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

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Sybil Rosado, Professor of Social Science and Coordinator of Sociology at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina “Nappy Hair in the Diaspora: Exploring the Meaning of Hair Among Women of African Descent”

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF OMAHA LUNCH FOR THE GIRLS LUNCHEON – Twin daughters of President George W. Bush – Barbara Bush, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Global Health Corps; and Jenna Bush Hager, Editor-at Large for Southern Living Magazine, and author of “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope” “In Conversation”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2014 RICHARD DEAN WINCHELL HISTORY LECTURE – Christopher Browning, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and author of “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp” “Survivor Testimony and Holocaust History: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Members of the British National Debate Team – Kate Brooks and Alice Coombes Huntley vs. Members of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Speech and Debate Team – Adam Blood and Jonathan Carter “Are Social Media a Threat to Human Creativity?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – HENRY W. CASPER, S.J. HISTORY LECTURE – Karen Lystra, Professor of American Studies at California State University at Fullerton, and author of “Searching the Heart: Women, Men and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America” and “Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years” “Love Letters: Revealing the Intimate Past”

Omaha Press Club, 3/23/15

Mar 23, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – John Crook, retired principal of Westside High School; Cherie Larson, Director of Instructional Service at the Plattsmouth Community School District “Common Core – The Pros and Cons”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Assaf Gavron, American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Visiting Scholar “How Do You Say ‘Bananafish’ in Hebrew?”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE– Christian Piatt, Director of Premium Content for the Interfaith Website, Patheos, and the Director of Growth and Development for First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon “Post Christian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein, identical twins, and authors of “Identical Strangers”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Mark Braverman, Co-Founder of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, and Program Director for Kairos USA “Interfaith Politics and the Failure of Global Diplomacy: The Israeli-Palestine Conflict”