leslie Erickson. 

Food Bank of Siouxland

The 12th annual "Empty Bowls" event takes place on Febraury 5. The event helps to raise funds for the Food Bank of Siouxland, a critical organization helping to feed the hungry in our community. Hear about the event on today's Food for Thought. 


SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with volunteers Dr. Mary Day and Bobbi Segura from Iowa Women Lead Change about the 2nd annual IWLC conference taking place on Tuesday, February 16, at the Marina Inn.  IWLC is a non-profit organization striving to educate, inspire, and challenge women to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. 

  Gretchen chats with Iris Hammer from the Pastry Parlor about holiday confections and memories from her years as a girl growing up in Germany.    

Holiday Spectacular

Dec 15, 2015

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Tracy Bennett from Siouxland Civic Dance about the Holiday Spectacular, happening this Saturday at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Orpheum Theatre and features over one-hundred performers in holiday songs, verse, and dance.  This year a living nativity will be staged as well as the classic “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” 

This week Gretchen speaks to Sarah Peterson, executive director of Support Siouxland Soldiers, about “Holidays for our Heroes,” a program to assist Siouxland veterans and military families with gifts, groceries, dinner and more.

Gretchen speaks with Ryan Haskins, music director and conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, about the “Christmas Spectacular.” The concert will feature holiday favorites, a sing-along, and guest Simon Estes. It takes place this Saturday evening at the Orpheum Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Dec 9, 2015
Sioux City Community Theatre

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Rebecca Brown, general manager of the Sioux City Community Theatre, about A Christmas Carol, the holiday classic by Charles Dickens running December 10th through the 20th.  The Siouxland Food Bank and Sioux City Public Library will partner with the theatre this holiday season.