• Kansas City, Missouri
Broadcast areaKansas City Metro AreaFrequency90.1 MHzProgrammingFormatVarietyAffiliationsPacificaOwnershipOwnerMid-Coast Radio Project, Inc.History
First air date
1988Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCCFacility ID41857ClassC1ERP100,000 wattsHAAT129 meters (423 ft)Links
Public license information
  • Public file
  • LMS
WebcastListen LiveWebsitekkfi.org

KKFI (90.1 FM) is a radio station located in Kansas City, Missouri, owned by Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Formed in 1988, it broadcasts at 100,000 watts. It features a variety format, including a mix of music (blues, jazz, reggae, rock, hip-hop, alternative, Hispanic and world music) and public affairs/talk programming (featuring topics such as the working class, organized labor, peace, justice, LGBT, women, and alternative health issues).


KKFI was inspired by the 1971 book Sex and Broadcasting.[2] It is owned and operated by Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 1977.[3][4] It received a license to broadcast in 1987. Its first broadcast was on February 28, 1988.[5]

Former logo


KKFI's studios are located at 3901 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111.

Its service area is roughly circular and encompasses the Kansas City Metro Area. It is routinely heard from most parts of Topeka, Kansas, in the west, extending east almost to Marshall, Missouri. The officially designated "local" area covers roughly half that distance.[6]


It is affiliated with the Pacifica radio network, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and the Grassroots Radio Coalition. It is the Kansas City metropolitan area's home for Democracy Now!, the flagship program of the Pacifica Foundation.

See also


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KKFI". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "History of KKFI 90.1 FM – Mid-Coast Radio Founders Inspired by 'Sex and Broadcasting'". KKFI. April 4, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Mid-Coast Radio Project, Wikidata Q64862559
  4. ^ "Mid-Coast Radio Project Inc. dba KKFI 90.1 FM". Greater Kansas City Community FoundationI. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "KKFI goes on-air February 28, 1988". kkfistory.org. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Predicted Coverage Area for KKFI 90.1 FM, Wikidata Q67799329

External links

  • Official Web Site
  • Listen to KKFI via 64kbps High Quality streaming audio
  • Listen to KKFI via 32kbps Low Quality streaming audio
  • KKFI in the FCC FM station database
  • KKFI in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
  • KKFI History Site
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