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...

Development Assistant

Chelsea Balzer is the Development Assistant at KIOS. She is a student of Communications at Creighton and an avid follower of NPR. She is thrilled to begin her career by working alongside others who are also passionate about the service they...

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...

Underwriting Manager

Ed McGrath, who handles corporate support for KIOS-FM, brings a print, commercial radio, and 15 years of public radio experience to the arena.

He says he enjoys connecting businesses with individual supporters of public radio by putting...

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.

News Director

It’s been a great six years here at Omaha Public Radio.  So much has happened since I came on board at KIOS in October 2007 as the station’s first News Director. Before coming to Omaha, I worked at commercial stations in Illinois. Here at KIOS,...

Station Manager

My career in the Broadcasting industry began in Pittsburg, Kansas where my first job was an Anchor/Reporter position at KOAM-TV, a station that served a four state area of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
 
After only a year,...

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