Story-telling and self-deprecating humor have made Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Tom Stephens an enjoyable staple at The Ticket for both listeners and co-workers. Since the station’s launch in 2011, he has co-hosted “Gaskins & Stephens” from 11am-2pm weekdays with John Gaskins. The two earned talk hosting awards from both the Nebraska Broadcasters Association and Midwest Professional Journalists for a 2014 interview with Husker football’s first openly gay player, Eric Lueshen.
Prior to joining The Ticket, Tom logged over 25 years in Lincoln radio, including the statewide Husker network — co-hosting talk shows, conducting pre-game and post-game interviews, and hosting scoreboard shows. He’s also been a part of many high school football and basketball broadcasts both before and since The Ticket.
A believer of “picking your favorite teams by age 6 and sticking with them throughout life,” Tom has suffered mightily as a Royals, Vikings, and Huskers nut… and lets us feel his hilarious pain daily.
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