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Public Broadcasting

This category includes the operation of radio and television stations that carry programs of general interest to the public such as news, weather, sports, music, and entertainment. It does not include broadcasting services exclusively for the delivery of credit instruction through radio or television signals.

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Community Health Line

Classification:

2
General Public
This 30-minute radio call-in program hosted by Dr. William Gust and Tom O'Connor offers general health information for the public. Listeners are encouraged to ask specific questions relative to the health topic of the day.
Talk Call-In Show for the Public
Thomas J. O'Connor, Media Coordinator
Public Affairs
(402) 559-9690
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230
toconnor@mail.unmc.edu
EduCable

Classification:

2
Nebraskans in EduCable communities, all ages and backgrounds
Broadcast of Unicameral when it is in session and selected public television programming including children's and continuing education fare, as well as rebroadcasts of PBS programs and local Nebraska ETV productions. A cable television service of the Nebraska ETV Network.
Broadcast signal transmitted via satellite
Steve Graziano, Program Manager
402-472-9333, Extension 304
E-mail: sgraziano@unlinfo.unl.edu
Web site: http://net.unl.edu
KLPR-TV and KLPR-FM broadcasts

Classification:

2
University students, high school students and community members
News, entertainment, weather and information, sports coverage, and public affairs programming.
Free distribution of radio signals on 91.3 FM for KLPR-FM and distribution of KLPR-TV signals on basic cable via Cable USA
Dr. Keith Terry, Chair
308-865-8249
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
KRNU 90.3 FM (Class A FM radio station)

Classification:

2
As a Class A station, KRNU is designed to serve the city of Lincoln and the adjacent area. The primary service area is a circular pattern of roughly 20 miles from the Oldfather Hall transmitter location. Within this primary coverage area are nearly a quarter of a million residents.
The station offers alternative/progressive music with news and information; fusion jazz and new adult contemporary fare on Sundays. Programming includes news/sports blocks on weekdays and specialty programming weeknights during fall and spring semesters; play-by-play of Husker home football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball; live coverage of monthly NU Board of Regents meetings.
100 watt stereo transmission equipment
Rick Alloway, General Manager
472-6856
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
256 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0131
ralloway@unlinfo.unl.edu
KUON-TV/Nebraska ETV Network

Classification:

2
All Nebraskans, all ages and backgrounds
Broadcast of public television programming obtained from national sources (PBS, ITVS, APS, etc.), regional networks (CEN, PMN, SECA, etc.) and independent producers, as well as local programs produced here in Nebraska by UNL Television.
Broadcast signal transmitted via satellite.
Rod Bates, NET General Manager
402-472-9333, Extension 310
E-mail: rbates@unlinfo.unl.edu
Web site: http://www.net.unl.edu
KVNO 90.7 FM

Classification:

2
In the local metropolitan area, nearly 30,000 people of all ages tune to KVNO each week.
KVNO's mission is to serve and enrich the Omaha community and university through quality programming that enlightens, entertains and informs. The station is committed to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts in the community. KVNO's programming is unique. The station is among a handful of public radio stations nationwide whose format is almost entirely classical music, whose service is locally produced, and strongly supported by the community it serves. KVNO also features local news, as well as specialty and ethnic programming on the weekends. River City Folk is a KVNO production syndicated nationally, and carried by over 120 markets nationwide.
KVNO offers a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week public radio service. The station focuses on programming that is generally not available in the listening area. Ethnic programming includes a one hour German language program and a three hour Spanish language program. KVNO offers audio production services, and maintains a site on the World Wide Web which features a weekly arts events calendar.
Radio broadcast
Debra L. Aliano, General Manager
(402) 554-2516
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th & Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68182-0022
http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu
KWSC-TV 24

Classification:

2
Primarily on-campus cable viewing, Jones Intercable
Cable television broadcast
Maureen Carrigg
(402)375-7426; mcarrigg@wscgate.wsc.edu
KWSC-FM Radio 91.1

Classification:

2
General public within 20-mile radius of Wayne, students, faculty, staff
Radio broadcast
Dave Ogden
(402)375-7421; dogden@wscgate.wsc.edu
LifeQuest

Classification:

2
Adults 25+, especially women 30+, Nebraskans. Also educational use for high school students since it can be checked out at library.
Educational information regarding health and medicine topics
KMTV CBS affiliate, NTV (Kearney) ABC affiliate, and segments/entire shows to be used on KNOP (North Platte) and Nebraska Public Television. Shows also run on Cox Cable and can be checked out at all Omaha libraries
Donna Kush-Stopak, Senior Marketing Specialist
(402) 559-6709
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-7050
dkush@unmc.edu
Music Events: Recitals and Performances, School of Music, UNL

