David Stipech

General Manager

David joined KUNR in 2005 and has served as general manager since 2006. He and his wife are both Reno natives who have raised their family in northern Nevada. David is a former commercial broadcaster and 1985 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno's Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism. Over the past three decades, he has worked as a businessman and entrepreneur, primarily in training and development, marketing and public relations.

David is an avid writer and also enjoys public speaking as a means of encouraging and inspiring his audiences to pursue their passions and make a difference with their lives. His radio commentaries on the heart-and-soul issues of life and living well can be heard Monday mornings on KUNR at 5:35 and 7:35.

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
1:23 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Media Watch: Global approaches to public broadcasting

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

On this edition of Reynolds School Media Watch, Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky  has just returned from Tokyo and other travels abroad and shares some global perspectives about public media.

Interviewed by David Stipech as part of the KUNR's weekly magazine, Beyond the Headlines. Air date: 9-5-14.

Beyond the Headlines airs Fridays at 2 pm on 88.7 KUNR.

More information on the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies.

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Campus increase in scholars, locals, transfers
1:15 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Spring semester underway with record enrollment

Dr. Shannon Ellis, University of Nevada, Reno Vice President for Student Services
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno spring semester has begun with a record enrollment of more than 19,000 students on campus. More recognized scholars and growing diversity among the university's students continue recent years' student population trends. University President Marc Johnson and Student Services Vice President Shannon Ellis appeared on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines to talk about diversity and expectations for these students and the activities that welcome them to campus. (Interviewed by David Stipech; air date: 8/29/14)

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Mignon Fogarty named to Reynolds Chair
10:38 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

New J-School role focuses on media entrepreneurship

Mignon Fogarty, Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship

As the fall semester gets underway at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reynolds School of Journalism has a new asset: Mignon Fogarty. Widely known as Grammar Girl and the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, she's now the new Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship.

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Talking Baseball
11:54 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Reno Aces executive reflects on season with playoffs in sight

With the season down to just a dozen games and the Reno Aces chasing the Sacramento River Cats for a playoff berth, Aces' Chief Operating Officer Eric Edelstein visited with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
1:07 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Media Watch: Gannett spins off its newspaper business

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

On this edition of Reynolds School Media Watch, Journalism School Dean Al Stavitsky discusses Gannett Company's decision to separate its newspaper business from other media properties. This reflects the industry trends of newspaper divestiture by media companies to focus on new media in the digital age. 

Interviewed by David Stipech as part of the KUNR's news magazine, Beyond the Headlines. Air date: 8-8-14.

Beyond the Headlines airs Fridays at 2 pm on 88.7 KUNR.

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Key player in Nevada's future
9:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

President highlights University's collaboration in State's economic development

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Sometimes it's evident, but often it may be less visible. Yet it is becoming increasingly clear that the University of Nevada, Reno is essential to and intertwined with economic development efforts and programs throughout our region and the Silver State.

On KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, President Marc Johnson discussed the university's vital and growing collaborations and initiatives aimed at boosting area economic growth and diversity. 

President Johnson discussed recent initiatives that exemplify the university’s commitment, including:

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NPR Leader in Reno
3:07 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

NPR's new CEO visits KUNR

David Stipech interviews NPR CEO Jarl Mohn in the KUNR studios July 24, 2014.

Jarl Mohn has only been on the job as NPR's president and CEO for a few weeks, but his relatable style and warm approachability are already having a local impact. 

Wearing a stylish NPR T-shirt, he visited with KUNR staff as the first stop on his cross-country small-plane tour of just a handful of small stations. Mohn spent time getting acquainted with KUNR's staff and operation, shared his ideas and priorities and had a friendly visit over lunch at the station.

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Radio Journalism's Future
5:39 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Reynolds School students thrive in NPR's Next Generation 'boot camp'

Next Generation Radio Nevada website

Six select students of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, recently spent an intensive week honing their public radio skills. NPR's Next Generation "Boot Camp" provides the students with an opportunity to work one-on-one with professionals from NPR and public radio stations around the country to develop multimedia content.  Students were selected through an application process.

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Statistics summer institute
5:12 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Career in statistics, anyone?

University of Nevada, Reno Math and Statistics Chair Javier Rojo
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

How did you spend your summer vacation? Likely not immersed in statistics on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Unless you were one of 10 students from across the country selected to attend a newly added program promoting careers and advanced degrees in statistics. 

It's called Research for Undergraduates Summer Institute of Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno or RUSIS@UNR.

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Global Nevada
1:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

International Center connects northern Nevada to the world

Northern Nevada International Center promotes citizen diplomacy by connecting international visitors and local community members. Carina Black, PhD, the center's director, discusses the center's work with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (7-18-14).

The Northern Nevada International Center is a nonprofit organization whose affiliations include the University of Nevada, Reno. For more information, click here or visit nnic.org.

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