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 – Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College “The Aryan Jesus in Nazi Germany: The Bible and the Holocaust”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Luisa Palomo, Liberty Elementary School; Lisa Utterback, Principal at Miller Park Elementary; Shari Koch, Director of Multiple Pathways for the Omaha Public Schools Moderator: Velma Crumbley, Retired Principal of Gilder Elementary School “Focus on Women As Leaders in Urban Education”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, former President of the City Court of Tehran, and a Professor of Law at the University of Tehran “True Islam: Human Rights, Faith, and Women”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Alpha Sigma Nu Annual Lecture – Betsy Fischer Martin, Senior Executive Producer of NBC’s Meet the Press, and Managing Editor for NBC News’ Political Programming “Meeting the Press: Headlines and History from the Longest Running Television Program”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Douglas Blackmon, author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black American from the Civil War to World War II”, and Chairman of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center Forum “Slavery by Another Name”

Omaha Press Club, 8/5/13

Aug 5, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Omaha Chief of Police Todd Schmaderer “First Year as Chief of Police”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 3 – Wendy Wright, Professor of Theology and holder of the John C. Kenefick Chair in the Humanities at Creighton University “Mother, Sister, Queen: Mary and the Second Vatican Council”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Linda Duckworth, Past-President of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, and currently Chairman of the League of Women Voters Nominating Committee “Lady Arrested for Voting!: Susan B. Anthony – The Woman Who Changed the Mind of the Nation”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Waitman Beorn, Assistant Professor of History, and the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Auschwitz: A History of the Camp from Incarceration to Extermination”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 2 – Blase Cupich, Bishop of Spokane, Washington “Second Vatican Council Bishops: Apprentices at the School of the Holy Spirit”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Panel: Palma Strand, Associate Professor of Law at the Creighton University School of Law; Jackie Font-Guzman, Director of The Werner Institute; Jay Carney, Assistant Professor of Theology at the Creighton University Department of Theology 

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 1 – Susan Wood, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Theology at Marquette University  “Sacramental Character of Church”

Omaha Press Club, 6/17/13

Jun 17, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – John Christiansen, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Recent Changes at U.N.O.”

BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HEALTH SUMMIT LECTURE – Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland “Children, Healthcare and Schools”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Bernice Sandler, Senior Scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C., and Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine “We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, But Not Far Enough: Progress and Problems of Women in Higher Education”

AT EASE U.S.A. LUNCHEON – James Ellis, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Georgia; and Retired Commander of the United States Strategic Command

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Felice Gaer, Director of the American Jewish Committee’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights “Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities Worldwide: International Religious Freedom in United States Policy”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Duane Woerth, United States Ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Omaha Press Club, 5/10/13

May 10, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Mayoral Election Debate” Jim Suttle, Incumbent Mayor of Omaha; Jean Stothert, Omaha City Councilwoman

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The Waiting Room.  Panel: M. J. Egan, staff nurse at the Nebraska Medical Center; Rosanna Morris, Senior Vice-President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the Nebraska Medical Center; William Gossman, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Creighton University School of Medicine; Robert Muelleman, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine.  Moderator: Richard O’Brien, Professor at Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Calvin Mackie, author of “A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business” and “Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Norachit Sinhaseni, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations “Diplomatic Challenges at the United Nations: An Ambassadorial Experience from Thailand”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College “Dying Well: Getting ‘The Best Care Possible’ Through the End of Life”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Herbert Karliner, Philip Freund, Hans Fisher, and Sol Messinger, survivors of the SS St. Louis “The Voyage of the SS St. Louis

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Massimiliano Tomba, Senior Researcher in Political Philosophy in the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies at the University of Padua “Redemption, Messianic Time and Historical Transformation: Walter Benjamin’s Political Theology”

Omaha Press Club, 3/29/13

Mar 29, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Mayoral Primary Debate” Jim Suttle, Incumbent Mayor of Omaha; Dan Welch, former Omaha City Council President; Jean Stothert, current Omaha City Councilwoman; Dave Nabity, Omaha businessman; Brad Ashford, member of the Nebraska Unicameral

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The House I Live In.  Panel: Marilyn Asher, Director of the Nebraska Corrections Youth Facility; Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk; Rodney Prince, Omaha resident and drug war veteran; Jannette Taylor, founder of Impact One Community Connection  Moderator: Willie Barney, Founder and President of the Empowerment Network and Omaha 360

Omaha press Club, 3/18/13

Mar 18, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Dennis Pate, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium “What’s New at the Zoo?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE 2012 SUSAN AND DAN SEMRAD LECTURE IN NON-WESTERN THOUGHT – Olúfémi Táiwò, Professor of Philosophy and the University Core, and Director of Global African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University “What’s Modernity Got to Do with It?”

Omaha Press Club, 3/4/13

Mar 4, 2013

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Chris Allen, Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Oman: The Gem of Arabia”

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