LINCOLN -- Long time KFOR Morning Show co-host Cathy Blythe will be stepping away from the show, after a 31-year run. Cathy says she starting planning for her departure from the morning show about a year ago, but decided to hold on until the time was right. KFOR's parent company, Three Eagles Communications, said in a news release Thursday morning Cathy will continue to concentrate on the continuing development and expansion of her show "Problems and Solutions" that airs weekdays at 9am on KFOR 1240 and www.kfor1240.com. The show is syndicated in radio markets located across Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Cathy came to work at KFOR in 1972 and evolved into the station's music director, until taking a one year hiatus in 1981. In September 1982, Cathy returned to KFOR and started her run on the Morning Show. She's a two-time winner of the radio industry's prestigious Marconi Award for excellence in broadcasting, winning in 2002 and 2005 and was a top five finalist in 2010. Cathy was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011. Cathy's last day on the morning show is September 13.
Succeeding Cathy on the KFOR Morning Show will be midday host and longtime Lincoln radio personality Carol Turner. Carol's career began in Algona, Iowa and has worked in radio markets in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, most notably Kansas City's WDAF. Before joining KFOR in March, Carol spent 20 years as co-host of Three Eagles owned KX 96.9's morning show. Carol's first full day on the KFOR Morning Show will be September 16.