KKFI HISTORY AND ARCHIVE PROJECT

Site updated 3/23/13 – News articles added

 

KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO STATION CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY

 

 

KKFI started broadcasting as a 100,000-watt FM station on 90.1 on the FM dial in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, February 28th 1988 at about 10:00 AM.  KKFI observes its anniversary every year with many events.

 

This website’s purpose is to celebrate the work hundreds of volunteers and contributions of thousands of listeners who have kept KKFI going through the years.  The site chronicles some of the history, facts, and, interesting anecdotes about the struggle to get the community radio station going and keep it on the air.

 

On this site there are newsletters, program guides, photos, posters, video clips of the first day of broadcast and anniversaries, and audio MP3s of material broadcast on KKFI. 

 

KKFI HISTORY LINKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Blake, a station founder

 

 

First day on the air with Tom Crane and Tish Hinton

 

 

Founders Gil Werner, Tish Hinton, with Mayor Berkeley, Al Mullen, and Barbara Crist on KKFI’s first day on the air!

 

 

Wendy Neutzler records a show on reel-to-reel tape in 1988 from KKFI’s first underground studio in a basement in Kansas City’s Westport area.  After recording the tape was taken to the transmitter site for replay on the air on a reel-to-reel tape machine

 

 

This web page is now active at this site, KKFISTORY.ORG.  The site is an archive of materials collected on the radio station and KKFI, the Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc., and Friends of Community Media, Inc. are not responsible for its contents   Materials included here are have been donated by individuals interested in KKFI’s history and enthusiastic about the concept of community media and community radio.

 

For information contact enarcmot@cs.com or call (816) 561-6288.

 

KKFI Website KKFI.ORG

 

Friends of Community Media Website OURFCM.ORG