CLASS OF 1979
At the time of his induction into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, Robert E. “Bob” Schnuelle was the Manager of KOLN TV/KGIN TV’s Grand Island Operations. A veteran broadcaster, he graduated from Gibbon High School in Gibbon and attended the University of Nebraska.
After serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, Schnuelle returned to Nebraska joining KFGW in Kearney in 1951. He switched to television in 1952 joining the KHOL-TV staff in Kearney. From there he went to KHAS Radio and Television in Hastings in 1953. He joined KOLN/KGIN in 1960 as Operations Manager of the Grand Island office and studios. In 1973, Bob was elevated to the position of Manager.
Until February 1974, Bob commuted weekly from Grand Island to Lincoln to present the Saturday Night News at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Channels 10 and 11.
Bob was active in many civic and fraternal organizations. He served on the board of directors of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association from 1971-1972.and was the Association’s president in 1974.
Bob passed away July 7, 2012 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.