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

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist, and holder of a distinguished teaching position at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria “Performing Mozart’s Concerti”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Hilda Neihardt, daughter of former Nebraska Poet Laureate John Neihardt, author of “Black Elk Speaks” and “When the Tree Flowered” “John Neihardt: Walking the Good Red Road”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Edward Pessen, Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College at the City University of New York, and author of “The Log Cabin Myth: The Social Backgrounds of the Presidents” “Whatever Happened to the Constitutional Presidency?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – David Soren, Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Arizona, the Director of the University’s Exchange Program in Archeology with Cyprus and Portugal, and Guest Curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York “Buried Alive: An Ancient Catastrophe on Cyprus”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles Miligan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado “The Beautiful and the Holy: Ambiguity and Necessity”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Meyer Friedman, Director of the Meyer Friedman Institute of Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California “Type A Behavior and Your Heart”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles A. Lewis, Administrator of the Collections Program of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois ”People and Plants: Blessings and Curses”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Robert Spire, Nebraska State Attorney General, and former Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine ”The Social Responsibilities of Public Service”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Craig Vetter, freelance writer and columnist, and former Senior Editor of Outside Magazine ”Bonehead Writing: Teaching the Lame to Walk”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Susan Clark Wooley, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the College’s Clinic for Eating Disorders “Weight Gain May Be in Your Genes: Eating Disorders in College Students Today”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Panel: Richard Dienstbier, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a member of 100 Men Against Rape”; Leslie Hartford, Educational Coordinator and Counselor from the Lincoln Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center; Suzanne Bond, Director of Mental Health at the Lincoln Correctional Center; C. Ebb Munden, Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lincoln; Moderator: Elaine Kruze, Professor of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University “Date Rape”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM - Robert Lisensky, President of NCHEMS Management Services in Boulder, Colorado, President of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and former Executive Vice-President of the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D. C. "Liberal Education: Reform or Renewal?"

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Harold Andersen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the World-Herald Company “The Role of a Local Newspaper: Community Standards and Freedom of the Press”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – John R. Turk, Associate Professor of Music at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University “Self-Expression: The Tuba – A Museum Piece Comes to Live Just in Time”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Panel: William Moffett, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow; Michael Harry, Senior Vice President of Crete Carrier Corporation in Lincoln; Roger Beverage, former Nebraska State Director of Banking; LaVerne Rudell, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics at Nebraska Wesleyan University; Charles Schoeder, former Nebraska State Director of Agriculture; Moderator: Loretta Fairchild, Professor of Economics at Nebraska Wesleyan University. “The Future of Small Business Ownership and the Corporate Farm”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of “The Target is Destroyed” “The Khadafy Connection: International Terrorism”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Eleanor Smeal, President of the National Organization for Women, as well as Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation “The Status of the Women’s Movement Today”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Norman Krivosha, Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court “Education: For the Sake of Living as Well as Making a Living”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Frank Forrester Church IV, Senior Minister at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City, and author of “Father and Son”  “Angels and Strangers”

Curt Donaldson, columnist with the Lincoln Star, former Lincoln City Councilman, and author of “Stumping the District” “Raising False Hopes in a Responsible Manner: The Challenge of Politics in Nebraska”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Robert Poole, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Reason Foundation, and author of “Cutting Back City Hall”  “Privatization: National Garage Sale or Golden Opportunity?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Vera Kistiakovsky, Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Past-President of the American Association of Women in Science “S.D.I. and the Scientist”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORJM – Mitch Snyder, Founder of The Community for Creative Non-Violence, and co-author of “Homeless in America: A Forced March to Nowhere” “The Homeless in America”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Michael Wood, Professor of Comparative Literature at Exeter University, and author of “America and the Movies” “Making Sense of the Movies” (incomplete)

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