Bob Coate

Program Director

Bob Coate has been at KIOS-FM for over 42 years.  As he puts it, "I've been doing this for over 42 years, and I'm going to keep doing it until I get it right."

He became KIOS Program Director in July, 1977.  He was the on-air host of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra for 29 of the 35 years that KIOS aired their concerts.  In recent years, he has switched his efforts from orchestra concerts to lectures and discussions on the Monday Noon Forum series.

Bob and his wife of 41 years, Linda, have six children ranging in ages from 40 to 17.

Besides the Monday Noon Forum series, Bob can be heard weekday mornings from 10 to 12 noon, in addition to our overnight automated broadcasts.

Ways to Connect

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE SEMRAD LECTURE IN NON-WESTERN THOUGHT – Jay Garfield, the Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and author of “Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy” “Just Saying: Untying Daoist Knots”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Bill Hayes, Director of John Brown’s Cave Museum in Nebraska City “Fight against Slavery on the Great Plains: Nebraska’s Underground Railroad”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 2015 ROSS HORNING LECTURE – Margaret MacMillan, the Warden of St. Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, and author of “Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India”, “Paris 1919 Six Months that Changed the World” and “The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914” “Was World War One Inevitable?”

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Tim Miles, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The Hunting Ground.  Panel: Allison Taylor, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Creighton University; Julie Medina, Criminal Defense Attorney with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. Jessi Hitchens, Director of the Sexuality and Gender Resource Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Moderator: Elizabeth Power, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Women’s Center for Advancement, formerly the Young Women’s Christian Association.

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Secret Life of Bees”, “When the Heart Waits”, and “The Dance of the Dissident Daughter” “The Invention of Wings”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 2014-15 WAITE CHAIR LECTURE – Thomas Stegman, S. J., Holder of the Anna and Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education, and author of “Opening the Door of Faith: Encountering Jesus and His Call to Discipleship” “Written for Our Instruction: Relevance of Romans for Today”

A.A.R.P. FRAUD WATCH NETWORK LECTURE – Frank Abagnale, A.A.R.P. Fraud Watch Ambassador, Chief Executive Officer of Abagnale and Associates, and author of “The Art of the Steal” and “Catch Me If You Can” “Stealing Your Life”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2015 RUTH AND PHIL SOKOLOV ANNUAL LECTURE – Ari Shavit, Senior Correspondent with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and author of “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” Part 2: “My Promised Land: A Personal Journey through the History of Israel”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA SCHWALB CENTER FOR ISRAEL AND JEWISH STUDIES LECTURE – Ari Shavit, Senior Correspondent with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and author of “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” Part 1: “Israel and American Jewry: Two Miracles Now Challenged”