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
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.)
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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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Beyond the Headlines
3:11 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

University Department of Psychology helps prepare students for a diversity of careers

Dr. Victoria Follette, Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno.
Credit UNR

The study of psychology has a wide range of applications, not merely in clinical and mental health fields, according to Victoria Follette, Ph.D, Foundation Professor of Psychology and chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Psychology. With most jobs involving an understanding of people and their behavior and motivations at some level, psychology can be a valuable course of study for virtually any career path. 

Dr. Follette visited about the Psychology program with University Provost Kevin Carman on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. 

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Reynolds School Media Watch/Beyond the Headlines
3:28 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Students prepare for careers in journalism with Nevada Media Alliance projects

Vanessa Vancour, Coordinator of the Nevada Media Alliance, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.
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For the semester just completed, Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator Vanessa Vancour recapped her student journalists' projects. Interviewed by David Stipech in the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (broadcast 12-19-14). Nevada Media Alliance is a collaboration of the Reynolds School of Journalism, KUNR Reno Public Radio, KNPB Channel 5 Public Television, and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

 

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Reynolds School Media Watch
11:41 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Exploring ethics in light of the Rolling Stone reporting controversy; fall semester wraps up

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

This past week, national media reported on the apparent journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine regarding an article it published on sexual assaults on America's college campuses. The magazine's editors announced their own lack of faith in the reporting at the heart of the article.

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies.

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Reynolds School Media Watch
3:55 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Rise of Vox native digital media; cuts at NY Times

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

Digital media continue to reshape the journalism and media landscape, according to Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Stavitsky visited with David Stipech during the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (12-5-14).

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Arts and culture
3:25 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Artown hosts Mariachi Christmas Dec. 12; looks to 20th year in 2015

Artown presents Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 12 at the Grand Sierra Resort Pavillion.
Credit Artown

KUNR is a media sponsor of Artown, which is presenting Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Christmas Spectacular, Friday, Dec. 12 at the Grand Sierra Resort Pavilion. (See ticket information below.)

Artown's executive director, Beth Macmillan, previewed the program and discussed plans for Artown's 20th year in 2015 with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (12-5-14).

Information from Artown:

Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Christmas Spectacular

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort Pavilion

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Beyond the Headlines
9:30 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Orvis School watching nursing trends with an eye on partnership, leadership

Patsy Ruchala, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno, Provost Kevin Carman visited with Dr. Patsy Ruchala, director of the Orvis School of Nursing, to talk about trends in nursing education on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (11-14-14).

The discussion included national initiative to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020, double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 and continue to engage nurses in lifelong learning. 

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Beyond the Headlines
3:34 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

University marks 140 years at its birthplace — Elko

Kevin Melcher, NSHE Regent, rings the original University school bell which was dedicated in its new framework in Elko on Oct. 22, 2014.
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As Nevada continues to celebrate the Silver State's Sesquicentennial in hundreds of ways statewide, a special ceremony was held Oct. 22 marking the University of Nevada, Reno's 140th birthday in the place it all started -- Elko.

Most people probably don't realize the University Preparatory School -- precursor to the University of Nevada -- first opened its doors in Elko to seven students on Oct. 12, 1874. The Nevada State Legislature approved the relocation of the University of Nevada to Reno in 1885, and students were welcomed to classes in Morrill Hall in 1886.

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