Program Category: Past Programs

  • A World of Possibilities

    A World of Possibilities is an award-winning one hour weekly radio program that penetrates behind the headlines to uncover the deeper meanings of events. It offers in-depth analysis, informed commentary […]

  • American Routes Saturday

    American Routes Saturday

    “In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer’s American Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation’s music.” — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street […]

  • Anything Goes

    Anything Goes

    “The Anything Goes” show premiered on KKFI 90.1 FM in the spring of 2000 as an alternative (and sometimes ridiculously zany) public affairs program focused on Kansas City’s cultural life, […]

  • BantuNauts RAYdio

    BantuNauts RAYdio

    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 […]

  • Barnaby Druthers

    Barnaby Druthers

    During Sherlock Holmes’ long absence from Victorian era London when the world believes him to have perished at Reichenbach Falls, an unlikely duo takes up the crime-solving mantle: Barnaby Druthers […]

  • Barnaby Druthers Mystery Hour

    Barnaby Druthers Mystery Hour

    Radio theater Nutmeg Junction dot com This program stopped airing in December 2022.

  • Beale Street Caravan

    Beale Street Caravan, the most widely distributed Blues radio program in the world, attracts more than 2.4 million listeners each week. Produced in The Home of the Blues – Memphis, […]

  • Before the Dawn

    Jessica Thomas hosts this hopeful program

  • Bioneers


    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 […]

  • Blue Room Live

    Blue Room Live

    Blue Room Live is a series of live concert recording and interviews with the artists.  The object of this show is to shine a light on the fact that Jazz influences […]

  • Bookwaves


    Bookwaves is a half-hour literary show produced in KPFA, Berkeley, California that primarily features interviews of authors by Richard Wolinsky. Bookwaves  started back in 1977 on KPFA-FM in Berkeley as […]

  • Cat’s in the Bag

    Cat’s in the bag is a mixed bowl of nuts at a local pub or the collected pool of sweat in the middle of the floor at your favorite club.The […]

  • Coffeehouse Radio Show

    Airing contemporary singer/songwriters with the emphasis on local Greater Kansas City and surrounding areas when possible.

  • Compartiendo en Familia

    Compartiendo en Familia

    Spanish Language Public Advocacy and music. This program aired on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 until Dec. 27, 2021.

  • Compartiendo en Noche

    Compartiendo en Noche

    Las Tunas Latinas

  • Cool Oldies Cafe

    Cool Oldies Cafe

    The Cool Oldies Cafe features a breakfast menu of Classic Rock, Classic R&B and Jazz with a different theme for every show. This program ended in 2023.

  • Core Conversations w/ Enrique ChiPart & Live performances by Regina Del Carmen, Jo Blaq and Church Boii

    Core Conversations highlights musicians, artists, creatives, community leaders and innovators by giving them a platform to tell their stories, showcase their projects and champion their causes in the region. The […]

  • Creature Power Radio

    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 […]

  • Deep Threes

    Deep Threes

    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 […]

  • Dialogo Abierto

    Interviews about social-cultural, education, immigration, information. All events and matters that relate to the Hispanic Community.

  • Donne del Mondo

    Donne del Mondo

    A weekly showcase of Global music by women.

  • Dr. Mike’s Early Morning Medicine Show

    Dr. Mike’s Early Morning Medicine Show

    Show description coming soon!

  • Dr. Rock & Mr. Prog

    Dr. Rock & Mr. Prog

    Two programmers alternate weeks: Dr. Mike brings you Rock and Roll Graveyard, a 60s rock show….mostly of the forgotten bands and one hit wonders…. ProgNosis, hosted by Patrick Lloyd, features […]

  • Earth and Sky

    Earth and Sky

    KKFI listeners are treated to a 2 minute program which makes science fun and interesting, called “Earth & Sky.” Produced by radio veterans Deborah Byrd and Joel Block, this winning […]

  • Ebony’s Bones

    Ebony’s Bones

    Ebony’s Bones is a kitchen table conversation that explores the souls of black folk, as we decolonize and question everything that we’ve been told to believe. Host Ebony M. Johnson […]

  • Eclectics


    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, […]

  • Electronic Elevation

    Electronic is intended for Electro Aural Exploration, covering a diverse blend of genre melding unlike any other program available. Now finishing nearly a decade of production and growth, the show […]

  • Free Speech Radio News

    A half hour evening news program that provides worldwide coverage at a grassroots level.

  • Freeform Fryday with Arjay

    Your Friday Morning Buzz is a modern day free-form rock and roll radio show that pays tribute to the heady daze of 70’s underground FM. Progressive, psychedelic, garage, folk, and […]

  • Groove Juice Special

    Groove Juice Special

    Your host Pop Freeling starts your Sunday Morning off with a superfun show for kids and playful people of all ages. The Groove Juice will be made each week with […]

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City

    Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City

    MC Richardson says the name of his show, “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City” came from the film. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” The show is a call-in program covering […]

  • Hard Knock Radio

    Hard Knock Radio

    Hip Hop music and culture remixed with the important issues of the day. Hosted by Davey D, and produced by Anita Johnson.

