Kevin Alexander | KCUR

Kevin Alexander

Promotion and Special Events Coordinator

Kevin Alexander is the promotions and special events coordinator at KCUR and also works with many of the station’s volunteers. He first came to the station as a work-study student in 1991 while pursuing a master’s degree at UMKC’s School of Education. Within a couple of years, Kevin left the station to complete his student teaching – thinking that if ever he returned to KCUR, it would be in the role of a volunteer. In less than a year, he was back at the station – having been hired to serve “temporarily” as the station’s volunteer coordinator. His plans then were to work “just a pledge drive or two.”

In the 20+ years since, Kevin’s job responsibilities have been revamped a number of times, but he still enjoys the privilege of working with the station’s volunteers during membership drives and special events. Thanks to public radio, Kevin says, he is surrounded by fascinating people every day.

Ways to Connect

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.

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?

We’re excited to reintroduce Ron Jones, who returns to KCUR as Director of Community Engagement after a 20-year hiatus. Jones started with KCUR in 1980 as Production Manager. In 1987, he was promoted to Program Director, a position he held until 1993, when he left KCUR. After two decades away, he’s finally heeding Kansas City’s call to come back home.

What changes have you noticed at KCUR since the last time you were here?

TOP 10

  1. Bob Dylan
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. The Beatles
  4. Chuck Berry
  5. Ray Charles
  6. Bob Marley
  7. Van Morrison
  8. Bruce Springsteen
  9. James Brown
  10. Paul Simon

REMAINING 25, in no particular order

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.