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Jeff Around Town

A Message From Jeff Koterba:

I truly love my hometown of Omaha. I grew up in South Omaha, and have lived north and south of Dodge Street, from Benson to Dundee, Downtown to West Omaha.

There are so many incredible things happening in our area these days—arts and cultural events, and new developments on nearly every corner, it seems. That’s why, as much as I enjoy traveling, I find equal enjoyment in exploring our bustling metro on both sides of the river. However, it’s the people here that really make Omaha so special.

Being able to connect with strangers and strike up warm conversations wherever I go are just a couple of the myriad reasons I love Omaha. You just never know where I may pop up. Maybe on the riverfront. Maybe in Council Bluffs. Maybe Papillion. Heck, maybe sitting next to you at your favorite coffee shop (I’m obsessed with coffee).

I’ve been known to carry a sketchbook or notebook with me when I’m out for coffee or a walk. As a cartoonist, you have to always be ready to jot down an idea, or to remember an unexpected but wonderful moment. So, if you see a guy with pen in hand, it might be me, and he just might ask how you are.

After all, that’s why I love hosting on KVNO. Yes, it’s about the beautiful and uplifting music, but it’s also about bringing that music and connection to you, dear listener. And now I’ll be sharing even more of my experiences with you on KVNO, as I’ll be popping by each week to share my stories on Morning Classics with Otis Twelve. And with you.

February 27th at 8:15 a.m.

Jeff Koterba with KVNO listeners Stella Sideris and Sue Sideris. Taken at Fig Cafe.

March 11th at 7:45 a.m.

Jeff Koterba speaking with Ted Wheeler on behalf of Alliance Française Omaha at Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment.

March 22nd at 8:45 a.m.

Jeff Koterba with Dana Murray, accomplished musician and director of North Omaha Music and Arts.

March 28th at 9:00 a.m.

April 1st at 7:45 a.m.

For Jeff Koterba, this story launched on Easter Monday, 2010, at the Kennedy Space Center. What Jeff hadn’t expected was for the story to come full circle in Omaha just a few days ago—during a touching tribute for an unsung hero.

April 19th at 9:00 a.m.

There’s no question that Mozart was one of the greatest composers of all time. But it wasn’t until the other day in Omaha, when running into an old friend, that Jeff learned one possible theory on why Mozart might also have sometimes been a prankster and impulsive.

April 23rd at 7:45 a.m.

It’s been incredibly windy lately. But if you want to unplug and transport yourself to a distant land, the answer might be closer than you think. All thanks to the wind.