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Special programs airing on KC Cafe Radio

2nd Annual PorchFest Returns to Kansas City June 13

PorchFest KCA soft summer breeze flows through the trees high above.  Beams of sunlight dance between branches onto the grass and porches below.  And, as friends, neighbors and music enthusiasts from near and far stroll through Kansas City Missouri’s West Plaza neighborhood, the unique sound of original music fills the air.  On Saturday, June 13 from Noon to 5, that scene becomes reality as the 2nd Annual PorchFest KC returns.

According to program organizer Kathryn Golden, this event is promising to be even bigger, with over 70 bands slated to appear throughout the 20 blocks of the West Plaza neighborhood that make up the festival area.  Neighborhood residents provide the approximately 30 porches and yards from which the entertainment emanates, and food vendors bring their local delicacies to enjoy.  It all comes together for what can only be described as a neighborhood block party that everyone everywhere is invited to attend.

porchfestkc_2014KC Cafe radio will be set up with a stage at Rafter E Studio, located in the heart of the festival area, at the intersection of Fairmont and 45th Streets.  Our program will feature a showcase of local and nationally-touring KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists, including Larry Garrett, David Hakan, The Matchsellers, The Engineers, Chad Abernathy, Steve Sterner, and Neptune’s Car.  All of the music from our stage will be broadcast live on KC Cafe Radio beginning at Noon, Central Time. Our lineup is posted below.  More information on attending PorchFest KC can be found here.

Recently, KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste spoke with PorchFest KC organizer Kathryn Golden.  They talked about the inspiration behind the national PorchFest movement, as well as her own inspiration for starting PorchFest KC.  Golden also shares details about the event, and taps into her experience with the first event to offer up some pointers for festival-goers this year, in order to gain the most out of this year’s event.

Listen to the Interview here:

KC Cafe Radio’s Lineup/Live Broadcast Schedule

Rafter E Studio, 4501 Fairmount Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111

  • Noon Larry Garrett
  • 12:35 David Haken
  • 1:10 The Matchsellers
  • 1:45 The Engineers
  • 2:20 Chad Abernathy
  • 2:55 Steve Sterner
  • 3:30 Neptune’s Car

A Star Spangled-First Friday 4th with KC Café Radio!

Star Spangled 4th @ PT's Coffee at the Crossroads

Star Spangled 4th @ PT’s Coffee at the Crossroads

KC Café Radio was thrilled to present our very first, First Friday’s Event at PT’s Coffee in the Crossroads on July 4th.

On stage at PT’s Coffee for an evening of original music were, singer/songwriter/musician Victor James Dougherty,  KC Café Music Director, Kathy Forste, KC Café Radio favorite Chad Abernathy, and local boy done good, Bill Abernathy.

First Friday’s is an event held the first Friday of every month where thousands explore the restaurants, shops and art galleries of the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District.  PT’s Coffeehouse hosts music from around the Kansas City area on First Friday’s and KC Café Radio was proud to take our turn at being part of this amazing event.

Listen to the performances here:

Show Your Love!

February 14, 2012 – Over the past month, KC Cafe Radio asked you to "Show Your Love" for your favorite KC Cafe Performing Artist, by requesting their music for airplay.  Then on Valentine's Day, we played the music you voted as your favorite music on The Cafe.

Here, we present a listing of the music played on the show.  Our thanks to everyone who voted, and helped to spread the word about this special presentation on KC Cafe Radio.  Most importantly, our thanks to all of the wonderful and talented musicians who show their love for KC Cafe Radio every day by sharing their music with the world.  We are grateful to you!

Listen To The Show Here:

Kerry Patrick Clark – On The Road To Human Being

  • On The Road To Human Being

Jane Vixen – Wake Up

  • Souls Alike

6 East – It's Been A Long Time

  • Living The Dream

Chase Fortune – More Than Just A Pretty Face

  • Today EP

JTodd Burroughs – Back To You

  • A Little More… With A Little Less

Surreal Realm – Endeavors

World5 – You And I

Tom Detrik – (you're) Unbelievable

  • Songs From The Window

April Higuera – Giant

  • Unpainting Portraits

Russell Nollen – Song For the Pines

  • I

Jennifer Bennett & Tom Lardner – Sunflower Fields South of Derby

  • Mason Jar

Terry Lewsader – Mickey Rooney

  • Terry Lewsader
     

Paolo I – Boy From Tupelo

  • The Pale Blue Sky Sessions

Kathy Cisneros – Dance With Me

  • Just Imagine You

The Zoo Incident – Hypoxia

  • The Zoo Incident

 

Shows Add Dimension To Listening Experience

You already know that KC Cafe Radio plays The World's finest Original Music 24 hours-a-day.  However, you may not be aware that we also offer up a number of special programs each week designed to give you a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for the unique original music you hear.

We believe these programs add an extra dimension to your KC Cafe Radio listening experience, and encourage you to tune in each week to discover the musical opportunities they have to offer.

KC Cafe Radio's New Music Show
Fridays at Noon (Central Time)
 

Culled from music recently added to the rotation, the show features a selection of the newest artists to appear on the station.  Eight songs are featured each week, during the 30-minute program.

For a complete listing of the music played on the program, you may follow along during the show here.  To see a complete listing of all the new music that has recently been added to the rotation, click here.

Indie Music Wave Radio Show with Carmen Allgood
Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 5AM (Central Time)
 

Hosted by independent music consultant and enthusiast Carmen Allgood, Indie Music Wave is a weekly journey through the world of unsigned bands.  The hour-long program takes you through all music genres, and introduces you to fine, independent musical talent from across the United States and around the world.

Indie Music Wave is currently syndicated to over 200 broadcast outlets worldwide each week.

Michael Gaiter's Songs And Stories
Saturday at 8AM and Sundays at 5PM (Central Time)
 

KC Cafe Radio Performing Artist and singer/songwriter Michael Gaither hosts this weekly conversation with musicians discussing music, and the stories behind that music.  His "kitchen table" conversations are presented in a laid back, informative style that allows the program to focus on real-life experiences, rather than on presentation.  And occasionally, Michael takes his microphone on the road to music showcase events and performances, presenting musicians in their natural environment.

Michael has produced just over 110 episodes since its beginning in 2007.

New Music Show To Begin June 10

June 8, 2010 – KC Cafe Radio announces the premiere of The New Music Show, which will air every Friday at noon Central Time beginning June 10 on KC Cafe Radio.

Culled from music recently added to the rotation, the show will feature a selection of the newest artists to appear on the station.  Eight songs will be featured each week, during the 30-minute program.

For a complete listing of the music played on the program, you may follow along during the show here.  To see a complete listing of all the new music that has recently been added to the rotation, click here.  And if you play music similar to what you hear on KC Cafe Radio and would like to send us your music for airplay consideration, click here.

The New Music Show

Every Friday at Noon, Central Time here on