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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1:30 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Metropolitan Community College Lecture, 12/31/12

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Kitcki Carroll, Executive Director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. “The New Trust: Shaping America’s New Federal Trust Responsibility”

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1:30 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Nebraska Library Association Lecture, 12/24/12

NEBRASKA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TRI-CONFERENCE LECTURE – Tom Osborne, former head football coach and retiring Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, former Third District Republican Congressman, and founder of the TeamMates Mentoring Program

Special Programs
4:45 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Programs - December 24

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII will air Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m.

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Monday, December 24:

9:00am - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the 30-voice King's College Choir
The annual Christmas service held every year since 1918, broadcast live from King's College in Cambridge, England

10:30am - Henry's Story
Written by Doug Marr, music by George Winston, read by Laura Marr, produced by KIOS-FM

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4:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Programs - December 25

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Tuesday, December 25:

9:00am - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Hosted by Lynn Neary, Christmas stories featured on NPR over the years by Jay Allison, Lee Stringer, Sylvia Seymour and Paul Auster, Bailey White, John McIlwraith, Jay O'Callahan, Chuch Kramer, David Sedaris, Scott Simon, and John Henry Faulk

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4:30 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Program - Politics Takes a Holiday

Thu., Jan. 2, 12:00 noon - Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday, New Years Edition

Help us roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all new awards, such as:

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1:47 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Creighton University Lecture, 12/17/12

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Charles Morrison, President of the East-West Center “Asia Megatrends and Implications for United States – Asia Policy”

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1:39 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Institute for Holocaust Education, 12/10/12



INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Milton Kleinberg, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Market Sales, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska “Memories of My Childhood: During and After the Holocaust, 1937 – 1951”


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4:16 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Durham Museum Lecture, 12/3/12



DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Dan Sullivan, Editor for World-Herald Books, including “At War, At Home: World War II” “Answering the Call”


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3:11 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, 11/26/12


E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Charles Villa-Vicencio, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa, and author of “Walk With Us and Listen: Political Reconciliation in Africa” “Violence, Religion, Financial Muscle and Liberation: Can Africa Heal Itself?”


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3:52 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Creighton University Lecture, 11/19/12


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – TENTH ANNUAL WOMEN AND RELIGION LECTURE – Carol Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professor in Religion at Duke University “All About Eve: The Last Word on the First Lady”


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