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
2:50 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Latino public radio leader, diversity champion inspires J-school students, faculty

Hugo Morales, Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence
Credit 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).

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
12:15 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

University's thriving research and innovation a boost to economic development

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

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
11:26 am
Mon March 2, 2015

University and City of Reno collaborate on UNR master plan

Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger
Credit 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.

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
10:18 am
Sat February 14, 2015

NIH Grant boosts University brain research

University of Nevada, Reno Psychology Professor Mike Webster
Credit 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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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
10:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Brian Williams: Celebrity news anchor's fall from grace

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

Brian Williams, the suspended NBC News anchor, is the topic of this Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15). Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky visits with David Stipech about the popular anchor's rapid fall from grace.

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
3:21 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

University's Rasmussen builds on global legacy as Shakespeare expert with recent folio validation

Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's English Department, is considered a leading world expert on Shakespeare.
Credit UNR

A recent discovery of a 17th century first folio of William Shakespeare has created excitement and added fuel to a long-standing debate among scholars.

The folio was verified by Eric Rasmussen, who is the Foundation Professor and chair of  the University of Nevada, Reno’s English Department. Professor Rassmussen visited with Provost Kevin Carman and KUNR's David Stipech on Beyond the Headlines (2-6-15).

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University Spotlight / Beyond the Headlines
4:43 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Beginning this fall: NevadaTeach prepares STEM high school teachers

Ken Coll, Dean of the College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
Credit UNR

The University of Nevada is now part of U-Teach, which prepares high school teachers in what are called the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

At the University, it's called NevadaTeach. And beginning this fall, incoming science majors (and eventually other STEM majors) will be able to take part in this focused and streamlined way to receive a teaching certificate and education degree within the four-year course of study.

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
4:15 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Football contracts highly prized for TV networks

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.
Credit UNR

College football’s national championship game dominated television viewing with huge ratings. The recent college playoff bowl games set records. The NFL playoffs have taken over millions of viewers’ weekends with more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. 

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Beyond the Headlines
3:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

University of Nevada hosts TEDx event Jan. 23

TEDx University of Nevada, Reno is an independently organized TED event. (Shown is Tim Grunert, presenter at a prior University TEDx session.)
Credit UNR

   

Are you familiar with TED Talks? The online videos of global thought leaders sharing their insights about our world? They're also heard on NPR's TED Radio Hour each Sunday at 2 p.m. on KUNR.

TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. Since 1984 when the TED Talks began, they've expanded to many cities across north America, including the TEDx presentation on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. TEDx is an independently organized TED event.   

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Beyond the Headlines
9:17 am
Mon January 12, 2015

A look back at the Top 10 University stories from 2014

Credit KUNR

The past year at the University of Nevada, Reno was record-setting in terms of enrollment and research, with student achievement and faculty leadership along with world-renowned facilities among the many highlights. University President Marc Johnson and Communications Director Jane Tors reviewed the University's Top 10 Stories of 2014, visiting with David Stipech on KUNR's  Beyond the Headlines (air date 1-9-15).

Here's the list, provided by the University of Nevada, Reno

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