Jack Mitchell | LNK Today Co-Host
Jack grew up from Lincoln, graduated from Lincoln East high and earned a Law degree from the University of Nebraska. After spending several years in civil litigation at a local law firm, Jack decided to act on his longtime dream to be involved with talk radio, and in 2006 he took over the Morning Show at KLIN. In that time Jack has been able to combine his unique perspective on the news as an attorney with his love for making people laugh and his passion for the Huskers and the city of Lincoln into a top-rated morning show.
Jack is married to Meagan Liesveld, who is the Director of Development for CEDARS Youth Services in Lincoln. The couple have a pair of children, Johnny and Norah, who keep Jack very busy as soon as he gets off work with activities including sports, dance, Lincoln Boys’ choir, piano and church groups.
When he’s not at the radio station, Jack loves to spend his time taking his kids to Husker sports events, jogging, cooking (particularly on the grill and smoker), playing cards and fantasy sports and working on his goal of developing a music playlist for every imaginable event or mood.
Jane Monnich | News Anchor and Reporter
Jane Monnich is Lincoln’s most veteran news reporter, keeping track of Lincoln’s news on KLIN for more than four decades. Her passion for news keeps the newsroom humming with activity throughout the day.
Away from the station, Jane loves spending time with her husband Fred, their children and grandchildren.
Jane has won numerous awards as part of the KLIN newsroom, including awards from both the Associated Press and Nebraska Broadcasters Association for the best newscast in Nebraska.
William Padmore | News Anchor and Reporter
William Padmore was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona; went to Corona Del Sol High School and graduated with a BA in journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2015. William got the position as a full-time news anchor and reporter for 1400 KLIN in 2017 and he couldn’t be happier. Yearning to prove himself after getting his degree, William hopes to work hard and improve his skills as a broadcaster and journalist.
When not at work, William spends his time as an avid consumer of video games, played across several platforms. His favorite literature more often than not comes in comic form, but he occasionally also enjoys reading philisophical texts like “Will to Power” and “The Virtue of Selfishness.”
Tim Curran | Sports Director
Tim Curran was raised in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Lincoln while obtaining his BA in Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While he was a student at UNL, Tim was a producer at the Husker Sports Network, from the age of 18 up until he graduated in May of 2018.
A few months later, Tim landed the position of sports director at KLIN, a position he’s held since August of 2018. Tim does the sportscasts for LNK Today with Jack & Friends and Drive Time Lincoln. He also covers the Huskers daily. Whether it’s football, volleyball, basketball, or baseball; Tim strides to provide timely and relevant sports coverage to the Lincoln area.
In his free time, Tim enjoys going to the movies, reading, and jogging.
Mark Vail | LNK Today Producer
Born in Rochester, Minnesota and raised in nearby Kasson, Mark Vail began learning about agriculture at an early age. Having helped his father and grandfather with the family farm during his adolescence, while also working on his high school’s newspaper and yearbook staffs, Mark was able to take his early experiences and parlay them into a career in agricultural broadcasting.
During his time in the industry, Mark has held a variety of roles – including President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters – and worked in several Midwestern markets, including: Rochester; Topeka, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri. Now in Lincoln, Mark serves as an engineer and contributor to LNK Today with Jack and Friends, as well as a news and ag business anchor.
Bob Shomper | KLIN Program Director
KLIN Program Director Bob Shomper has won nearly every radio award in his career, including National News/Talk Program Director of the Year. Under Bob’s leadership, his stations have won four Marconi Awards for Radio Station of the Year, two Murrow Awards for Best Overall Performance, a national Crystal Award for community , and the prestigious Service to America Award.
Bob has programmed some of the great radio stations in the country, and has worked closely with five Big Ten schools and teams from MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL. Bob was a school teacher prior to his radio career. He’s active in his church, plays drums and has run six 26.2 mile marathons.