WCMY-AM in Ottawa, IL Receives First Place Award

During the recent “virtual” Spring Convention of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association/Associated Press annual competition, WCMY-AM received a 1st Place Award for “Best Spot News Reporting – Downstate Radio” for the work of News Director Rick Koshko and Reporter/Anchor Ethan Kruger. On July 30, 2019 during the Noon Hour, Ethan reported live from the scene…Continue Reading

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NRG Media Serving Listeners During Current Crisis

Mary Quass, NRG Media CEO offers her reflections on how NRG Media is serving listeners during the current crisis and how the new normal will be different tomorrow in interviews with All Access and Radio Ink. Read All Access’ Article Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti interviews NRG CEO Mary Quass with Mary offering her reflections…Continue Reading


Our People are Our Brand – We Really are in This Together

Back in early March, during a weekly market manager call, we discussed the plan to protect our people as we started to face the unprecedented impact COVID-19 would have on our communities, our business and our company. Our course of action was never in question – NRG Media would stand by its team. We would…Continue Reading


KLIN Dominates Competition

NRG Media’s KLIN, in Lincoln, received FOUR first place awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association in the annual Eric Severaid competition. KLIN won first place in the following categories: Newscast – Second year in a row Sportscast/Program – Friday Morning Tailgate: “Storytime with Stai” (third year in-a-row) Hard Feature – “Focal Point – Prison…Continue Reading


Helping the Community – Lincoln

NRG – Lincoln, Broadcast House is helping struggling local businesses with their Help LNK program.  Complimentary listings for ANY local business are available so Lincoln residents can support local businesses still open and serving the community during these difficult times.  In some cases, the businesses are still open , but they are operating under different…Continue Reading


Helping the Community – Omaha

In Nebraska, there’s always a reason to wear red.  Husker sports dominates in Nebraska and the stands at Memorial Stadium are known for the Sea of Red during every home game.  During these difficult times, there aren’t any sporting events but wearing red is taking on a new meaning – supporting health care workers and…Continue Reading


Mike Waters to Host Mornings on 105.7 KOKZ

Mike Waters has joined the Cedar Rapids/Waterloo market to host mornings on 105.7 KOKZ. Mike begins broadcasting live Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:30am. “We are thrilled to have Mike join NRG Media as the voice for 105.7 KOKZ for the morning drive. He brings over 30 years experience in the radio industry across a…Continue Reading


Central Nebraska St. Jude Radiothon Blueprint for Others

NRG Media is pleased to announce with all of the COVID-19 disruptions and restrictions in place, our Central Nebraska team at Y102 with the support of our four other stations were still able to raise $122,436 for the kids at St. Jude. AMAZING effort considering our current circumstances! The amount raised in 2020 puts us…Continue Reading


Helping the Community – Sam Ramirez

Sam Ramirez is celebrating 20 years at the same radio station this year – he’s the program director and morning host at River Country 101.7 in Dixon, Illinois.  In addition to everything he’s doing to support the community right now through his work at the Dixon radio stations, he’s also helping his wife Carie as…Continue Reading


Radio Life in Difficult Times

With everything going on right now, radio is pretty busy doing what it does best – serving local communities and advertisers.  Whenever there is a crisis, radio steps up.  Radio can do that because of the passion and dedication to their local community shared by everyone working in radio.  That passion and dedication is a…Continue Reading