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History Of KCUR

This year marks the 60th anniversary of KCUR — and we're celebrating by sharing the story of how our station came to be. From humble beginnings in a house to the nationally-respected news outlet we are today, we pause to remember all the interesting quirks, bizarre oddities and colorful characters that comprise our station's history.


  • Chuck Haddix, host, Fish Fry 
  • Mary Jo Draper, former news director, KCUR
  • Patty Cahill, former general manager, KCUR
  • Frank Morris, NPR correspondent and senior editor, KCUR
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.