Hosted by Nick Spitzer • Listen live Every Sunday at 1:00am and Saturday at 7:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Nick Spitzer • Listen live Every Saturday at 7:00am
American Routes Saturday is a weekly, abbreviated one-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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Charles Ray and Bibi Mwamba • Listen live Every Friday at 2:00am
BantuNauts RAYdio is a weekly music radio and radio program broadcasting from Little Rock (Arkansas). The show was created in 2014 by the husband and wife team, Charles Ray and Bibi Mwamba. The name of the show is a combination of the words Bantu (people) and Nauts (sailors). BantuNauts are “travelers who explore the world through music, arts, and traditions”.
One of the goals of the show is to explore cultures around the world, with a particular focus on the music and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. If you like listening to great music, exploring other cultures, and connecting with people from all over the world, you’re in the right place!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Dr Mike • Listen live Every Wednesday at 9:00pm
'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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by • Listen live Every Monday at 3:00 am
Deep Threes is the weekly radio show that brings you eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music and more. “Deep” is a nod to the deep tracks of the past. “Threes” refers to the MP3s that fill up our hard drives and computing clouds.
Since going on the air in 2010, Deep Threes has brought the listener long pieces that take music beyond boundaries. New releases from independent artists. Rediscovered gems from the past. Compelling pieces with room to breathe. Music with bite, passion and depth.Browse Episodes
Hosted by “Dub” Warren Williams • Listen live Every Wednesday at 3:00pm
Dub focuses on R&B and Jazz music from the 60s and 70s and how different genres can fit together nicely. If you appreciate classic and obscure rhythmic music, Dub can set you up with some fine listening!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Emma Fotovich
"Eastify" is a East Asian show that focuses on bringing all genres of music right to your radio. This show is where you hear all the greatest hits and unknown bops from Chinese, Korean and Japanese cultures. If you liked the Gangnam Style craze then you are sure to love this variety show!
This Korean Pop Music show introduces East Asian music to the KCMO area while also giving it a presence on local radio. I think learning about other cultures through music is the best way.
Eastify airs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:00pm as a part of the Hallyu Wednesday program.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Rebecca Roche • Listen live Every Wednesday at 2:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by EZ Ed • Listen live Every Tuesday at 6:00am
Bringing the positive vibes and good tunes every Tuesday morning, steady roll down EZ Street with your wiseguy, EZ Ed. Hitting all musical directions from jazz, soul, rock to blues, funk, and hip-hop, we unify genres and connect the artists with the listener through facts, stories and a chill atmosphere. Right on grooves, spinning wax and motivating beats that will get that foot tapping, guaranteed! Get your morning started out right by taking a cruise down EZ Street.Browse Episodes
Hosted by • Listen live Every Monday at 2:00 am
First Wave returns to the genesis and evolution of Punk, New Wave, and rock n rolls liberation. It brings context to the music to understand why the genres emerged and their importance in influencing bands in the 21st century.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Diana Suckiel
The Foolkiller Folk collective explores the storytelling, cultural, and protest power of folk music from as far back as the Child Ballads through as current as released today.
"When one becomes enlightened one kills the fool within" -Jack Conroy
Hosted by Wake Mitchell • Listen live Every Sunday at 10:00pm
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by David Gans • Listen live Every Thursday at 10:00pm
David Gans is the producer and host of The Grateful Dead Hour, a syndicated weekly radio program currently airing on dozens of stations across the U.S., including most major markets. The hour-long show features unreleased live material from the Dead's private vaults, but it's a lot more, too. Gans has made it a point to diversify the shows' content, so that listeners can not only add rare, vintage recordings to their collections but get some idea of "where the Dead are coming from."Browse Episodes
Hosted by Patricia “Trisch” Doherty • Listen live Every Wednesday 7:00pm
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.
Rhythm and Seoul Radio airs on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
Eastify airs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
Rhythm and Seoul Radio (https://kkfi.org/program/rhythm-and-seoul-radio/), hosted by Trisch Doherty and Meighan Feifer, brings 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.
