Programs (Complete Listing)

The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City; longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943.

Wednesday6:00pm

A weekly one-hour public affairs radio program that provides analyses and views that are ignored or distorted in most media.Guests include Dar Jamail, Michael Pollan, Noam Chomsky, Antonia Jusef, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Jeff Cohen, David Zirin, Bill Moyers and Howard Zinn.

Wednesday9:00 am

American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Now in our 15th year on the air, American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music — and how they are distinguished.

Wednesday7:00 pm

“The Anything Goes” show is an alternative public affairs program focused on Kansas City’s cultural life, from astrology to zoology – and everything in-between. The call-in program has given KKFI listeners the opportunity to talk to local and national celebrities, authors, charlatans, playwrights, ghost hunters, chefs, drag queens, musicians and mixologists, historians and hysterics.

Friday12:00pm

Art of the Song is a one-hour, independently-produced radio show with music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms. The program is heard on over 160 stations worldwide. Learn why songwriters and artists create, how they become inspired, and how you can tap into that creative source in every aspect of your life.

Sunday8:00am

Art Magazine wants to cover it all, from professional stage productions to community and eclectic productions. This KKFI program covers the expensive art galleries as well as the small out of the way places where the new trends begin to surface. Program host Michael Hogge wants Kansas City to learn what it takes to be a vibrant arts town.

Monday12:00pm

ARTSPEAK RADIO is a live radio program on KKFI that airs every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Host Maria Vasquez Boyd serves up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers.

Wednesday12:00 pm

"Between the Lines" is a national, half-hour program that provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.

Friday9:00am

Bioneers brings bold innovators with break-through solutions to the airwaves with our eighth annual radio series. "Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature" airs in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Ireland and is free to all stations, distributed by WFMT Radio Network.

Friday9:30am

"Blues Kitchen" has a large, dedicated following of Blues listeners -- near and far.

Saturday8:00 am

A Spanish alternative rock and pop, with interviews, local artists and bands. The show ends with five minutes of Latino News in Spanish

Tuesday9:30 pm

'Dr. Mike and Mark Andruss share 'The Classical Challenge' and present classical music for 2 1/2 hours every Wed. 9--1130 pm. This program concentrates on music composed in the last 100 years, with special emphasis on recently created works, as well as local performances. This is KKFI's only classical music program (although we hope for more!) so tune in to the sublime.....and enjoy.

Wednesday9:00pm

Spanish Language Public Advocacy.

Monday9:30 pm

Las Tunas Latinas

Monday10:30pm

Counterspin is FAIR's weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. It's heard on more than 125 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. Counterspin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

Tuesday6:30pm

Cowtown Conversations is a weekly public affairs show where we discuss matters that impact our lives as resident's of the Metropolitan Kansas City Area.

Thursday9:00am

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City's Chinatown.

Monday through Friday8:00am

Show description coming soon!

Saturday1:00 am

Eclectics is a (variety) music showcase. This will be the first place you will hear many local artists, as well as national and international musicians, such as Sheryl Crow, Brollywacker, Shona Laing, David Hakan, Nick Lowe, The Rainmakers, Jen Raz, Mike Cross, David Lindley, Nellie McKay, The Samples, Dana Lyons.

Friday10:00am

EcoRadio KC is a magazine show, including live segments, prerecorded stories, and interviews. The weekly explores our interdependence with the rest of the world, showing the connections between the ways we choose to live and the health of the whole community of life.

Monday6:00pmEcoRadioKC@gmail.com

Don't miss a beat! Tune in when KKFI's original rockin' blues goddess, Wendy, hosts Edged in Blue!

Friday3:00 pm

Featuring a fresh format for feminism in 2018, Every Woman continues on as the preeminent forum for women on the air in Kansas City. Every Woman is produced locally by Fiona and Una Nowling, and has an ensemble cast of hosts and operators including Marvita Oliver, Anthony Joe, and Angela Believes. After a move in November 2018, the official Facebook page for Every Woman can now be found at this link.

The Every Woman Facebook page.

Saturday3:00pm

The "Exploration" radio show is an hour-long science program heard nationally. Exploration covers the world of science, war and peace, and the environment. The show has commentary and interviews with top scientists and environmentalists.

Monday5:00am

Latino music.

Monday7:00pm

Programmers of "Foolkiller Folk" want to share the music they love with the rest of the community and share historical aspects of the music also. They want to help broaden our listeners’ knowledge of all kinds of folk music from all over the country, from the pre-war era to now.

