Nebraska Public Media is committed to complying with all regulations and making our information easily accessible to the public. Our public inspection files for television and radio are maintained, pursuant to FCC permission, at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503. They are available for viewing to the general public during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and printed copies are available. For more information call (800) 868-1868.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance or others with issues relating to the content of Nebraska Public Media's public inspection files should contact Nebraska Public Media Human Resources at JThomsen@nebraskapublicmedia.org or 402-470-6413.
Nebraska Public Media management is accountable to two governing entities. The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission holds the license for the nine transmitters and five translators that comprise the Nebraska Public Media radio network. It also holds the license for eight of the nine television transmitters and for the 15 translators that comprise the Nebraska Public Media television network. The ninth transmitter, KUON-TV, is licensed to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Through a long-standing agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Board of Regents, KUON-TV operates as the flagship station for Nebraska Public Media television.
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission meetings and University of Nebraska Board of Regents meetings are open to the public per Nebraska Revised Satute 84-1409. Time is available at each meeting for public comments. Please visit the links above for a schedule of upcoming meetings and additional detail.
Financial, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Content and Services Reports
The FCC and CPB require Nebraska Public Media to provide a number of reports pertaining to financial, EEO, local content and services. That information can be found in the following PDFs:
- CPB Annual Financial Report KUCV (Radio) — 2022 (PDF)
- CPB Annual Financial Report KUON (TV) — 2022 (PDF)
- CPB Annual Financial Report Nebraska Network TV — 2022 (PDF)
- Independent Auditor's Report and Financial Statement for NETC — FY22 (PDF)
- Independent Auditor's Report and Financial Statement for University Television — FY22 (PDF)
- NET Foundation for Radio Form 990 — FY21 (PDF)
- NET Foundation for Television Form 990 — FY21 (PDF)
- Nebraska Public Media Foundation Form 990 — FY21 (PDF)
- Annual EEO Report KUCV (Radio) — 2023 (PDF)
- Annual EEO Report KUON (TV) — 2023 (PDF)
- CPB Local Content & Service Report — 2022 (PDF)
- Annual Report — 2021-2022 (PDF)
- PBS Member Certification — FY23 (PDF)
Nebraska Public Media 2022-23 Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Nebraska Public Media is a joint undertaking of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and the State of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission. Central to our mission, vision and values is maintaining a workplace environment and governing boards, which recognize and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in accordance to University of Nebraska and/or State of Nebraska policies. We are dedicated to ensuring a culture of diversity and inclusion to maintain a fair, unbiased work environment, and to enhance our ability to effectively serve our state and beyond. Diversity at Nebraska Public Media encompasses our differences, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, physical ability, national and geographic origin, marital status, and veteran status. We believe each of these factors, and others, contributes to Nebraska Public Media’s ability to serve its communities across Nebraska and is important to our mission and work, Connecting and Empowering Every Nebraskan.
Nebraska Public Media is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on any characteristic protected by law. Recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce, management team, and board membership is an organizational responsibility and goal. We are deliberate in all of our employment practices to ensure that employment opportunities are widely advertised and that policies and practices are administered in an unbiased and objective manner and meet applicable University, State and FCC guidelines.
The following are the 2022/2023 Diversity Guidelines and statistics for Nebraska Public Media, serving as Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations. The guidelines are developed to show compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Nebraska Public Media has continued efforts to maintain and improve the diversity of the staff. In 2021 74% of new hires reflected women, minorities and veterans and 52% of the total workforce represent women, minorities and veterans. In 2022, despite the staffing challenges due to the environment, 70% of new hires were women, minorities and veterans, and 53% of the total workforce represent women, minorities and veterans.
In 2020 The Educational Telecommunications Commission and Nebraska Public Media Foundation Board membership represented 50% female. In 2021, the board representation remained at 50% female. In 2022, 62% of the boards reflected women and minorities.