  • How Government Works

    How Government Works

    How Government Works

  • If You Love This Planet

    If You Love This Planet

    “If You Love This Planet” with Dr. Helen Caldicott delivers an hour each week of in-depth discussion about urgent planetary survival issues such as global warming, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, […]

  • Indigenous In Music

    Indigenous In Music

     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, […]

  • Jamband Junction

    “Jamband Junction” plays classic to modern Jam Band music, including Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Phish and Widespread Panic, as well as local and regional music. We also put an emphasis […]

  • Jazz Afternoon with Sam Wisman

    Jazz Afternoon with Sam Wisman

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

  • Kadesh Flow and the Deshtet live from The Summer Concert at The Kansas City Museum.

  • Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre

    Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre

    A new venture in weekly audio programming from local theatre company Kansas City Actors Theatre, Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre presents classic radio theatre performed anew by professional local artists. […]

  • Kansas City Rockhouse

    Kansas City Rockhouse

    The goal of this show is to pay homage to the progenitors of rock n soul music. It features “roots” music going back to the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  It […]



    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 […]

  • Khadijah & the White Guy

    Khadijah Hardaway and Keith Washburn are both natives of Kansas City. The co-hosts are passionate about racial issues and are willing to talk about real feelings and REAL ISSUES! While […]

  • L.A. Theatre Works

    L.A. Theatre Works brings the dynamic talents of Nathan Lane, Jimmy Smits, Hilary Swank, Kelsey Grammer, Laurence Fishburne and many more performing in captivating works by David Mamet, Tom Stoppard, […]

  • Larry’s Freak Out

    Larry’s Freak Out is a cyclonic experience of rock, alternative, blues and classic country. A musical journey across the tonal landscape, the combination of rock masterpieces of the 60’s and […]

  • Late Nite Level Up

    Late Nite Level Up

    Late Night Level Up, is a high energy mix of RnB and Hip Hop fusion. Capturing sounds from the newest releases as well as some classics. This is bound to […]

  • Latin Explosion

    Latin Explosion

    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 […]

  • Living Voices/Voces Vives

    Living Voices/Voces Vives

    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 […]

  • Main St. Mojo

    Main Street Mojo fills the Thursday afternoon Blues slot from 4 to 6 pm with a rotating cast of KKFI DJ’s.

  • Mic Check

    Mic Check

    Note: This program ceased production with the last show on April 1, 2014. Check out Radio Active Magazine for more shows featuring local activist organizations. We are a local activism […]

  • Mind The Gap

    Mind The Gap

    Have you ever gotten sick of most of the commercial EDM out there on the radio right now? Is it all starting to sound the same? Did you ever wonder […]

  • Moby’s Trip

    Moby’s Trip is a show chock full of buttery psychedelic music goodness with existential sprinkles. Its a rock-n-roll show and a breath mint recommended by four out of five doctors. […]

  • Modern Jetset

    Modern Jetset

    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 […]

  • Monday Morning Buzz

    Monday Morning Buzz

    Variety, including classic rock deep cuts like Norm played.

  • Music City Roots

    Music City Roots

    Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe is a weekly radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Music City Roots, Live From […]

  • My Place

    My Place

    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 […]

  • Night Train

    Night Train

    Dr. Mike plays music.

  • Nocturnal Love

    Nocturnal Love

    A wide variety of music hosted by KC.  This show ended June 1, 2023.

  • Noticiero Latino

  • Nuestra Musica

    Nuestra Musica

    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. […]

  • Old G’s Hangout

    Old G’s Hangout

    “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. This […]

  • Our 6-String World

    The music I play on Our 6-String World (O6SW) will almost always be from the 21st Century with my goal to find the newest releases from around the world. It […]

  • ProgNosis


    ProgNosis is a weekly music show that features a wide variety of progressive rock music, from the genre’s earliest progenitors to the latest neo-prog acts. Recent programs have featured exclusive […]

  • Psychic Talk

    Psychic Talk is an informative, good-natured look at intuitive and metaphysical thought and practice in Kansas City. Saphira and her guests from the psychic and intuitive community talk and give […]

  • Reverend Rob’s Rock and Roll Revival

    “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. […]

  • Rise and Shine

    Rise and Shine

    Music variety

  • River City Chautauqua

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

  • Rock n’ Soul Jukebox

    Rock n’ Soul Jukebox

    Rock an’ Soul Jukebox presents the great songs from the days when 45 rpm records ruled the world.  Join Dan Connolly as he plays the songs that bring back memories for some and, […]

  • Saba: The Wind of Love

    Nilufar Movahedi produces two shows that air on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The first show, “Saba: The Wind of Love,” is an English-language show that focuses on the […]

