NET Named Outstanding News Operation

News Release Date: 
May 30, 2018

For Immediate Release
NET Named Outstanding News Operation

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 30, 2018) – In a recent Associated Press Great Plains Broadcast contest, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, was named Outstanding News Operation for all of radio. Radio stations large and small, commercial and non-commercial, compete in one division that covers Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

In addition, NET News earned 11 awards, including eight first-place honors, for radio news coverage in categories that included sports, writing, general reporting, best use of sound, enterprise, continuing story, feature and series/documentary.

“Each year, Associated Press honors important journalism and we’re pleased to be recognized for our news coverage as well as being named radio’s Outstanding News Operation in this Great Plains region,” said Mark Leonard, NET general manager.

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NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station
is Nebraska's statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit