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.
As we weave our way through the morass that is next week's Ames City Council election, I found myself admitting to something on the air Tuesday that I never thought I'd admit too.
I'm increasingly sympathetic to those who've staked their council positions standing in the face of the city's development community. At times, I'm guessing that's GOT to be a pretty uncomfortable postion to take. You are, sometimes, the only voice saying "NO" to some people who are perceived in our fair city to be pretty powerful. These are the same people who will actively work to unseat you for the position you take on where things get built and by whom.
As I said in this space yesterday, it seems again that we face another city council election that swings on the issue of development. For all the issues that face us, we come back again to houses. Make no mistake, I know there are all sorts of attendent issues that come with growth, but...
More on this during the show tomorrow...