Rick Alloway, M.A.
General Manager, 90.3 KRNU & KRNU2
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Rick Alloway teaches courses in audio production, media writing and content creation, podcasting and vocal performance for electronic media. In addition, he is the general manager for the university's audio properties, KRNU2 webstream.and the
A full-time faculty member since 1986, Alloway began his teaching career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as an adjunct professor in broadcasting courses in the late 1970s. He taught the college's sports broadcasting course for 30 years and was a member of the steering committee that developed the college’s major in Sports Media and Communication.
Alloway began his teaching career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as an adjunct professor in broadcasting courses in the late 1970s. He joined the faculty full-time in 1986 to teach and to serve as station manager for 90.3 KRNU. He became the station's general manager in 1995. He taught the college's sports broadcasting course for 30 years and was a member of the steering committee that developed the college’s major in Sports Media and Communication.
Prior to joining the faculty, Alloway worked for KFOR Radio in Lincoln from 1972-1984 (part-time through college and then full-time upon graduation) as an announcer, producer, promotions director and operations manager. He worked as an account executive and broadcast producer for the Lincoln advertising firm of Bailey Lewis & Associates (now Bailey Lauerman) from 1984-1986. He also worked for the Lincoln cable television franchise as a sports play-by-play announcer for area high school cablecasts from 1972-1981.
Alloway is a 1977 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and served as president of the college's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, the national broadcasting honorary. He earned a Masters of Arts in Journalism, also from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in 2002.
As a faculty member, he has served on a number of committees including the Faculty Senate, where he was secretary on the executive committee twice. He was honored with the university's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006. He is a 28-time recipient of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association recognition for contributions to students. He taught journalism at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 2007, and in 2008 he served as the executive producer of the college’s depth report video documentary on quilting, called “Soft Power.” He is a former board member of the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, a six-state regional electronic journalism organization.
Since 1995, Alloway has produced and hosted Vocal Chords - an a cappella and vocal music program and webcast - on 90.3 KRNU, and he created and hosts Campus Voices, the station's weekly half-hour public affairs series. For over 25 years, he served as the host for a monthly statewide radio call-in show with Nebraska's governor on behalf of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.
Alloway is a free-lance voice-over and narration producer, and his voice is heard on a variety of commercials, documentaries and long-form narrations.
Alloway was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2022 to recognize his career and service to the broadcasting industry. And in 2023, the Broadcasters Association presented him with the Chairman's Award in thanks for his years of service hosting the governor's monthly radio call-in show.
Alloway and his wife, Shelley, have three grown children and one grandchild, all of whom live in Lincoln.