When Monday Morning Radio visited KRVN 880 Farm Radio in March of this year, host Dean Rotbart and photographer Avital Rotbart, both were immediately struck by the family-like warmth that radiates from the entire crew at KRVN.
While Dave Thorell has been there since 1974, more than a few of his colleagues have also stayed “with the family” for decades. Click on the photo thumbnails below to view full-size versions.
Be sure to watch Dean’s video report from KRVN here.
First broadcast was February 1, 1951
At his post, where Dave Thorell has broadcast for more than 41 years.
Dave Thorell, at his KRVN desk.
(L-R): Marshall, Cooksley, Thorell, and Smith
(L-R): Dave Thorell, Adam Smith, and Monday Morning Radio’s Dean Rotbart
Tim Marshall, Station Manager
Kevin Cooksley, Chairman, Nebraska Rural Radio Association
Adam Smith, Operations Manager
Joe Gangwish, Farm Director
Brenda Colvin, Executive Assistant
Skye Brown, Announcer
Members of the KRVN team pose outside the station
Tim Marshall is behind the wheel of KRVN
Interior of KRVN
Rod Zeigler, Director of Engineering
A few of the many recognitions bestowed upon KRVN over the decades.
Dewey Nelson and Paul Perkins
Jesse Harding, Associate Farm Director
Nebraska Rural Radio Association
Radio sculpture outside of KRVN headquarters in Lexington, NE
Host Dean Rotbart in Lexington, Nebraska
Avital Rotbart, Photography by Avital – photos and video.