Mike LePorte to Retire, New Farm Director for KRVN

Joe Gangwish, right, will be taking over June 1 for retiring Mike LePorte, left, as Farm Director of KRVN and the Rural Radio Network. Mike joined KRVN/Rural Radio Network in October 1990 and was named Farm Director in 1995. Joe reports that he’s been with the organization “off-and-on” as Assistant Farm Director since 1997. He returned to the broadcasting team in January 2014 after working three years for a local cooperative. Other farm broadcasters on the staff include Shalee Peters and Jesse Harding at KRVN, Chad Moyer at KTIC and Jeanna Jenkins of KNEB, who begins work this month. KRVN AM/FM in Lexington, NE, KTIC AM/FM in West Point, NE and KNEB AM/FM in Scottsbluff, NE, are the only farmer and rancher-owned radio stations in the U.S. Soon to be added to the Rural Radio Association will be an AM/FM radio station in York, NE.  Rural Radio Network powers the ag information at these stations. Other affiliates are located in Nebraska City, NE, and Chadron, NE.