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What to expect at RadioActive

RadioActive is KCUR’s exclusive “off-air affair” - an opportunity to interact with your favorite station and its journalists in a way you may have never experienced before. We’ll dine together, enjoy special programming featuring NPR's Ari Shapiro (with a few surprises in store!) and dance the night away.

Your RadioActive evening will include:

  • A "modern speakeasy" party-inspired theme
  • Festive food and drink 
  • Photo opportunities and a selfie station
  • A conversation with Ari Shapiro
  • A special take-home gift
  • A dance party with The Crossroad Sound
  • An unforgettable evening with fellow KCUR fans and staff

All of this is only possible because of you. We thank you for listening, reading and sharing what you love about KCUR. We look forward to celebrating with you!


    Options and Parking

      We’re thrilled to return to downtown KCMO for RadioActive at the fabulous Loews Hotel. Loews pros tell us these great tips:

    • Take Uber or Lyft to 1) avoid traffic, 2) save time by skipping the parking and getting dropped off at the front door and 3) arrive home safe! or
    • Consider carpooling to save on parking and arrive with your friends, or,
    • Meet up and park in a free parking area nearby (consider the Streetcar, which runs until 1:00 a.m.), or,
    • We’ve arranged for discounted parking at Loews for RadioActive guests: $12 for self-park or $18 for valet. Note: If you choose to park at Loews, you’ll need to have your parking ticket validated at the RadioActive check-out table before you leave in order to receive the discount.
    • Click here for directions to Loews.


    This is not a costume party!

      This year’s theme is “Modern SpeakEasy.” What does that mean? Lots of things! But, we’re taking some cues from the speakeasy area in the design and mood for the event. If you’re inclined to don a fun outfit inspired by that theme, feel free, but do not feel obligated. Wear whatever you feel most festive in (be sure you can dance in it!) for this public radio party. There are no “prohibitions” here!


      Full, open bar at reception with passed hors d'ouevres. Wine served with dinner before bar re-opens.


      Spring mix with dried pears, apricots and cranberries, diced apples, Manchego cheese, served with Champagne vinaigrette. Gluten-free.

      Entree 1

      Beef filet and salmon with a mushroom demi, accompanied by dauphinoise potato, soy-marinated cremini mushrooms, asparagus spears and red pepper.

      Entree 2 (Vegetarian, upon request)

      Quinoa and ratatouille stuffed sweet pepper and poblano coulis served with a giant kale chip. Gluten-free.

      Dessert bar

      -Chocolate cake with espresso buttercream (gluten-free)

      -Glazed lemon cake (vegan, gluten-free)

      -Chocolate-dipped strawberry (vegan, gluten-free)

      -Mini raspberry fruit tart

      -Passion fruit cream puff

      Special requests

      If you would like to request a vegetarian entree, or have dietary restrictions/food allergies, please contact Amanda Sanders at amanda@kcur.org

Individual tickets, Sponsorship, Patron and Table Host opportunities for RadioActive are now available.