Alloway to be inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 7:15am

Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting and general manager of 90.3 KRNU, will be inducted in the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Aug. 9, during the 87th Annual NBA Convention. 

Alloway earned bachelor’s and master's degrees in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He worked for KFOR radio in Lincoln from 1972 to 1984 as an announcer, producer, promotions director and operations manager. He then worked as an account executive and as a broadcast producer for a Lincoln ad agency, Bailey Lewis & Associates (now Bailey Lauerman), for two years and also did Lincoln-area high school sports play-by-play cablecasts from 1972 to 1981.  

In 1986, Alloway joined the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications as a full-time faculty member. For more than 30 years, he has taught a wide variety of broadcasting courses including audio content creation, broadcast writing, basics of audio production and performance and sports broadcasting. Alloway was also a member of the steering committee that developed the college's major in Sports Media and Communication that launched in 2017. 

Alloway is best known for his impact on students. “When I came on as dean, I did listening sessions with our alumni around the country,” said Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Call after call, I heard stories of ‘I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, then I met Rick.’” In his 30 years on campus, Alloway has taught more than 250 individual classes and over 8,500 students. He has also received the UNL Parents Association’s Outstanding Contributions to Students Award 27 times. 

Alloway has also been a consistent voice in Lincoln radio. For the last 29 years, spanning from Ben Nelson to Pete Ricketts, Alloway has hosted the Governor’s Call-in Show on KFOR, only recently retiring from that position. Always a lover of music, for 27 years he’s been the producer and host of Vocal Cords, an acapella radio program and webcast, while he’s also served as the advisor for both the men’s and women’s a cappella groups on campus.  He’s been the producer and host of Campus Voices, a weekly radio show covering campus leaders and events, for the last 22 years, streaming all Board of Trustees’ meetings and ensuring the University is sharing its intellectual contributions with the state.

Alloway will be inducted in August alongside Gary Kerr, whose career spans 34 years in broadcasting in Nebraska and Neil Nelkin, whose career spans more than 50 years. To learn more about the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame, visit

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Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting and general manager of 90.3 KRNU