KIOS-FM

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  • Membership Manager

    Barbara Naughtin recently joined the KIOS team as Membership Manager.

    Barb brings with her over twenty years of sales and relationship building experience both in the corporate world and the nonprofit arena. In addition to her membership...

  • 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...

  • News Director

    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...

  • Membership Assistant

    Katy became the Membership Assistant in early 2015. She loves public radio and has been listening to KIOS since she moved to Omaha from California 15 years ago. Prior to joining the staff at KIOS, Katy was a community college Financial Aid...

  • 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,...

  • Development Director

    Michael Lyon is a native of great Britain who immigrated to the United States in 1981. His business background is in banking. Michael was a vice president for the lending division of the nation's largest thrift, involved in residential real...

  • Local Anchor - Morning Edition

    By joining the staff at KIOS as the local "Morning Edition" Host, Mike Hogan’s radio career has come full circle.  His first radio job was with St. Louis, Missouri NPR affiliate 88.1 FM KDHX.  

     Not content to rest on his...

  • 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...

  • Chief Engineer

    Dick Dennis is in charge of keeping KIOS on the air.  He's been chief engineer at KIOS since 1992.

  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Todd is a recent transplant to the shores of the Missouri, hailing originally from western Kentucky where he got his start in radio almost 30 years ago at WKYX-WKYQ in Paducah.  He transitioned to public radio in 1992 as local host of All...