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Radio Kansas
815 N. Walnut, Suite 300
Hutchinson KS 67501-6389


Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Off hours Listener Services line 1-855-RADIO-KS


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Radio Kansas is owned and operated by Hutchinson Community College. Donations requiring a federal EIN should describe the entity as Radio Kansas, a Broadcast Service of Hutchinson Community College at the above address and include the Endowment Association EIN 48-0688389. We are not Kansas Public Radio. Although this sounds like a generic term, it's actually the formal name of the station owned and operated by Kansas University, serving a different geographical area.


News Embargoes:
Radio Kansas exists as a service to the public, not as a medium for the convenience of news organizations or public relations entities. As such, Radio Kansas makes no commitment to honor news embargoes requesting delay or other control of our dissemination of information to the public.



You'll notice that Radio Kansas offers our real e-mail addresses rather than putting some webpage form between you and us. Sadly, this also means that spammers have our email addresses, (and someone is being paid to make each piece of spam look personal and urgent!) so we do miss legitimate emails from time to time. If your query is time-sensitive, please call  1-800-723-4657 for the appropriate staffer during regular business hours.



We incorporate listener requests into all of our locally-selected music programs. Please write an email to or call during regular business hours. Nightcrossings requests will be heard in upcoming broadcasts. Classical requests are heard during our Friday morning Classics by Request program. For reasons of copyright, requests must be made in advance of the program and we cannot indicate the exact time we'll play the requested selection.


Arts Calendar Submissions:
We share information about upcoming events in the arts and humanities both on the web and over the air. Events are selected for broadcast attention from among submissions made online on our Arts Calendar on the form provided. Please allow time for moderation of online submission. We lack the staff time to enter all events ourselves, but we may offer such entry as a courtesy to our paid underwriters. Our free public service announcements are typically scheduled two weeks in advance. Arts Calendar announcements are considered programming, and as such are chosen based upon our judgment as to public interest. Paid underwriting may be purchased at any time, typically requiring 45 minutes or less from purchase to first broadcast.


Paid Public Service Announcements:

In addition to our 15-second underwriting announcements we offer Paid PSA's. These are 30-second announcements for local non-profit organizations and events. Scripts must meet legal requirements for public broadcasting. These announcements are voiced by station personnel and typically produced with music beds demonstrating music to be heard at the event. A limited number of Paid PSA time slots are available each weekday. Call Development Director Russ Wedel at 1-800-723-4657 or send him an e-mail.

Other Press Information:
Our local production efforts are focused on non-profit public events in the arts and humanities. We don't do book reviews or author interviews. We cannot give free Arts Calendar mention to fundraising events that do not have a strong public performance component. Such events can be promoted in paid underwriting or Paid Public Service Announcements.


On submitting new music:

has been on the air since 1986, so we are blessed with a CD library of thousands of CDs and many more arrive every week. Our jazz, folk and classical programs all have similarly well-established libraries. We are thankful for the thoughtfulness of each artist who submits a CD for airplay, but we simply do not have the staff time for tracking calls or review feedback. If our online playlists are a sufficient way for you to track airplay, please feel free to submit your music!

Our address is:

Radio Kansas
815 N Walnut
Suite 300
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Questions about something you heard or would like to hear on the air?
Call General Manager Ken Baker or send an e-mail to

Questions about becoming a member or your current membership status?
Membership Director Maggie Perry, or send an e-mail to

Questions about reception problems?
Call Director of Engineering Ric Jung or send an e-mail to

Ken Baker, General Manager -
Becky Mullins, Music Librarian -

Programming Programming Comments -

Full-time Hosts
Michael Ables, Outreach Director/Symphony Hall -
Geralyn Smith , Operations Director/Morning Edition -
JD Hershberger, Promotions Director/All Things Considered -

Part-time On-Air Staff
Katelyn Mattson-Levy, Classical Music Coordinator/AM Classics
Mark Ritchey, Sunday Best Host/Producer

Stephanie Valjean, Nightcrossings Host

Evan Rothwell, Part-time Announcer

Kyle Stropes, Part-time Announcer
Lydia Lowe, Part-time Announcer
Sean Pineda, Part-time Announcer

Development and Membership
Russ Wedel, Director of Development -
Maggie Perry, Membership Director -
Misty Rae Souder, Account Manager -
Rose Fragoza, Traffic Coordinator -

Broadcast Engineering and Computer Systems
Ric Jung, Director of Engineering -
Doug Kaufman, Station Engineer -