Thursday at 6:00am

Your Morning Buzz: Thursday

A mix of Jazz-Fusion, “Fonk” (not funk!) and old school R&B with an emphasis on bands with tight rhythm sections and dynamic horn sections.

The show, hosted by Barry Jackson, includes interviews with local, national and internationally-renowned artists on a regular basis. Barry has had the pleasure of interviewing such artists as the founding members of the Tower of Power, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham and many others.

Barry: “Being a former musician (but still a musician at heart!), I’d like to think of the Thursday Morning Buzz as not just for music lovers, but for the musician in all of us!”

Tune in and groove with me. You never know what’s in store, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

I host the “Thursday Morning Buzz – The Fusionfunkmeister,” which emphasizes the genres of jazz/Fusion and Funk! You will not only hear the golden oldies of the genres of Funk and Fusion, but you’ll hear the new projects and I’ll share some facts about the artists and the music.

You hear interviews done with the artists who helped originate the music, and the up and coming, local artists, who are keeping up the traditions of the genres.

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Your Fusion Funkmeister in a New Time September 7, 2017 | 6:00am

Your Fusion Funkmeister brings his fonk and fusion to the Thursday Morning Buzz.


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Morning Mix – Leftovers from Winter Pledge Drive February 16, 2017 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she once again dips her hand into the proverbial box of musical chocolates to see what "sweet" musical treats it brings us this week. First, leftovers....Paul McCartney and Wings. You will also hear from Lenny Kravitz, Bob Marley, Comedy bits, rare Triumph (Live). As for the rest....Like Forest say....."Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...You Never Know What You Are Gonna Get" Tune in to hear the rest. It will be a show that you don't want to miss. Streaming on the web at KKFI.org. Also, available on the TuneIn Radio App. Join me and Thank You for Your contribution during the Winter Pledge Drive. You are what Makes Community Radio possible. The Fans.....THANK YOU !! Couldn't do it without You. Thank You !! Thank You ...Can't Thank you enuff. Blessings Beth


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Bruce Sudano with Beth Pike – The Thirsty Thursday Edition of The Morning Buzz
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February 9, 2017 | 6:00am

During this years Folk Alliance International I, Beth Pike had the great fortune of meeting a wonderful group of like minded individuals and was granted an opportunity to bring Bruce Sudano to the KKFI studios for a live interview and performance. It was a true blessing and one I will be forever thankful for. I wish I could bring you the full show but that requires approval from each of the artists. Thank you Bruce for agreeing. Thank you Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect for making this possible. Again, it was a true blessing.


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Winter Pledge Drive -A Tribute to Beatlemania hits US February 9, 2017 | 6:00am

Join, me Host Beth Pike for the second week of KKFI's Winter Pledge Drive. This week I'll once again dip my hand in the proverbial box of musical chocolates in honor of...."Beatlemania hits the US." The day The Beatles' American invasion began. The Beatles' Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City. All we knew was that a couple of the records had done well in the States. Although the show is on the 9th I felt we would celebrate the influence of their music. The show will feature a Beatles covers from artists such as Phil Collins, Eddy Vedder, Alison Krauss, Ben Harper and many more. There will also be solo work featured from each of the Fab Four along with some Epic Beatles songs to close things out. Join me on your community radio station 90.1FM KKFI. Streaming on the web at KKFI.org.


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Winter Pledge Drive – Mixed Box of Musical Sweet Treats February 2, 2017 | 6:00am

Join me, Beth Pike for the KKFI Winter Pledge Drive and Mixed Box of Musical Chocolates. Have the number handy and be ready to call with your donation. 888 931-0901. Special Premiums for donations will be two changes to pick up a two for one on the Guest DJ spot. Yes, for $150.00 you get not one but two Guest DJ spots. These make great gifts for the music lover in your life. They (you) program the music and we do the hard stuff like work the equipment. Shirts and Cd's up for grabs. Lauren Anderson full cd and single realeases along with Ernest James Zydeco's Automatic Harvester and a great morning mix of music. 888 931-0901 or you can donate on line at KKFI.org. There will be other programmers in studio but I won't tell who. Like that box of chocolates .... you never know what your gonna get. Fun and frivolity for sure. Join us


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KC Folk Festival 2017 & FAI Director, Aengus Finnan Live in Studio January 26, 2017 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she dips her hand in the proverbial box of musical chocolates to help promote this year's KC Folk Festival along with The Annual Folk Alliance International Conference held here in Kansas City. Bring the entire family to the indoor kid-friendly festival. Start the morning with Rise Up Singing (an all-faiths sing-along) followed by an Irish dance with caller and don't miss The Okee Dokee Brothers who won a GRAMMY® for Best Children's Music Album in 2012. Explore the fine art and creative work of Kansas City’s finest makers. Pottery, jewelry, instruments, and prints alongside vintage and vinyl. Drop by some community booths in the same hall and learn about the great things happening in the cultural sector here in the Midwest. For more information go to KCFolkfest.org. As an added treat, FAI Director Aengus Finnan will be in studio to discuss this year's event/workshops, Band Camp and perform "live" in studio. This will also be a kick off to KKFI's Winter Pledge Drive in which tickets to this year's KC Folk Festival will be up for grabs. Don't miss it....It's the Thirsty Thursday edition of The Morning Buzz on 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. Streaming on the web at KKFI.org. Also, available on the TuneIn Radio app for most devices. Join Us :) For more information go to http://kcfolkfest.com/


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Double Play Day – Morning Mix January 19, 2017 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she dips her hand into the Proverbial box of Chocolates and see what sweet musical treats it brings this week. Looks like a Double Play day of some talented artists such as Alan Parsons, Queen, David Bowie, a small tribute to another Great lost in 2016, Billy Joel, Chrissy Hydne, your RDAR, Stevie Ray Vaughn and a whole lot more!! Don't want to give it away because as you know...."Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates...You Never Know What You Are Gonna Get ! " Streaming the broadcast on KKFI.org 90.1FM Kansas City Community Radio.


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Morning Mix – Happy New Year January 12, 2017 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she once again dips her hand into the proverbial box of musical chocolates to see what "sweet treats" it has in store. You will be hearing from Leon Russell...a small tribute to one of the many great artists lost in 2016. Also music from The Firm, Joe Walsh, Alice Cooper, The ladies of Heart and you'll want to buckle up for the last part of the show...Black Sabbath - The Dio years and OH SO much MORE. Streaming on the web at KKFI.org


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Bring in The New Year with a Bang January 5, 2017 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she will be dipping her hand into the proverbial box of musical chocolates to help bring 2017 with a Bang !!! You'll hear solo work from Chris Cornell, rare Alice Cooper, Live Heart, The Firm, Zebra, Joe Walsh and oh so much more. There will be other musical surprises....you'll have to tune in to find out the rest. Much like life...it's a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. That's the Thirsty Thursday Edition of The Morning Buzz on 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. Streaming on the web at KKFI.org


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Morning Mix – Happy New Year December 29, 2016 | 6:00am

Join Host Beth Pike as she once again dips her hand into the proverbial box of musical chocolates to see what "sweet" musical "treats" it brings us this week. You'll be sure to here some Chris Cornell, Alan Parsons, Peter Gabriel, your RDAR along with a number of other Progressive Rock indulgences. Hey the box of chocolates may even bring us some levity ;0) As for the rest you'll just have to tune in to find out. Join Us !! Streaming on the web at KKFI.org


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