William Stibor, NET Radio music director, dies at 49

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Stibor (Photo: NET)

Stibor (Photo: NET)

William Stibor, the music director of NET Radio in Lincoln, Neb., died in his home June 17. He was 49. The cause of death was unknown.

Stibor hosted the local weekday classical program Morning Concert and produced and hosted Friday Live, a weekly arts and performance series. He had worked for NET since 1989. He has also hosted other music programs for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

In addition to his role at NET, Stibor was active in the Lincoln arts community. He was the president of the board of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and received the Mayor’s ArtScene Backstage Award from the Lincoln Arts Council in 2011. He was a classically trained tenor and composed music for choir and chamber ensembles. Stibor also had poetry published in the literary magazine Prairie Schooner.

“William was a devoted broadcaster who understood the meaning of public service,” NET Radio Manager Nancy Finken told Current. “His love of the arts was infectious and the outpouring of support from across Nebraska has been extremely heartwarming.”

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