People

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...

On-air host

Carol Pederson began as a volunteer at KIOS-FM in 1993, was hired to work part-time in development in 1994, and started on-air in August 1995.

After having grown up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Carol got her B.A. in Music Education from...

Reporter/Anchor

My broadcasting career began in the most unlikely of places…Okinawa, Japan.  I was interviewed one afternoon while I was in college and, on a lark, I asked if the TV station needed any volunteers.  They said they could use a weather person who...

Jazz host

Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at...

On-air host

Deborah has a long history as a part-time announcer/host with KIOS, having first worked at the station from 1983 to 1994 – hosting and producing two weekly interview/public affairs programs for part of that time.   She returned as the Morning...

Friday host, Jazz in the Afternoon
On-air host

Jenny Peek is the Sunday afternoon on-air host.  She has been with KIOS since 2004.  She got her start in radio while attending the radio broadcasting program at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center.

On-air host

Mary Marchio can be heard Sunday nights on KIOS-FM, hosting a series of programs that feature music that is, admittedly, new to her.  "When I started working at KIOS in 2006, the Sunday evening programs were mostly orchestral and choral music,...

Morning Edition host and Events Calendar Coordinator

Michael Lyon says one of the questions he's asked most frequently is where he’s from. Actually, he's an Englishman, who has lived in the United States for about 30 years.  He describes himself as a vocal hybrid.

"I've always been a...

All Things Considered host

Recording Engineer Mike Hansen, also local host during All Things Considered, has been with KIOS since August of 1988.  He received a degree in Broadcast Production from the University of Nebraska/Omaha. Hansen worked for several years as a...

Music Director

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike...

Volunteer Jazz Host