Nebraska Public Media remains committed to supporting student and internship opportunities across the organization including but not limited to: emerging media, broadcast production, news, education, human resources and development. During the previous 12 months, Nebraska Public Media provided 20 students with paid educational experiences. Of the total students, 60% represent female and minorities.
In support of Nebraska Public Media initiatives from our 2021/2022 Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Nebraska Public Media confirms the following activities:
- Nebraska Public Media GM, Chief Content Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Television Production participated in and completed the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative program fall of 2021 and spring of 2022. PMDLI’s virtual program curriculum incorporates collaborative exercises, scenario analyses and audio/visual tools that introduce strategic DEI frameworks to guide development of actionable plans.
- Nebraska Public Media Director of Education, Early Childhood Education Specialist, and K-12 Education Specialist completed the PBS Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching in June 2022.
- Nebraska Public Media continued our membership with NPR and other public media organizations from across the country as part of the public media recruiting efforts called Think Public Media.
- Chief Administrative Officer continued participation in the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Council on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity. The Council is designed to serve as a communications channel between and across units and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; a space for collective and organized thinking and action; a space to receive updates and share concerns or issues related to campus climate, and to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
- Nebraska Public Media staff and board members again recorded a 100% completion for the annual CPB Workplace Harassment Prevention training for the previous year.
- A review of NPM’s diversity email list, consisting of 50 organizations, was completed with no additions or deletions.
In the next year, Nebraska Public Media will conduct an equity study that will review and assess key diversity markers that include gender, age, and ethnicity. A strategic plan will be developed to include initiatives and strategies to enhance increase diversity efforts across the organization. We will review and update our diversity email list and seek new opportunities to connect with professional minority organizations as a means to attract and hire diverse individuals. Participation in the Think Public Media group will continue to expand our reach to minority groups. We will continue work with students at the University of Nebraska and participate in scholarship programs designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. Nebraska Public Media will complete longer-term recruitment initiatives as required by FCC- EEO including participation in career fairs, internship programs and other educational institutions programs relating to broadcasting career opportunities. These efforts are reported in the FCC EEO Annual Report.
Nebraska Public Media certifies that, as standard practice, closed-captioned programming produced by Nebraska Public Media is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission requirements set forth by including, but not limited to the “best practices” approach adopted in the FCC report and order on Feb. 20, 2014, in the matter of CG Docket No. 05-231.
For closed captioning concerns, please contact our captioning hotline:
We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or one business day.
Written complaints regarding closed captioning should be directed to:
Chief Content Officer
Nebraska Public Media
1800 N 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline (800-698-3426). We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days. The above contact information applies to Stations KUON-TV, KHNE-TV, KLNE-TV, KMNE-TV, KPNE-TV, KRNE-TV, KTNE-TV, KXNE-TV, and KYNE-TV.
The Nebraska Public Media Foundation, or any person working on their behalf, shall not engage in the exchange, lease, loan, trade, rental, donation, sale or transfer of member or donor names for any purpose whatsoever. Charitable work on behalf of the Foundation shall be the sole exception to this policy.
The Foundation shall maintain active control of all membership and donor lists, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure against unauthorized use of such lists.
The Foundation shall maintain complete and accurate records of all uses of membership and donor lists, including those for fundraising purposes, and shall furnish such records to members and donors for proper purposes on request.
The Foundation shall also maintain complete and accurate records by which they may be assured that they are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, and with the eligibility requirements for public telecommunications entities as established by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and other national agencies. The Foundation shall annually certify their continued compliance with CPB requirements as specified by CPB station grant procedures.
FCC Station Profiles & Public Inspection Files
- KMNE: Basset, Ch. 7
- KPNE: North Platte, Ch. 9
- KUON: Lincoln, Ch. 12
- KRNE: Merriman, Ch.12
- KTNE: Alliance, Ch.13
- KYNE: Omaha, Ch.17
- KXNE: Norfolk, Ch.19
- KLNE: Lexington, Ch. 26
- KHNE: Hastings, Ch. 28