Joey Lovato

Student Reporter

Joey is a podcaster and producer based in Reno, specializing in long-form storytelling and news-based podcasts. Joey produces his own podcast called Nichepod, as well as two podcasts for The Nevada Independent. You can find Joey working on an audio piece, playing guitar, or hiking in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas. Joey was part of NPR’s NextGeneration Radio program. He has an affinity for public media and has worked with the local PBS station KNPB on the travel show “Wild Nevada.” He also worked at Australian Radio station 4EB FM as a reporter and producer. He is a senior at the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR, with a focus on multimedia and a minor in economics.

Announcing Rodeo In Reno And Abroad For Decades

Apr 17, 2018
David Calvert

Niche Podcast highlights people with unique passions and hobbies. Bob Tallman and Wayne Brooks have been announcing rodeo for decades all across the U.S., including Reno, and talked with Niche producers Joey Lovato and David Calvert.

Michelle Matus

David Wise is a decorated Olympic skier who recently returned to Reno after clinching the gold last month during the men's halfpipe event in Pyeongchang. Wise stopped by the KUNR studios to catch up with our reporter Joey Lovato.

 

In his memoir Mulligan’s Wake, author Dave Mulligan recounts some of his outlandish adventures as a young adult following the death of his father. Many of the stories are littered with humor and absurd situations, but at the heart of his writing is an honest look at one man's attempt to grieve for his deceased father in an unconventional way.

Perhaps the most unbelievable story took place decades ago when Mulligan paid a late night visit to Marineland in Palos Verdes, California, which has since closed.

From Ancient Times To A Bar In Reno

Feb 1, 2018
Jacob Solis

Monopoly saw its biggest year of sales in 2014 after being around for almost 80 years. That’s according to a consumer reporting agency called Technavio. This is just one example of how the board game industry is growing.

Niche Podcast is a local podcast focusing on unique hobbies and interests. Hosts Joey Lovato and Paolo Zialcita recently visited The Glass Die, a board game bar in Reno.