Arts & Culture

When you think about the arts and culture, does Kansas City come to mind? If not, it should and so should KKFI! Why? Because KKFI has the Kansas City scene covered!

We have such programs as “Arts Magazine,” which covers our community’s art scene from theatre and film to the art galleries, including small independent productions.

Stop by “Anything Goes” for lively information with our guests from Kansas City’s entertainment, restaurant and cultural world.

If you are in the mood for some classical music, we have “Chamber Music,” where you can hear Renaissance to the contemporary, featuring local community groups and concerts.

Anything Goes

Hosted by Charles Ferruzza   •  Listen live Every Friday at 12:00pm

“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.

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Art of the Song

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 8:00am

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.

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Arts Magazine

Hosted by Michael Hogge   •  Listen live Every Monday at 12:00pm

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.

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Artspeak Radio

Hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 12:00pm

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.

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Freeze Frame

Hosted by Russ Simmons

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

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From Ark to Microchip

Hosted by Dwight Frizzell   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 11:30pm

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.

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Global Roots Radio

Hosted by Nilufar Movahedi   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 3:00pm

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.

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Living Voices

Living Voices/Voces Vives

Hosted by

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

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Native Spirit Radio

Hosted by Rhonda LeValdo   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 5:00pm

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.

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New Dimensions

Hosted by Justine Toms   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 5:00am

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.

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One KC Radio Spotlight

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at Noon

The One Kansas City Radio Spotlight is collection of programming produced and broadcasted by One Kansas City Radio (KONN-LP 100.1 FM).

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Pacifica Archives

Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

Hosted by Pacifica Radio   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 5:00am

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

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Paris of the Plains Podcast

Hosted by Matt Hodapp

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.

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River City Chautauqua

Hosted by Bill Clause

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.

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Shots in the Night

Hosted by Bill Clause

KKFI's Audio Theatre Experience.

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Take Two

Hosted by Russ Simmons

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.

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Thursday Night Special

Hosted by Various Hosts   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 7:00pm

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

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