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Howard Shuman


Howard Shuman was quite familiar with radio by the time he became a partner at KFOR David City in 1924. He built his first transmitter in 1914.

He was instrumental in moving KFOR to Lincoln in 1926 and the following year he bought full control of the station. He sold KFOR in 1932 to a company that already owned KFAB in Lincoln forming the region’s first duopoly. Shuman went on to build and sell transmitters and provide his engineering skills for other stations.

Shuman founded another Lincoln station in 1949. In what was said to be a dispute with Stuart Broadcasting, owners of KFOR at the time, he built KLMS on 1480. He sold KLMS to the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald in 1974. 

The year of Mr. Shuman’s passing is unknown to the NBA. We encourage anyone with this information to please contact us.

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