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City Blue Springs, Missouri
Broadcast area Kansas City, Missouri
Branding Real Country 1030
Slogan "Today's Stars and Legends"
Frequency 1030 kHz
First air date 1984 (as KBST)
Format Classic Country
Power 5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48959
Transmitter coordinates 39°2′44″N 94°14′6″W / 39.04556°N 94.23500°W / 39.04556; -94.23500Coordinates: 39°2′44″N 94°14′6″W / 39.04556°N 94.23500°W / 39.04556; -94.23500
Former callsigns KBST (1984-1988)
KBEQ (1988-1989)
KBZR (1989-1993)
KBEQ (1993-1996)
KOWW (1996-1999)
Owner Stayton Communications, LLC

KCWJ (1030 AM) "Real Country 1030" is a radio station in the Blue Springs/Kansas City, Missouri, market. It is owned by Stayton Communications. It is a 5,000 watt day/500 watt night station.


KCWJ signed on in 1984 as KBST, an Adult Contemporary station that later switched to oldies, then back to adult contemporary. In 1989, the station became an affiliate of the Z-Rock network. After stints with talk and classic country, the station began its Christian music format in 1999. The style of the music changed over the years from contemporary Christian to more traditional Christian music mixing hymns, southern gospel, bluegrass, and choirs.

The station also serves as an affiliate for UMKC Kangaroos basketball, Blue Springs High School Wildcats football, and Blue Springs South High School Jaguars football. The station also serves as an affiliate for Missouri State University Athletics and St. Louis Blues hockey.[1]

In February 2016, KCWJ changed their format from southern gospel to classic country, branded as "Real Country 1030".[2]


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