Welcome to Problems and Solutions!
In 1992, Cathy Blythe developed a weekly program called “Problems & Solutions.” In its original form, P&S was designed for listeners to help listeners with simple, everyday problems. In 1996, Cathy expanded Problems & Solutions to weekday mornings from 9:10 to 10:00 (Central Time) and started including guest experts and national authors in the line-up. The show is now broadcast not only on KFOR, but on other sister stations in our Alpha Media group.
The topics on Problems & Solutions are a wide range of health and lifestyle subjects. Click on Schedule to see a complete list of guests, including archives from past years.
Problems and Solutions has been the recipient of first-place awards for service to the community from both the Nebraska Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. If you have a suggestion about a guest or topic idea – or you’d like to comment on a show – send us an e-mail – [email protected] We hope you get as much fulfillment from listening to Problems & Solutions as we do from bringing it to you.
Cathy Blythe was born and raised in Lincoln and is a 1967 graduate of Lincoln Southeast. She attended Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearney) and was focused on becoming an elementary education teacher. She then took what turned out to be a permanent detour into the world of radio when she was hired at KFOR as receptionist in 1972.
Cathy co-hosted the KFOR Morning Show from 1982 to 2013. She has also been the host of Problems & Solutions since 1992. Cathy has received two Marconi awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, first in 2002 by herself and then in 2005 with her morning show co-host at that time, Ward Jacobson. The Marconi is considered to be the highest award in broadcasting.
Cathy was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame in August of 2011 and was also selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of Lincoln Southeast High School. She has been married to her husband Wayne since 1985. Cathy’s spare time is spent reading, playing piano, emceeing and entertaining for a variety of area events, civic organizations, senior centers and retirement communities – plus doting on her granddaughters, Nora and Olivia.