Got the Blues? We usually think of “The Blues” as a feeling of melancholy and sadness set to music. Sometimes, that’s the mood we’re in and there are different types of Blues on KKFI. Some of our programs’ names let you know what will satisfy your mood from “Blues Kitchen,” “Edged in Blue,” to “Old G’s Hangout.” So come on by when you “got the Blues.”
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 real by throwing in musical styles which are offshoots of blues or were heavily influenced by and/or blended with blues to produce new sounds: rockabilly, R&B, early soul, country, jazz, zydeco, Cajun, swamp pop, and anything else that might temporarily sway our feline senses.
Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with themes and special events. Tim Finn, Music Writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, wrote that Wednesday MidDay Medley was the "Best Place To Hear Local Music On The Radio: The place to listen to new local music and often hear performers talk about it." (December 4, 2013). 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. Specials include our ongoing "New & Local Releases," "A Story in a Song," our four-week December series: "The 100 Best Recordings of the Year," and our quarterly programs produced & hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd and Marion Merritt.