First Song on KKFI

First song played on KKFI, February 28, 1988 – “When the Ship Comes In!” by Bob Dylan

“. . . and the ship’s wise men
will remind you once again,
that the whole wide world is watching!

Oh the foes will rise,
with the sleep still in their eyes,
and they’ll jerk from their beds
and think they’re dreamin’,

But they’ll pinch themselves and squeal,
and know that it’s for real,
the hour when the ship comes in

And they’ll raise their hands
saying we’ll meet all your demands,
But we’ll shout from the bow,
‘your days are numbered’!

And like pharaoh’s tribe
they’ll be drownded in the tide,
and like Goliath,
they’ll be conquered!”

At the Mainmark Building on 1627 Main Street in Kansas City.

1979 History

1979 was an important year for Mid-Coast Radio. The original numbers of people who were involved in 1977 began to drop as the realization set in that there was actually no spot on the radio dial (frequency) available to put a new radio station.

The FCC allocates a small number of frequencies on the “non-commercial” end of the broadcast band – the left side, appropriately.

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