KIOS-FM

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

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Eva Hesse.  Panel: Angie Seykora, Instructor of Fine Arts at Creighton University; Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Independent Artist living between Lincoln and Brooklyn, and Co-Director of Fiendish Plots in Lincoln, Nebraska; David Helm, Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Moderator: Launa Bacon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Darger HQ

FRIENDS OF THE OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE LECTURE – Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald columnist, and author of “Uniquely Omaha”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 26th WOMEN AND HEALTH LECTURE – Geraldine Brooks, author of five novels, including “Year of Wonders”, and three works of non-fiction: “Nine Parts of Desire”, “Foreign Correspondence”, and “The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures 2011” “Hearing the Unheard: Recovering Women’s Voices in Historical Fiction”

Omaha Press Club, 2/13/17

Feb 13, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Donn Seidholz, Chairman of the Missouri River Commons Steering Committee “Development of the Omaha Riverfront”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Barry Jurgensen, History Teacher at Arlington High School; and Amber Simms, English Teacher at Arlington High School “500 Miles to Freedom: Eliza and Celia’s Story and Modern-Day Slavery”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Chenyang Li, Professor and the Founding Director of the Philosophy Program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and author of “The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony” “Care and Justice in Confucian Ethics: Reading Mencius, Kant, and Gilligan Comparatively”

NEBRASKA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, and author of the award-winning The Library Voice blog “Be the Change You Want to See in the Library and the World”

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY DISCUSSION – “The G.O.P.: A Party in Transition” Panel: Aimee Melton, Omaha City Councilwoman; Jon Tucker, Douglas Party Republican Party Chairman; Dan Welch, Nebraska Republican Party Chairman; Tom Becka, KPTM Channel 42 Opinion-Editor. Moderator: Rick Galusha, Associate Professor in the Bellevue University College of Arts and Sciences

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Thomas  Reid, American reporter, documentary film correspondent, and author of “The United States of Europe” and “The Healing of America” “How Other Industrialized Nations Manage to Provide Health Care at Half Our Cost”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – Brian York, Curator of Exhibits and Collections for the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum “The Importance of the Radio in Nazi Germany and Occupied France”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Doris Royal, retired Springfield, Nebraska farm wife, and Amy Forss, Instructor in History and Human Relations at Metropolitan Community College and author of “Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989” “One Can Be an Influence: Nebraska Farm Wife Doris Royal’s Successful Campaign against the Widow’s Tax”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Renée Firestone, retired noted fashion designer, and Holocaust Survivor “A Holocaust Survivor’s Story”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Lisa Alexander, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin School of Law “Bringing Home the Right to Housing”

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Tom Miya, World War II Veteran, who was sent in March, 1942 to a processing center in Fresno, California to await assignment to a detention camp “Constitution Day: Protecting the Rights of All Americans”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Mark Musick, retired Nebraska Air National Guard Major General, and author of “Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes” “Howard Hughes: Madman, Genius or Both?”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Taking Lena Home.  Panel: Cindy Drake, Nebraska History Library Curator and Statewide Cemetery Registry Coordinator, with the Nebraska State Historical Society; Julie Middendorf, a genealogy enthusiast who solved the mystery of Lena’s provenance; Alexandra Grant, Director of “Taking Lena Home”. Moderator: Casey Logan, Film Streams Deputy Director

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Clear and Unbiased Facts about Changes in Healthcare (without All the Hype)” Rowen Zetterman, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Lee Handke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Health Network; Jeffrey Bemoras, Senior Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois; Moderator: Sean McGuire, Founder of E. D. Bellis

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES LECTURE – David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, Professor at Yale University, and author of “The Road to Character” “It’s Better Than It Looks: Election 2016”

OMAHA PRESS CLUB SPECIAL – “Nebraska Second District Congressional Debate” Democrat candidate, Brad Ashford, Incumbent Congressman from Nebraska’s Second District; Republican candidate Don Bacon, Retired Air Force Brigadier General

OMAHA PRESS CLUB SPECIAL – “Capital Punishment in Nebraska – Yes or No?” Robert Evnen, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty; Sen. Colby Coash, Retain a Just Nebraska

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Meghan Malik, Trafficking Response Coordinator with the Women’s Fund of Omaha; Stephen O’Meara, Human Trafficking Coordinator with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office; Anna Brewer, Training Consultant with the Women’s Fund of Omaha; Alicia Webber, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator and Project Manager with The Salvation Army’s “Fight to End Trafficking” Program “Human Trafficking in the Heartland”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Protas Okwalo, holder of the Anna and Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education at Creighton University, Visiting Lecturer of Pastoral Theology and Missiology at the Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, and previously the Dean of Studies at Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and a lecturer at Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya “ Conversation: An Event of Faith Formation”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Agnes Schwartz and Magda Brown, Hungarian Survivors “Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, Part 2”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Agnes Schwartz and Magda Brown, Hungarian Survivors “Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, Part 1”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Jinmei Yuan, Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University, winner of the 2003 Unitas Literature Award, and author of “The Moon is Over the Parapet”, “Village Luokan, which won the 2009 Maotai Cup People’s Literature Award from the Chinese Writers’ Association, and, her new book, “Hustlen Hazel” “Literature as a Way of Seeking for Truth”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Kenneth Morris, President and Co-Founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, the Great Great Great Grandson of Frederick Douglass, and Great Great Grandson of Booker T. Washington “History, Human Rights and then Power of One”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Jeff Norman, Colorado-based re-enactor and impersonator, retired United States Marine, former Department of Defense technical instructor, and martial arts instructor “The Buffalo Bill Experience”

Omaha Press Club, 9/12/16

Sep 12, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Leo Biga, Omaha free-lance writer, and author of “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, a Reporter’s Perspective, 1998 – 2012”, “Crossing Bridges: A Priest’s Uplifting Life among the Downtrodden” and “Open Wide: Dr. Mark Manhart’s Journey in Dentistry, Theatre, Education, Family and Life” “Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford’s Trips to Africa”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as Senior Advisor on Interreligious Affairs to the Religious Action Center and Adjunct Faculty at the Union for Reform Judaism “Can Christians Learn about the New Testament from Jews?”

KANEKO GREAT MINDS LECTURE – Peter Abrahams, author of “Oblivion”, “End of Story”, and “The Fan”, as well as the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie Series (written under the pen name Spencer Quinn), the Echo Falls Series, including “Down the Rabbit Hole”, and the Bowser and Birdie Series, including “Woof” and “Arf”

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