Media in Kansas City, Missouri

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Landmark KCTV-TV tower on 31st Street on Union Hill, with the Firefighters Fountain in foreground.

The following television and radio stations serve the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.


Kansas City is the second largest television media market in the state of Missouri (behind St. Louis), 31st largest in the United States (as ranked by Nielsen[1]), and has several television stations, as follows:

Network[2][3] Callsign[4] City of License Notes
4.1 (34) FOX WDAF-TV Kansas City, Missouri -
4.2 Antenna TV
5.1 (24) CBS KCTV Kansas City, Missouri Broadcasts from studios in Fairway, Kansas[5]
9.1 (29) ABC KMBC-TV Kansas City, Missouri -
9.2 Me-TV
19.1 (18) PBS KCPT Kansas City, Missouri -
19.2 PBS Encore
19.3 Create
29.1 (31) CW KCWE Kansas City, Missouri -
29.2 This TV
35.1 Daystar KCDN-LD Kansas City, Missouri -
38.1 (41) Ind. KMCI-TV Lawrence, Kansas Broadcasts from studios in Kansas City, Missouri[6]
38.2 Bounce TV
41.1 (42) NBC KSHB-TV Kansas City, Missouri -
41.2 Cozi TV
45.1 HSN K45IO-D Kansas City, Missouri -
48.1 Univision KUKC-LD Kansas City, Missouri -
50.1 (51) moving digital channel 51 to Channel 30 in January ION KPXE-TV Kansas City, Missouri -
50.2 Qubo
50.3 ION Life
50.4 ION Shop
50.5 QVC
50.6 HSN
62.1 (47) MyNetworkTV KSMO-TV Kansas City, Missouri Broadcasts from studios in Fairway, Kansas[5]
62.2 MundoFox

According to Arbitron, the following counties are in Kansas City's DMA:
Kansas – Anderson, Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte
Missouri – Bates, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Worth

Much of the Kansas City area is served by Time Warner Cable, with some Kansas and Missouri suburbs served by Comcast. Sections of South Kansas City and some Kansas suburbs are also served by Surewest. Additionally, parts of western Wyandotte County are served by Sunflower Broadband based out of Lawrence, Kansas.

Local cable-only channels include Metro Sports, operated by Time Warner.


Kansas City is the 32nd largest radio market (as determined by Arbitron[7]). Several radio stations cover the Kansas City area, including:

FM Radio[edit]

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner City of License Web site
88.5 KJNW Life 88.5 Christian Contemporary University of Northwestern – St. Paul Kansas City, MO [1]
89.3 HD KCUR National Public Radio UMKC Kansas City, MO [2]
90.1 KKFI Variety Community/Not-for-profit Kansas City, MO [3]
90.7 KJHK Various/Alternative University of Kansas Lawrence, KS [4]
90.9 HD KTBG The Bridge NPR/Alternative University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO [5]
91.5 HD KANU Kansas Public Radio NPR University of Kansas Lawrence, KS [6]
HD 2 World News
91.9 KWJC Air1 Christian Rock William Jewell College Liberty, MO [7]
92.3 KCCV Religion Bott Radio Olathe, KS [8]
93.3 KMXV Mix 93.3 Contemporary Hits/Top-40 Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [9]
93.7 K229AU The Fountain Contemporary Christian Cumulus Broadcasting Lee's Summit, MO [10]
94.1 KFKF Country 94.1 KFKF Country Wilks Group Kansas City, KS [11]
94.9 HD KCMO 94-9 KCMO Classic Hits Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [12]
HD 2 Simulcast of K273BZ Comedy Cumulus Broadcasting
95.7 KCHZ 95-7 The Vibe Contemporary Hits/Top-40 Cumulus Broadcasting Ottawa, KS [13]
96.1 KLRQ K-LOVE Christian Contemporary EMF Broadcasting Clinton, MO [14]
96.5 HD KRBZ The Buzz Alternative Rock Entercom Kansas City, MO [15]
HD 2 Comedy Entercom
97.3 KLRX K-LOVE Christian Contemporary EMF Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [16]
97.7 KPOW-FM Power 97 Rock Archive Sedalia Broadcasting Inc. La Monte, MO [17]
98.1 HD KMBZ-FM News/Talk/Sports Entercom Kansas City, KS [18]
HD 2 KUDL simulcast Business News
98.9 HD KQRC The Rock Rock Entercom Leavenworth, KS [19]
HD 2 Live Tracks
99.7 HD KZPT 99-7 The Point Adult Contemporary Entercom Kansas City, MO [20]
HD 2 Subterranean Album Rock
100.1 KKWK Regional Radio "Quick" Adult Contemporary Shepard Group Cameron, MO [21]
100.3 KDVV V100 Album Oriented Rock Cumulus Broadcasting Topeka, KS


