KZUM is a noncommercial, listener-supported community radio station licensed to Sunrise Communications, a nonprofit organization established solely to operate KZUM. KZUM is tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts, grants and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The station broadcasts at 89.3 MHz on the FM band, with an effective radiated power of 1,500 watts. KZUM’s transmission tower is located at the historic Terminal Building in downtown Lincoln.
KZUM’s Guiding Principles
Being Trailblazers in our community and industry
Offering our media platform to the Community
Showing Compassion through our programming
Striving for Inclusion
Elevating Conscientious actions
Sharing the Joy of our mission
The mission of KZUM is to educate and build community through broadcast media, with diverse and independent voices that enrich the perspectives of our audiences.
Sunrise Communications, Inc./KZUM Radio 89.3 FM Diversity Statement
Sunrise Communications ( KZUM) makes every effort to employ individuals in staff and volunteer positions who are the most qualified and capable of serving directly or indirectly for our listeners. We also provide resources and opportunities to strengthen and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility throughout the organization while cultivating a volunteer base that draws from the full diversity of our community.
As an employer, Sunrise Communications has a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination, dictating that any allegations are taken seriously and handled confidentially.
Diversity in the context of the Sunrise Communication organization, includes individuals who belong to communities of color, such as Black and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Indigenous, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and North African persons. It also includes individuals who belong to communities that face discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary ( LGBTQ+) persons as well as persons who face discrimination based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, parents and caregivers. It also includes individuals who belong to communities that face discrimination based on their religion or disability, individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, individuals who belong to communities that may face employment barriers based on older age or former incarceration, persons who live in rural areas, veterans and persons otherwise adversely affected by discrimination or inequality. We recognize that individuals may belong to more than one underserved community and face intersecting barriers.
Inclusion in the context of the Sunrise Communications organization means the recognition, appreciation and use of talents and skills of staff and volunteers of all backgrounds. KZUM is committed to fostering a safe environment free of bullying and harassment of any kind. It includes building an environment where employee, volunteer and programmer differences are valued, all are empowered and all are encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and capabilities.
Accessibility in the context of the Sunrise Communication organization means the design, construction, development and maintenance of facilities, information and communication technology, programs and services so that all people, including persons with disabilities, can fully and independently use them. Accessibility includes the provision of accommodations and modifications to ensure equal access to staff, volunteer and programmer participation in activities for persons with disabilities, the reduction or elimination of physical and attitudinal barriers to equitable opportunities, a commitment to ensuring that persons with disabilities can independently access every outward-facing and internal activity or electronic space and the pursuit of best practices such as universal design.
Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of employment and volunteer relationships, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, working conditions, compensation and benefits. As a community radio station, KZUM ensures its employees, programmers, volunteers, listeners, and other stakeholders are treated with dignity and respect.
Sunrise Communications, Inc. Community Advisory Board
Anyone interested is welcome to attend this quarterly meeting. Join us in the KZUM Community Room at 3534 South 48th Street, Suite 6, on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October at 6 p.m.
Minutes of the meetings are available by request at the KZUM business office, 3534 South 48th St., Suite 6, between 8:30-4:30 p.m. M-F
Reports, Documents and Public File
View KZUM’s Financial Audit for Fiscal Year 2022
View KZUM’s 990 for Fiscal Year 2022
Sunrise Communications 2022 FSR Report
Sunrise Communications Bylaws
2022 CPB SAS Survey
Sunrise Communications Inc DBA KZUM-FM CPB Diversity Report 2023
KZUM’s Public File at fcc.gov
Assistance with these digital resources is available at the KZUM business office, 3534 S. 48th St., Suite 6, during normal hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays, or by contacting the KZUM general manager at (402)474-5086, ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.