Sunday11:00 am

Progressive, psychedelic and classic rock that's rooted in the 70's and still growing strong today. Featuring music from legendary, obscure and cutting edge artists that will blow your mind.

Friday6:00am

Freeze Frame is a weekly show reviewing the latest movies from Hollywood's best films to independent and arthouse movies.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:58 am; Sunday at 12:30 pm; Monday atNoon on "Arts Magazine"

The provocative "From Ark to Microchip" mixes commentary, dramatic re-enactment, original music, historic voices, audio art and sound effects in a pan-historical, pan-cultural milieu. Programs in the program series have received several awards.

Wednesday11:30pm

Your one stop shop for cosmic tunes from the outer reaches of the musical universe. With every installment, expect heavy doses of Experimental Electronic, House, Krautrock, Minimal Synth, Modern Classical, No Wave, Post Punk, Psychedelic Rock, Spiritual Jazz, and more. Sit back, relax, and let Galactic Supermarket take you to places you've never known before.

Sunday10:00 pmwakerdzon@gmail.com

A Variety show with weekly programs from various immigrant/ethnic communities in the Kansas City area, from their own viewpoint through cultural, musical and original language.

Sunday3:00 p.m.globalrootsradio@gmai.com

This is a syndicated radio program hosted by David Gans. Note that it is not available via the KKFI streaming audio.

Thursday10:00pm

The program targets all cultures and genders. It celebrates special holidays, events and specializes in ethnic events not limited to sports, conventions, seminars and provocative subjects others dare not to touch. It is referred to as the Anchor Public Affairs Programming on Saturday evening. When people want to reach specific markets, they want to be on “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City!” The show publicizes issues that impact the Minority Community, encouraging the pursuit of positive solutions.

Saturday5:00pm

Hip Hop music and culture remixed with the important issues of the day.

Friday4:00ammsjohnson@mail.com

Tune into Headline News from Free Speech Radio News, one of the most respected sources of independent radio news in the United States and heard in more than 100 communities large and small from Nova Scotia to California, from Alaska to Florida. FSRN Headline News provides a daily newscast that calls on more than 200 reporters across six continents.

Monday through Friday5:00-5:05 pm

Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City's only program about the workplace. It is produced by and for our working people. We have been agitating on the air since 1989. Find out who is busting unions and who is fighting back.

Thursday6:00pm

Repeat airing: Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City's only program about the workplace. It is produced by and for our working people. We have been agitating on the air since 1989. Find out who is busting unions and who is fighting back.

Friday5:00 am

The High Voltage Rock N Roll Radio show is dedicated to playing all the genres of hard rock and metal, especially obscure and independent artists, as well as unusual or rare songs from larger bands.

Wednesday12:00am

Tune in to "Hightower's Lowdown," a short commentary segment. Hightower's daily two-minute commentaries that hit the issues hard...but with a sense of humor. Jim Hightower, America's leading populist, zings the powers that be in a way that makes audiences perk up, take notice, get angry, think, laugh out loud... and tune in for more.

Monday through Friday7:30-7:33 am and 5:57-6:00 pm

Giving the microphone to the most vulnerable among us for a few hours.

Tuesday11:00 am

Inspired is the nation's leading public radio show about faith, ethics and spirituality. Each week we offer you analyses of the big headlines alongside lesser-told stories – those of Orthodox Jewish artists and African-American atheists, Muslim feminists and spiritual seekers. Through these stories, a rough sketch of our country’s religious landscape begins to emerge. It’s a marketplace of beliefs and ideas too complex for sound bites, and too important to ignore.

Tuesday12:00pm

It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system.

Monday9:00amjawsofjusticeradio@yahoo.com

"Jazz Afternoon with the Jazz Geek" usually includes birthdays of famous and not so famous jazz musicians, recent releases, local artists, interviews, and classic jazz from the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles, Coltrane, Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, etc. Heavy on the small group instrumental jazz; light on vocalists and big bands.

Friday1:00pm

The Jazz Insider will focus on the next generation while respecting the tradition of the music.

Monday1:00pm

Playing the best in classic and modern jazz from the 50's to today. From the tried and true to the latest sonic experiments, its improvisational music at its finest.

Wednesday1:00pm

KC enriches your musical palette with tunes that speak to every generation, creed, color and ethnic background: jazz!

