Thursday at 6:00 am

Your Morning Buzz: Thursday

DJ Artie McDonnell plays an eclectic mix of genres and decades and blends them together so we can span decades in a two-hour window. I’ve played music from Wagner to ZZ top, The Beatles to The Syn, Dion to Leslie Gore and a host of others.

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A Warm-Up For Saturday Night! June 19, 2014 | 6:00 am

Artie McDonnell celebrates the music of Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers ahead of KKFI's benefit tribute to their music at Knuckleheads Saloon this Saturday.
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Band Auction Edition: Blue Moon Trio & Last Free Exit! April 17, 2014 | 6:00 am

Get up, get going, and get your bidding on early this morning with Artie McDonnell, when he has both Blue Moon Trio and Last Free Exit on the show to perform live sets starting at 7AM!
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Hot Plate Blues – Women Only March 27, 2014 | 6:00 am

This week ,Hot Plate Blues is all about the ladies who sing the Blues!!!! Tune in and hear : Marcia,Debbie,Reba,Francine,Rory, Etta,Kelley,Samantha & Katy to mention a few.
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Blues From Both Sides of the Pond February 20, 2014 | 6:00 am

Blues from Both Sides of the pond. From Europe,King Mo, The Suitcase Brothers, Yann Lem,Gaelle Buswel, Blues Power Band, Vasko The Patch & Mountain Men to mention a few.
And from North America we have the likes of: J J Grey & Mofro,Mr. Sipp,Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Katy Guillen & the Girls plus someJohnnie Bassett.
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Guest DJ: DJ Howard “Bud” February 13, 2014 | 6:00 am

Artie's guest DJ, DJ Howard "Bud" will play the Top Ten songs for the week when the Beatles took control of Billboard's #1 spot.
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It’s A Pledge Drive Two-Fer! February 6, 2014 | 6:00 am

Larry J and Artie McDonnell are teaming up to co-host your drive time this morning!
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They left it all in Memphis ! January 30, 2014 | 6:00 am

This week's show is all about the 30th IBC in Memphis , Plus some music from last years EBC [It's 3rd year]. To say it was a showcase of talent is an understatement.
It's all about a unique feeling called the BLUES and it's got me by the tail. I hope you can join me for some rockin' blues hot off the press from from Memphis and Europe!!!
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Spring Pledge Drive!!!! Great Music to call by:1-888-931-0901 & Pledge Your Support to KKFI! June 13, 2013 | 6:00 am

We are in The Home Stretch Of Our Spring Pledge drive and we NEED Your support to help us Pay the Bills so we can Continue to give You The best in Public Affairs Shows heard Daily on 90.1 FM.
We also have the widest Selections of Music Heard on any RADIO station..Blues , Americana, Classical , Folk, Jazz , Great Rock,and tons of other Choices for you to Choose from!!!
I'll have two Great Premiums for the Show Thursday!!!! Tickets to shows at Knuckleheads on June 13th [TONIGHT] and June 22.
2 pair of Tickets For the June 13 show...Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Trampled Under Foot at 8:30 PM Tonight
2 pair of tickets for the June 22 show....Leon Russell with Special guest The Bel-airs at 8:30 PM on Saturday night.
So tune in and hear some Classic Rock that we all listen to on our Transistor radio with a single ear piece so we wouldn't interfere with them watching the Evening News.
Call In your pledge to KKFI to help support YOUR Community Station....the Number is 1-888-931-0901
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It’s Three-Song Thursday! May 30, 2013 | 6:00 am

It's Three-Song Thursday on Your Morning Buzz.
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Thursday Morning Buzz-Band Auction April 17, 2013 | 6:00 am

Tune -in Thursday, will be continuing with our annual Band auction.Join us and have your phone ready to call in your bid!
The bands on my show are 6:30am Dirty Rhythm Band
7:00am Wooly Vicars
7:30am Blue Moon Trio
So tune in and call often for a great band to play at your graduation party,backyard party,block party......
So Call 888-931-0901 to place your bid
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Some Shows fit like a ole pair of Dingo Boots March 7, 2013 | 6:00 am

Whether you call it Country,Country Rock,Southern Rock,Americana,Dianacana or just Artiecana it all about easy listening music that soothes your Soul. It like that pair of boots that fit your feet like a glove when you pull them on.
So sit back and relax ,have that second cup of coffee and tune -in while you tune out the outside world for a couple of hours!!!
Some of the artist on today's playlist include:
Gene Clark, The Byrds , Jim Ford, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt. Joan Baez,Wet Willie who'll be at Knuckleheads Saloon Sat. March 9th.
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Today show is my 300 th !!!!!!! February 21, 2013 | 6:00 am

