Tuesday at 6:00 am

The Tasty Brew

Program host Diana Linn Ennis describes her weekly show, “The Tasty Brew,” as an eclectic mix of Americana music.  The Americana genre can be defined as the combination of roots music formed by the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical melting pot; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, bluegrass, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influences.

Diana Linn is a member of the Americana Music Association, Folk Alliance International and frequently substitutes or co-hosts other programs on KKFI including The Blues Kitchen, Womansong, the Local Music Showcase and River Trade Radio.

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Tasty Brew Music welcomes Emma Jo and salutes Caroline Lee April 24, 2018 | 6:00 am

This week's Tasty Brew Music Radio Show is sponsored by KKFI Listeners Pamela Joachim and Leora Darcy featuring their requested artists picks, Texas songwriters Jason Eady and Courtney Patton. The live in studio guest will be Kansas City's country folk artists Emma Jo. This week's show is dedicated to the memory of Caroline Lee, one of the founding and steadfast pillars of KKFI, who recently passed away.


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Tasty Brew welcomes John Keck and Joy Zimmerman April 17, 2018 | 6:00 am

This week's Tasty Brew Music Radio Show will be another Americana/Roots Music jam packed extravaganza! Both hours of the show this week are sponsored by KKFI supporter Mark Ritter. Mark has chosen Lawrence based songwriter Sky Smeed and musical icon John Prine as his featured artists. John Keck, Joy Zimmerman and Mike Paget will be live in the studio. Ticket giveaway for the April 21 Dan Tedesco show at Carl Butler's Gospel Lounge!


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The 50th Anniversary of Sweetheart of the Rodeo April 10, 2018 | 6:00 am

This week's Tasty Brew Music Radio Show celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the seminal Americana album, The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." Diana Linn welcomes Guest DJ Thomas Walker. The sponsor of the 6 am hour is Tom Green with featured artist Eva Cassidy; the 7 am hour sponsor is Steve Sterner who will feature his music with his group, Sundown.


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Tasty Brew Music Show welcomes back Austin’s Mandy Rowden April 3, 2018 | 6:00 am

Diana Linn welcomes back to The Tasty Brew Music Radio Show the artist The Austin Chronicle said "Kicks butt with her pen," Mandy Rowden. The 6am hour of the show is sponsored by KKFI Listener Terry Cain choosing Dwight Yoakam as his feature artist. The 7am hour is sponsored by KKFI supporter Trynell Ragsdale who has chosen Margo Price as her feature pick. Lots of new never before heard tunes on KKFI included!


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Tasty Brew Music features Steve Forbert and John Prine March 13, 2018 | 6:00 am

The 6 am hour of this week's Tasty Brew Music Show is sponsored by Dwight Stanford of Offida, Italy with feature artist pic Steve Forbert. The 7 am hour is sponsored by Manny Curiel of Kansas City who chose John Prine as his feature artist. New music from Courtney Patton, Samantha Fish, The Lone Bellow and many more!


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Tasty Brew Music – More Folk Alliance Recap + John Moreland & Chad Elliott Featured Artists February 27, 2018 | 6:00 am

More new discoveries from Folk Alliance International #30! Hour 1 of the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show this week is sponsored by Scott Rohrs with his featured artist by request - Tulsa, Oklahoma's John Moreland. Hour 2 of The Tasty Brew Music Radio Show this week is sponsored by Richard Houts with his featured artist by request - Lamoni, Iowa's Chad Elliott.


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Folk Alliance Afterglow with Heather Styka February 20, 2018 | 6:00 am

Folk Alliance International's 30th Annual Conference is now in the history books! It's time to decompress and get back to the "business" of sharing the wealth of Americana/Roots/Folk Music. Joining Diana Linn live in the studio this week will be Chicago based singer, songwriter and poet Heather Styka! This week's featured artists as chosen by Sponsor Richard Houts and Scott Rohrs are The Balsam Range and Sky Smeed!


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FAI Countdown + Featured Artists Sara Morgan and Carolyn Wonderland! February 13, 2018 | 6:00 am

It's about to get real in Kansas City with thousands of artists and industry types descending on Kansas City for the annual Folk Alliance International Conference! Diana Linn has lots of local and national artists on this week's playlist!


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Pledge Drive Sponsorships Begin on The Tasty Brew! February 6, 2018 | 6:00 am

The Winter Pledge Drive Sponsorships of The Tasty Brew start this Tuesday, February 6. First up....Larry Walkenshaw and Tom Green with their requested featured artists Sturgill Simpson and Jimmy LaFave.


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Sponsor the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show via Winter Pledge Drive! January 30, 2018 | 6:00 am

During this special Winter Pledge Drive Show on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 between 6 and 8 am, listeners can personally connect their donation to sponsorship of a specific hour of programming on the Tasty Brew.


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Diana Linn, a member of the Americana Music Association and Folk Alliance International, hopes to expand the listening base for KKFI by highlighting this treasure trove of music that she feels is severely under-represented by corporate radio.


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