Bob Coate

Program Director

Bob Coate has been at KIOS-FM for over 38 years.  As he puts it, "I've been doing this for over 38 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 37 years, Linda, have six children ranging in ages from 36 to 14.

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

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”

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