Today is another milestone in my life that could only have happened because of Community radio!!!! I often thought about being at DJ as a teenager while growin' up here in Kansas City.
It blows my mind that I've been allowed to Program music and be on the Air for 300 shows at KKFI.My thanks goes out to all who have supported KKFI over the 25 years that we've been on the AIR!
Today's show goes out to all the dedicated KKFI listeners , supporters & volunteers of this 100,00 watt GEM we call 90.1FM KKFI!!
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Happy Valentine’s Day February 14, 2013 | 6:00 am

Joining me in the KKFI "Love Studio" will be pitching partner to the STARS Diana Linn the host of the Tuesday Morning Buzz(Tasty Brew Edition)!
We'll have a limited number of tickets to upcoming events at Knuckleheads Saloon by: Royal Southern Brotherhood,Mingo Fishtrap & Wet Willie as thanks you for special contributors!
Everyone who donates today at ANY level will receive a copy of Phil Neal& The Wornalls new CD "Lonely Tonight"
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Double Play Thursday On Your Morning Buzz February 7, 2013 | 6:00 am

With spring training in baseball about to begin , Ive been thinkin' about the old 6-4-3 double play! So this week I;ll feature back to back Songs from the same artist. Like a two-fer one special at your local pub! So join me for a Double Shot of great Music!!!!
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Going Back in Time January 10, 2013 | 6:00 am

After Seeing The Crayons at Knuckleheads last Friday, I promised myself to play some of my favorite's from the 50's ,60' and 70's that help me get thru those trying Teenage Times when Adults just didn't Understand us!
I Hope to play 41 different artist for you today ranging from:The Ides Of March, The Yardbirds, Major Lance, The Kinks,Paul Revere & The Raiders,DC5 ,The McCoys just to mention a few. So join me this week for my 294 show on KKFI.
Wanna help me with show 300 coming up in 6 weeks???? You do Great.
What I like to do is play all request by you guys ...SO if you wanna play a part in the upcoming Milestone for me please email your request to: artiekkfi@gmail. Looking forward to reading them !
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RE-Gifting December 20, 2012 | 6:00 am

As we close in on the Holiday Season and I looked for a gift for my listeners,what better gift then that MUSIC that our Local Musician produce for us!!! So on the show today I'll Feature Such local artist as: 6am I'll play: Mystic Number National Bank, Chet Nichols ,Kelly Hunt , Fast Joihnny Ricker , The Chesmann Square , The Beckies,Mike Finnigan . Hotfoot ,Tom Hall .....So join me for gift of Music & a walk down Memory Lane with your tour guide and Sliegh Driver Artie!!
P.S. Joining Me in the 7 O'clock hours will be Enrique Javier Chi from the group " Making Movies" as we talk about there NEW Cd " A La Deriva"& the CD release Party at the Record Bar Dec.21 @ 10pm.
Also Check out the nice article from Tim Finn of the "Kansas City Star" On them in the A & E section of the Sunday Paper.
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Across the Pond for some British Pub Rock December 13, 2012 | 6:00 am

Join me this week as we go across the pond and enjoy some great Pub Rock Artists such as: Brinsley Schwarz,Nick Lowe, Eggs Over Easy,Eddie And The Hot Rods,Kokomo and lots more..Request? Suggestion for a Show? call me at 816-931-5534
Phil Neal & Doug Gunn of "Phil Neal and the Wornalls "will join me during the 7O'Clock hour to talk about the CD release Party Dec. 15th at the Czar Bar at 8p
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Rollin’ in December December 6, 2012 | 6:00 am

Now that we successfully Rock our way thru November,it only seemed fitting that we Roll our way into December! Join me this week and here selections form : The Young Rascals, Elvis Costello ,Eric Clapton , The Talking Heads, Ducks Deluxe........So join me won't you, for some music to Jump start your Day!
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Rock Out November……. November 29, 2012 | 6:00 am

As we fast approach the end of November,I thought the best way to celebrate was with some great rock tunes. Artist on this week's playlist: Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger ,The Byrds, The Kinks,Paul Revere & The Raiders, Fever Tree, Dave Mason and many more. So join me as we say Goodbye to November and prepare for December....
If you need me the request line is 816-931-5534
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Alice’s Resturant Massacree November 22, 2012 | 6:00 am

