Jim Smith, Chair
Jim and his wife Doris have been members of KZUM since 2004. Before his recent retirement, Jim was employed by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln as a television engineer. He worked in the Ag Communications Building on UNL's East Campus. He was self-employeed in an electronics business for the 21 years preceeding. The Smith's, Lincoln residents since 1963, have four children and 6 grandchildren. They all live in Lincoln. "I enjoy music", says Jim, "but the nature of my interest in KZUM is mostly technical."
Brenda Ealey, Vice Chair
I am a long time listener of KZUM and radio – my favorite media. I love the diversity of music on KZUM and the community focus of the station. A favorite non-music program of mine is Democracy Now, an independent daily news program with news, interviews and information you won’t hear anywhere else. I have a teenage daughter and we both enjoy a variety of music and sports – as participants and observers in our free time, and are active in our church. I am a librarian by trade, and have been in my current position as Administrator of Southeast Library System for 13 years.
Matthew Joy, Treasurer
Jonathan Werner, Secretary
Jonathan works at the Department of Labor as an Unemployment Claims Adjudicator. He has a BFA with emphasis in photography and ceramics and enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and biking.
Ed has been a member of KZUM since 1991 and also a programmer for most of that time. He has been employed by State Farm Insurance for 27 years. Ed is married and has two children and has lived in Lincoln for over 20 years. He is active in his church and enjoys the rich musical scene in Lincoln, of which KZUM is a signifcant part.
Hardy owns a business that supplies and stocks vending machines in the Main Lincoln Post Office at 7th and R Streets. He also owns farm land in central Nebraska. A KZUM programmer since the mid 80's, Hardy was the first recipient of the Programmer of the Year Award in 1994. Hardy helped produce the first KZUM Programmer's Manual and was instrumental in early programmer evaluations. Hardy has been on the KZUM board in the past, serving as Chair and Vice-Chair.
Lee was born and raised in North Dakota, but she has lived in Lincoln for over 25 years now all the while working at UNL's Extended Education, in various positions. Lee and her husband do not have children, but have a dog named Newley (he's named after the handsome young deputy on Gunsmoke). She loves to travel, cook, listen to music, read, and watch movies. She has served on the board of trustees at her church for 3 years as a member, and as the board president during her 4th year.
Mickey was born in Mayfield, KY, and raised in McCook, NE before he moved to Lincoln in 1969. As owner of picture framing equipment, he has spent more than 10 years donating framed pictures to community centers, youth and crisis centers in the area. In the past, Mickey worked with Steve Alvis [former general manager] to secure donations of valuable and rare prints for fundraising events, along with framing band pictures for the KZUM business offices.
Mickey is also a graduate of “Leadership Lincoln Project ALL class - year four; and is proud to have had a cousin who was a DJ for KZUM at the 23rd and “D” Street location.
Barrie is a research analyst for psychiatric clinical trials.
He is an avid KZUM listener and volunteer. He reads and listens to music constantly, and loves the diversity that KZUM offers.
Tony has been a Trustee of the Berman Music Foundation since 2008 and an advisor of Butch Berman and
the Foundation since 1995.
He is the Human Resource Director at Cline Williams Law Firm.
Tony enjoys reading and listening to music.
He is married and has two children, ages 7 and 9.
Tony was born and raised in Leadville, Colorado, and moved to Lincoln in 1992.
Contact Cathy if you are interested in Underwriting/Sponsoring or Marketing with KZUM.
(402)474-5086 Ext. 5
Ryan Evans, Program Director
Contact Ryan if you would like to become a volunteer programmer; if you have comments about our schedule or content.
or at (402)474-5086 Ext. 3
Laura Fortney, Music Director
Contact Laura for anything related to promotion of music [interviews or CD submissions] or musicians.
or at (402)474-5086 Ext. 6