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 – Sarah Ruden, Visiting Scholar at Brown University, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Music Inside the Whale, and Other Marvels: A Translator on the Beauty of the Bible” “Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Lou Leviticus, Holocaust survivor, former Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and author of “Tales from the Milestone”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Marcia Anderson, Major General in the United States Army Reserve, and Clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin “Leading with Integrity in a Diverse World”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Best Kept Secret. Panel: Shana Frodyma, Transitions Coordinator with the Omaha Public Schools; Kathy Kovalskas, parent of an autistic child; Kim Hall, Employment Services Manager at the Ollie Webb Center. Moderator: Mary McHale, President of the Meyer Foundation

Omaha Press Club, 8/25/14

Aug 25, 2014

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Cliff Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Initiative’s Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Network

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Yong Zhao, Presidential Chairman and Associate Dean for Global Education, Weinman Professor of Technology, and a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement at the University of Oregon “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Beverly Deepe Keever, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Hawaii “Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Lesley Hazleton, Middle East Reporter for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Harper’s, and author of “The First Muslim” and “After the Prophet” “Sunni and Shia: What It Really Means”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Baba Jallow, Assistant Professor of African History, and Director of the African Studies Program at Creighton University “Great Kings and Queens of Africa”

Omaha Press Club, 7/21/14

Jul 21, 2014

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Lieutanant Ken Kanger, head of the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit; Janee Pannkuk, Executive Director of Impact One “Gangs in Omaha”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MICHAEL G. LAWLER LECTURE – Paul Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley S. J. Professor of Catholic Studies, and founding Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut “A Short Voyage for a God: The  Grace of Creative Writing”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY GREAT CONVERSATIONS LECTURE – Jenna Blum, author of “The Stormchasers”, “Grand Central”, and “Those Who Save Us”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – PHIL AND RUTH SOKOLOF LECTURE – Stuart Eizenstat, former Under Secretary of State, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, and United States Ambassador to the European Union in the Clinton Administration, and author of “Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II” “The Future of Jews: How Global Forces Are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, and author of “The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government” “Income, Wealth and Inequality – Leveling Up or Leveling Down?”

Omaha Press Club, 6/16/14

Jun 16, 2014

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Joe Starita, Professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and author of “The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge – A Lakota Odyssey” “’I Am a Man’: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University; Derek Chollet, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs “The American Military: War and Peace, Spending and Politics”

AT EASE U.S.A. LUNCHEON – Sgt. Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Orit Bashkin, Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Chicago, and author of “New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq” “Modern Babylonians: Iraqi Jews, Arab-Jewish Identity, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict”

Omaha Press Club, 5/12/14

May 12, 2014

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Sudanese refugees Christine Ross and Sabit Boules; Lacey Studnicka from Lutheran Family Services “Challenges of Relocating from the Sudan”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives. Panel: Kathleen Scott, Lydia Rhodes, April Nelson, and Pamela Schaffert, all Certified Nurse Midwives from the Olson Center for Women’s Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE AND CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Chaja Verveer, Holocaust Museum Houston Board member, and member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission “Improbable Survivor: A Young Child in the Holocaust”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Sibelan Forrester, Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Swarthmore College “East and West Connect and Compete: Anglo-American and Russian Science Fiction in the Cold War and Beyond”

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE “BREAKING THE SILENCE” LECTURE – Glenn Close and Jessie Close

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Steve Marantz, Researcher for ESPN Content Development, and author of “Sorcery at Caesar’s: Sugar Ray’s Marvelous Fight” “The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Radial Divide”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Charles Johanningsmeier, Professor of English and holder of the Jefferis Chair of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Willa Cather, Germany, and the Nazi Regime: A Complicated Relationship”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Ron Hansen, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, and author of “Desperadoes”, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”, and “Mariette in Ecstasy”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Hedrick Smith, author of “The Russians” and “The Power Game: How Washington Works” “Who Stole the American Dream?”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING LECTURE – Gary Pruitt, Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Press “Free Press vs. National Security: The False Choice”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Elizabeth Larus, Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington and author of “Politics and Society in Contemporary China” and “Economic Reform in China – 1979 – 2003” “Social and Economic Problems Facing China’s Fifth Generation of Leaders”

Pages