Whether your getting up to put the turkey in the oven or heading out the door to grandma's house for Thanksgiving ,join me for toe tapping Bluegrass Music.
Joinin' me at the table around 6:30 will be Jaime Brockett with the 1969 classic"Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic" , followed by Arlo Guthrie's, 1967 classic, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" at the top of the 7 O'Clock Hour!!!
Today as we give thanks for so many things in our lives, let us not forget to give thanks to all those who protect and watch over us!!!!!
Do you remember where you were 49 years ago today at 1:00pm CST????
I DO!!! let me know if you do..... 816-931-5534
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The Way Back Machine 0n Your Thursday Morning Buzz November 1, 2012 | 6:00 am

This week myself and Guest dj Rob will take a trip back in time.The place anywhere U.S.A., the time..50's,60's & 70's. when the music rocked and we rolled to it!!!Guest DJ,Rob will join me during the 7o'clock hour with a great playlist. So tune in and forget about the upcoming Elections and enjoy the memories from your past. 90.1 FM KKFI or streaming at www.kkfi.org
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Bluegrass Rock Covers Pt.2 October 25, 2012 | 6:00 am

We will continue the journey we start last week, where we "Blended" the up beat tempo,of Bluegrass, with Rock Covers!!The acoustic instruments and great vocal harmonies from Bluegrass music with classic Rock lyrics. The Five -Sting Banjo,Guitar, Mandolin, dobro,fiddle and some Harmonica drive the beat for some classic rock tunes like you never heard them before!!!! It’s Toe Tapping Rock “N” Roll at it’s best!
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Bluegrass Rock Covers October 18, 2012 | 6:00 am

This week we will "Blend" the acoustic instruments and great vocal harmonies from Bluegrass music with classic Rock lyrics. The Five -Sting Banjo,Guitar, Mandolin, dobro,fiddle and some Harmonica drive the beat for some classic rock tunes like you never heard them before!!!! It's Toe Tapping Rock "N" Roll at it's best!
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Does Artie Know What He’s Doing? October 11, 2012 | 6:00 am

Rumor has it at KKFI that Artie actually knows what he's doing. You'll have to tune to Your Thursday Morning Buzz from six to eight to find out.
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20 bands who declined to play at Woodstock! August 23, 2012 | 6:00 am

Last week we celebrated Woodstock,this week the "Woodstock" that might have been! I'll be playing songs from bands who declined to play or couldn't not make it there!
Some of the bands are: Chicago, The Doors , Mind Garage....
Hope you'll tune in for the Woodstock that might have been!!!
That's the Thursday Morning Buzz , where we carefully blend each episode for your listening enjoyment.
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3 Days of Peace & Music August 16, 2012 | 6:00 am

Bethel, New York, August 15-17,1969. A gathering of some 500,000 young people meet for a three-day event that cost you $18.00 for a single ticket. It's an event that everyone my age wishes we had attended, I know I do. So today's playlist is all music played during the event. Of the 25 songs,12 are live recordings from Woodstock!! This music help define a special time in America history. I hope you'll join me for this trip back in time.
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Favorite Tunes from our recent road trip across Iowa! August 9, 2012 | 6:00 am

Today's playlist is all about the music we listen to from my I-pod During our road trip. I had it loaded to it's max. 1065 songs. I set the I-pod up to shuffle play our songs so we never knew what was coming next, kind like my show every week. We manage to hear over 248 songs during our 13 1/2 hours on the road crossing the Heartland ! As we cruised along I-35 N to I-80 E., we started keeping track of our favorite's and the ones we never heard before and enjoyed!! When we returned home , there were 71 songs on the list, and 28 made our playlist for you. A few of artist our: Arlo Guthrie ,Blue Mountain Eagle,Shoot, Brewer & Shipley.......
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While Art’s Away, Diana Linn will play…60′s and 70′s Dance Party!! August 2, 2012 | 6:00 am

While Art's away, Diana Linn is going to play.....Classic 60's and 70's Dance Party Music guaranteed to start your day with a smile.
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Born In Buffalo,New York when rotary phones and party lines were still in use, Artie McDonnell moved to Overland Park, Kansas in 1965 kicking and screaming the whole way here! I thought my parents had lost there minds and when I encountered my First 100 degree day I KNEW they were Nuts for moving here.
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