Thursday1:00pm

The Jazz Disciple enriches your musical palette with tunes that speak to every generation, creed, color and ethnic background......Jazz! "Stop in for a taste to help get you through your day".

Tuesday1:00 pm

KCDIY Radio is Kansas City's last and only punk radio program. Each week is a themed selection of punk and hardcore from the past 30 years, including new music each week.

Tuesday12:00am

Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States. Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government.

Tuesday9:00amhttp://lawanddisorder.org/contact-us/

Linx Mix follows the musical journey of Mixmaster Linc from prog, art, and classic rock through electric blues, blues-rock, jazz-rock and beyond. Focusing on music that is melodically and compositionally more sophisticated, rather than simple or repetitive. The show brings a balance of familiar and unfamiliar tunes, so that the show can both be a learning experience, and can also bring the reverie of the classics from back in the day.

Tuesday10:00amdrehermo@att.net

Live Broadcasts turned into Podcasts for your convenience.

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Living Voices, a short-segment audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today, can be heard occasionally during Native Spirit Radio on KKFI 90.1 FM Sundays at 5 PM Central Time

Sunday5:00 pm

The Local ShowCase features live or recorded performances of music, poetry, prose, etc. of local and regional artists. This showcase is hosted by a variety of KKFI programmers covering a broad spectrum of musical genres.

Thursday8:00 pm

The format is vintage-present Blues, Jazz, R&B, Zydeco. Thanks for enjoying the DELIGHTS of Lynn's Beautician Blues Show.

Tuesday3:00pm

"Making Contact" is produced by International Media Project, an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1994, committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is National Radio Project, the team that creates Making Contact.

Thursday12:30 pm

The Official Kansas City Home for the UK Dance Underground, exclusively on 90.1 FM KKFI, presented by J Zed, Saturday nights from 10-11 PM CT.

Saturday10:00pm

Dr. Mike brings us classic country, western swing, bluegrass and cowboy songs.

Monday10:00am

Mother's Mix, Blues with Lady D.

Monday3:00 pm

A weekly concert and live radio show presented from The Loveless Cafe Barn in Nashville, TN.

Saturday7:00aminfo@musiccityroots.com

My Place is a show about giving artists the opportunity to have their music played on the air, when other radio stations would not. Larry plays all the latest and hottest in Southern Soul. PS: That's what KKFI's goal is all about.

Thursday10:00 am

Native Spirit provides Native American music from across the country. From Powwow music to Native American Church, traditional songs from different tribes, to contemporary style like Rock, Country, Blues, and Country. Native people are producing a lot of music and this show is one of the few they can get showcased on.

Sunday5:00 pm

Since 1973 New Dimensions Radio/Media, a not-for-profit membership organization, has been producing and distributing the "New Dimensions" radio series heard worldwide. Each week, this life-long learning program series presents leading-edge thinkers, scientists, artists, healers, ecologists, spiritual leaders, and social architects in award winning, deep dialogues.

Tuesday5:00aminfo@newdimensions.org

A wide variety of music hosted by KC.

Tuesday2:00 am

"Old G's Hangout," said by many is second to none, and DJ Groovy Grant's music library consists of Old School, R & B, Jazz, Gospel and some one-of-a-kind records.

Wednesday3:00pmgroovygrant56@gmail.com

Our 6-String World is mainly 21st Century Music that features the guitar with emphasis on Blues/Rock and Rock.

Thursday12:00am

Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program "From the Vault" of broadcasts in a half-hour program.

Wednesday5:00 am

An all-night talk show driven by listener phone calls and emails. Nothing is ever off-topic and everything and everyone is held accountable.

Monday12:00am

The Paris of The Plains Podcast is dedicated to producing unheard audio stories from people who have a relationship with Kansas City. We will seek out those narratives that are personal, powerful, but above all surprising and engaging.

parisoftheplainspodcast@gmail.com

Flora Delaterre, plant detective, investigates one medicinal plant per show including recent science, traditional uses, efficacy, risks, and lore.

Saturday12:00 Noon

"Fresh Hell" is a scroungier and coarser face of long-running KKFI "Moby's Trip" broadcast show. Herein are all the things I could never say or airplay with the hair-shirted buckle-shoed FCC listening in to protect the airwaves from horrible freedom. All the contents I always wanted but never dared and then some. It's radio not dressed up to go to Wal-Mart, basically.

