Media in Kansas City, Missouri

The following media outlets serve the Kansas City metropolitan area.



  • Camp Magazine, local LGBT news, monthly[1]
  • Ingram's Magazine, local business news, monthly[2]
  • Our Health Matters, health and wellness, bi-monthly[3]
  • Spaces Kansas City, lifestyle and entertainment, bi-monthly[4]


The Kansas City Star is the city's primary newspaper, published daily.[5]

Other papers published in the city include:


Kansas City is the second largest television media market in the state of Missouri after St. Louis, and, as ranked by population by Arbitron, the 31st largest market in the United States.[16]

The following is a list of television stations that broadcast from and/or are licensed to Kansas City, Missouri.

Callsign[17] Display
Network[18][19] City of License Owner Notes
WDAF-TV 4.1 Fox Kansas City, Missouri Tribune Broadcasting -
4.2 Antenna TV
4.3 This TV
4.4 TBD
KCTV5.1CBSKansas City, MissouriMeredith CorporationBroadcasts from studios in Fairway, Kansas[20]
KMBC-TV 9.1 ABC Kansas City, Missouri Hearst Television -
9.2 Me-TV
KCPT 19.1 PBS Kansas City, Missouri Public Television 19, Inc. -
19.2 PBS Encore
19.3 Create
19.4 PBS Kids
KUKC-LD20.1UnivisionKansas City, MissouriMedia Vista Group, LLC-
KCKS-LD / KMJC-LD 25.1 Buzzr Kansas City / Louisburg, Kansas Heartland Broadcasting It is the locally owned television station in the market; parent Heartland Broadcasting operates a sister station in Topeka, WROB-LD
25.2 Justice Network
25.3 Q Network
25.4 Heartland TV Network
25.5 NewsMax TV
25.6 WeatherNation
25.7 Rev'n
25.8 Untamed Sports
25.9 Retro TV
25.10 This TV Movies
25.11 Vibrant TV
25.12 Jewelry TV
KCWE 29.1 CW Kansas City, Missouri Hearst Television -
29.2 Movies!
KCDN-LD35.1DaystarKansas City, MissouriWord of God Fellowship-
KMCI-TV 38.1 Independent Lawrence, Kansas E. W. Scripps Company Broadcasts from studios in Kansas City, Missouri[21]
38.2 Bounce TV
38.3 Escape
38.4 Grit
KSHB-TV 41.1 NBC Kansas City, Missouri E. W. Scripps Company -
41.2 Cozi TV
41.3 Laff
K45IO-D45.1HSNKansas City, MissouriVentana Television-
KPXE-TV 50.1 Ion Kansas City, Missouri Ion Media Networks -
50.2 Qubo
50.3 Ion Life
50.4 Shop TV
50.5 QVC
50.6 HSN
KSMO-TV 62.1 MyNetworkTV Kansas City, Missouri Meredith Corporation Broadcasts from studios in Fairway, Kansas[20]

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 both Time Warner Cable and Google Fiber, 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[22]). Several radio stations cover the Kansas City area, including:

FM radio

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner City of License Web site
88.5KJNWLife 88.5Christian ContemporaryUniversity of Northwestern – St. PaulKansas City, MO
89.3 HDKCURNational Public RadioUMKCKansas City, MO
90.1KKFIVarietyCommunity/Not-for-profitKansas City, MO
90.7KJHKVarious/AlternativeUniversity of KansasLawrence, KS
90.9 HDKTBGThe BridgeNPR/AlternativeUniversity of Central MissouriWarrensburg, MO
91.5 HDKANUKansas Public RadioNPRUniversity of KansasLawrence, KS
HD 2World News
91.9KWJCSilentWilliam Jewell CollegeLiberty, MO
92.3KCCVReligionBott RadioOlathe, KS
93.3KMXVMix 93.3Contemporary Hits/Top-40Steel City MediaKansas City, MO
94.1KFKFCountry 94.1 KFKFCountrySteel City MediaKansas City, KS
94.9 HDKCMO94-9 KCMOClassic HitsCumulus BroadcastingKansas City, MO
HD 2Simulcast of K273BZVariety HitsCumulus Broadcasting
95.7KCHZ95-7 The VibeContemporary Hits/Top-40Cumulus BroadcastingOttawa, KS
96.1KLRQK-LOVEChristian ContemporaryEMF BroadcastingClinton, MO
96.5 HDKRBZThe BuzzAlternative RockEntercomKansas City, MO
HD 2Channel Q
97.3KLRXK-LOVEChristian ContemporaryEMF BroadcastingKansas City, MO
97.7KPOW-FMPower 97Rock ArchiveSedalia Broadcasting Inc.La Monte, MO
98.1 HDKMBZ-FMNews/Talk/SportsEntercomKansas City, KS
HD 2KWOD simulcastBusiness News
98.9 HDKQRCThe RockRockEntercomLeavenworth, KS
HD 2The Metal ChannelHeavy Metal
99.7 HDKZPT99-7 The PointAdult ContemporaryEntercomKansas City, MO
HD 2The CitySmooth Jazz
100.1KKWKRegional Radio "Quick"Adult ContemporaryAlpha MediaCameron, MO
100.3KDVVV100Album Oriented RockCumulus BroadcastingTopeka, KS

