The Nebraska Radio Network shut down Tuesday.

Links to stories posted on the internet Tuesday morning went to an error page on the website of its corporate owner, Learfield Communications.

Nebraska Radio Network provided news content to about three dozen affiliates throughout the state.

According to its Facebook page, it was founded in 2000.

Learfield spokeswoman Jennifer Duncan said in an email that the Nebraska Radio Network, along with the South Carolina Network, were shut down because they had underperformed for several years and showed little opportunity for growth.

Learfield also owns news radio networks in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the Brownfield Ag News network, which is carried by Nebraska radio stations.

"Learfield will reallocate resources to continue to grow Brownfield and strengthen our position in the ag market and add focus to the core news networks," Duncan said in an email.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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