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New KZUM Program Features Nebraska Writers

"The Platte River Sampler" is an original KZUM program offering writings and readings of material from the state of Nebraska, airing every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., beginning December 4.

Join hosts Phil Schupbach and Tom Ukinski for a weekly exploration of original prose, poetry, drama, songwriting and more, all from Nebraska and often delivered by the authors themselves.

Because the program aims to feature the talent of writers from across the state, it welcomes submissions of short plays, prose (fiction and nonfiction), poems and song lyrics by Nebraskans. Inquiries and submissions may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you tune in every Thursday to discover the lives and works of Nebraska's poets, writers, dramatists and lyricists.

KZUM Recognizes Volunteers

KZUM recently recognized several volunteers for their contributions to the station and the Lincoln community.

The 2013 KZUM Programmer of the Year award was presented to Dau Nguyen, host of “The Vietnamese Community Radio Show” (Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.). Since taking control of the program in 2011, he has gathered a dedicated team of volunteers to produce and host the show, which features local and global news, entertainment and music—all delivered in Vietnamese. During Nguyen’s time as host, “The Vietnamese Community Radio Show” has consistently raised more money during fundraising drives than any other KZUM program, including over $6,000 raised in 2013. Nguyen was selected by a vote of all KZUM volunteer programmers.

The 2013 KZUM Longevity Award was presented to Richard Degenhardt, host of “Maximum RockNRoll and More” (Mondays, midnight-2 a.m.). The award recognizes dedicated volunteerism at KZUM. Though he has moved around the program schedule over the years, Degenhardt has been volunteering his time as a programmer every week since 1981, making him one of KZUM’s longest serving volunteers.

The 2013-2014 KZUM Special Achievement Award was presented to Larry Evermann for his important volunteer service over the past two years. The award recognizes excellence in off-air volunteerism at KZUM. Evermann has faithfully volunteered several hours nearly every week for two years, assisting with important office duties, voice-over recording and anything else asked of him. His dedication and drive have been incredible and his work essential to KZUM.

All three of these awards are presented annually to recognize just a few of the many great examples of volunteer work being done at KZUM every week.

Nebraska's Only Independent Radio Station

KZUM has been a fixture in Lincoln since 1978 when it was formed to bring about more diverse programming in the capitol city through a community based program, one based from support through memberships, donations, grants from charitable foundations and underwriting.

KZUM-FM and KZUM-HD has studios and offices located at 3534 S 48th ST, Suite 6.

We have over 100 volunteer programmers keeping our shows broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

So, c’mon. Turn this electronic page and see what we’re all about. Check out our programming schedule or click on our streaming station signal. If you like what you see and hear then please consider supporting Nebraska’s only community based radio station by becoming a member or by underwriting a program.

The station’s mission gives voice to quality music, news and thoughtful discussion on local, national and world news while reaching an ever-widening audience with a more vibrant, artistic, diverse and quality programming schedule.

Thanks for stopping by our website and come again!

Upcoming KZUM Events

Thu Dec 25 @12:00AM
KZUM Business Office Closed
Tue Jan 20 @ 4:30PM -
Board Meeting
Tue Feb 17 @ 4:30PM -
Board Meeting
Tue Mar 17 @ 4:30PM -
Board Meeting

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