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.

Ways To Connect

Reynolds School Media Manager in Residence Gregory Lowe visits with Dean Al Stavitsky in the KUNR studios.
University of Nevada, Reno

Why is media management important to understand as a journalism student  -- or any journalist -- today? What is the future for public broadcasting? And how does the U.S. model of public media compare to others around the world? 

The Crisis Call Center in Reno takes confidential calls and texts 24 hours a day, more than 40,000 contacts per year. And no crisis is too small to make the call, according to Justine Hernandez, confidential campus advocate at the Crisis Call Center.

Hernandez was interviewed on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines by David Stipech (air date 4-17-15).

In addition to a discussion of Crisis Call Center's confidential call support and outreach services, the interview previewed the center's activities related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 

Dr. David Zeh, University of Nevada, Reno's vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School
University of Nevada, Reno

To earn an advanced degree, graduate students spend countless hours preparing their theses as a requirement for graduation. But summing up that research in a three-minute presentation to compete with other students is quite a different challenge.

The second annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) final competition features 13 graduate-student finalists presenting their projects on Thursday evening, April 23, in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium.

Dr. Loretta Singletary
UNR

Spring is here, but winter once again never really visited the West. Drought is on everyone’s mind, and University of Nevada, Reno research related to the region's water and its users has gained important funding.  

Laurel Saito, Ph.D., P.E.
UNR

Water is a major topic as well as a vital resource that needs careful study, planning and management to sustain all the human activity in our arid region. The University of Nevada, Reno, offers the nation's only undergraduate program in ecohydrology -- the blending of ecology, hydrology and biology, among other sciences. Ecohydrology involves understanding not just water cycles and natural systems, but the environmental and ecological effects from humans' systems for moving and using water.

KUNR is once again among the community nonprofit organizations helping sponsor the Family Estate Planning Series, presented by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and Channel 5 KNPB Public Television.

The free series is held twice on Wednesdays through May 6. The series is just getting underway, with the opportunity for participants in our area to sign up and attend the remaining six sessions. 

The sessions are designed to build knowledge from one class to the next, so attendees are encouraged to sign up for the remainder of the entire series.

Hugo Morales, Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence
Courtesy UNR

The Reynolds School of Journalism hosted a special guest the week of March 2 as its first Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence: Hugo Morales, co-founder and executive director of Radio Bilingue, the National Latino Public Radio Network. Morales was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch segment that aired on Beyond the Headlines (air date 3-13-15).

Dr. Mridul Gautam, University of Nevada, Reno's Vice President, Research and Innovation
UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno has always placed a high priority on its research capacity and capability. But today the role that Research plays is more vital than ever – not just for the university but as an economic driver and attraction to top students, faculty and industries.

Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger
Courtesy City of Reno

The new master plan for the University of Nevada, Reno campus encompasses a number of wide-ranging objectives and reflects input from a variety of stakeholders in setting a new vision for the campus and the surrounding community. It elevates the conversation about northern Nevada as a true “University Town” and is a prime example of close collaboration among the University community, the City of Reno and the Regional Transportation Commission.

Psychology Professor Mike Webster
University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno psychology professor Mike Webster is excited about how the university is advancing neuroscience research with the aid of technology previously unavailable in northern Nevada. Webster discussed the university's recent $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15).

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