100.7KMZUThe FarmCountryKanza Inc.Carrollton, MO
101.1 HDKCFX101 The FoxClassic RockCumulus BroadcastingHarrisonville, MO
HD 2Simulcast of K279BITalkCumulus Broadcasting
HD 3Simulcast of K300CHChristian RockCumulus Broadcasting
102.1KCKCKC 102.1Adult Contemporary1Steel City MediaKansas City, MO
102.5K273BZ102.5 Jack FMVariety HitsCumulus BroadcastingShawnee, KS
102.9K275BQRadio Free LibertyTalk/NostalgiaAlpine BroadcastingKansas City, MO

103.3KPRSHot 103 JamzUrban ContemporaryCarter Broadcast GroupKansas City, MO
103.7K279BIFox News & Talk RadioTalkCumulus BroadcastingKansas City, MO
103.9KRLICurlyNostalgiaKanza, Inc.Carrollton, MO
104.3KBEQQ104CountrySteel City MediaKansas City, MO
105.1 HDKCJKX105.1Alternative RockCumulus BroadcastingGarden City, MO
105.5KKJOK-Jo 105-5Adult ContemporaryEagle CommunicationsSt. Joseph, MO
105.9KKSW105.9 Kiss-FMContemporary Hits/Top-40Great Plains MediaLawrence, KS
106.5 HDWDAF106.5 The WolfCountryEntercomLiberty, MO
HD-2Simulcast of KCSPSports/Sports Talk
107.3 HDKMJKMagic 107.3Urban Adult ContemporaryCumulus BroadcastingNorth Kansas City, MO2
107.7KMAJMajic 107.7Adult ContemporaryCumulus BroadcastingShawnee, KS
107.9K300CHAir1Christian RockCumulus BroadcastingLee's Summit, MO

1 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
580WIBWNews/Sports/TalkMorris CommunicationsTopeka, KS
610KCSP610 SportsSports/Sports TalkEntercomKansas City, MO
680KFEQNews/TalkEagle RadioSt. Joseph, MO
710KCMOFox News & Talk RadioTalkCumulus BroadcastingKansas City, MO
760KCCVReligionBott RadioKansas City, MO
810WHBSports RadioSports/Sports TalkUnion BroadcastingKansas City, MO
890KMVGUrban contemporary gospelKansas City Catholic NetworkGladstone, MO
980KMBZNews RadioNews/TalkEntercomKansas City, MO
1030KCWJReal CountryClassic CountrySlayton CommunicationsBlue Springs, MO
1090KEXSCatholic RadioReligionKC Catholic NetworkExcelsior Springs, MO
1140KCXLRadio Free LibertyTalk/NostalgiaAlpine BroadcastingLiberty, MO
1160KCTOLa MegaEspañolRamirez Spanish RadioCleveland, MO
1190KDMRCatholic RadioReligionCatholic Radio NetworkKansas City, MO
1250KYYSLa Super XEspañolEntercomKansas City, KS
1340KDTDLa Gran DEspañolDavidson MediaKansas City, KS
1380KCNWReligionWilkins CommunicationsFairway, KS
1410KKLONews/TalkVision CommunicationsLeavenworth, KS
1480KCZZESPN DeportesSpanish Sports TalkDavidson MediaMission, KS
1510KCTEESPN 1510Sports Talk/ESPNUnion BroadcastingIndependence, MO
1550KESJESPN 1550Sports Talk/ESPNEagle CommunicationsSt. Joseph, MO
1590KPRTToday's GospelUrban Contemporary GospelCarter Broadcast GroupKansas City, MO
1660KWOD1660 The ScoreSports TalkEntercomKansas City, KS

Sports coverage

Related Article: Kansas City Sports

Team League Local Television Radio
Kansas City ChiefsNational Football LeagueWhen 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 RoyalsMajor League BaseballFox Sports Kansas CityKCSP-AM, WIBW-AM
Kansas City T-BonesAmerican AssociationKCWJ-AM
KCSP-AM (Sundays)
Sporting Kansas CityMajor League SoccerFox Sports Kansas City, 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


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