Thursday, December 6, 2012

Spotlighting Independent Artists

This week KCOR has been Spotlighting Independent Artists. The indie artists are the future of the music industry.  Please support them by purchasing their music.  Great idea for Christmas gifts too.  Here is a sample of some of the Independent Artists featured this week.

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
The JR Clark Band
Mike Milligan & Steamshovel

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

KCOR UK Programs Recognized!

Kansas City Online Radio receives a load of great comments praising the station, one described it as ‘the Internet’s premier 24/7 free blues radio station’.

The station is, therefore, particularly please to announce that amongst its very varied roster of blues ‘DJs’ from around the world, are a number from the UK who have featured prominently in recent awards announcements.

In September, the Independent Blues Broadcaster category in the British Blues Awards 2012 was won by Gary Grainger (The Blues Show with Gary Grainger) with Dave Raven (Raven ‘n’ Blues) being the second runner up. Also nominated in this category were Ashwyn Smyth (Digital Blues), Bob & Norm (The Blues Show with Bob & Norm) and Martin Clarke (The Blues Session, a regular feature on KCOR until recently and returning soon – we hope!). So five of the top seven independent blues shows from the UK are on KCOR!

In the latest edition (December/January) of Blues Matters!, the leading specialist blues magazine in the UK, the results of their Writers’ Poll for 2012 are published and in Best Blues Radio Show/Station (UK) category Gary Grainger came third with Ashwyn Smyth and Martin Clarke also being recognised. So 50% of those named in a category that was won by BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones are on KCOR!

Troy Schell, the Owner of KCOR, said ‘ Its great that KCOR has on it’s schedule so many of the UK DJs who are recognised as being at the top of their game by both the British Blues Awards and Blues Matters! Our thanks and congratulations go to them and this serves to confirm that the KCOR team includes many of the top presenters from around the world, all dedicated to bringing the best of the blues to our wonderful listeners.’

Kari Elizabeth 
KCOR Radio 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Hard Blues Radio Show on KCOR!

  Now LIVE on KCOR, The Hard Blues Radio Show. One hour of  Rock music Influenced by the Blues.  With tunes from Whitesnake, Jimmy Hendrix, AC-DC, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Steve Vai, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, The Black Crowes,  The Stones, & more.... Hosted by Big Bossman "Mac".  Warning - Might contain adult subject matter.  Saturdays 11pm Central USA Time (share timeslot with Up All Night with Mac and Travis).

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Big Groove Radio Show now on KCOR!

The Big Groove Radio Show has joined the KCOR Family.

The Big Groove Radio Show is a Canadian Heavy Mix of Blues and Roots with an emphasis on The West Coast Scene.

Where The Blues meets Roots.....Where Roots meets Rock...... Where 61 Highway winds it's way to Greenwich Village.... From The Silver Dollar in Toronto... To The Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa...The Rhumba Room in White Rock and The Sunshine Coast's own Garden Bay Pub...  The Big Groove Radio Show with host Brad Mennie.

Visit the Big Groove Radio Show website -

Listen - Mondays 3pm Central USA Time on KCOR! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo

Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo "Sophmore Jinx? With their new CD 10:49, Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo prove
that phrase is just a myth! From the opening track "Boom Boom" to the
sentimental ode to Cadillac Joe (Aaron's dad) to the rowdy Devil's
Playground and every track in between, this cd means business. Ten tracks
that will propel this power trio right into the midst of the blues greats.
This CD is a must have for any blues lover, from the serious blues junkie
to the new blues listener, 10:49 will thrill them all."

-Kevin Hardy- Music Director, KCOR-

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Broken Arrow Blues Band

Broken Arrow Blues Band- No Time To Waste

Broken Arrow Blues Band's new cd "No Time To Waste" is an amazing cd that
grabs ahold of you from the first note and doesn't let go even when you've
listened to the last song.
Shadowhawk Ellis (Vocals & Percussion) is both the leader and the backbone
of the band and can growl out the blues with the best of them. Backed by a
brand new line up, BABB is stronger than ever and proof that the blues in
Detriot are still alive and kicking!
Start listening to "No TIme To Waste" and you wont want to stop. Get this
cd in your collection NOW!

Kevin Hardy
KCOR Music Director/Host of Main Street Blues

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Smooth Down Under

Smooth Down Under, based in Branson, MO, is comprised of 3 musicians from different stomping grounds in the U.S., united by the blues. Recently, with shows in K.C., Mo., and Lake of the Ozarks, they are expanding their fanbase even further. The first thing that struck me upon listening was the excellent, tight guitar work. From originals to classics by Jimi and Stevie, the guitar, vocals, bass and drums are completely in sync on every single track. Richard Lee Wilson, the newest member of the band, owns on guitar and lead vocals. His powerful voice is gravally when appropriate, and soothing on other songs. Steve “Smooth Thunder” Cole is on bass, wailing alongside the guitar work for a tight, clean, fully enjoyable final product. On drums, Eric Sokol recently moved back from L.A., bringing his perfect cadance with him. If you love good, honest blues backed by serious talent, Smooth Down Under is certainly your cup of tea. The band is available for nightclubs, private events, and much more. Check them out today at

Marisa Pizza
News Director, KCOR