KFKF-FM (94.1 FM), known as "Country 94.1", is a country musicradio station licensed to Kansas City, Kansas. The outlet broadcasts in HD Radio and operates at 94.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW under ownership of Steel City Media. The station's studios are located at Westport Center in Midtown Kansas City, and the transmitter site is in Blue Summit, Missouri.

History

1962-1982 - KCKN-FM (Country)

KCKN-FM briefly appeared on 106.7 MHz in 1950. KCKN-FM signed on 94.1 MHz on October 1, 1962, under the Continental Stations umbrella. This is one of the longest-running country music FM stations. KCKN-FM mostly simulcasted 1340 KCKN. As the rules on simulcasting changed, the simulcasting gradually decreased. The station upgraded from 20,000 watts to 100,000 watts in 1973.[2]

1982-present - KFKF (Country "94 KFKF")

The call letters were eventually split (it happened to many combos in the 1980s). The KFKF call letters debuted January 17, 1982, under Albritton's ownership. KFKF became the powerhouse, and AM 1340 moved on to other formats. Sconnix bought the station on October 15, 1983. EZ Communications took over in 1995, then American Radio Systems in 1997 and Infinity in 1998. In 2003, KFKF celebrated 40 years of country music. Wilks Broadcasting bought the station in late 2006. They took control through an LMA almost immediately, cutting several longtime employees.[2]

With constant country competition, even within its ownership group, KFKF has always been steady, but never truly dominant in the ratings. In 2011, KFKF is placing in the top ten, but behind sister station KBEQ.[2]

On June 12, 2014, Wilks announced that it is selling its Kansas City cluster (including KFKF) to Pittsburgh-based Steel City Media.[3] The sale was approved on September 26, 2014, and was consummated on September 30.