PodcastOn-Demand

A weekly program devoted to the best of the progressive rock music genre, from its earliest progenitors to the latest neo-prog acts (and everything in between)

Thursday2:00 ampatricklloydmusic@gmail.com

A locally produced program where activist groups in the Kansas City area present interviews, commentary, editorials, and other thought provoking content on a weekly basis.

Tuesday06:00pm

Retro Red-Eye Express airs every Saturday night and features some of the music DJ Sunshine got into in her formative years, which mostly tends towards: New Wave, 80s Alternative, Post-Punk, Gothic/Industrial, 90s Electronica, Punk, some 70s Glam Rock, and many current artists whose music is influenced by those genres.

Saturday11:00pm

"He's a rebel and he never ever does any good, just because he doesn't do what anybody else does" ... Reverend Rob on the mic playing the songs I know you like. Climb aboard this early Sunday morning time machine as we turn back the clock to the birth of rock. We’ll stroll down memory lane to your favorites and more from the pop, rock, doo wop, r & b, and soul of the 1950's and ‘60's. From The Ad Libs to The Zombies and all in between it's your chance to dance to a happening scene.

Sunday6:00amrbrtcrntt@gmail.com

Patterned after the Chautauquas of the late 19th century, River City Chatauqua includes incisive and informative segments that might include science, philosophy, history, and music.

Thursday7:00 PM

River Trade Radio is an on-air radio program dedicated to the song trade routes that flow through Kansas City. Featuring Real! Live! Touring and local guests in-studio, as well as hand-selected music from our own collections of Americana, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Country, World, Jazz and more.

Sunday9:00amrivertraderadio@gmail.com

The Rockabilly Mood Swing show is a revved-up trip down the rockabilly speedway! With the occasional detour to boppin' hillbilly, jump blues, psychobilly, early rock and roll, and hoppin' country twang, this is the way to jump start your weekend.

Friday5:00 pmkcrockabilly@yahoo.com

The Roots-Wise Reggae music program features Reggae music and global roots music from all over the planet. The show is an informative journey that explores and honors reggae and African world roots musical forms from their genesis through their development and into their contemporary styles.

Saturday6:00 pm

“Seasoned Beats” is a unique blend of Vintage Jazz, Funk, Soul, Fusion, and Progressive, along with innovative musical ideas.

Friday11:00pm

Description Coming Soon.

Thursday11:00pm

KKFI's Audio Theatre Experience.

Thursday7:30 PM

Follow your hillbilly radio host Finn as he crawls through the denizens of Bunched Up County! What's it like to be born in a walk-in cooler to a bait and tackle shop? How do you enroll a family of ten in school when everyone's name is Bob? Find out in this comedic episode of Shots in the Night, tonight at 7:30.

Hip-Hop is a huge part of the artistic community in Kansas City and our mission is to recognize that very fact. The Show-Me Mix Show is a radio show created to cultivate the hip-hop rhythm of Kansas City featuring artists such as MC Reach, Soul Servers, Godson, Young Fierce, The Brain from Fifth Lane and Lez Izmore.

Saturday8:00 pm

A late night call in talk show where anything is open to discuss.

Monday2:00am

Free-form radio inspired by the free-form experiments of underground radio in the mid to late 60s, although I play much more than just rock and roll. This program is dedicated to the proposition that all good music transcends it's genre and is just as relevant today as it was in 1930, for instance. On Signal To Noise you're likely to hear anything from Charley Patton to Super Furry Animals. The trick to free-form radio is to blend different styles of music from different eras and make it sound not only natural, but right.

Friday9:00 pm

The Smooth Jazzin' In The Early Morning Show features music from the smooth jazz and new urban jazz genre. Music from different countries, gender and backgrounds are explored. Spins from early the smooth jazz pioneers to the new releases. So sit back, have a cup of coffee, relax and listen in. Because it's all smooooth!!!

Saturday5:00amColstonricky@yahoo.com

You'd be Surprised.

Thursdays9:30 am

Sprouts Radio from the Grassroots is a 30-minute weekly program featuring radio programs produced at community radio stations or by other independent producers from across the country and sometimes around the world.

Thursday12:00 pm

Progressive, psychedelic and classic rock that's rooted in the 70's and still growing strong today. Featuring music from legendary, obscure and cutting edge artists that will blow your mind.

Monday6:00am

Sunset Reggae has been on KKFI 90.1 FM since 1993 and features Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock, Ska and conscious Dance hall. Tune in for a short feature by Mumia Abu Jamal.

