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Longtime Broadcaster Kevin Kugler
Shifts into National Sports Correspondent Role
Omaha, NE – Jun 27 – Longtime 1620AM The ZONE sportscaster Kevin Kugler will shift into the role of national sports correspondent for the station as the Omaha native takes a post with BTN, the television network of the Big Ten Conference. Kugler will continue his relationship with the Dial-Global Radio Network as play by play announcer for NFL Football and NCAA Basketball. Kugler, who currently co-hosts “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” during weekday afternoons, will now serve as analyst, interviewer and guest anchor for the show that helped catapult his successful broadcast career.

Operations Manager Neil Nelkin has watched Kugler evolve into one of the most recognized sports figures in the country and one of the leading sportscasters to come out of Nebraska in the past decade. During his career, Kugler has been named Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year an unprecedented eight times. “Kevin now gets a chance to cut his teeth as a play-by-play host for the Big Ten and still stay on The ZONE. It has been a joy and a privilege to watch Kevin as he evolved into a national sports correspondent,” said Nelkin.

About his new career venture, Kugler said it’s the best of both worlds for him. “This opportunity affords me the chance to remain on The ZONE and stay in Omaha. Although this is a new chapter for my career, I am still staying on my ‘home’ at 1620 The ZONE but I will have even more insight to offer as a result of the various exclusive interviews and event coverage I will be able to do on BTN,” explained Kugler.

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