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Program Changes: “Jaws of Justice Radio” show selected for regular timeslot; plus other schedule changes

February 3, 2012 4:39 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Program Changes: "Jaws of Justice Radio" show selected for regular timeslot; plus other schedule changes

In a continuing effort to bring you timely news and public affairs programming on the crucial issues of the day, KKFI will be making some program schedule changes next week. KKFI Programming Committee chair Mark Andruss announced the permanent timeslot …

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Groovy Grant, Long-Time DJ on KKFI 90.1 FM

January 2, 2012 10:30 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM 3 Comments »
Groovy Grant

Born Grant Sheffield Hopkins with an early passion for music and spiritual motivation. He is a product of Sumner High School, Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Rosedale, Kansas. “Groovy Grant,” his on-air radio personality, studied music saxophone and …

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KKFI 90.1 FM heralds a new era with switch to new transmitter

September 20, 2011 4:59 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
KKFI 90.1 FM heralds a new era with switch to new transmitter

During KKFI’s September 19 celebration recognizing the new transmitter, the Kansas City Star‘s Aaron Barnhart relished the station’s new accomplishment. He recalled KKFI’s recent track record of the station: a couple failed efforts to retain a station manager, a difficult …

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A New Dawn in Community Radio: KKFI 90.1 FM Replaces Its’ 23-Year Old Transmitter

September 18, 2011 6:23 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
A New Dawn in Community Radio: KKFI 90.1 FM Replaces Its' 23-Year Old Transmitter

After several months of planning, fundraising, and construction, KKFI 90.1 FM, a community radio station serving the greater Kansas City area, will be switching to a new radio transmitter with a ceremonial “throwing of the switch” on Monday, September 19, …

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Strength of Community Radio Fabric on Display at the 2011 Grassroots Radio Conference

August 24, 2011 5:02 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
2011 GRC Conference quilt

Community radio producers, DJ’s, advocates, organizers, engineers, and students came together for the 2011 Grassroots Radio Conference in Kansas City to share the joys and frustrations with producing independent, community-focused media. The vision of an informal national network of Community …

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Judy Morgan, New KKFI Board Member

December 3, 2010 5:40 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Judy Morgan, New KKFI Board Member

Judy Morgan Judy Morgan was elected to serve on KKFI-FM 90.1′s Board of Directors on September 22, 2010. Judy Morgan is a life-long educator, working as President of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 691, for 10 years most recently. …

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14th Annual Homelessness Marathon to Originate from Kansas City, Missouri

November 17, 2010 3:31 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
14th Annual Homelessness Marathon to Originate from Kansas City, Missouri

“Why not do the right thing?” to be broadcast’s theme The 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon will originate from Kansas City, Missouri on the night of February 23, 2011.  The broadcast will start at 6:00 p.m. Central Time and end at …

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KKFI Program Host Rhonda LeValdo Takes Helm of Native American Journalists Association

October 3, 2010 5:11 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Rhonda Levaldo reads the news at KKFI studios

Radio host “keeping the fires lit” at media organization Rhonda LeValdo, host of “Native Spirit Radio” on KKFI 90.1 FM, was elected to serve as president of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) recently. Ms. LeValdo considered how “as a …

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