Pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval, KCPT is purchasing the 90.9 FM frequency from the University of Central Missouri (UCM).
KTBG 90.9 FM will provide an all-music service for the Kansas City region that is focused on building the local music
scene, bringing in new artists, profiling local musicians and bands, and featuring local music venues that make up the
fabric of the Kansas City music experience.
The city council this week voted to separate management of the Kansas City Museum from Union Station. Five months ago, Kansas City Museum head Christoper Leitch was abruptly fired and the reasoning was never fully explained. The Kansas City Museum, which has been housed at Corinthian Hall, is currently under renovation and based on this new deal, will fall under the city parks department. News Reviewers: Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
Janelle Monáe, who plays The Uptown tonight as part of "The Electric Lady" tour, sat down with 90.9 The Bridge's Jon Hart to talk about what it means to be performing in her hometown, science fiction and Gates Bar B.Q. Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, Monáe cultivated her personal style shopping in Westport and developing her talent for writing and performing with the support of her family, teachers and organizations like The Coterie before leaving to study musical theater in New York. Monáe has since performed all over the world, including at The White House and at George Lucas' wedding at The Skywalker Ranch outside San Francisco. She's also collaborated with a variety of other artists. She says she's passionate about youth thinking globally and having opportunities to study the performing arts…
Kansas City, Mo. - As part of a new series called Curator's Choice, we're asking curators at area museums and galleries to share the stories behind their favorite items and pieces of art with us. To kick it off, we visited The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, which has been building its collection for 93 years. From over approximately 70,000 items, Senior Curator Doran Cart chose to share a recent acquisition. It's a piece of canvas from the tail section of a French bomber that its American pilot ripped off after he crash landed. The decal on the canvas representing the 131st Bomb Escadrille Squadron is a chimera, a mythological creature, holding a British bomb. "The chimera, or the mythological beast, that's used in the insignia was done to show…