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.
Another second Tuesday night of the month, another city council meeting. Good evening, I'm Trent, and I'll be your waiter this evening.
Couple of things of note this evening. The council will look at some specifics of McFarland Clinic's request for an expansion in the 1100 block of Carroll and Duff Avenues. These are some technical issues, but I'm sure there will be come comment from people in the Wilson-Beardshire neighborhood who've objected many times in the past. Also, the council will receive the 2011 Resident Satisfaction Survey.
8:00P: Well, it appears the council does have a threshold where it will deny a liquor license request from a Campustown bar. The council just said no to the renewal of the license for Element/Chasers. The police department's report to the council showed a bar that, in years past, had single digit violations for serving people underage had 47 in the year of it's most recent renewal period. Owner Scott Davis told the council that he's had a lot of staff turnover in the last year, and has had a hard time keeping people on staff who will follow the rules. The council was having none of it, and voted unanimously to deny the renewal. The owner is not without recourse--he can appeal the city's decision to the state's Alcohol Beverage Division. He will be allowed to serve alcohol while the appeal is processed, but must make the appeal first.