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

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Mary Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sister Cities International “Global Education through Citizen Diplomacy: The Story of Sister Cities International”

GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – David Reynolds, Professor of International History and a Fellow at Christ’s College at Cambridge University, and author of “The Long Shadow: Legacies of the Great War on the Twentieth Century” “World War One: Remembering America’s Forgotten War”

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – David Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce “Business in Omaha: A Look Into the Future”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE SEMRAD LECTURE IN NON-WESTERN THOUGHT – Jay Garfield, the Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and author of “Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy” “Just Saying: Untying Daoist Knots”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Bill Hayes, Director of John Brown’s Cave Museum in Nebraska City “Fight against Slavery on the Great Plains: Nebraska’s Underground Railroad”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 2015 ROSS HORNING LECTURE – Margaret MacMillan, the Warden of St. Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, and author of “Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India”, “Paris 1919 Six Months that Changed the World” and “The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914” “Was World War One Inevitable?”

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Tim Miles, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The Hunting Ground.  Panel: Allison Taylor, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Creighton University; Julie Medina, Criminal Defense Attorney with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. Jessi Hitchens, Director of the Sexuality and Gender Resource Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Moderator: Elizabeth Power, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Women’s Center for Advancement, formerly the Young Women’s Christian Association.

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Secret Life of Bees”, “When the Heart Waits”, and “The Dance of the Dissident Daughter” “The Invention of Wings”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 2014-15 WAITE CHAIR LECTURE – Thomas Stegman, S. J., Holder of the Anna and Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education, and author of “Opening the Door of Faith: Encountering Jesus and His Call to Discipleship” “Written for Our Instruction: Relevance of Romans for Today”

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