Kevin Alexander en Another KCUR Homecoming: An Interview With Gina Kaufmann <p>Our members and listeners are delighted by Gina Kaufmann’s return to the KCUR airwaves. A popular co-host of The Walt Bodine Show from 2008 to 2010, Gina returned to 89.3 in March as the host of Central Standard. Here at KCUR, we couldn’t wait to sit and chat again with Gina.</p><p><strong><em>Your return to KCUR has certainly been a welcome one for many of our members and listeners. What have you been up to these past few years?</em></strong></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:32:08 +0000 Kevin Alexander 56437 at Another KCUR Homecoming: An Interview With Gina Kaufmann Introducing Ron Jones, Director Of Community Engagement At KCUR <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re excited to reintroduce Ron Jones, who returns to </span>KCUR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Director of Community Engagement after a 20-year hiatus. Jones started with </span>KCUR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>in 1980<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Production Manager. In 1987, he was promoted to Program Director, a position he held until 1993, when he left </span>KCUR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. After two decades away, he’s finally heeding Kansas City’s call to come back home.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:35:26 +0000 Kevin Alexander 47418 at Bill Shapiro's Top 35 Artists For 35 Years <p><strong>TOP 10</strong></p><ol><li>Bob Dylan</li><li>Elvis Presley</li><li>The Beatles</li><li>Chuck Berry</li><li>Ray Charles</li><li>Bob Marley</li><li>Van Morrison</li><li>Bruce Springsteen</li><li>James Brown</li><li>Paul Simon</li></ol><p><br><strong>REMAINING 25, in no particular order</strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:07:13 +0000 Kevin Alexander 43214 at Bill Shapiro Looks Back As 'Cyprus Avenue' Celebrates 35 Years On Air <p>This fall marks a milestone for Kansas City radio and the metro’s many fans of rock, gospel, country and reggae. The now-iconic Cyprus Avenue program premiered on KCUR in October 1978. Piloting the program from the beginning was an eager, well-informed, dedicated host who was opportunely equipped with both an ideal voice for radio and a passion about the music he played.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:26:43 +0000 Kevin Alexander 43211 at Bill Shapiro Looks Back As 'Cyprus Avenue' Celebrates 35 Years On Air