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Kansas City classical music lovers get new radio station

Radio broadcasting
Posted at 11:12 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 12:12:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting as early as next spring, lovers of classical music in Kansas City will have another way to get their fill of the classics.

The University of Missouri – Kansas City public radio station KCUR-FM announced Friday it has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a license to broadcast a new station devoted to classical music on 91.9 FM in Kansas City.

The frequency is currently owned by William Jewell College.

If the application is approved, the station would broadcast out of KCUR’s UMKC studios.

Since the demise of KXTR-FM, Kansas City has been without a full-time classical music station.

“This gives KCUR an opportunity to bring listeners a new escape and a little lightness and joy,” KCUR general manager Nico Leone said in a press release. “At the same time, we will get to expand the news and talk program offerings on KCUR 89.3.”