CLASS OF 1980
Leroy Lenwell and three partners signed station KBRL McCook on to the air in 1947. Since then he served as president, general manager and chief engineer until his retirement as the sole owner, selling the station in 1972. He is credited for being one of the few engineers to establish and operate a radio station in Nebraska and continue to serve in a management capacity from its sign-on until his retirement.
One of Nebraska’s most prominent engineers of the 1940’s and 1950’s, Roy Lenwell served as President of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association in 1952. He is recognized for his outstanding leadership in the organization throughout the 1950’s.
The date of Mr. Lenwell’s passing is unknown to the NBA. We encourage anyone with this information to contact us.