Jay Michaels Named Program Director in Omaha

Long-time broadcast radio programming executive Jay Michaels has been hired as the Program Director for NRG Omaha radio stations KQKQ – SWEET 98.5 and KOPW – POWER 106.9. Jay is a very seasoned programmer with outstanding relationships within the broadcasting and record industry, according to Mark Shecterle, Market Manager. Shecterle stated, “I am thrilled to…Continue Reading


NRG Media CEO Mary Quass Receives National Radio Award

  NRG Media Chairman and CEO Mary Quass accepted the National Radio Award during the Radio Show luncheon program September 25 in Dallas. Before handing the prestigious award to the 35-year radio industry vet, NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith called Quass “a leader in our business, a mentor, a role model, a champion of…Continue Reading


Hodag County Celebrates 25 Years

Hodag Country, 97.5, WHDG hit the air September 1, 1994. Since then, the frequency changed to 97.3 (in 2009), but otherwise the format has stayed the same. To celebrate 25 years of Hodag Country, WHDG offered listeners a chance to qualify to win concert tickets to Luke Bryan’s 2019 Farm Tour stop in Wisconsin, complete…Continue Reading

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Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Softball Game in Stevens Point, WI

On September 14, the Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity softball game took place in Stevens Point, pitting firefighters against law enforcement all to raise money for local veterans support groups. Kincaid from WGLX was on hand to emcee the game – and what a game it was with law enforcement rallying in the bottom of…Continue Reading


Broadcast House in Lincoln takes part in LincOne For the Heroes

Our markets are what make NRG Media great! Continually making an impact in our communities. All 5 Broadcast House stations recently took place in LincOne For The Heroes delivering meals from Slim Chickens to local police and fire stations around town. The Stations also promoted fundraisers for Stop The Bleed, a non-profit to train first…Continue Reading


Promotions in Wausau/Stevens Point Market

Wausau/Stevens Point Market is pleased to announce the promotion of Travis Place (Trav in the Morning on Big Cheese 107.9, WBCV) into the newly redefined role of Operations and Brands Manager for the market. General Manager Aleese Fielder explains, “Managing, promoting and aligning our station brands to match each station’s unique persona is just part…Continue Reading

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Big Red Out Supporting Children’s Miracle Network

On Friday the 13th, Big Red was out celebrating Members Advantage Credit Union’s grand re-opening in Wausau/Stevens Point AND helping them raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Marshfield Children’s Hospital by selling brats, dogs and raffle tickets for some really cool prizes. Back to the NRG News PageContinue Reading


Rock 108 (KFMW) Becomes Unlikely Fodder

Keeping count – A LA daily newspaper thinks Rock 108 (KFMW) in Cedar Rapids, IA is the best radio station in America and now one of the internet’s big parody sites uses Rock 108 as fodder for a ticket giveaway spoof. Interesting amount of research they did on the market before writing the parody. Read…Continue Reading


Central Nebraska Receives Awards at NBA’s

Hard work and dedication earns our Central Nebraska market awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association. Awards include: Gold Award -KGFW: Best Continuing Coverage Of A News Story – March 2019 Bomb Cyclone. -KGFW: Service To Business, Industry, Government or Education – One For The Heroes Event recognizing Military Veterans and First Responders. -KSYZ: Best Commercial…Continue Reading


Steve Altmaier, KGFW Alumnus Inducted into NBA’s Hall of Fame

Steve Altmaier worked at KGFW (later KQKY and KRNY) for 42 years as Sports Director and later News Director was recently inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association’s Hall Of Fame. Also joining Steve in this year’s Hall Of Fame class were legendary Husker Sports radio broadcaster Kent Pavelka and Ken Fouts a former Network TV…Continue Reading