Sunday6:00pm

The "Take Two" short segment reviews independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. Take Two first went on the air in 2012 and is co-hosted by Russ Simmons, producer of the “Freeze Frame” short segment, and Susan Sanders.

ThursdaysFridays, 12:30 pm, Saturdays, 5:58 pm)

Playing the best Tejano music north of Texas.

Tuesday7:00 pm

Venkat and Lakshmi share some father-centric Bollywood favorites! + live singing and news from the Desi community!

The Boogie Bridge was a real place in Jason Vivone's hometown, where he heard tales of the great legends of blues just playing on the other side of that bridge in joints you could only imagine.

Thursday3:00pmjason_vivone@msn.com

Flowing energy jams through the early hours of Saturday.

Saturday2:00am

A mix of Jazz-Fusion, “Fonk” (not funk!) and old school R&B with an emphasis on bands with tight rhythm sections and dynamic horn sections.

Thursday6:00ambarry.jackson497@gmail.com

Playing Rock N' Roll through the early hours.

Sunday2:00am

The Pipeline is a Rock n' Roll radio show that airs Saturday nights from 1 - 4 am and is hosted by Colin Doyle.

Sunday1:00 amcolindblunt@gmail.com

The “Real Deal” is a free-form FM radio show just like it used to be in the late 60's and early 70's! Mike mixes the Oldies and Garage Rock from the late 60's with the Progressive Rock, Fusion and Blues Rock from the 70's. Then he blends in new releases and live cuts, sprinkling in local artists to get a very tasty collection of music that will give you ONE BIG HEAD RUSH!!!!

Friday7:00 pmmikecanyouplay@hotmail.com

Sometimes glazed with political culturespeak, The Red Wheelbarrow is a free-form music show that rolls all over the musical landscape.

Saturday1am

The "Tasty Brew" is an eclectic mix of American roots based music genres regardless of the nationality of the performer. Americana music is difficult to define.

Tuesday6:00am

The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area's only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA people throughout the metro region. Listeners can tune in each Saturday at 1:00 PM. Each week our team of hosts and producers present interviews, information, music, news and features especially important to Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender and Allied collective communities.

Saturday1:00pmtenthvoice@kkfi.org

Kool Wayne and his crew host overnight hip/hop, news, and talk.

Friday12:00 am

This Way Out leads off each week with NewsWrap, a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting the lesbian/gay community, compiled from a variety of publications and broadcasts around the world.

Saturday2:00 pm

Thursday nights are special! This time slot is for new show auditions, timely current events story or a show from our archives. EXCEPT on 3rd Thursdays is Shots in the Night & on 4th Thursdays is River City Chautauqua

Thursday7:00pmmurfeeee@yahoo.com

The Tuesday MidDay Medley is a mix of Jazz-Fusion, "Funk" (not funk!) and old school R&B with an emphasis on bands with tight rhythm sections and dynamic horn sections.

The show, hosted by Barry Jackson, includes interviews with local, national and internationally-renowned artists on a regular basis. Barry has had the pleasure of interviewing such artists as the founding members of the Tower of Power, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham and many others.

Tuesday10:00 am

John has made it his personal mission to unearth Kansas City’s best musicians by giving them the airplay they deserve. On his program, “Under the Radar”, anything goes. From rock to country, folk to funk, there’s something here for all.

Sunday8:00 pm

Urban Connections conducts guest interviews covering issues effecting our local, national, international and global communities from a Black perspective. Subjects include current events, trends, history, education, economics, science, political science, health, race, law and more.

Saturday4:00pm

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with themes and special events. The show features new releases, local artists, glam, indie, punk, funk, folk, hip hop, classic country, jazz, lo-fi, electronic, soul, latin, broadway, cuban, african, ambient, and live in-studio performances from area musicians, performers, and writers.

Wednesday10:00 am

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.

Saturday2:30pm

WomanSong is women-centered music telling stories of women's lives.

Saturday11:00am

KKFI tries out various syndicated programs during this timeslot.

Thursday5:00am

World Sound Radio provides a window on the world of popular and traditional music not heard on other broadcast media in the Kansas City area. It also provides a unique service airing live, international world music artists who visit the metropolitan area.

Sunday1:00 pm

Something for everyone on "Your Morning Buzz" with Mike Murphy.

Wednesday6:00am

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