Thursday at 8:00 pm
The Local Showcase features live or recorded performances of music, poetry, prose, etc. of local and regional artists. This showcase is hosted by a variety of KKFI programmers covering a broad spectrum of musical genres.
Kansas City Blues Society’s 35th Anniversary Celebration October 22, 2015 | 8:00 pm
The Voodoo Kittens explore the history of the Kansas City Blues Society in light of its upcoming 35th anniversary.
Cofounder Lindsay Shannon (BB's Lawnside BBQ) and music historian Chuck Haddix will visit the studio, and we will play excerpts of an interview with Roger Naber (Grand Emporium). We also have invited musicians to share some memories.
Join us for some local blues music and history!
“The Wizard” & “Greenwich Mean Time” September 24, 2015 | 8:00 pm
We feature the premiere of a radio theater comedy called "The Wizard" written by KKFI's Bill Hilburn and presented live by a ensemble of local actors. Following that, two vintage episodes of KKFI's Peabody Award-winning radio show, "Greenwich Mean Time" with a special introduction by one of the ensemble, Michael Taylor.
Melita Irie and Reid the Martian, local artists, young and conscious, share their positive vibe September 17, 2015 | 8:00 pm
Melita Irie and Reid the Martian, local artists, young and conscious, share their positive vibe
Local Negro historian and social engineer, Sonny Gibson, talks about the Kansas City of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker September 3, 2015 | 8:00 pm
Local historian and social anthropologist, Sonny Gibson, talks about the Kansas City of legendary saxophonist, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker.