Saturday at 5:00 pm
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 local, state, national and world wide listeners and has done so since 1994.
The program targets all cultures and genders. It celebrates special holidays, events and specializes in ethnic events not limited to sports, conventions, seminars and provocative subjects others dare not to touch. It is referred to as the Anchor Public Affairs Programming on Saturday evening. When people want to reach specific markets, they want to be on “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City!”
Some of MC Richardson’s past guests have included Mayor Sly James, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, former Mayor Charles Wheeler and Richard Berkley, and Mayor James Jones of Philadelphia among others. He has also had many NAACP presidents and various national journalists and heads of foundations such as Barnett Helzberg of the Helzberg Foundation.
Provocative… Informative… Educational
The show publicizes issues that impact the Minority Community, encouraging pursuit of positive solutions.
Bridging Minority Economic, Educational and Racial Gap
The show has aired fourteen-plus years, including the following shows:
- “Blackness Comes to Life” a show about American Legion Post 149. Guests: Joe Maddox, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Local Historian, Post Commander of American Legion Post 149, and Delbert White, Historian
- “Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center” Guest Mr. Ollie Gates, Barbecue Baron.
- “Black Veterans Memorial Site” Guests: Alvin Sykes, President Emmit Till, Justice Campaign, as well as Emmitt Till’s cousin will call in. Sykes is from Atlanta, Georgia. President George W. Bush signed the Emmitt Till Bill into law during his administration.
14th Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion for Lincoln High/R.T. Coles July 5, 2014 | 5:00 pmWe celebrate and give a preview of the 14th bi-annual Lincoln High School/R.T. Coles alumni reunion, slated to be held here in Kansas City from July 17-20.
Researching Genealogy & Identifying Ancestry June 28, 2014 | 5:00 pmNumerous cultures inquiring and inquisitive people want to know; interested cultures and inquiring people want to know. Various persons from the Midwest and East Coast will join host/executive producer M.C. Richardson for the broadcast on ancestry tracing.
Missouri’s Food Code and Ambulance Service Ordinance Update June 14, 2014 | 5:00 pmWe will bring forth two issues that impact Kansas Citians: Ordinance No. 140412, the Missouri Food Code, and Ordinance No. 140208, the Ambulance Service, and have an update on the importance and impact they will have on citizens.
“Shooting Negroes” April 26, 2014 | 5:00 pmIn the eyes of the law, 'Black' and 'dangerous' mean the same thing. L.R. Byrd, the former Consultant for National Office NAACP of Greenville, South Carolina, will call in and join Anita L. Russell, President of the KCMO NAACP Chapter and joined by invited Presidents of the Olathe and Northeast Johnson County NAACP.
“The Jayhawker”: Norman Ledgin April 19, 2014 | 5:00 pmThis week's show will feature The Jayhawker, a novel by Norman Ledgin. The book deals with the battles and loves of Malcolm Erskine, a mixed-race leader in the Border War of the 1850s, and is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction about the events preceding the Civil War.
Women’s History Month: “Women In Construction” March 29, 2014 | 5:00 pmDo we need resurgence of the Kansas City Plan? Yes, we do! A plan for the inclusion of minorities and women in the skilled craft of construction, Executive Order 11246, had been enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Obamacare: Is It Affordable? Do You Need It? March 22, 2014 | 5:00 pm"Obamacare". Is it affordable? Do you need it? Republicans say it's no good and it should be appealed again and again. Swope Health Comprehensive Center will have two representatives to address the topic and provide the answer as to why you should do it before March 22nd.
Black History Month Continues! February 22, 2014 | 5:00 pmFebruary's Black History Month continues as host and executive producer M.C. Richardson plays host to another set of "Black Men In Charge: Gathering of Black Eagles". We'll have the Reverend Wallace D. Hartsfield, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Moody Reid financial advisor Douglas Coe, Full Employment Council (FEC) President/CEO Clyde McQueen, and the legendary Ollie Gates, President/CEO of Gates Bar-B-Q
Celebrating Black History Month: Black Men In Charge February 15, 2014 | 5:00 pmThe theme is 'Gathering Of Black Eagles', and the focus is 'Black Men In Charge' as host/executive producer M.C. Richardson welcomes presidents and CEOs from various community businesses and organizations.
Gathering of the Judges, Part 2 July 14, 2012 | 5:00 pmThe “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City” radio show will broadcast a special show on the impact of the U.S. judicial system on minorities on July 14,2012 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Guests for the show include Associate Circuit Judge Gregory B. Gillis, Jackson County Prosecutor Kevin D. Harrell, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jalilah Otto, who make up the panel for Circuit Court Judge, which will be selected and confirmed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
MC Richardson, host of “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City,” has been a volunteer with KKFI since 1994. He currently chairs the News and Public Affairs Committee and is a Programmers Representative. Mr. Richardson established the Minority Broadcast Academy, the Minority Journalism Program and the Minority Opinion Poll.