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

PATRIOTIC PRODUCTIONS LECTURE – David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and regular commentator for the Fox News Network ”Protectors of Freedom”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Sybil Rosado, Professor of Social Science and Coordinator of Sociology at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina “Nappy Hair in the Diaspora: Exploring the Meaning of Hair Among Women of African Descent”

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF OMAHA LUNCH FOR THE GIRLS LUNCHEON – Twin daughters of President George W. Bush – Barbara Bush, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Global Health Corps; and Jenna Bush Hager, Editor-at Large for Southern Living Magazine, and author of “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope” “In Conversation”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2014 RICHARD DEAN WINCHELL HISTORY LECTURE – Christopher Browning, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and author of “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp” “Survivor Testimony and Holocaust History: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Members of the British National Debate Team – Kate Brooks and Alice Coombes Huntley vs. Members of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Speech and Debate Team – Adam Blood and Jonathan Carter “Are Social Media a Threat to Human Creativity?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – HENRY W. CASPER, S.J. HISTORY LECTURE – Karen Lystra, Professor of American Studies at California State University at Fullerton, and author of “Searching the Heart: Women, Men and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America” and “Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years” “Love Letters: Revealing the Intimate Past”

Omaha Press Club, 3/23/15

Mar 23, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – John Crook, retired principal of Westside High School; Cherie Larson, Director of Instructional Service at the Plattsmouth Community School District “Common Core – The Pros and Cons”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Assaf Gavron, American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Visiting Scholar “How Do You Say ‘Bananafish’ in Hebrew?”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE– Christian Piatt, Director of Premium Content for the Interfaith Website, Patheos, and the Director of Growth and Development for First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon “Post Christian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein, identical twins, and authors of “Identical Strangers”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Mark Braverman, Co-Founder of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, and Program Director for Kairos USA “Interfaith Politics and the Failure of Global Diplomacy: The Israeli-Palestine Conflict”

Omaha Press Club, 2/16/15

Feb 16, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Charles Ellison and Virginia Maynes from Justice for Our Neighbors “Implications of Obama’s Executive Orders Dealing with Immigration”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON – Michael Corbat, Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup “The Role of the Financial Sector in Supporting the United States and Global Economies – 2015 and Beyond”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Wynema Morris, Member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, and Independent Scholar and Associate Fellow at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln “Social and Political Structures of the Omaha Tribe”

OMAHA TOWN HALL LECTURE – Timothy Egan, author of “The Worst Hard Times: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the American Dust Bowl” and “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach with Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, and author of “King Rules: Ten Rules for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Survive” “How Can the Dream Survive?”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Lillian Daniel, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and author of “When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church” “When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Deirdre Mullen, Director of the Mercy Global Concern, as well as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Global Justice, both at the United Nations “There’s a Girl Out There Who Needs You: Empowering Girls through Education One Girl at a Time”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON – Bruce Katz, Vice-President, Brookings Institution and Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program “Insights on The Metropolitan Revolution”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Michael Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Space History Department of the National Air and Space Museum in the Smithsonian Institution “An Evening with the Smithsonian: The Apollo 8 Mission”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Running from Crazy. Panel: Mindy Eggert, parent of a son who committed suicide; Howard Liu, Child Psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Ciara Warden, Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa and a full-time member of the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Social Work; Erin Grace, moderator

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 24TH WOMEN AND HEALTH LECTURE – Monique Truong, author of “The Book of Salt” and “Bitter in the Mouth” “Writing with an Insulin Pen”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Moshe Gershovich, Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO “Israel and Palestine: Making Sense of a Never-Ending Conflict”

PHOENIX ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON – Erin Grewell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, and author of “Teach with Your Heart”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Jamelle Bouie, staff writer for Slate Dot Com, covering politics, policy and race “Talking about Race: A Conversation with Jamelle Bouie”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Nadia Bolz-Weber, Founding Pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, and author of “Salvation on the Small Screen?: Twenty-Four Hours of Christian Television” “Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint”

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY DEBATE – “Does Religion Have a Place in Government?” Aimee Melton, Omaha City Councilwoman; Anne Boyle Nebraska Public Service Commissioner

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL – “Nebraska Gubernatorial Debate” Pete Ricketts, Republican nominee; Chuck Hassebrook, Democrat nominee

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL – “United States Senate Debate” Ben Sasse, Republican nominee; David Domina, Democrat nominee; Todd Watson and Jim Jenkins, Independent non-partisan candidates

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Second Congressional District Debate” Lee Terry, incumbent Republican Congressman; Brad Ashford, Democrat challenger

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