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.

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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”

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