Kansas City Jazz Radio



Even though Kansas City Jazz is alive and well, with popular artists constantly performing at the local jazz clubs, there is a growing concern that as of late has become an issue that not a lot of people address. Jazz Radio seems to be slowly dying out in Kansas City. Evidently, Jazz is not in the forefront as far as record sales go, but, it does have a considerable crowd, and this being one of the cradles of the genre, it is a saddening thing that the few stations dedicated to Jazz are struggling to sustain themselves.

Still, there are radio shows on different stations, that keep delivering the best jazz from all over the world to its listeners.

KANU-FM 91.5 has: "Jazz In the Night" which broadcasts every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 9pm until 1am. On wednesday nights there is "Piano Jazz" from 9pm until 10pm. Friday, they have (our personal favorite) "Vintage Jazz" from 8pm to 9pm. On the weekend their programming includes "The Jazz Scene" on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4pm and on Sundays "Music from the Hearts of Space" broadcasts from 10 to 11pm.

KCFX-FM 101.1 Has a show on Sundays called "The Blues Show" starting at 8 pm, this sow features both Blues and Jazz, giving Kansas City artists a spotlight.

KPRS-FM 103.3 Has two on Sundays dedicated to jazz: "Sunday Jazz Brunch" from 10am until 1pm and "Blues & All that Jazz" from 5-8pm.

KCUR-FM 89.3 dedicates part of their weekend programming to jazz with programs like: 'Friday Night Fish Fry' 8 pm – midnight every friday night. And on Saturdays 'Sonic Spectrum' from 2 until 4pm, 'Saturday Night Fish Fry' from 8pm until midnight.

KJHK-FM 90.7 Plays everyday Jazz music in their show "Jazz In the morning" from 6am until 9am.

One radio station that dedicates itself almost entirely to Jazz and its currently, seeking assistance from its listeners and sponsors is KKFI-FM 90.1, their website has some donation programs available for you to assist them and help them keep on the air. They have amazing programming for the regular Jazz Lover. Their weekly schedule is:

Monday-Friday

'Morning Buzz' w/Bill O'Connor......................................6-9 am

Monday

'Beale Street Caravan'......................................5 - 6 am

'Lunch & Brunch' w/The Jazz Disciple...................noon-3 pm

'Mother's Mix' w/Lady D...........................................2 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday

'Lunch & Brunch' w/The Jazz Disciple...................noon-3 pm

'Soul Fixin' Blues' w/Connie Crash.........................3-6 pm

Wednesday

'Afternoon Jazz' w/KC...........................................noon-3 pm

'My Place' w/Larry J...................................................3-6:30 pm

Thursday

'Afternoon Jazz' w/KC..............................................noon-2 pm

'My Place' w/Larry J......................................................2 - 4 pm

'Main Street Mojo' w/Roger Naber ...............................4 - 6:30 pm

Saturday

'Beale Street Caravan'..................................................5-6 am

'The Original Traffic Jam' w/Groovy Grant.................6-8 am

'The Blues Kitchen' w/June Bug & Chuck Pisano....................8-11 am

Considering the large population of Kansas City, there isn't much Jazz on the radio now a days, that's why we make this request for people to donate and support local radio stations. Kansas City Jazz needs your help.