CLASS OF 2022
In a career spanning more than 50 years and still going strong, Neil Nelkin has moved through the broadcasting ranks as an announcer, talk show host, program director, operations manager, station manager, and co-owner. Nelkin also worked in operations and engineering for the ABC Television Network in New York.
Nelkin’s true love is radio, where he worked with numerous owners and managers at successful radio stations in North Platte, Ogallala, Lincoln, and Omaha.
Nelkin is perhaps best known for his unique ability to identify and groom talent. Referred to by many as the “Godfather of Radio,” Nelkin is revered by deejays, talk show hosts, and sports play-by-play announcers whom he coached and trained to go on to achieve their own level of significant success, in Nebraska and beyond.
He continues to stay active in Omaha radio, at both NRG Media and at Walnut Media.