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KCFX
KCFX Logo
City of license Harrisonville, Missouri
Broadcast area Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Branding "101 The Fox"
Slogan Kansas City's Only Classic Rock Station
Frequency 101.1 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1983
Format Classic rock
KCFX-HD2: Rock
ERP 97,000 watts
HAAT 335 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 27021
Transmitter coordinates 39°01′20.00″N 94°30′49.00″W / 39.02222°N 94.51361°W / 39.02222; -94.51361
Callsign meaning Kansas City's The FoX
Former callsigns KIEE (70s-1983)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Susquehanna Radio Corp.)
Sister stations KCHZ, KCJK, KCMO-FM/AM, KMJK
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.101thefox.net

KCFX (101.1 FM, "101 The Fox") is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to the suburb of Harrisonville, Missouri, it serves the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It first began broadcasting under the call sign KRYP. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media.

History

Playing country and MOR since its inception in the 1974, the original call sign was KIEE until they were assigned KCFX on December 21, 1983. They played album rock until developing the current Fox format (101 the Fox) in 1985, when they became the first classic rock station in a major market in the country. They played a blend of artists from the late 60s, 70s, and 80s. Recently they have started playing some hits from the 90s by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Scorpions. This comes after years of billing themselves as only playing 70s rock with some 60s and 80s. As the years wore on they added more 80s. Some of the artists they play are The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Inxs, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Cars, The Police, Heart, Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Poison, and Creedence Clearwater Revival among many others. In 1990, they swapped frequencies with KMZU in Carrolton, jumping from 100.7 MHz to 101.1.

The Fox, since 1990 NFL season, is the flagship station for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. It is believed to be the first FM music station to carry an NFL team's play-by-play.

The station carried The Bob & Tom Show from March 13, 2006 to February 9, 2007 as its morning drive program. A new local morning show featuring former KYYS voices Larry Moffit and Frankie (formerly middays) replaced that show. On January 11, 2008, long time rival rocker KYYS changed formats (and call letters to KBLV), prompting KCFX to change its slogan to "Kansas City's Only Classic Rock Station."

In October 2008, Cumulus Media had massive layoffs to its stations across the country. Among those released were KCFX morning team Moffit and Frankie, as well as their producer Brody, who currently has the evening show.

KCFX-HD2

On March 18, 2010 KCFX-HD2 signed on with mainstream rock as "103.7 The Dam" (in reference to new FM translator K225AW 103.7 FM).

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