Justin Acri

Justin is the KABZ-FM program director and co-host of The Zone weekdays from 10-1.  He first came to the Buzz in June of 2003 as a morning show co-host while serving as the weekend sports anchor on KATV-TV.  He became a full time employee at the Buzz in September of 2006.  Justin first arrived in Arkansas in 1998 as a reporter at Channel Seven.  While working in the newsroom, his outstanding work earned him an Emmy Award, Murrow Award as well as several awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.  Justin currently serves as the color analyst for UCA football games and the Clint Conque Show which you can hear each fall on 103.7 The Buzz.  He also hosts the UCA football and basketball coaches shows that air Sunday nights during the season on KATV.  Justin is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State University and while he still pulls for his beloved Cyclones, he is also a fan of the Natural State’s Razorbacks, Bears and Trojans. 

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinAcri7

He enjoys playing golf, cooking and reading.  His family includes his wife Kristi and sons Parker and Maddux .


1. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?  Atari 2600
2. What's your favorite bumper sticker?  Never had one
3. If you could have picked your own name, what would it be? Tommy Smith
4. What was the name of your first pet? Pierre (French poodle…met an untimely and violent end)
5. What’s a good movie title to sum up your life story? It’s a wonderful life
6. If you were an animal, what would you be?  Liger
7. If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be?  Scarlett Johansson/Natalie Gulbis…they are so beautif…I mean talented
8. If you had 3 wishes from a genie, what would you ask? To be taller, smarter and nicer
9. What did you dream you'd be when you were growing up? A sports broadcaster…yeah for me!
10. Who is your favorite super hero? Spider-Man…tough dude but vulnerable as well
11. What's the most childish thing about you? Throw tantrums when I don’t get my way
12. Who is your favorite Star Wars character? Han Solo…not even close!
13. What did you have for breakfast? Protein bar
14. Favorite color? Black
15. What kind of shampoo do you use? Pantene
16. Favorite TV show? Entourage
17. Favorite pizza? The funky chicken from Damgoode Pies
18. Favorite vacation place? Cabo San Lucas
19. Shoe size? 9
20. Favorite ice cream? Cookies and cream
21. Favorite board game? monopoly
22. Favorite food? steak
23. Favorite restaurant? Moe’s of course and Brave New Restaurant
24. Favorite candy? Peanut Butter Cup
25. First car? ’81 light blue Ford Escort…chick magnet I am telling you
26. Favorite animal? Liger…duh!
27. Favorite sports team? Chicago Cubs
28. Favorite movie? Tough one…I will say Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption and Hoosiers
29. Favorite book? Roots
30. Favorite letter? X
31. Favorite soda pop? Diet Dr. Pepper
32. Favorite season? Fall
33. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, what? Collarbone
34. Favorite city? LR in Arkansas and San Francisco nationally
35. Favorite song? MMMMMMM Bop
36. Favorite band? Black Crowes
37. Worst movie? The River’s Edge
38. Worst TV show? Too many to mention
39. What’s your favorite thing to cook? Steak
40. Favorite actor? Harrison Ford
41. Favorite actress? Scarlett Johansson
42. Favorite fruit? Banana
43. Favorite vegetable? Lettuce
44. Worst vegetable? Brussels sprouts
45. Worst fruit? Kumquat
46. Favorite car? Corvette
47. Name of your high school? Saydel High (Des Moines)
48. What kind of toothpaste do you use?’Colgate
49. Favorite doughnut? Don’t eat em
50. Favorite desert? Chocolate cake from Outback
51. Favorite cereal? Cinnamon Life
52. Ducks or turtles? For what?  Eating?  Ducks
53. Favorite time of day? 8pm
54. Favorite country to visit? Mexico
55. What kind of deodorant do you use? Mitchum gel
56. How tall are you? Not very
57. Ever been sky diving? Nope
58. What’s the craziest thing you have ever done? None of your business
59. Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
60. Favorite reindeer? Blitzen…also known as Pat Bradley
61. Favorite saying? You can’t win if you don’t play
62. Do you play any instruments? Trumpet
63. Can you do a cartwheel? One handed
64. Favorite cartoon? Tom and Jerry
65. Do you wear slippers? Yes
66. Plaid or polka dots? Plaid…because dead men don’t wear plaid
67. How many states have you lived in? And what were they?  Four-Iowa, California, Minnesota and of course Arkansas
68. Worst bowling score? 73
69. Dogs or cats? Dogs dogs dogs.  Especially dogs that like to eat cats (I have a boxer named Jordan)
70. Ever been horseback riding? Yes
71. Favorite Christmas special? It’s a Wonderful Life
72. Hippo or giraffe? Hippo
73. Favorite cookie? Chocolate chip
74. Favorite fish? Walleye
75. How many cavities do you have? four
76. Favorite salad dressing? Blue cheese
77. What spicy food do you like? Chili
78. Mustard or mayo? Mustard…dijon
79. Favorite chip? Baked Lays
80. Favorite cheese? Blue
81. Favorite magazine? Golf Digest
82. Best childhood memory? Parents getting divorced.  No wait, getting my second bike…Huffy, finger breaks…cool.
83. Who is your hero? Lindy Blackstone.  She is really neato.


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