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.
Safe At Home: Willie Mays Aikens January 17, 2015 | 5:00 pm
Former Kansas City Royals player Willie Mays Aikens joins host/executive producer M.C. Richardson in a very special edition of the show![social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/safe-at-home-willie-mays-aikens/" title="Safe At Home: Willie Mays Aikens"/]
Local Artist Lorenzo! December 20, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Lorenzo, a local male vocalist, concert artist and TV personality, and also a mixed culture African-American and Italian, is known as a highly regarded model and entertainment judge, and he graces the KKFI studios this week![social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/local-artist-lorenzo/" title="Local Artist Lorenzo!"/]
Jean Peters Baker: Interview! December 13, 2014 | 5:00 pm
M.C. Richardson chats with Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker. Listeners are welcome to call the studio line during the show.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/jean-peters-baker-interview/" title="Jean Peters Baker: Interview!"/]
LIVE From the Ethnic Enrichment Festival! August 16, 2014 | 5:00 pm
M.C. Richardson will be broadcasting on location at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, being held at Swope Park![social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/live-from-the-ethnic-enrichment-festival/" title="LIVE From the Ethnic Enrichment Festival!"/]
Ethnic Enrichment Month, Part 2 August 9, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Jim Wilson, Festival Manager/Indonesia Commissioner, and our city commissioner from India, will be in the studio with host and executive producer M.C. Richardson to discuss their cultures, experiences, and the histories of their countries.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/ethnic-enrichment-month-part-2/" title="Ethnic Enrichment Month, Part 2"/]
It’s Ethnic Enrichment Month at KKFI! August 2, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Host/executive producer M.C. Richardson helps KKFI celebrate its first-ever Ethnic Enrichment Month in conjunction with the City of Kansas City's annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival![social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/its-ethnic-enrichment-month-at-kkfi/" title="It’s Ethnic Enrichment Month at KKFI!"/]
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Should Streetcars Roll Again? July 26, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Sherry James (opposition), attorney, and Margret May (pro), director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association, take part in an informal debate over the KC Streetcar Project, moderated by host M.C. Richardson.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/hear-ye-hear-ye-should-streetcars-roll-again/" title="Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Should Streetcars Roll Again?"/]
“The Perfect Affair” Author Lutishia Lovely July 12, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Famed author Lutishia Lovely (Tish Hinton), author of The Perfect Affair, is Saturday's Guess Who's Coming to Kansas City featured guest.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/the-perfect-affair-author-lutishia-lovely/" title="“The Perfect Affair” Author Lutishia Lovely"/]
14th Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion for Lincoln High/R.T. Coles July 5, 2014 | 5:00 pm
We 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.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/14th-bi-annual-alumni-reunion-for-lincoln-highr-t-coles/" title="14th Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion for Lincoln High/R.T. Coles"/]
Researching Genealogy & Identifying Ancestry June 28, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Numerous 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.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/researching-genealogy-identifying-ancestry/" title="Researching Genealogy & Identifying Ancestry"/]
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.