KHBT’s Kathi Kolar Selected To Prestigious Group Of Broadcast Leaders

By: Jacob Sexton —

Humboldt, IA — Riverfront Broadcasting would like to congratulate KHBT General Manger, Kathi Kolar, for being accepted into the Broadcast Leadership Training program conducted by the National Association of Broadcasters.

The Broadcast Leadership Training program was created to enable talented senior level broadcast executives who aspire to advance as group executives – particularly women and people of color – in running a successful operation of radio and television stations.

The Broadcast Leadership Training meets once monthly for ten months and is held at the National Association of Broadcaster’s headquarters in Washington DC and Kolar says this is the first time she will be heading to the nation’s capital.

Broadcasters were required to submit an entry and go through a committee selection process.  Kolar is one of only twenty broadcasters across the Nation that will be attending this year’s training.

Kathi Kolar’s career in Broadcasting began in 1994 in sales at KIAQ and KTLB in Fort Dodge IA. In 1997 she moved to Des Moines, IA as the Local Sales Manager of KJJY/ KRKQ. In 2000 Kathi found herself on the other side of radio working for an advertising agency, bringing on 22 new clients to the agency, placing and producing all print, billboards, television and radio for her clients. In 2005 Kolar moved to Tallahassee, FL to work for WWOF/WQLT/ WANK/WHTF for a short period. In late 2006 Kathi found her way back home, and as the Market Manager at KHBT-FM 97.7 in Humboldt, IA and became the General Manager in 2016. Kolar take pride in focusing on the success of her staff and the Humboldt community.