Leave It To The Ladies


That’s what NRG Media’s KQKQ (SWEET 98.5) in Omaha is doing. SWEET 98.5 Mornings with Nikki & Laura sees drive-time personality Laura Blenkush joining existing morning host Nikki Oswald.

Jay Michaels, Program Director for SWEET 98.5 said, “Taking two of our highly talented personalities, and pairing them together for an all-female morning show is the obvious move when targeting women.”

Oswald joined SWEET 98.5 in the fall of 2018, and was paired with Matt Tompkins who has recently moved over to NRG’s THE NEW 101.9 The KEG for his own morning show.  Nikki began her career in Norfolk, Nebraska, in 2008 where she co-hosted mornings and hosted middays on KQKX-FM, KEXL-FM and News Talk WJAG, then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and worked for NRG Media’s KFGE-FM, KBBK-FM and 1400-AM KLIN prior to joining SWEET 98.5 in Omaha.

Blenkush has been a programming staple at NRG Media in Omaha since starting as a part-time board operator in 2015. She moved into the digital department and then on-air in the summer of 2016 doing middays.  Most recently, Laura was doing afternoons from 4-7p.m. on SWEET 98.5.


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