Nebraska Broadcasters Hall To Induct Monnich, Boughton, Webber


The Nebraska Broadcasters Association is set to honor three broadcasters with radio ties: Kent Boughton, Jane Monnich, and Dave Webber. The trio will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame on August 6 in Lincoln, during the 89th Annual NBA Convention.

Jane Monnich’s journey in broadcasting started in 1972 as a news writer for KLIN-AM in Lincoln. Breaking barriers in a male-dominated field, Monnich became the afternoon news anchor and later co-hosted Lincoln’s first male/female radio show. Over nearly five decades, she became synonymous with KLIN news. Monnich retired in 2020.

At just 15 years old, Kent Boughton became a radio personality at KRGI-AM in Grand Island. After college, he moved to television where he became a central figure in Nebraska’s weather forecasting. During his career, he spent two decades as KHGI-TV’s chief forecaster.

Dave Webber began his fifty year broadcasting career as a disc jockey before transitioning to sports reporting. He eventually becoming the sports director at Omaha’s WOWT-TV. Webber is celebrated for his extensive coverage of local and national sports, including Cornhuskers national championships and the College World Series.

Monnich, Boughton, and Webber bring the total NBA Hall of Fame membership to 118.


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