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

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

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – Chris Abani, author of “The Secret History of Las Vegas”, “Song for Night”, and “the Virgin of Flames”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Maisha Godare, President of the Heartland Muslim Women’s Network, co-author of “The Muslim Family Reader”, and member of the Advisory Board for Project Interfaith “Women and Islam”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SHIRLEY AND LEONARD GOLDSTEIN LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS – Winona LaDuke, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, and Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project “Human Rights and the Rights of Nature in an Era of Climate, Energy, Food and Water Crises”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Colonel James Bitzes, Judge Advocate for United States Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland “Cyberspace Operations: Some Legal and Practical Considerations from a Military Perspective”

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”

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