Eastify (https://kkfi.org/program/eastify/), hosted by Emma Fotovich, is an East Asian show that focuses on bringing all genres of music right to your radio. This show is where you hear all the greatest hits and unknown bops from Chinese, Korean and Japanese cultures. If you liked the Gangnam Style craze then you are sure to love this variety show!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Charles Cannon • Listen live Every Wednesday at 12:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Mike Nyce • Listen live Every Saturday at 2:00 am
A Hip-Hop mix show designed with public radio in mind. HHC is built with hip-hop audio documentaries, "this day in Hip-Hop history" facts, exclusive one-on-one artist interviews, new music, album reviews. plus classic and old school music. This program blends hip hop culture, history, and current events with music from the 70's, 80's, 90’s, and NOWBrowse Episodes
Hosted by Larry K • Listen live Every Thursday at 3:00am
Join Larry Knudsen every week as he brings you live interviews and a mix of new music from our Indigenous musicians from around the Western Hemisphere, a variety of rock, pop, country, flute, salsa, classical, house and electronica. The Indigenous in Music Radio Show was developed to support indigenous musicians. After we did our research, we discovered that our indigenous musicians were not getting the exposure needed to get into the mainstream music scene.
Program Website: https://www.indigenousinmusicandarts.org/
Host: Larry KnudsenBrowse Episodes
Hosted by Jazz Geek • Listen live Every Friday at 1:00pm
"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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Brad Gregory • Listen live Every Monday at 1:00pm
The Jazz Canadian focuses on entertainment, engagement, and information about the artists and jazz education related to this unique American form of music. The show features rare and unfamiliar cuts from the 50's thru the 80's jazz heyday where record albums were the number one way in which artists were heard. The show also focuses heavily on current era artists and their new releases, where few are touring and for many the only exposure our audience may get will be shows like this. I draw on my fifty plus years of being an avid jazz listener and professional musician to guide the music selections that will engage not only the musicians in the audience but all of our listeners.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Jazz Disciple • Listen live Every Tuesday at 1:00pm
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".Browse Episodes
Hosted by The Jazz Doc • Listen live Every Thursday at 1:00pm
The Jazz Doc plays jazz from the 1940s to the present with a highlighted focus on older music. He educates the audience on lesser known artists and their compositions as well as provides an interesting history of the artists and their songs. Examples include music from Miles Davis, John Hicks, Bill Evans as well as the lesser known artists such as Sonny Clark, Grachan Moncur and Charles Tolliver. Howard says, "I hope that what I share with the audience is entertaining for jazz lovers and those who want to explore and learn more about the genre."Browse Episodes
Hosted by • Listen live Every Tuesday at 3:00 am
Latin Explosion is a musical journey through the vast world of 20th Century salsa, latin jazz and Cuban music with host Juan Montenegro. Latin Explosion originally aired daily on Chicago radio in the 70’s and 80’s. Different artists will be highlighted every Friday, so each show will be unique.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Mixmaster Linc • Listen live Every Tuesday at 10:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Various Hosts • Listen live Every Thursday at 8:00pm
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Brad Gregory • Listen live Every Friday at 12:00pm
KKFI is proud to present “MidCoast Live!” celebrating local and regional artists from Kansas City and the surrounding area. Each week, a rotating crew of KKFI programmers will present different artists coming to you live from our studio. These programmers will tap into Kansas City’s diverse and culturally expansive music and arts scene. Hear from artists you have never heard of before! This is KKFI doing what it does best: giving back to the community!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Iris Berkeley • Listen live Every Thursday at 2:00am
Come fly the fancy skies! Iris Berkeley is your pilot for Modern Jetset, a round-the-world trip from soul to synthpop, reggae to R&B, Latin to lounge, and more. Tune in weekly for selections that connect the dots between fresh new releases and the vintage sounds that inspire today's independent music landscape.
Program Website: https://modernjetset.com/
Host: Iris Berkeley
Hosted by Scott Bunte • Listen live Every Friday at 9:00pm
Scott's philosophy for the show is that our modern music is a constant continuum of folks building upon, blending and deconstructing everything that has come before. There is always something new to listen to if you trace the origins of sounds or seek out new interpretations. His goal is to explore hidden branches for hidden fruit on a tree far from the mainstream.Browse Episodes
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by • Listen live Every Tuesday at 12:00am
With the syndicated program Nuestra Música (Our Music) we present the rhythms and folklore of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. From Tango to Flamenco and all things Latin in between. The show explores the native instruments, languages and traditions played in 22 countries and one territory. Other than Spanish and Portuguese, Nuestra Música presents songs in the following languages: Quechua, Mapuche, Guarani, Nahuatl, Gallego, Spanish Basque, and Catalan.
Hosted by long time Sarasota resident Mariano Vera: formerly art and literature critic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Washington D.C.
Among many styles we present: Tango, Chacarera, Baguala, Zamba with a, "Z," and Samba with an, "S," Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Llanero, Vallenato, Merengue, Parrandera, Son, Bolero, Ranchera, Corrido, Marimba, Fado, Flamenco, Sevillanas, Jota, Blues, Jazz, Danzon, and Mambo.
The Countries are: Argentina // Bolivia // Brazil // Cape Verde // Chile // Colombia // Costa Rica // Cuba // Dominican Republic // Ecuador // El Salvador // Guatemala // Honduras // Mexico // Nicaragua // Panama // Paraguay // Peru // Portugal // Puerto Rico // Spain // Uruguay // Venezuela //Browse Episodes
Hosted by Nicopisa • Listen live Every Thursday at 12am
2-hour radio broadcast featuring an eclectic mix of music from my personal library. A ’no genre’ format will showcase songs, musicians, singer-songwriters, Dj’s, producers and record labels that are on my favorite list; giving a voice and spotlight to music and artists that are often overlooked by mainstream commercial radio. Streaming 24/7 and archived for 2 weeks after original broadcast. Feel the music - share the love.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Meighan Peifer
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, K-drama show, place to buy gifts, art museum, tourist site, etc)?” to share with the community.
Our program airs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00pm as a part of the Hallyu Wednesday program.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Kasey Rausch • Listen live Every Sunday at 9:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Lynne G. • Listen live Every Friday at 5:00pm
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Donna Wolfe • Listen live Every Saturday at 6:00pm
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Barry Lee • Listen live Every Thursday at 10:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Professor Smooth Jazz • Listen live Every Saturday at 5:00am
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!!!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Dylan Peace • Listen live Every Friday at 12:00am
The Local Wave plays Kansas city artists first and foremost, tending towards artists not already on the radio other places/signed to any recording label. Host Dylan Peace and Dustin Ingersoll have very deep roots in the underground music community and we want to share these amazing local bands with you!!
We play local music, and do sporadic interviews with the artists as well as a calendar for upcoming local shows. At The Local Wave, we play talented, independent artists from the Kansas City area!! Listen in for local album updates, show calendars, and amazing local music!!Browse Episodes
Hosted by Marisa Butler • Listen live Every Friday at 6:00am
The Mixtape with Marisa is a blended variety of music tailored to be the soundtrack of your day. You may hear something you've loved that you haven't heard in years, or something brand new that you never thought you'd like. Marisa is constantly in search of good music, whether it be finding b-sides or rare cuts, trolling in the dollar bin at the local record store, finding the best local and regional music, or dusting off that record she found in her mom's basement, her goal is to make a musical tapestry that will help move your day along and keep you engaged.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Mike Lytle • Listen live Every Friday at 7:00pm
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!!!!Browse Episodes
Hosted by DJ Mason • Listen live Every Thursday at 6:00am
Take a journey into “The Totally Throwback Thursday Show”. The show generates an upbeat tone dedicated to several genres of Throwback music. New Wave, Funk, Rock and Roll, Soul and Groove as they are all blended together every Thursday morning from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. The Totally Throwback Thursday Show is dedicated towards starting your day with from the iconic era of the '70s '80s and '90s music.Browse Episodes
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by • Listen live Every Saturday at 3:00 am
If you want your soul... get it UpFront! Producer and host Sanguine Fromage, WERU dj since 2005, serves up a weekly blend of funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop. UpFront Soul showcases obscure artists and back-catalogue offerings from more familiar names. You'll find West African funk, funk-enriched jazz, deep soul, and only the best modern music.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Mark Manning • Listen live Every Wednesday at 10:00am
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.Browse Episodes
Hosted by Tom Crane • Listen live Every Sunday at 1:00pm
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.Browse Episodes