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 …

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

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

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

Judy Morgan, New KKFI Board Member

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

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

KKFI Program Guests Reflect on Race History through 1923 Catcher, Ark Incident

July 10, 2010 5:23 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI Program Guests Reflect on Race History through 1923 Catcher, Ark Incident
Production crew and guests for a show on the 1923 Catcher, Arkansas Incident

Several KKFI-FM 90.1 studio guests spoke about the history of a little-reported-on 1923 race incident in Catcher, Arkansas. Mr. Alvin Skyes, president of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, underlined the importance of bringing justice to victims of racial violence despite …

KKFI-FM 90.1 airs special radio show “Civil Rights and the Story of the 1923 Catcher, Arkansas Race Incident” during the 101st NAACP Convention

July 9, 2010 5:30 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on KKFI-FM 90.1 airs special radio show “Civil Rights and the Story of the 1923 Catcher, Arkansas Race Incident” during the 101st NAACP Convention
KKFI logo

“Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City” program focuses on the struggles of Blacks of African Descent In honor of the NAACP convention taking place in Kansas City from July 10-15, KKFI-FM 90.1 radio program “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City” …

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