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Presidents and Chairpersons

1934-35: Dietrich Dirks, KFAB
1936: John J. Gillin, Jr. WOW
1937: John M. Henry, KOIL
1938: Clark Staniford, KGFW
1939: Randall Ryan, KMMJ
1940: W. I. LeBarron, KGNF
1941: Vernon Smith, KOWH
1942: Jud Woods, KFAB
1943: E. Anson Thomas, KGFW
1944: Paul R. Fry, KBON
1945: Lumir Urban, KORN
1946: Duane L. Watts, KHAS
1947: Harry Peck, KFOR
1948: L. L. Hilliard, KOLT
1949: John Alexander, KODY
1950: Bill Newens, KOIL
1951: Bill Martin, KMMJ
1952: LeRoy Lenwell, KBRL
1953: Bob Thomas, WJAG
1954: Harry Burke, KFAB
1955: Gene Ackerley, KCOW
1956: Dick Chapin, KFOR
1957: Virgil Sharpe, KOWH
1958: Dave Young, KSID
1959: Jack Gilbert, KHOL TV
1960: Harry Peck, KODY
1961-62: Arden Swisher, KMTV
1963: Bob Thomas, WJAG

1964: A. James Ebel, KOLN-TV
1965: Frank Fogarty, WOW/WOW-TV
1966: Roger Larson, KFOR
1967: Joe Di Natale, KODY
1968: Vern Stedry, KHUB
1969: Paul Jensen, KOLN TV
1970: Hollis Francis, WJAG
1971: Amos Eastridge, KMTV
1972: Roger Larson, KFOR
1973: Frank Scott, KLNG
1974: Robert E. Schnuelle, KGIN TV
1975: Gordon C. Pentz, KWBE
1976: Joe Stavas, KTTT
1977: Norman W. Williams, KMTV
1978: John A. Howard, KGFW
1979: Dick Chapin, Stuart Broadcast
1980: Ken Elkins, KETV
1981: Lee Hall, KCSR
1982: Cal Coleman, KHUB
1983: John McDonald, KGFW/KQKY
1984: Gary Nielsen, KETV
1985: Eric Brown, KRVN
1986: Ed Zachary, WOWT
1987: Gene Koehn, KNEN
1988: Ken Fearnow, WOW
1989: Stanley Linnertz, NTV Network
1990: Larry Rice, KBRB AM/FM
1991: Larry Walklin, KRNU
1992: Ray Lockhart, KOGA AM/FM

1993: Howard Kennedy, KMTV
1994: Robb Thomas, WJAG/KEXL
1995: John Webster, KEFM
1996: Charlie Brogan, KRVN AM/FM
1997: Howard Shrier, KPTM
1998: Tom Robson, KAWL/KTMX
1999: Marty Riemenschneider, Mitchell Broadcasting
2000: Julie Gade, Clear Channel
2001: Scott Poese, KBRX
2002: Steve Morris, NTV
2003: Dwight Lane, KEFM
2004: Craig Eckert, KXPN/KKPR
2005: Craig Larson, KTIC/KWPN
2006: Roger Moody, KLKN TV
2007: Ulyssses Carlini, Jr., KHAS TV
2007-08: Mark Halverson, Triad Broadcasting
2008-09: Dennis Brown, KCSR
2009-10: Chuck Schwartz, KRNP/KZTL
2010-11: Mark Jensen, MWB Broadcasting
2011-12: Jim Timm, KBBX
2012-13: Angie Stenger, KUSO/KNEN
2013-14: Craig Eckert, Platte River Radio
2014-15: Jason Effinger, Gray TV
2015-16: C. Taylor Walet III, iHeart Media
2016-17: Joy Patten, Alpha Media
2017-18: David M Kelly, KTCH/KCTY
2018-19: Ariel Roblin, KETV
2019-20: Graig Kinzie, KBRB AM/FM

President/Executive Directors

1963-1969: Charles Thone
1970-1979: Frank Fogarty
1980: Mike Boyle
1981: Bud Pentz

1982-1989: Ed Schafer
1990-2002: Dick Palmquist
2002-2014: Marty Riemenschneider
2014-Present: Jim Timm

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The Nebraska Broadcasters Association was formed in 1934, with the purposes of advancing the best interests of the free, local, over-the-air, full service radio and television broadcast industry in the State of Nebraska, and in that regard to:

  • optimize the business and regulatory environment in which the broadcast industry operates on state, regional and federal levels
  • advance the state of the art of broadcasting
  • increase respect for and the credibility of broadcasting
  • help each broadcast station to better serve the public interest
  • otherwise engage in activities and other undertakings, including but not limited to Noncommercial Sustaining Announcement Programs (NCSA), which serve those purposes.

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Phone: 402-933-5995
Fax: 402-933-0059
E-mail: jim@ne-ba.org

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