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.

Ways To Connect

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”

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