Media in Kansas City, Missouri

Media in Kansas City, Missouri
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 31st largest television media market in the United States (as ranked by Nielsen[1]), and has several television stations, as follows:

Analog channel Digital channel Callsign Network Owner Web site
WDAF Fox Local TV [1]
KCTV CBS Meredith Corporation [2]
KMBC ABC Hearst-Argyle [3]
KTAJ TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network [4]
KCPT PBS Public Television 19 Inc. [5]
KCWE The CW Hearst-Argyle [6]
KMCI Ind. Scripps-Howard [7]
KSHB NBC Scripps-Howard [8]
KUKC-LP Univision Equity Media Holdings [9]
KPXE ION Paxson Communications [10]
KSMO My Network TV Meredith Corporation [11]

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 Everest. 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[2]). Several radio stations cover the Kansas City area, including:

FM Radio

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner City of License Web site
88.5 KLJC Calvary 88.5 Christian Contemporary Calvary Bible College Kansas City, MO [12]
89.3 HD KCUR National Public Radio UMKC Kansas City, MO [13]
90.1 KKFI Variety Community/Not-for-profit Kansas City, MO [14]
90.7 KJHK Various/Alternative University of Kansas Lawrence, KS [15]
90.9 HD KTBG The Bridge NPR/Alternative University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO [16]
91.5 HD KANU Kansas Public Radio NPR University of Kansas Lawrence, KS [17]
HD 2 World News
91.9 KWJC Air1 Christian Rock William Jewell College Liberty, MO [18]
92.3 KCCV Religion Bott Radio Olathe, KS [19]
93.3 KMXV Mix 93.3 Contemporary Hits/Top-40 Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [20]
94.1 KFKF Country 94.1 KFKF Country Wilks Group Kansas City, KS [21]
94.9 HD KCMO 94-9 KCMO Classic Hits Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [22]
HD 2 Simulcast of K273BZ Comedy Cumulus Broadcasting
95.7 KCHZ 95-7 The Vibe Contemporary Hits/Top-40 Cumulus Broadcasting Ottawa, KS [23]
96.5 HD KRBZ The Buzz Alternative Rock Entercom Kansas City, MO [24]
HD 2 KUDL Simulcast Classical
97.3 KLRX K-LOVE Christian Contemporary EMF Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [25]
97.7 KPOW-FM Power 97 Rock Archive Sedalia Broadcasting Inc La Monte, MO [26]
98.1 HD KMBZ-FM News/Talk/Sports Entercom Kansas City, KS [27]
HD 2 KCSP simulcast Sports
HD 3 Comedy
98.9 HD KQRC The Rock Rock Entercom Leavenworth, KS [28]
HD 2 Live Tracks
99.7 HD KZPT 99-7 The Point Adult Contemporary Entercom Kansas City, MO [29]
HD 2 Subterranean Album Rock
100.1 KKWK Regional Radio "Quick" Adult Contemporary Shepard Group Cameron, MO [30]
100.3 KDVV V100 Album Oriented Rock Cumulus Broadcasting Topeka, KS


100.7 KMZU The Farm Country Kanza Inc. Carrollton, MO [32]
101.1 HD KCFX 101 The Fox Classic Rock Cumulus Broadcasting Harrisonville, MO [33]
HD 2 Simulcast of K279BI Rock Cumulus Broadcasting
102.1 KCKC Alice 102 Adult hits2 Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [34]
102.5 K273BZ Funny 102.5 Comedy Cumulus Broadcasting Shawnee, KS [35]
102.9 K275BQ Radio Free Liberty KCXL Talk/Oldies Alpine Broadcasting Richmond/Kansas City, MO


103.3 KPRS Hot 103 Jamz Urban Contemporary Carter Broadcast Group Kansas City, MO [37]
103.7 K279BI 103-7 The Dam Rock Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [38]
103.9 KRLI Curly Nostalgia Kanza, Inc. Carrollton, MO [39]
104.3 KBEQ Young Country Q104 Country Wilks Group Kansas City, MO [40]
105.1 HD KCJK Jack FM Variety Hits Cumulus Broadcasting Garden City, MO [41]
105.5 KKJO K-Jo 105-5 Adult Contemporary Eagle Communications St. Joseph, MO [42]
105.9 KLZR Lazer 105.9 Hot Adult Contemporary Zimmer Radio Group Lawrence, KS [43]
106.5 HD WDAF 106.5 The Wolf Country Entercom Liberty, MO [44]
HD-2 The City Smooth Jazz
107.3 HD KMJK Magic 107.3 Urban Adult Contemporary Cumulus Broadcasting Lexington, MO1 [45]
107.7 KMAJ Majic 107.7 Adult Contemporary Cumulus Broadcasting Shawnee, KS3 [46]

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

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner City of License Web site
580 WIBW News/Sports/Talk Morris Communications Topeka, KS [47]
610 KCSP 610 Sports Sports/Sports Talk Entercom Kansas City, MO [48]
680 KFEQ News/Talk Eagle Radio St. Joseph, MO [49]
710 KCMO Fox News & Talk Radio Talk Cumulus Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [50]
760 KCCV Religion Bott Radio Kansas City, MO [51]
810 WHB Sports Radio Sports/Sports Talk Union Broadcasting Kansas City, MO [52]
890 KGGN 890 GGN Gods Good News Urban Contemporary Gospel Mortenson Broadcasting Gladstone, MO [53]
980 KMBZ News Radio News/Talk Entercom Kansas City, MO [54]
1030 KCWJ 1030 The Light Christian Music Christian Broadcasting Associates Blue Springs, MO [55]
1090 KEXS Catholic Radio Religion KC Catholic Network Excelsior Springs, MO [56]
1140 KCXL Radio Free Liberty Talk/Oldies Alpine Broadcasting Liberty, MO [57]
1160 KCTO La Super X Español Ramirez Spanish Radio Cleveland, MO [58]
1190 HD KPHN Radio Disney Children's Radio Disney Group Kansas City, MO [59]
1250 KYYS La Super X Español Entercom Kansas City, KS [60]
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 [61]
1480 KCZZ Radio Activo Español Top-40 Davidson Media Mission, KS
1510 KCTE Hot Talk 1510 Talk Union Broadcasting Independence, MO [62]
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 [63]
1660 KUDL The Classical Station Classical Entercom Kansas City, KS [64][dead link]

Sports Coverage

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 KSMO 62, when the game is not nationally televised

Time Warner Cable subscribers receive local sports programming from Metro Sports (Channel 30), which includes postgame coverage of Royals and Chiefs games, high school and college game coverage, and ESPN News.

Notable personalities who worked in the market


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