Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
I get it. I'm old. MTV stopped targeting my demographic a LONG time ago. That being said...
I do have kids. I never realized what a minefield of bad, awful, horrible stuff was "out there" on TV, the internet, and...life until I ran it through the prism of my two soon-to-be 11-year-old daughters and soon-to-be six-year-old son. I should say that my girls were big fans of Hannah Montana. When that show ended it's Disney Channel run, they quit paying attention to Miley Cyrus. Thank God. When you see what Miley did at the Video Music Awards, you'll know that she drove the final stake in Hannah's tween-beloved heart.
It's rock 'n' roll--I get it. From the earliest days of Alan Freed coining the term, the genre's always lived on the edge. As we get three generations removed, "living on the edge" has progressed to what we saw Sunday night. I guess it's a sad realization to know that I now have to shield my kids from it's seedier aspects, just as my parents did me.
I think I'm gonna go out and buy my girls more Taylor Swift records.