Lucy is a native Nebraskan and a veteran of Omaha radio. She loves music and the relationship it has with her listeners. In fact, she loves people and getting to know her audience and what they experience. When not entertaining KGOR listeners during the day, she is helping Omahans navigate traffic on the Total Traffic Network as well as providing a counterpoint in the morning to Scott Voorhees’ show on KFAB. Lucy receives a $100 flat talent fee per week from Retire SMART.
Ian hosts “The Ian Swanson Show” on KFAB. He is a fourth-generation Nebraskan who was born and raised in Omaha. He graduated from Millard North High School and the esteemed Hillsdale College. Ian and his wife, Narel (a former basketball player from Brazil), just welcomed their first child this past summer (a son, Theo) and are committed to our community for the long haul as they raise a family here. In fact, Ian is part of a very large extended family here in Omaha, including his father, Sean Swanson, who is an Investment Adviser at Retire SMART. Ian receives a $125 flat talent fee per week from Retire SMART.
Neil began his chapter in broadcasting history when he left ABC in New York to buy a new radio station in North Platte, Nebraska. He managed the construction of and FCC license application for the station, KXNP, which became the FM counterpart to AM station, KODY. Neil operated and staffed KXNP/KODY until 1985 when he sold the stations to move to be the program manager for Ogallala’s KOGA and its sister stations, KSTC AM/FM and KNAB AM/FM. In 1986, Neil moved to Lincoln’s KLIN to serve as morning air host, also dealing with personnel, the budget, sales and client relations.
Neil joined Mitchell Broadcasting Company in 1993 as operations manager and program director for its group of stations in Omaha (KKAR, KOIL, KOZN, KMMQ, and KZOT). He launched KOZN, an all-sports station and retained the rights for the station group to carry Nebraska sports. Throughout his career, Neil has been generous with his time and knowledge, giving station tours to University of Nebraska Omaha broadcasting students and speaking to their classes. Because of his impact on Nebraska broadcasting and his devotion to helping fledging broadcasters, the UNO School of Communication presented Neil with the lifetime achievement award. Neil receives a $100 flat talent fee per week from Retire SMART.
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