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UNI names director of broadcasting services for KUNI and KHKE

August 26, 2003

John Hess, director of broadcasting, KUNI/KHKE, (319) 273-6406
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has named John Hess director of broadcasting services for public radio stations KUNI and KHKE. He had been serving as interim director since August 2002, following the retirement of Doug Vernier.

Hess joined the KUNI/KHKE staff as director of development in August 2000. Previously, Hess was territory sales manager with Gazette Communications in Cedar Rapids. He also worked as an account executive with Corporate Communications Consultants in West Branch and executive director of Public Access Television Inc. in Iowa City.

KUNI is heard at 90.9 FM throughout greater eastern Iowa and at 91.5 FM and 1010 AM in northern Iowa. Additional signals are heard in Des Moines at 101.7 FM, Dubuque at 98.7 FM, and the Quad Cities at 94.5 FM and 102.1 FM. KUNI audio also is available on the Internet at

KHKE serves northeast Iowa at 89.5 FM, with an additional signal for Mason City and Clear Lake at 90.7 FM. KHKE audio is available online at