KRNU music director Joe Teplitsky

Joe Teplitsky has been nominated for music director of the year in the College Music Journal’s College Radio Awards. The winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on College Day, October 17, in New York City. 

KRNU was a finalist in the 2012 CMJ Awards and was nominated for most improved radio station in 2011.

KRNU station manager Rick Alloway said, “Recognition is of particular importance to us, since we are really striving to expand further upon the station’s long history of local community support.”

The College Radio Awards and College Day are the main events of the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. The stations and industry that make up CMJ’s radio community submitted nominations.

Joe Teplitsky helps identify bands that match KRNU’s indie music format. Teplitsky works with national promoters to keep music content on KRNU fresh. He also networks with the local music scene to get local artists on the air. Teplitsky establishes programming on the station to give equal rotation for bands while maintaining a standardized format.

Joe Teplitsky, an English and journalism major, discussed his experiences as music director of UNL’s KRNU radio station in a July 11 USA Today College article at

KRNU includes 90.3 KRNU and KRNU 2.  KRNU is dedicated to bringing new music to its listeners and highlighting local artists. KRNU’s vision is of a bustling music scene that is supported by local businesses and embraced by the 18-to-24-year-olds and the community alike.

For more information about the CMJ awards, details are available at