CLASS OF 2019
Steve Altmaier served the people of the Tri-Cities area for 42 years from KGFW and KQKY in Kearney. He got started in 1974 as an announcer on both stations and was promoted to sports director for KGFW in 1981. In 2005 he was named KGFW’s associate news director before becoming news director in 2009; a title he held until his retirement in 2016. Steve is known by many for his calming voice and demeanor, and became known by even more as “The Voice of the Lopers” where he called more than 2,500 University of Kearney (UNK) athletic contests over a 24-year span, along with countless high school football and basketball games. His passion for sports broadcasting resulted in recognition as the Nebraska Coaches Association “Media Person of the Year” in 2005 followed by his induction to the UNK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.