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NBA Hall of Fame Nomination Form - Electronic
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Hall of Fame 1979

Robert Schnuelle


At the time of his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, Robert E. "Bob" Schnuelle was the Manager of KOLN TV/KGIN TV's Grand Island Operations.  A veteran broadcaster, he graduated from Gibbon High School in Gibbon, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.  Returning to Nebraska, Bob joined KFGW in Kearney in 1951.  He switched to television in 1952, joining the KHOL-TV staff in Kearney.  From there he went to KHAS Radio and Television in Hastings, Nebraska in 1953.  He joined KOLN/KGIN in 1960 as Operations Manager of the Grand Island office and studios.  In 1973, Bob was elevated to the position of Manager.

Bob was active in many civic and fraternal organizations.  He served as President of both the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (1974) and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.  He served on the board of directors of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association for 1971-1972.

Until February 1974, Bob commuted weekly from Grand Island to Lincoln to present the Saturday Night News at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Channels 10 and 11.