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
Plans to put a Jimmy John’s drive-through deli at Ninth and Broadway on the site of a long-vacant building is being met with opposition. The project has ignited a debate over how to continue revitalizing downtown as a neighborhood and whether drive-thrus distract from the walkable district that downtown would like to become. Two city councilmembers introduced a measure that would declare a moratorium on drive-thrus in the downtown loop, but that measure failed to pass at a meeting on Wednesday. There is potential for another vote later this month. News Reviewers: Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
When labor contract negotiations stalled in Washington, Boeing began to look for a new home for the production of the 777X jetliner, prompting more than a dozen states, including Kansas and Missouri, to prepare bids to entice the aircraft giant to relocate. In Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon called a special session of the general assembly to prepare an incentive package which could reach $1.7 billion over 20 years. The total amount of incentives would depend on the number of jobs created. Kansas has also prepared a bid but has done so privately. Kansas lost more than 2000 jobs last year when Boeing pulled out of Wichita, prompting criticism of the company's loyalty and longevity. Wichita area lawmaker Jim Ward went so far as to call Boeing the “poster child of…