Bob Coate

Program Director

Bob Coate has been at KIOS-FM for over 44 years.  As he puts it, "I've been doing this for over 44 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 43 years, Linda, have six children ranging in ages from 42 to 19.  They also have 7 grandchildren.

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

Andrew Hilleman, author of “World Chase Me Down”; Timothy Schaffert, author of “The Swan Gondola”; and Theodore Wheeler, author of “Kings of Broken Things” “Creating Historical Fiction Based in Fact”

Monday, March 19, 2018 – CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Lloyd Sandelands, Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan, and author of “Love First: Toward a Christian Humanism” “On the Inhumanity of Profit-Seeking”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – STORIES OF SURVIVAL: EYEWITNESS HOLOCAUST TESTIMONIES – Bea Karp, a survivor of Nazi-Occupied Germany, and author of “My Broken Doll”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2017 RUTH AND PHIL SOKOLOV LECTURE – Jonathan Adelman, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and author of “The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State” “Russia and Israel: New Emerging Powers in the Middle East”'

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Martha Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Economics at The State University of New York at Potsdam “The Invisible Hand: Its Purpose and Ours”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Gayle Lynds, a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, co-founder, with David Morrell, and former Co-President of International Thriller Writers, Inc., and award-winning author of ten international political novels, including her most recent novel, “The Assassins” “The ‘Top Secrets’ of Storytelling: Creating Espionage Thrillers for the Masses”

Omaha Press Club, 2/12/18

Feb 12, 2018

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Frank Lamere, Vice-Chairman of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission, recipient of the Award of Excellence from Project Extra Mile for his work at Whiteclay “The Whiteclay Closure Prophecy”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – William Lawrence, Visiting Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University “Silence, Survival, and Stolen Springs: The Middle East and North Africa”, a lecture in memory of U.N.O. Professor Moshe Gershovich”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology at Boston College, and author of “Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race and Being” “Embodying Eucharist: Gender, Race, and Body”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – STORIES OF SURVIVAL: EYEWITNESS HOLOCAUST TESTIMONIES – Milton Kleinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Market Sales, Inc.

Omaha Press Club, 1/15/18

Jan 15, 2018

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Emily Getzschman, Marketing Director of the Omaha Public Library “The Future of Omaha’s Library”

GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – T. J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America”, “Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War” and “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” “It Happened Here: Why National Conflicts Have Centered on the Great Plains”

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS OF OMAHA EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES LECTURE – Don Kleine, Douglas County Attorney, formerly Chief of the Criminal Bureau for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office of Attorney General Jon Bruning “Balancing Justice with God’s Mercy”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – DR. CHUCK POWELL MEMORIAL LECTURE – Sarah Rowan, Former Teacher, and Member of the Executive Board of Eden Alternative “Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY LECTURE – GREAT CONVERSATIONS LECTURE – Elizabeth Berg, author of “Open House’, “The Dream Lover”, “Durable Goods” and “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted”

JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA LECTURE – Joseph Telushkin, author of “Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History” and, with Dennis Prager, of “The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism” and “Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism” “The Sky Is Not Falling: God, Love and Money in Times of Crisis”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Robert Kumaki, Principal of the Ronin Group, and author of “Many Cultures, One Market: A Guide to Understanding Opportunities in the Asian Pacific American Market” “Marketing to Asian America 3.0”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Wes Moore, Rhodes Scholar, Founder of BridgeEDU, and author of “The Other Wes Moore”, “Discovering Wes Moore”, “The Work”, and “This Way Home” “An Evening with Wes Moore”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – Jonis Agee, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and author of twelve books, including “The River Wife” and “Bones of Paradise” “Omaha Reads”

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha “Vision for Omaha”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Tony Foreman, History PhD student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a recipient of the Othmer Fellowship for Exceptional Scholars and the Christian Leiding Fellowship “Carl Hans Lody: World War I German Spy and Nebraska Immigrant”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Peter Pettit, Associate Professor of Religion Studies, and Director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania “Luther and the Jews: Responsibility and Reconciliation, Part 2”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Dean Bell, Provost, Vice-President, and Professor of History at Spertus Institute for Jewish Leaning and Leadership in Chicago “Luther and the Jews: Responsibility and Reconciliation, Part 1”

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Rachel Jacobson, Founder and Executive Director of Film Streams; Casey Logan, Deputy Director of Film Streams “The Dundee Theatre Renovation”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Award-winning poet Desmond Egan, Founder of the Goldsmith Press in 1972, and Founder and Artistic Director of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival in 1987 “An Evening of Irish Poetry”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – MARION MARSH BROWN LECTURE – Cheryl Strayed, author of several best-sellers, including “Wild”, “Tiny Beautiful Things”, “Brave Enough” and “Torch”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Anthony Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University “North Korea and the Preemptive Use of Force”

Omaha Press Club, 9/18/17

Sep 18, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Katie Linehan, Executive Director of Educate Nebraska, former middle school teacher at Success Academy Charter School in Harlem, New York City, English teacher to middle school students in Changwon, South Korea, and kindergarten lead at Girls, Inc. in North Omaha; and Ann Hunter-Pirtle, Executive Director of Stand for Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska “Education in Nebraska: School Choice and the Charter School Debate”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Jeannie Smith, the daughter of Polish Rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke, author of “In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer”, whose life story was performed on Broadway in the nationally-acclaimed play “Irena’s Vow”, starring Tovah Feldshuh “In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer”

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION LECTURE – Mitch Holthus, the Emmy Award-winning voice of the Kansas City Chiefs, host of the Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider television show, and the Chiefs Rewind television post-game show, as well as a member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame “Keynote Address”