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

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”

Omaha Press Club, 9/14/15

Sep 14, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Matt Morton, Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Chief Information Officer for the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Cyber Security in a Global Economy: How Do We Assure Growth While Protecting Our Digital Lives?”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Kris “Tanto” Paronto, former Army Ranger, part of the C.I.A. annex security team on the night of September 11, 2012, and co-author of “Thirteen Hours in Benghazi: The Inside Account of What Really Happened”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION DOUBLE FEATURE– Films: Alive Inside and CitizenfourAlive Inside Panel: Sabra Mackey, Activities, Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator at the Douglas County Health Center; Linda Whitfield, Program Director for the Douglas County Health Center. Moderator: Amy Chittendon, President of the Douglas County Health Center Foundation.  Citizenfour guest: G. Michael Fenner, James L. Koley Professor of Constitutional Law at the Creighton University School of Law, Immediate Past President of the Nebraska Bar Association, and author of the article “Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – John Calvert, Professor of History at Creighton University, and author of “Sayyid Qutub and the Origins of Radical Islamism” “The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Cheryl Jenkins, Associate Professor in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Associate Director of the Center for Black Studies Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi, and author “Race and News: Critical Perspectives” “Race and News in Twenty-First Century America” Post-lecture discussion panel:  Dr. Jenkins; Martha Ellen Florence, Director of Community Engagement for N. E. T. Television; Carla Kimbrough, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Elmer Crumbley, moderator

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Leo Adam Biga, author of “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film”, and co-editor of “Memories of the Jewish Mdwest: Mom and Pop Grocery Stores” “Nebraska’s Film Heritage”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Michael Grodin, Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Director of the Project on Medicine and the Holocaust at the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust”