KCFX (101.1 FM, "101 The Fox") is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to the suburb of Harrisonville, Missouri, it serves the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It first began broadcasting under the call sign KRYP. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. The station's studios are located in Mission, Kansas, and the transmitter is in the city's East Side.

CityHarrisonville, Missouri
Broadcast areaKansas City Metropolitan Area
Branding101 The Fox
SloganKansas City's Only Classic Rock Station
Frequency101.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)103.7 K279BI (Kansas City, relays HD2)
107.9 K300CH (Lee's Summit, relays HD3)
First air date1974 (as KIEE at 100.7)
FormatClassic rock
HD2: Talk (KCMO-AM simulcast
HD3: Christian (107.9 The Fountain)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT335 meters
Facility ID27021
Transmitter coordinates39°01′20.00″N 94°30′49.00″W / 39.0222222°N 94.5136111°W
Callsign meaningKansas City's The FoX
Former callsignsKIEE (1974-1983)
Former frequencies100.7 MHz (1974-1990)
AffiliationsKansas City Chiefs
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding SRC LLC)
Sister stationsKCHZ, K279BI, KCJK, KCMO-FM/AM, KMJK
WebcastKCFX Webstream or
KCFX Webstream iHeart
KCFX-HD3 Webstream
fountainradio.com (HD3)


Playing country and MOR since its inception in 1974, the original call sign was KIEE until they were assigned KCFX on December 21, 1983. They played album rock until developing the current Fox format (101 the Fox) in 1985, when they became the first classic rock station in a major market in the country. In 1990, they swapped frequencies with KMZU in Carrollton, jumping from 100.7 MHz to 101.1. They played a blend of artists from the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In recent years they have started playing some hits from the 1990s by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Scorpions, as well as Collective Soul, Stone Temple Pilots, and Metallica, among others. This comes after years of billing themselves as only playing 1970s rock with some 1960s and 1980s. As the years wore on they added more 1980s. Some of the artists they air are The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Inxs, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Cars, The Police, Heart, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Poison, and Creedence Clearwater Revival among many others. The Fox, since 1990 NFL season, is the flagship station for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. It is believed to be the first FM music station to carry an NFL team's play-by-play.

The station carried The Bob & Tom Show from March 13, 2006 to February 9, 2007 as its morning drive program. A new local morning show featuring former KYYS voices Larry Moffit and Frankie (formerly middays) replaced that show. On January 11, 2008, longtime rival rocker KYYS changed formats (and call letters to KBLV), prompting KCFX to change its slogan to "Kansas City's Only Classic Rock Station."

In October 2008, Cumulus Media had massive layoffs to its stations across the country. Among those released were KCFX morning team Moffit and Frankie. In March 2009, Slacker, longtime heritage Classic Rock DJ from Kansas City, was installed as the KCFX morning show weekdays from 5am to 9am. Program Director Chris Hoffman took over at middays from 9am to 2pm, and longtime heritage Classic Rock DJ Skid Roadie aired on the drive home evenings from 2pm to 7pm.[1] In 2013, Dan McClintock replaced Chris Hoffman as Program Director.[2]


On March 18, 2010, KCFX-HD2 signed on with mainstream rock as "103.7 The Dam" (in reference to new FM translator K279BI 103.7 FM). On April 29, 2012, KCFX-HD2 changed their format to a simulcast of news/talk-formatted KCMO 710 AM.


KCFX-HD3 is on the air with Christian as "107.9 The Fountain" (in reference to FM translator K229AU 107.9 FM).[3]


  1. ^ "KCFX FM / 101.1 THE FOX Overview" (PDF). Cumulus Kansas City. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Dan McClintock Moves From Toledo To Program Cumulus/KC Stations". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ "107.9 The Fountain". 107.9 The Fountain.

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Bill Grigsby

William W. "Bill" Grigsby (February 13, 1922 – February 26, 2011) was an American sportscaster and member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Grigsby was best known for his work with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Heritage Media

Heritage Media Corporation (NYSE: HTG) was a media company which owned television and radio stations across the United States, as well as in-store and direct marketing companies. It was based in Dallas, Texas from 1987 to 1997.


K279BI/KCFX-HD2 is a news/talk radio station serving the Kansas City metro area. It broadcasts on the HD Radio side of KCFX on 101.1-HD2, as well as broadcasting on the FM band on 103.7 MHz.


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KCJK (branded as "X 105-1") is an alternative rock radio station that serves the Kansas City metropolitan area. Broadcasting at a frequency of 105.1 MHz, the station's transmitter is located in Independence, Missouri. The station's studios are located in Mission, Kansas.


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KCMO-FM (94.9 MHz, "94-9 KCMO") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Shawnee, Kansas and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. The station is owned by Cumulus Broadcasting and airs a classic hits radio format, switching to all-Christmas music from mid-November to December 25. KCMO-FM's studios and offices are located on Foxridge Drive in Mission, Kansas. The transmitter is off Menown Avenue in Independence, Missouri.KCMO-FM broadcasts in the HD Radio format, with its HD2 signal airing an adult hits format, known as "102.5 Jack FM," which is simulcast on 250 watt translator K273BZ at 102.5 MHz. The talk radio format of AM sister station KCMO is carried on KCMO-FM's HD3 subchannel.


KCMO (710 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Kansas City, Missouri. Owned by Cumulus Media, the station's studios are located in Mission, Kansas, and the transmitter is in Kansas City's Northeast side. The station airs a Conservative Talk format. The station broadcasts with 10,000 watts by day and 5,000 watts at night, covering the Kansas City metropolitan area. With a good radio, the station can be heard not just in sections of Missouri and Kansas but also parts of Iowa and Nebraska.


KLRX (97.3 K-Love) is a radio station in the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas area that plays contemporary Christian music. The station is licensed to Lee's Summit, and broadcasts at 55,000 watts with a transmitter located in east Kansas City, Missouri.


KMJK ("Magic 107.3") is an urban adult contemporary radio station serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. Licensed to North Kansas City, Missouri, the Cumulus Media, Inc. outlet operates at 107.3 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW from a transmitter in Napoleon, Missouri. KMJK's studios are located in Mission, Kansas.

KMJK's main competitor is long-standing heritage station KPRS. It is the only Urban AC-formatted station in Kansas City.

KMJK is the Kansas City affiliate for both the Steve Harvey Morning Show and The D.L. Hughley Show.

In 2011, with Cumulus Media's acquisition of Citadel Media, Cumulus announced the station would be spun off and put into a trust called Volt Media, LLC in order to meet FCC mandates on ownership limitations, despite that Citadel does not own any stations in Kansas City. However, in October of the same year, Cumulus announced plans to reacquire the station.


KWJC (91.9 FM) is a campus radio station located in Liberty, Missouri, at William Jewell College. The station covers much of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Between 1974 and 2006, KWJC was a conventional college radio station with a student staff. After that time, KWJC aired the national K-LOVE and Air1 formats from the Educational Media Foundation. When EMF bought a Kansas City translator (K300CH 107.9) and relocated Air1 there, KWJC went temporarily silent on May 31, 2019.


KZPT (99.7 FM) “99.7 The Point”, is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station licensed to and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 1962 under the call sign KMBC-FM. The station is currently owned by Entercom. Its transmitter is located in east Kansas City, and studios are located in Mission, Kansas.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). (They are not associated with the NFL Dallas Texans.) In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed their current name. The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is valued at over $2 billion. Hunt's son, Clark, serves as chairman and CEO. While Hunt's ownership stakes passed collectively to his widow and children after his death in 2006, Clark represents the Chiefs at all league meetings and has ultimate authority on personnel changes.

The Chiefs have won three AFL championships, in 1962, 1966, and 1969. They became the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL team in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The team's victory on January 11, 1970, remains the club's last championship game victory and appearance to date, and occurred in the final such competition prior to the leagues' merger coming into full effect. The Chiefs were also the second team, after the Green Bay Packers, to appear in more than one Super Bowl (and the first AFL team to do so) and the first to appear in the championship game in two different decades. Despite post-season success early in the franchise's history, winning five of their first six postseason games, the team has struggled to find success in the playoffs since. As of the conclusion of the 2018–19 playoffs, they have lost 12 of their last 14 playoff games, including eight straight, at the time the longest playoff losing streak in NFL history. The playoff losing streak stretched from the 1993-94 AFC Championship game to the 2013-14 Divisional Round. The only playoffs wins over the last 14 playoff games were a 30–0 win over the Texans in the 2015–16 playoffs and a 31–13 over the Colts in the 2018–19 playoffs.

Media in Kansas City, Missouri

The following media outlets serve the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Mitch Holthus

Mitchell G. "Mitch" Holthus (; born June 28, 1957), is the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs and a college basketball announcer for ESPN. Additionally, he hosts "Chiefs Insider". He also hosts "Chiefs Live" on kcchiefs.com, with Kendall Gammon.

The Fox (brand)

The Fox is a brand name used for a variety of radio stations in numerous broadcast markets in the United States, many of which are owned by Clear Channel Communications, though there are several that are not owned by Clear Channel. Clear Channel currently holds the trademark to the Fox brand name based on individual markets.

Most "The Fox" stations mainly play a Classic rock format and have varied logos, though many have a fox mascot. These stations are not directly associated in any way with Fox Sports Radio, Fox News Radio or Fox television network.

Coincidentally, however, Clear Channel owns most "The Fox"-branded rock stations and many Fox Sports Radio stations (as well as the Fox Sports Radio network). As a result, many radio stations with call signs containing the letters "FX" are shared between Clear Channel stations with those two formats (for example, WOFX-AM in Albany and WOFX-FM in Cincinnati, the former carries Fox Sports Radio and the latter is branded as "The Fox").


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WXGL, known as "107.3 The Eagle - Tampa Bay's Classic Hits Station", is a radio station owned by Cox Media Group located on the FM dial at 107.3 in Tampa, Florida. The station plays rock-leaning classic hits, primarily from the 1980s and early to mid 1990s, with some late 1960s and 1970s songs, as well. The station's former callsigns were WWBA, WWRM, WCOF, and WBBY. Its studios are located in St. Petersburg, and the transmitter site is in Oldsmar.

"The Eagle" features at least 50 minutes of commercial-free music per hour every day, with a 107-minute "Eagle Commercial-Free Flight" every weekday morning starting at 8:30 AM. In addition, effective January 2014.

Beginning in September 2018, "The Eagle" devotes an half hour to the 1980s every weekday at 8:00 am and weeknights at 8:00 pm and it features great rock and even some big pop hits that defined the decade.

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