KKFI becomes only regional broadcast outlet to air Al Jazeera English’s NEWSHOUR

KKFI 90.1 FM will begin broadcasting Al Jazeera English’s NEWSHOUR on Thursday, May 2, 2013. NEWSHOUR is a 60-minute, award-winning radio news magazine made available to KKFI through our affiliation with the Pacifica Radio Network. KKFI is the only broadcast outlet within 500 miles to air the news program. KKFI will air Al Jazeera English’s NEWSHOUR Thursdays at 9:00 am Central Time right after Democracy Now.

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Al Jazeera English has received numerous international awards for news coverage, and KKFI is pleased to include it as a complement to our diverse mix of over 40 different news and public affairs shows.

A short selection of Al Jazeera English’s awards for excellence in news reporting includes Columbia University’s Journalism Award, Britain’s Royal Television Society Award for News Channel of the Year, Amnesty International’s Media Award for Best International TV Documentary, the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for Best News Documentary and its Golden Nymph Award for Best 24 Hour News Programme and a finalist finish in all of The International Emmy Awards for News, Current Affairs, and Documentaries. For more information on Al Jazeera English visit http://english.aljazeera.net/

KKFI is committed to offering listeners an array of perspectives. The station accomplishes this by broadcasting programs and voices that are underrepresented or difficult to find elsewhere on the airwaves.

KKFI’s has made additional program schedule changes. The latest schedule can be found online at http://www.kkfi.org/on-air-guide/program-schedule/.

Tune in to Al Jazeera English’s NEWSHOUR, Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am Central Time on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio.


For more information contact: Mike Murphy, 816-994-7870