NET On The Road To Hastings

News Release Date: 
April 19, 2017

For Immediate Release
Community Invited to NET Events in Hastings

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 19, 2017) – Area residents are invited to attend four events in Hastings Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, as part of NET’s “On The Road” trip to south central Nebraska.

The first event, “NPR Generation Listen,” is for young professionals 21-years-old and older. This listening party includes a podcast and conversation around several NPR stories discussing reflection, habits and transformation. The informal gathering will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at Art Bar, 647 W. 2nd Street.

On Friday, April 28, activities begin with a Town Talk at 8 a.m. at Hastings College. NET leadership will welcome area residents for coffee and an informal discussion in the student lounge at Fuhr Hall to get acquainted and learn more about the Hastings community.

A live radio program will follow at 9 a.m., when NET’s arts and entertainment program “Friday LIVE” broadcasts statewide from Hastings College. This weekly show includes interviews and live performances and will showcase local talent including the Hastings College Handbell Choir and the three-piece band Little Bluestem. This is a great opportunity for local community members to be part of a live radio audience and see how a radio program is produced. “Friday LIVE” will be on stage in Perkins Auditorium in Fuhr Hall.

NET’s PBS KIDS family event is scheduled next on Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. at the Hastings Public Library.  Katerina Kittycat from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will be on hand to greet kids and their families and those attending can stay to watch the new movie “Tiger Family Trip.”

On the Road with NET Generic Promo Apr 27-30 2017

Another NET event scheduled nearby is the live taping of the “Backyard Farmer” program Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at Pioneer Village in Minden. The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating its 65th season and airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on NET through Sept. 14. The Minden episode of “Backyard Farmer” will air statewide on NET May 4. Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, is the show’s host with other Nebraska Extension experts joining the panel to answer viewer questions about lawn and garden issues. Those attending will get to experience being part of a television audience and see what goes into producing this popular program.

All events are free and open to the public and no registration is necessary. For more information about NET’s tour to Hastings, Minden, Holdrege and McCook and additional event options, visit

The “Backyard Farmer” series is a co-production of NET Television and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

NET operates the statewide public service network which includes television, radio and online services. For more information about NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR stations, visit

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NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station
is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming since 1954; NET World (NET2) offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other news and public affairs programming; NET Create (NET3) is a 24-hour channel featuring the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series.

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Since 1988, NET Radio has provided popular local music, news and lifestyle features and is Nebraska’s NPR station. It broadcasts on the following frequencies: Alliance/91.1 FM; Bassett/90.3 FM; Chadron/91.9 FM; Columbus/89.7 FM; Culbertson/92.7 FM; Falls City/88.9 FM; Harrison/89.5 FM; Hastings/Grand Island/89.1 FM; Lexington/88.7 FM; Lincoln/91.1 FM; Max/93.3 FM; Merriman/91.5 FM; Norfolk/89.3 FM; and North Platte/91.7 FM.