KLIN’s Jack Mitchell’s Walk of Shame

Nearly a decade ago, in early April, KLIN’s Jack Mitchell boldly proclaimed to his radio co-host Dave Miller winter was over. Dave told Jack to put his money where his mouth was. For whatever reason, Jack upped the ante by saying if any day until the end of summer had a high temperature of 60…Continue Reading


Y106.5 Takeover Concert

  Y106.5 held its first Facebook Takeover Concert with Derek Jones on May 2. Big Red held a “virtual” live concert from the backyard! This was a great opportunity to reach people longing for a live show as well as reach an audience we normally wouldn’t get to reach. Take a Listen Back to the…Continue Reading


Big Cheese Morning Show with Trav Receives Award

    Wisconsin Broadcasters Association named WBVC-FM in Wausau/Stevens Point’s “The Big Cheese Morning Show with Trav – Bye Bye Emily Skye” as Medium Market Music Best Morning Radio Show. Congratulations Trav! Listen to Bye Bye Emily Skye Back to the NRG News PageContinue Reading


NRG Media in Omaha Tackles The “New Normal”

Once again, 1620 The Zone is featured in Barrett Sports Media for its efforts and contributions to the community during the Coronavirus pandemic with Great Local Radio. As mentioned in the article, the local sports radio station has become, “…place to escape the realities of what’s happening around all of us. If only for a…Continue Reading


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