Brad Achtemeier

CURRENT ROLE

In 2015, Brad joined Flood Communications as general manager. In this role, he oversees the South region (from Nebraska City to Grand Island). Brad actively supports programming, news, sales and office staff. He regularly travels between offices and ensures that goals are successfully achieved. He constantly strives to improve service and to provide a great return on investment for each of Flood Communications’ clients.  Brad loves the challenge of operating in multiple media.

BACKGROUND

Brad graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1990 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in advertising. 

Throughout the course of his career, he’s worked for:

  • Seven radio stations: KFMQ, KYNN, KFGE, KUTT, KWBE, KBIE and KNCY.
  • Four broadcast companies: Midwest Broadcasting, Siebert Communications, Siebert Broadcasting and Mitchell Broadcasting.

Brad’s also published his own magazine (Dig Magazine) and owned his own advertising agency (Beanstalk Advertising).

GIVING BACK

Brad is an active member of his community; he served as a board member of the Beatrice Pregnancy Resource Center for seven years.

Additionally, Brad donated his time and talent to coaching the Beatrice Bullets, a select youth baseball team.

FAMILY & FUN

Brad has a beautiful and hilarious wife, Michelle.  Together, they have a lively household with:

  • Four children: Brady, Noah, Olivia and Isaias.
  • Four dogs: Hank, Charlie, Doug and Bobby Jo Bobby
  • One cat: Vanilla Bean (aka, Baby Kitty)

Outside of work, Brad enjoys Little League Baseball, dance recitals, band performances, Hastings College track meets, music (listening and playing), reading, naps and watching food shows.

FAST FACTS

Favorite Bands/Musicians: Cheap Trick, Ryan Adams, The Replacements, Matthew Sweet and Switchfoot

Favorite Movie: “Dumb and Dumber”

Favorite Authors: Lee Child, Ted Dekker and J.D. Salinger

Favorite Business Books: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill, “Ogilvy on Advertising” by David Ogilvy and “Wizard of Ads” by Roy H. Williams

Favorite Teams: Beatrice Bullets, Kansas City Royals and Nebraska Cornhuskers

Email: brad@newschannelnebraska.com