Steve Altmaier is the news director for KGFW and co-host of its local news program, “Talk of the Town.” He is only interested in local and state news; the station obtains national and international material from other news affiliates. “We do specific community stuff, but we do the area and the state as well,” he says. News releases may cover “whatever’s going on in Nebraska.”
Altmaier encourages PR professionals to send him information even if they’re not certain it suits the show’s focus. Stories with audio cuts “have become very handy,” he adds. “If you have an MP3 or something like that you can attach to a story, sometimes that will get it used as opposed to a straight information flier or release.” Send story ideas and news releases via email.
“Talk of the Town” airs weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. on KGFW-AM, a News/Talk radio station out of Kearney, Neb.
Steve Altmaier, news director/host
KGFW-AM/”Talk of the Town”