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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

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.