100.7 KMZU The Farm Country Kanza Inc. Carrollton, MO [23]
101.1 HD KCFX 101 The Fox Classic Rock Cumulus Broadcasting Harrisonville, MO [24]
HD 2 Simulcast of K279BI Rock Cumulus Broadcasting
HD 3 Simulcast of K229AU Contemporary Christian Cumulus Broadcasting
102.1 KCKC KC 102.1 Adult Contemporary2 Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [25]
102.5 K273BZ 102.5 Nash Icon Country music Cumulus Broadcasting Shawnee, KS [26]
102.9 K275BQ Radio Free Liberty KCXL Talk/Nostalgia Alpine Broadcasting Kansas City, MO


103.3 KPRS Hot 103 Jamz Urban Contemporary Carter Broadcast Group Kansas City, MO [28]
103.7 KCMO Fox News & Talk Radio Talk Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [29]
103.9 KRLI Curly Nostalgia Kanza, Inc. Carrollton, MO [30]
104.3 KBEQ Q104 Country Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [31]
105.1 HD KCJK Jack FM Variety Hits Cumulus Broadcasting Garden City, MO [32]
105.5 KKJO K-Jo 105-5 Adult Contemporary Eagle Communications St. Joseph, MO [33]
105.9 KKSW 105.9 Kiss-FM Contemporary Hits/Top-40 Zimmer Radio Group Lawrence, KS [34]
106.5 HD WDAF 106.5 The Wolf Country Entercom Liberty, MO [35]
HD-2 The City Smooth Jazz
107.3 HD KMJK Magic 107.3 Urban Adult Contemporary Cumulus Broadcasting Lexington, MO1 [36]
107.7 KMAJ Majic 107.7 Adult Contemporary Cumulus Broadcasting Shawnee, KS3 [37]

1 KMJK has applied to change their city of license to North Kansas City, Missouri.

2 KCKC switches to an all-holiday format during the months of November and December.

AM Radio[edit]

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner City of License Web site
580 WIBW News/Sports/Talk Morris Communications Topeka, KS [38]
610 KCSP 610 Sports Sports/Sports Talk Entercom Kansas City, MO [39]
680 KFEQ News/Talk Eagle Radio St. Joseph, MO [40]
710 KCMO Fox News & Talk Radio Talk Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [41]
760 KCCV Religion Bott Radio Kansas City, MO [42]
810 WHB Sports Radio Sports/Sports Talk Union Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [43]
890 KGGN 890 GGN Gods Good News Urban Contemporary Gospel Mortenson Broadcasting Gladstone, MO [44]
980 KMBZ News Radio News/Talk Entercom Kansas City, MO [45]
1030 KCWJ 1030 The Light Christian Music Christian Broadcasting Associates Blue Springs, MO [46]
1090 KEXS Catholic Radio Religion KC Catholic Network Excelsior Springs, MO [47]
1140 KCXL Radio Free Liberty Talk/Nostalgia Alpine Broadcasting Liberty, MO [48]
1160 KCTO La Super X Español Ramirez Spanish Radio Cleveland, MO [49]
1190 KDMR Catholic Radio Religion Catholic Radio Network Kansas City, MO
1250 KYYS La Super X Español Entercom Kansas City, KS [50]
1340 KDTD La Gran D Español Davidson Media Kansas City, KS
1380 KCNW Religion Wilkins Communications Fairway, KS
1410 KKLO Love 14 Religion New Life Evangelistic Center Leavenworth, KS [51]
1480 KCZZ Radio Activo Español Top-40 Davidson Media Mission, KS
1510 KCTE Hot Talk 1510 Talk Union Broadcasting Independence, MO [52]
1550 KESJ ESPN 1550 ESPN Eagle Broadcasting Company St. Joseph, MO
1590 KPRT Today's Gospel urban contemporary gospel Carter Broadcast Group Kansas City, MO [53]
1660 KUDL KMBZ Business Channel Business News Entercom Kansas City, KS [54][dead link]

Sports Coverage[edit]

Related Article: Kansas City Sports

Team League Local Television Radio
Kansas City Brigade Arena Football League Some national games on KMBC-TV/DT KCXM-FM
Kansas City Chiefs National Football League When an NFC team visits KC, WDAF-TV/DT

Sunday Night Games, KSHB-TV/DT
Monday Night Games, KMBC-TV/DT (from ESPN)
All other games, including pre-season and playoffs, KCTV-TV/DT

Kansas City Explorers World Team Tennis
Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball FSN Kansas City KCSP-AM, WIBW-AM
Kansas City T-Bones American Association KCWJ-AM
KCSP-AM (Sundays)
Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer KSHB 38 the Spot, when the game is not nationally televised

Time Warner Cable subscribers receive local sports programming from Metro Sports (Channel 1310 HD, 30 SD), which includes a nightly sportscast, Chiefs, Royals, college, and high school talk shows, postgame coverage of Chiefs games, and high school and college game coverage.

Notable personalities who worked in the market[edit]


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