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River Trade Radio

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River Trade Radio is an on-air radio program dedicated to the song trade routes that flow through Kansas City. Featuring Real! Live! Touring and local guests in-studio, as well as hand-selected music from our own collections of Americana, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Country, World, Jazz and more. Hosted by Kansas City music makers, lifelong friends and radio duo Kasey Rausch and Mikal Shapiro, River Trade Radio airs Sunday mornings, 9-11am on 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. What musical currents sweep you away? Tell us all about it! Email us: [email protected] and get up-to-date news, videos, and special announcements on Facebook and Twitter.


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Teri Quinn & Jason Beers July 30, 2017 | 9:00 am

9:30AM - Teri Quinn joins us in the studio as a Real! Live! Guest! A Northern girl with a Southern heart living in the Mid-West, Teri Quinn writes songs that are sweet yet savory. With her clawhammer banjo playing and stylized guitar picking, she mixes an old fashioned sound with a modern luster. Teri will stick around to join our next guest, Jason Beers, in a clawhammer banjo duet just before his interview at 10:15.
10:15AM brings the multi-talented Jason Beers into the studio to play some live music and tell us all about his new record, Retrouvaille.

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Jake Ilika July 16, 2017 | 9:00 am

Jake Ilika returns as our Real! Live! Guest in the 9 o'clock hour! Plus, music from our collections. Kasey & Scotty host.

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But Wait, There’s More… November 20, 2016 | 9:00 am

SUNDAY 9:00 AM Chris Crabtree 150
SUNDAY 9:30 AM Ensemble Ibérica 300
SUNDAY 10:00 AM Sky Smeed 200

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A Full Boat Rides the River April 3, 2016 | 9:00 am

Four great acts are up for auction!

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Sheri Hall June 28, 2015 | 9:00 am

This Sunday, poet and provocateur Sheri Hall! plus music from our collections. All Aboard!

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Guest DJ’s Mike Kelly, Kim Rausch McLaws & Joe Frogge! April 26, 2015 | 9:00 am

Real! Live! Guest DJs Mike Kelly, Kim Rausch McLaws and Joe Frogge share ukulele inspired music. They are all a part of the Ukulele Fight Club of Kansas City and gather regularly to bask in all things ukulele!

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Band Auction: High & Dry, Old Sound, and No Mountain String Band April 12, 2015 | 9:00 am

Three Bands , starting at 9am.

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Band Auction: Max Fred April 5, 2015 | 9:00 am

Max Fred kicks off Sunday's Band Auction at 9am.

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Live From FAI February 22, 2015 | 9:00 am

"Mikal and I aren't pre-booking much of our live from FAI show. Our intention is to hand select people during the conference. Our guests will have time for one song and a little chit chat. We're hoping to have lots of artists on (and don't think well have any problem booking). That said, we have pre-booked 3 people and they are: Ray Bonneville (10:30am) Matt Harlan Mark Dean Ellen (of the 60's group Vanity Fare)";

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Mark Manning fills in on River Trade Radio September 21, 2014 | 9:00 am

Mark Manning fills in for the beautiful hosts: Mikal Shapiro & Kasey Rausch on River Trade Radio. We'll hear tracks from: Krystle Warren, Mikal Shapiro, Kate Gray, The Gaslights, The Whittlers, Ghosty, Diverse, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, The Velvet Underground, Booker T. & The MG's, Laura Nyro, Labelle, Joni Mitchell, Beirut, The Black Angels, Pink Martini, Blondie, Beck, Yuck, Morrissey, and The Go-Betweens.

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Kasey Rausch | Facebook | Twitter

Kasey Rausch is a Kansas City native and fourth-generation music maker who plays and writes Americana rooted music. She has shared concert billings with well-respected folk musicians Cheryl Wheeler, Bill Staines, Kris Delmhorst, Dana & Susan Robinson, Gregory Alan Isakov, Justin Townes Earle and many more.

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Mikal Shapiro | Facebook

Mikal Shapiro is a Kansas City-based songwriter, performer and filmmaker.

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