KZYK 88.9 Nebraska Indian Community Radio Station
Directed by the NICC Tribal College Extension Project – Outreach of Academic Education and Research to the Tribal College Communities.
Programing provided locally in Santee, Nebraska on 88.9 FM and worldwide through the web. Current programs include Native Voice One, environmental news, tribal and local news, music including pow wow singing, country, rock, classic, rap, and other programs.
Brief history of our radio station the first live radio broadcasts started in July 2012 for the purpose of expanding our public value throughout the Santee/Niobrara area. We now transmit the Dakota language, music, educational programming, and public service announcements daily. This resource is a critical need for rural America and the college would like to thank all those who made this happen. We are currently researching technologies that will provide transmissions in the Macy, NE area to support the Omaha community. Larry Thomas, pictured above, was instrumental for the project’s implementation. With his DJ experience he has been mentoring NICC student DJ, Harper Saul; AKA "DJ Skittles". The NICC would like to thank our many radio volunteers!
Radio Station equipment funded through DOE Title III Strengthening and Development Grant P031T60003.
Development support from the Nebraska Broadband project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, and technical assistance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Educational Media Department. Providing assistance planning, moving and reconnecting of KZYK from the temporary location to the new station located inside NICC's new Santee Campus.
This Program is funded by a Tribal College Grant supported by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under grant Award No. 2010-47002-21708, Project New Dawn. Nebraska Indian Community College is the grantee administering these funds for local Tribal College Extension activities.