  • Sabor Latino

    Latino Music, including Tropical, Regional Mexican, salsa, Nortenas, Cumbia, Banda, Berengue, Duranguense, Bachata, and Mariachi. We also air letters and greetings that listeners send to program hosts. This show is […]

  • Saturday Afternoon with KKFI

    Saturday Afternoon with KKFI

    Changing Narratives focuses on providing and sharing the many facets of African Americans. As American history is being retold and reshaped to be more complete in telling the story of […]

  • Sayeh

    “Sayeh: Persian Language Programming” presents additional content on films, literature, notable authors, and Persian news. Fewer topics are covered in greater detail during this hour compared to that of the […]

  • Show Me Mix Show

    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 […]

  • Shut Up and Listen

    Shut Up and Listen

    Shut Up and Listen started when DJ6ftSam (Samuel Stueve) and Metal Man Jaye (Jaye Powers) started talking politics in the studios of Johnson County Community College’s ECAV Radio. After a […]

  • Something, Anything

    Something, Anything

    Dr. Mike hosts an overnight music program.

  • Special Program

    You’d be Surprised.

  • Stormin’ Norman’s Rock and Roll Stew

    Stormin’ Norman’s Rock and Roll Stew

    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.

  • Sunday Start

    Sunday Start

    “Sunday Start: Night Passage” (3 a.m. to 7 a.m.) Night Passage is mostly blues music with a mix of great music from the 90 years of recorded music spanning many […]

  • Tell Somebody

    Tell Somebody

    “Tell Somebody” is a locally-produced weekly public affairs program on the air on KKFI since September 2005.  Tell Somebody strives to provide in-depth coverage of important international, national and local issues […]

  • The After Party

    The After Party

    This is the After Party…Kansas City (and beyond’s) place to find the best in music variety. While we focus more on jazz, blues, soul, and swing, you will likely hear […]

  • The Boogie Bridge

    The Boogie Bridge

    As host Jason Vivone explains: The Boogie Bridge was a real place in my hometown. When I was a kid, it sounded like the best place on Earth. Still does, […]

  • The Fusion Funkmeister

    The Fusion Funkmeister

    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. The show, hosted by Barry Jackson, […]

  • The Graveyard Shift

    The Graveyard Shift

    A mix of blues, R&B, soul, Americana, folk, bluegrass, jazz and country through the early morning.

  • The Red Wheelbarrow

    Sometimes glazed with political culturespeak, The Red Wheelbarrow is a free-form music show that rolls all over the musical landscape. With an emphasis on rock-and-roll and punk-influenced new music, anything […]

  • The Totally Epic 80’s Show

    The Totally Epic 80’s Show

    Take a journey into the 80s with DJ Mason on “The Totally Epic 80’s Show”.  The show generates an upbeat tone dedicated to several genres specific to the 80’s music. […]

  • The Wire

    The Wire

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

  • To Be Announced

    To Be Announced

    To Be Announced.

  • Trance-Formational Listening

    Trance-Formational Listening

    Music from around the world is featured, bringing the audience into the realm of other cultures through music, hopefully expanding empathy for the other, and recognizing that other in ourselves.

  • Tuesday Before Sunrise

    Music variety.

  • Tuesday Morning Buzz

    Tuesday Morning Buzz

    Music variety.

  • Tuesday Morning Medicine Show

    Tuesday Morning Medicine Show

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

  • Unbossed and Unbothered

    Unbossed and Unbothered

    ‘Unbossed and Unbothered’ is a gathering space where all are invited to listen and be inspired to think more broadly and deeply about current issues of the day. Join us for candid […]

  • Vibes with Val

    “Come along and ride on a fantastic ride, ride slippity slide come on everybody it’s do or die” in the immortal words of Coolio. Please join me, Val Baul AKA […]

  • Voice of Reason

    A view of the world with the favor of reason and philosophy of pragmatic naturalism, otherwise known as secular humanism.

  • Voodoo Kittens

    Voodoo Kittens

    The Voodoo Kittens offer a special breed of afternoon blues entertainment. We start with the old masters and end up with contemporary blues. Along the way, the Kittens keep it […]

  • We Are Not Numbers in Gaza

    Issam Adwan is project manager of We Are Not Numbers, a program in the Gaza Strip that seeks to help young writers in Gaza hone their writing skills in English […]

  • Wednesday Overnight Show

    Wednesday Overnight Show

    A musical variety with a variety of hosts.

  • Wee Small Hours

    Wee Small Hours

    Dr. Mike plays jazz in the “Wee Small Hours” of Saturday morning.  This is a temporary program while Radio Nicopisa is on a brief hiatus.

  • WomanSong


    WomanSong is women-centered music telling stories of women’s lives, hosted by Linda Wilson

  • World Affairs

    World Affairs

    A variety of programming exploring our world.

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