KZUM Staff

Kerry Semrad, General Manager
Questions or comments about the station, supporting KZUM, station events, your donation or thank you gifts, serving as a board member, off-air volunteering, etc.
Email Kerry or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 5

Patrick Monaghan, Program Director
Questions or comments about programming, becoming a programmer, PSA submissions, KZUM’s website, podcasting, etc.
Email Patrick or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 3

Amanda McKay, Underwriting Director
Questions or comments about underwriting and sponsorship announcements.
Email Amanda or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 4

Steffan Decker, Multimedia Specialist
Questions or comments about donating, giving history, pledge drive thank you gifts, payments and invoicing
Email Steffan or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 2

Deb Andersen and Phil Kessler, Music Directors (volunteer)
Music submissions, tracking and all other questions about music airplay,
Email (no phone number).

Board of Directors

Matt Lehnert- Board Chair
Deb Higuchi- Board Vice Chair
Kacey Nelkin Pedersen- Board Secretary
Kelsey Liddy- Board Treasurer
Marthaellen Florence
Marcia White
Jeremiah Moore
Aaron Vlasnik
Vince Ruhl
Mary Douglass
Matt Bokovoy


Board vacancies are filled each fall. Apply here on our website. If you have any questions about serving on the Sunrise Communications board of directors, contact the KZUM general manager at

Sunrise Communications, Inc. Community Advisory Board

Rachel Garver, chair
Dave Hughes, vice chair
Jim Heydt, secretary
Kris Powers
Richard Russell
Sue Rutledge
Jay Schmidt
Scott Svoboda

Interested in joining KZUM’s Community Advisory Board? Visit the online application.

Open Meetings

KZUM is committed to hearing from voices in the Lincoln community through our open meetings, including those of our Board of Directors and Community Advisory Board.

The Sunrise Communications Board of Directors meets most months at the KZUM business offices at 3534 South 48th Street, Suite 6. This 11 member body oversees all station and corporation business. Meetings are open to the public.

The KZUM Community Advisory Board meets quarterly and encourages all listeners to attend! Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October once again in the Community Room of the KZUM business offices. This important group gathers input from listeners concerning KZUM’s programming and overall role in the community. Meetings are open to the public.

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

A full calendar of open meetings is available here on our website.

Upcoming open meetings:
Apr 14

Community Advisory Board Meeting

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm