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

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Eric Elnes, Senior Pastor of Countryside Community Church, and author of “Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity” and “Igniting Worship: The Severn Deadly Sins”; and special guest Thomas Gresien, Servant Minister to the priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha “Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers)”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Olga Lagotska, Associate Professor of History, Chairman of International Organizations and World Political Processes in the School of Politics at Moscow State University, and former Chairman of Area Studies and International Relations in the Department of Foreign and International Relations “Russian Global Engagement on Education and Business”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Professor of Religious Studies at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and author of “A History of Islam in America” “Can American Muslims Define Multicultural America?”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY LECTURE – 7th ANNUAL ELDEN CURTISS LECTURE – Janet Ruffing, Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale University, Professor Emerita of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Fordham University, and author of “Uncovering Stories of Faith: Spiritual Direction and Narrative” and “Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings” “Love Mysticism: Relic of the Past or Contemporary Reality?”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Theodore Halpern, formerly with the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in New York “Jewish, Disabled and Trapped in Nazi Europe”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Jason Riley, a member of the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author of “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders” and “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed” “Federal Spending’s Impact on Low-Income Americans”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LECTURE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON – Rebecca Ryan, Founder and Owner of Next Generation Consulting, and author of “ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders” and “Live First, Work Second” “Omaha 2035: The Next Big Things”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Frank Schaeffer, author of “Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism)” and “Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the U. S. Marine Corps”, with his son John Schaeffer “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Founder and Editor of the Online Journal Public Discourse, and author of “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom” “The Future of Marriage”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: A Borrowed Identity.  Panel: Sayed Kashua, Author of “Dancing Arabs” and Screenwriter of A Borrowed Identity; Assaf Gavron, American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Visiting Scholar, and author of “How Do You Say ‘Bananafish’ in Hebrew?”.  Moderator: Curtis Hutt, Professor of Judaic Studies, and Special Programs Coordinator for the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

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