Staff and Boards

Staff and Boards2018-10-25T09:20:22+00:00

KZUM Staff

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

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

Shannon Claire, Development Director
Questions or comments about underwriting, sponsorships, station events, Stransky Park concerts, community outreach, social media, internships, etc.
Email Shannon or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 6

Steffan Decker, Business Manager and Multimedia Specialist
Questions or comments about donating, giving history, pledge drive thank you gifts, payments and invoicing
Email or call (402)474-5086 Ext. 0

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

Board of Directors

Anthony Rager, Chair
Marthaellen Florence, Vice Chair
Dab Higuchi, Secretary
Matt Lehnert, Treasurer
Jeremiah Moore
Renae Ninneman
Kacey Nelkin Pedersen
Schuyler Geery-Zink
Kyle Gibson
Kathy Karsting
Nick Svoboda

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
Jim Heydt
Dave Hughes
Kris Powers
Ed Rumbaugh
Richard Russell
Sue Rutledge
Jay Schmidt
Scott Svoboda
Toni Yost

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:

Fri 25

Startup Weekend Lincoln

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - January 27 @ 9:00 pm
Sat 26

KZUM Board of Directors Meeting

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 27

Turbine Tabletop Time

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 29

Vogon Poetry Reading: Service Oriented Architecture

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm