KFKF-FM

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KFKF-FM
KFKF Logo.png
City of license Kansas City, Kansas
Broadcast area Kansas City, Missouri
Branding Country 94.1 K-F-K-F
Slogan Kansas City's Best Country and All-Time Favorites"
Frequency 94.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1963
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 303 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 34431
Former callsigns KCKN-FM (1963-1982)
Owner Wilks Broadcasting (Sale pending to Steel City Media)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kfkf.com

KFKF-FM (94.1 FM), known as "Country 94.1", is a country music radio station licensed to Kansas City, Kansas. The outlet broadcasts in HD Radio and operates at 94.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW under ownership of Wilks Broadcasting. The station's studios are located at Westport Center in Midtown Kansas City, and the transmitter site is in Blue Summit, Missouri.

History[edit]

1962-1982 - KCKN-FM (Country)[edit]

KCKN-FM briefly appeared on 106.7 MHz in 1950. KCKN-FM signed on 94.1 MHz on October 1, 1962, under the Continental Stations umbrella. This is one of the longest-running country music FM stations. KCKN-FM mostly simulcasted 1340 KCKN. As the rules on simulcasting changed, the simulcasting gradually decreased. The station upgraded from 20,000 watts to 100,000 watts in 1973.[1]

1982-present - KFKF (Country "94 KFKF")[edit]

KFKF Logo until 2005

The call letters were eventually split (it happened to many combos in the 1980s). The KFKF call letters debuted January 17, 1982, under Albritton's ownership. KFKF became the powerhouse, and AM 1340 moved on to other formats. Sconnix bought the station on October 15, 1983. EZ Communications took over in 1995, then American Radio Systems in 1997 and Infinity in 1998. In 2003, KFKF celebrated 40 years of country music. Wilks Broadcasting bought the station in late 2006. They took control through an LMA almost immediately, cutting several longtime employees.[1]

With constant country competition, even within its ownership group, KFKF has always been steady, but never truly dominant in the ratings. In 2011, KFKF is placing in the top ten, but behind sister station KBEQ.[1]

On June 12, 2014, Wilks announced that it is selling its Kansas City cluster (including KFKF) to Pittsburgh-based Steel City Media.[2]

Programming[edit]

DJs[edit]

  • Dale Carter[3]
  • Tony Stevens[3]
  • Ed Walker[3]
  • Debbie Erikson[3]
  • Ted Cramer, Country DJ Hall of Famer[3]
  • Becca Walls[3]
  • Brock Jeffries[3]
  • John Ritter[3]
  • Ken Cooper[3]

KFKF Line Up[edit]

Monday - Friday[edit]

  • KFKF Music - Midnight-5A[3]
  • Dale Carter and the More Music Morning Show - 5A-9A[3]
  • Midday with Tony Stevens - 9A-2P[3]
  • Ed Walker Weekdays - 2-7P[3]
  • Debbie Erikson Weeknights - 7P-Midnight<[3]

Weekends[edit]

  • The Country Legends Show with Ted Cramer and Debbie Erikson - Saturday Mornings[3]
  • Round Trip County with Becca Hall Saturdays - 8-10P[3]
  • Rise UP! with John Ritter Sunday Mornings - 7-9A[3]
  • Retro Country USA with Ken Cooper - 10P-Midnight[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°00′58″N 94°30′25″W / 39.016°N 94.507°W / 39.016; -94.507