Meighan Peifer

Growing up as a child I was unaware of the level of exposure to music that I received. As an adult I realized that I was familiar with many more genres of music than the typical adult. I embrace the variety of emotions that music elicits.   As a special education teacher, I used the variety of genres in my classroom to increase or decrease a particular level of energy with my students.

As I moved through life and other doors of opportunity opened for me, I embraced music as a way of connecting with my employees and customers.  I find now, as I have grown through the years, that I can stay connected to numerous populations of individuals through music.  My most recent experience has been the discovery of K-pop music.  I discovered the depth and beauty of K-pop about two and a half years ago.   I am in no way an expert, nor do I wish to take away from those individuals who have been K-pop stans for 10 years or more, I do highly respect the genre and the depth of the lyrics.  It is that passion to share a new genre of music that interested me in becoming a programmer.

My background has been very diverse with a dabbling in television and now I can say I am expanding to include radio.  I hope the listeners enjoy the selection of music that we have chosen today and I hope it encourages one to explore the beauty of the lyrics within the music.

Hosts:


Hallyu Wednesday

Hallyu Wednesday is made up of two K-Pop programs which share this time slot. Halllyu is pronounced Hal-you Quick little definition in case some don't know, the Hallyu Wave is what Kpop and Korean culture was called when it first started expanding across the world.

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Every Wednesday 7:00pm

Rhythm and Seoul Radio

Welcome to Rhythm & Seoul Radio, bringing your favorite songs from the heart of Seoul to the heart of Kansas CIty. Here you will enjoy the best K-pop music in Kansas City. Listen to K-pop hits from all times; classic to new releases.

Join us as we discuss Korean culture, history and current happenings and how K-pop music has become a global phenomenon
Each week we ask a different "What's your favorite Korean .......... (food, Kd-rama show, place to buy gifts, art museum, tourist site, etc)? to share with the community.

Our program airs on the fourth Thursday of the month, 7 to 8pm.

Follow us on Twitter @RhythmSeoul or Instagram -rhythmseoulradio or Facebook - Rhythm & Seoul Radio

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Siren Song

Siren Song is an eclectic mix of music from local, national and world artists sprinkled with the occasional interview from movers and shakers.

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Every Saturday at 11:00am

Thursday Night Special

First Thursday: Jasmine Jones hosts Next Step Forward, a spotlight on millennials of Kansas City who are within a marginalized group, but are using their talents, business, activism etc. to help bring positivity within their communities. This program exists to be a place that is inclusive, safe, fun, inspirational and educational not only for the listeners but for the guest as well.

Second Thursday: Shots in the Night radio theatre; hosted and produced by various members of Shots In The Night. In 2021 SITN has received two awards for podcast productions in the 9th Annual Hear Now Audio Fiction and Arts Festival produced by the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc.

SITN placed in two categories: Lover’s Red script won first place in the GOLD category; Bank Note in 5 Acts took second place in the SILVER category.

Third Thursday: Stand Up! produced by the Racial Justice Initiative, including Catina Taylor, Betty Le Shackelford, Darnell Hunt, Richard Mabion, and Lesley Pories. The RJI is a creative collaborative resource for challenging the status quo and elevating Black and allied voices to propel change.  We seek to serve as a community resource for unpacking and addressing systemic racism while also ensuring that KKFI operates with highest attention and adherence to the best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Fourth Thursday: Meighan Peifer and Patricia Doherty cohost Rhythm & Seoul Radio, A large population of Kansas City residents enjoy K-pop music. We play the top Korean pop songs but also bring conversations about the meaning of the lyrics. We have informational spots around local K-pop groups, the Korean culture, history, current news and global impact. Our goal is to land Kansas City as "THE" K-pop Radio show in the Midwest.

Fifth Thursday: beginning July 31, 2021: The provocative "From Ark to Microchip", produced by Dwight Frizzell, 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.

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Every Thursday at 7:00pm