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Thank you so much for your participation in our one-day pledge drive!  Because of you, we were able to hit our goal of 150 pledges.  You have really helped us end the calendar year on a hopeful note.  Hopeful that in 2020 we will be able to accomplish our goal of replacing aging equipment and continue the mission of providing the entire community with the NPR programming, local news, music, and feature programs that the Omaha/Council Bluffs community demands.

For those of you who did not have the chance to participate in the pledge drive while it was live, you still have the opportunity to show your support before year's end.  Simply go to KIOS.org to donate any time by clicking on the Donate button.

Just a reminder, about 2/3 of the finances needed to keep KIOS-FM programming alive and well comes from donations from listeners and from underwriters.  The year ahead will be quite a financial challenge for KIOS, but with your help we can reach our goals in providing the quality programming and transmission that you deserve.

We treasure each and every one of our listeners and supporters.  We thank you for a wonderful year and, with great optimism, wish you all the very best for a healthy, happy 2020.  We look forward to sharing our 51st year with all of you.  

Happy Holidays!

***UPDATE***

Next week, the full House of Representatives will take up the question of whether to impeach President Donald Trump. They'll debate and vote on the two articles of impeachment that have now been passed out of committee.  The floor debate is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 

Because we want to provide you with all the coverage to which you have become accustomed, we have moved our Holiday Pledge Drive to Tuesday, December 17th.  Your contributions will literally allow us to bring you the breaking news coverage of this historic event. 

So, join us this coming Tuesday for the live pledge drive!  And as always you can donate any time at KIOS.org by clicking on the Donate button.

***End of Update***

With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season all around us, your friends at KIOS invite you to take a few moments to think about the programs, the news coverage, and jazz music that you have counted on over the past year.  In this time of giving, we ask you to think about your NPR station KIOS-FM, and donate during our Year-End pledge drive on Tuesday, December 17th.

With the calendar year nearly behind us, Omaha Public Radio is facing a critical year ahead that includes vital equipment upgrades so that we can continue to bring the Omaha Metropolitan Area the quality radio programming you have come to expect from KIOS FM.  From a new transmitter and an upgraded new antenna, to a computer programming system overhaul, KIOS is facing significant financial hurdles in 2020.  But with the continued support from this community it will be a successful race ahead.  

Just a reminder, about 2/3 of the finances needed to keep KIOS-FM programming alive and well comes from donations from listeners and from underwriters.  The year ahead will be quite a financial challenge for KIOS, but with your help we can reach our goals in providing the quality programming and transmission that you deserve.

Please join us on December 17th for our one-day pledge drive either streaming on line or on 91.5 KIOS-FM.  And as always you can donate any time at KIOS.org by clicking on the Donate button.

Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday is a metro-wide, do good takeover  powered by SHARE Omaha.  Each of us, contributing a single act of real-life good throughout the Omaha metro, into our world will make a difference. Volunteer, donate, surprise someone with kindness — just put positivity out there.  And watch it take over.

You can donate directly to Omaha Public Radio, KIOS-FM through the SHARE Omaha site at this link: https://shareomaha.org/donate/3756?token=EC-3TN5933021475860K

KIOS, 91.5 FM is proud to announce our new toll-free telephone number.  Now listeners and members can call toll-free from across the country at 877-915-KIOS (877-915-5467).  

This new number, along with the ever expanding streaming offerings, podcasts, archived interviews, and expanding social media and web offerings are all a part of a larger mission: to continue to provide our listeners with the local programming and national NPR content whenever, wherever, and however our listeners choose to enjoy it. 

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In the interest of bringing our listeners in the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs community more local programming and current news, KIOS-FM is happy to announce some changes that started this week.

Matthias Jeske joined KIOS-FM in June of 2018 and has proven himself a very capable, personable, and talented host.  As of Monday October 28th, he was promoted to the role of “Morning Edition” host.  And we are very excited to have him with the team full-time and to start our weekday mornings with him.

Todd Hatton, Program Director at KIOS-FM, is a recent transplant to Omaha, hailing originally from western Kentucky where he got his start in radio almost 30 years ago.  He transitioned to public radio in 1992.  Todd has produced eight hour-long radio documentaries about local and regional history. 

In celebration of the 50th birthday of KIOS, Todd stops by the studios and chats with Mike Hogan about the history of the station, the history-rich city of Omaha, and the local stories he looks forward to telling.

More information about Todd can be found at https://www.kios.org/people/todd-hatton

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

Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Mike took the time out of his busy schedule to celebrate KIOS’ 50th birthday and chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the early days, the technology changes, and what KIOS has meant to him.

This month, KIOS celebrates 50 years on the air!  On Friday, September 20th, we’re opening our studios in the OPS Career Center at 33rd and Burt for a birthday party, and you are invited!  

Stop by on the 20th between 4 and 7 pm for some cake, put faces to your favorite voices, and to lend your voice to support Omaha Public Radio.

You also have the chance to get your very own exclusive, limited edition 50th Anniversary tote bag with a $50 birthday gift to KIOS-FM.  Just a single dollar per year that Omaha Public Radio has provided the best of NPR and local programming.

It’s the KIOS 50th Birthday Open House, Friday, September 20th 4 to 7 pm...Come and see us!

The Spring Clean Up program is a joint effort between the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, and over 100 neighborhood associations.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts will visit 10 Nebraska cities to discuss his legislative agenda following his annual State of the State address to lawmakers.