Schwartz joins KNEB staff

Veteran broadcaster Chuck Schwartz is joining the KNEB staff, according to CEO Craig Larson.

"We have a tremendous staff at KNEB and it just got better." Larson said. "Chuck is a great broadcaster and even better person. I know the community will enjoy getting to know Chuck and his wife, Judy."

Schwartz has spent his entire career in North Platte, working in both radio and television. He has also been a small business owner. His radio background includes stints as a general manager, a sales manager and a sports director.

Schwartz will take over as KNEB station manager next month. Larson said the move comes as part of a restructuring plan.

"It was just time to add more depth," Larson said. "For the past 18 months I've been both station manager at KNEB and General Manager of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. Chuck will take over the day to day duties at KNEB. I will remain in Scottsbluff and continue as General Manager and CEO of the company, which includes KRVN in Lexington and KTIC in West Point."

Schwartz said he is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the staff of KNEB. Being in radio for a majority of my life, I've always had a high regard for Nebraska Rural Radio and the people working there. Plus, in traveling to the Scottsbluff Gering area to broadcast sports, I've come to recognize the many positives of living in the Panhandle. Judy and I look forward to becoming a part of the community, both professionally and personally."

Schwartz served on the board of directors for the Nebraska Broadcasters Association from 2003-2011, including a term as Chairman in 2009-10.

Some of his other honors include induction into the inaugural class of the North Platte American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. Last month he was honored as one of North Platte Public Schools Distinguished Alumni; an honor which has been bestowed to only 35 former graduates.

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