Thursday at 8:00 pm

Local Showcase

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.

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White Eyes November 12, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Arjay welcomes Butch Dillon and Phillip Jackson of the band White Eyes, and we'll spotlight the band Orphann and the reissue of their 1977 album "Up For Adoption".

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River Cow Orchestra October 29, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Lady D welcomes River Cow Orchestra back to KKFI.

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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!

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Weston Irish Fest Preview October 8, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Flannigan's Right Hook's Shane Borth and Michael Corcoran sit in, and play a couple reels live in the studio. We'll also hear some cuts from their latest album, 1981, and hear from some of the artists performing at the Wston Irish Fest.

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“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.

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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

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Crossroads Music Fest September 10, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Ms. Kat Nip hosts this week's program, highlighting the 2015 Crossroads Music Fest, featuring an in studio appearance by Freight Train Rabbit Killer.

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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.

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Trio Jambaroque August 27, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Join host Tom Crane for an enjoyable evening of world music as he brings you Trio Jambaroque, a creative collaboration between Gerald Trimble (on violas da gamba), Bill Banks (on mandobass and hurdy gurdy), and Serdar Tuncten (percussion)!

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Retro Red-Eye Express Takeover! August 20, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Join venerated alternative rock DJ Sunshine, host of Saturday night's Retro Red-Eye Express, for a taste of her picks in local alternative, electronic, and indie rock!

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