American Routes

Hosted by Nick Spitzer   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 7:00pm 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.

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American Routes Saturday

Hosted by Nick Spitzer   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 7:00am and Wednesday at 7:00pm

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.

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Blues Kitchen

Hosted by Junebug   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 8:00am

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

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Breakfast Buffet

Hosted by Pat Riehle   •  Listen live Thursday at 6:00 am
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Breaking Thru Darkness

Hosted by Jorge Taboada   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 9:30pm

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

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Classical Challenge

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.

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Compartiendo en Familia

Hosted by Isidro Carlos   •  Listen live Every Monday at 9:30pm

Spanish Language Public Advocacy.

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Compartiendo en Noche

Hosted by Isidro Carlos   •  Listen live Every Monday at 10:30pm

Las Tunas Latinas

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Cool Oldies Cafe

Hosted by Stan Thomas   •  Listen live Every Monday at 6:00am
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Creature Power Radio

Hosted by Ani Mal   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 12:00am

A magical midnight adventure that takes the listener off the mainstream path of and into epochs of upbeat musical treasures rarely heard on the commercial radio. Join us in examining these precious relics that DO NOT belong in a museum, but throughout the free flowing airwaves of time and space, where they can be enjoyed by beings on every plane. Creature Power Radio: Keeping hearts beating into the night!

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Dr. Rock & Mr. Prog

Hosted by Patrick Lloyd   •  Listen live Every Monday at 2:00 am

Two programmers alternate weeks: Dr. Rock hosts Rock and Roll Graveyard episodes and Mr. Prog hosts ProgNosis episodes. Enjoy 2 aspects of great rock music!

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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.

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Edged In Blue

Hosted by Wendy   •  Listen live Every Friday at 3:00pm

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

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EZ Street

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.

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Fiesta Musical

Hosted by Robert Rodriguez   •  Listen live Every Monday at 7pm

Latino music.

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Foolkiller Folk

Hosted by Diana Suckiel

The Foolkiller Folk collective explores the storytelling, cultural, and protest power of folk music from Child Ballads through the present day.
"When one becomes enlightened one kills the fool within" -Jack Conroy

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Galactic Supermarket

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.

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Global Roots Radio

Hosted by Nilufar   •  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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Grateful Dead Hour

Hosted by David Gans   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 10:00pm

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

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Hard Knock Radio

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Friday at 4:00am

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

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High Voltage Rock N Roll Radio Show

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.

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Jazz Afternoon (with Jazz Geek)

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.

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Jazz Afternoon (with Jeff Harshbarger)

Hosted by Jeff Harshbarger   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 1:00pm

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.

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Jazz Afternoon (with KC)

Hosted by KC   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 1:00pm

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

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Jazz Afternoon (with the Jazz Disciple)

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".

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Jazz Afternoon with Sam Wisman

Hosted by Sam Wisman   •  Listen live Every Monday at 1:00pm

Sam Wisman will focus on the next generation while respecting the tradition of the music.

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Hosted by Justin Betterton   •  Listen live This show was on the air from 2012 to July 2020.

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.

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Linx Mix

Hosted by Mixmaster Linc   •  Listen live Every Monday 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.

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Local Showcase

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.

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Lynn’s Beautician Blues Show

Hosted by Luscious Lynn   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 3:00pm

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

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Moonlight Mosaic

Hosted by Scott Bunte   •  Listen live Every Friday at 12:00 am
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Mother’s Mix

Hosted by Lady D   •  Listen live Every Monday at 3:00pm

Mother's Mix, Blues with Lady D.

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Music City Roots

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 7:00am

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

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My Place

Hosted by Larry J   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 10:00am

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.

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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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Nocturnal Love

Hosted by KC   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 2:00am

A wide variety of music hosted by KC.

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Old G’s Hangout

Hosted by Groovy Grant   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 3:00pm

"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.

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Our 6-String World

Hosted by Pilsbury   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 12:00am

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

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Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Thursday from 2:00am to 5:00am

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)

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Retro Red-Eye Express

Hosted by Sunshine   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 10:00pm

Retro Red-Eye Express airs Saturdays from 10pm - 1am (CT) and features a mix of music that DJ Sunshine calls "New Wave to Now."

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River Trade Radio

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.

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Rockabilly Mood Swing

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.

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Roots-Wise Reggae

Hosted by   •  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.

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Seasoned Beats

Hosted by Radionic Powers   •  Listen live Every Friday at 11:00pm

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

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Second Set

Hosted by Rick Chael   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 11:00pm

Rick and DJ Timmy play music from the Dead family.

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Show Me Mix Show

Hosted by Christopher Edwards   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 8:00pm

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.

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Signal to Noise

Hosted by Barry Lee   •  Listen live Every Friday at 9:00pm

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.

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Siren Song

Hosted by Koo Marie   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 11:00am

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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Smooth Jazzin’ In The Early Morning

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!!!

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Something, Anything

Hosted by Dr Mike   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 2:00am

Dr. Mike plays anything...

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Stormin’ Norman’s Rock and Roll Stew

Hosted by Stormin’ Norman

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.

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Sunday Morning Musical Mashup

Hosted by Patrick Lloyd   •  Listen live Sunday at 6:00 am

A potpourri of musical genres from multiple musical eras -- specializing in taking requests when you call 816.931.5534 (KKFI).

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Sunset Reggae

Hosted by Sista G   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 6:00pm

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.

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Taste of Tejano

Hosted by Monica Holman   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 7:00pm

Playing the best Tejano music north of Texas.

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The After Party

Hosted by Greg Conchola   •  Listen live Every Saturday at 2am
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The Boogie Bridge

Hosted by Jason Vivone   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 3:00pm

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.

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The Energy and Jams Show

Hosted by Ed “Eddie Bo” Bohannon   •  Listen live Listen Saturday at 8:00 pm
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The Mixtape with Marisa

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.

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The Pipeline

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

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The Real Deal

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!!!!

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The Red Wheelbarrow

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

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The Stink

Hosted by Andrew Erdrich   •  Listen live Every Sunday at 1:00am
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The Tasty Brew

Hosted by Diana Linn   •  Listen live Every Friday at 10:00am

“The Tasty Brew” is an eclectic mix of roots music formed by the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical melting pot.

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The Wednesday Morning Buzz

Hosted by Steve Stemmerman

Something for everyone on "Your Morning Buzz" with Steve Stemmerman.

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The Wire

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Friday at 12:00am

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

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Thursday Overnight Show

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Thursday at 2 am.
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Tuesday MidDay Medley

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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.

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Tuesday Morning Medicine Show

Hosted by Dr Mike   •  Listen live Every Tuesday at 10:00am

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

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Under the Radar

Hosted by John Todd

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.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley

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.

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Wednesday Overnight Show

Hosted by   •  Listen live Every Wednesday at 2am.
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World Sound Radio

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.

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