Classification:

2
Music listeners and attendees
Public performances and broadcasts
Regular broadcasting of selected School of Music Faculty Recitals and student ensembles, Kimball Recital Hall; ETV broadcast (every other year) of Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA), All-State Music Ensembles, Lied Center for Performing Arts
Larry Mallett, Director
School of Music
110 Westbrook Music Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu/finearts/Wmus/WMB/WMB.html
NET Outreach Services

Classification:

2
Viewers and potential viewers of KUON-TV/Nebraska ETV Network
Extension of information provided in selected programming to communities, in efforts to impact the lives of citizens in a positive, helpful way. Usually includes additional resources, beyond the information provided in the programming.
Television programming coupled with appearances in communities, usually in the form of presentations, workshops, training sessions, etc., as well as complementary print materials.
Deb Miller
402-472-9333, Extension 353
E-mail: dm@unlinfo.unl.edu
Parenting and Family Life

Classification:

2
These programs provide information to the general public.
Three-minute segments on parenting and family issues are provided as a part of the 12:00 noon news on Channel 10/11
Commercial television
Dr. Herbert Lingren
123 Home Economics Building
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone: 402/472-1664
Email:hdfm007@unlvm.unl.edu
Public Broadcasting Programs

Classification:

2
Community
Community Health Line: A weekly live half hour broadcast on KIOS-FM hosted by Tom O'Connor and Dr. Bill Gust featuring health experts from UNMC.
The Clinic: A weekly radio interview hosted by Tom O'Connor from Public Affairs featuring experts from the UNMC talking on current health research, education and care topics. The Clinic is currently carried on 15 Nebraska and Iowa stations including KGOR-FM and KQKQ.
LifeQuest: A weekly television education program produced by Donna Kush Stopak from Marketing and Organizational Communications and featuring experts from the UNMC talking on current health research, education and care topics. LifeQuest airs at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays on KMTV Channel 3.
Dr. Ed Dominguez: A health reporter for KETV Channel 7 and UNMC physician who reports on health topics for the Omaha station and often features other UNMC experts.
UNMC/HealthWatch Web page: This is a page on the WWW that offers the health segments of Dr. Ed Dominguez via the internet. The page is updated weekly with new segments and contains a library of those that have aired previously. Eventually it may be expanded to include other health information. It does link to UNMC's World Wide Web page.
Dr. Bruce Buehler: Live interviews at noon on Mondays on KMTV Channel 3 about health and education topics.
Local radio and television programs
Public Affairs
(402) 559-4353
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5230
Ready to Learn

Classification:

2
Nebraska children of pre-school age, their parents and caregivers
Extensive programming, broadcast on KUON-TV and the Nebraska ETV Network, that helps to prepare preschoolers for school and lifelong learning, plus workshops and educational materials for parents and caregivers.
Broadcast on the Nebraska ETV Network, via satellite
Tracie Klosterman
402-472-9333, Extension 226
W-mail tklosterman@unlinfo.unl.edu
Health and Wellness Cable TV Consortium/Biomedical Communications

Classification:

2
The general Omaha population who could benefit form wellness and disease prevention information to preserve their health and the health of their families.
Television programming from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. each weekday evening on Cox Cable Channel 4 and on Douglas County Cable Vision, channel 24.
City of Omaha Cable Systems
Reba A. Benschoter, Ph.D., Director
(402) 559-7100
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5170
rbenscho@unmc.edu
Wellness Connection - TV Show (offered by Health and Wellness Consortium [includes UNMC])

Classification:

2
General Public
This one hour public health program is hosted by William Gust, M.D. The program is presented with three or four faculty from either UNMC or Creighton University School of Medicine who are interviewed on a variety of health topics. At the end of each interview the public can call in and ask questions. The program is broadcast live once a month and is repeated weekly through out the month. It is broadcast on Cox Cable Channel #4, Douglas County Cablevision Channel #24, U.S. West TeleChoice Channel #6.
Cable Television
Reba Benschoter, Ph.D.
Director, Biomedical Communications
(402) 559-7100
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5170
UNO Television/KYNE

Classification:

2
The entire metropolitan viewing area is the target audience
UNO Television provides television production, program distribution, and educational services to a diverse group of users on local, regional, national and international levels. UNO Television responds to the varying needs of the UNO community and Omaha area viewers through distinctive, high quality programs broadcast on KYNE and The Knowledge Network. UNO Television and The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha maintain sites on the World Wide Web including searchable program information.
Television Broadcast
Debra L. Aliano, General Manager
(402) 554-2516
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th & Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68182-0022
http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu