Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.:
5:50–Iowa Irish Fest begins Friday. Planning committee members Lori McConville and Doug Larrabee talk about what first attracted them to the festival and why they are looking forward to this year’s event.
6:35–The Iowa State Fair is an annual opportunity to celebrate agriculture. This year, it will also be an opportunity for ag officials to demonstrate best practices for preventing animal disease outbreaks. During an RFD1540 feature, Dustin Hoffman of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network provides the details about precautions being taken at the fair against the spread of African Swine Fever
7:35–TV9 Meteorologist Kalie Pluchel says the first day of August will feature comfortable temperatures and humidity levels.
7:50–On Sunday, a 16-year-old claimed $3 million by winning an online video game competition. It was a headline-grabbing prize. The stakes are a little different for Hawkeye Community College’s eSports team. Coach Billy Howard and athletics department official Ethan Crawford talk about the state of eSports on college campuses.
Plus the weather every 10 minutes, 50 percent more news than before, agribusiness information at :15 past each hour, and sports at :30 past each hour…a great way to start the day…the KXEL Morning News with Tim Harwood, Jeff Stein, and Mark Morris, Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m. on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.