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About The Bridge

Turn On. Tune In. Listen Local. The Bridge is listener-supported, non-commercial music radio for Kansas City. Learn more about our hosts and programs below or visit our contact page to get in touch.

On Air

Jon Hart

Jon Hart

Vice President of Radio | Afternoons, 3-7 p.m.

Station manager Jon Hart now takes over in the afternoon to provide an in-depth take on the music. Listen in for special guests like Tim Finn, Sarah Bradshaw, Jonathan Bender and more.

Byron Johnson

Byron Johnson

Radio Operations Coordinator| Noon – 3 p.m.

“Originally from Kansas City, now living in Warrensburg, Missouri, I have 50 years in broadcasting. Relaxation is on the Harley…as often as possible.”

Sarah Bradshaw

Sarah Bradshaw

Director of Music | 9 a.m.-noon

“An Air Force kid from way back with over twenty years in the KC area, I’ve been all around the world but Kansas City will always be home. Happiness is being with loved ones and good music in my ears.”

Dave O'Connor

Dave O’Connor

Host of The Morning Show | 5 – 9 a.m.
@iamirishdave | Studio line: 816-777-0909

“Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I moved to the U.S. three years ago. My girlfriend works on TV in Kansas City, so I decided to make the move here, too. Along with our two dogs, we love living in Overland Park and having Kansas City on our doorstep. I’m excited to explore all the great things happening in KC and bring them to you, during my show on The Bridge.”

Cole Blaise

Cole Blaise

Multi-Media Producer | Sundays, 3-7 p.m.

“I once sang Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ on stage with Chumbawamba in the Czech Republic.”

Eight One Sixty with Chris Haghirian

Eight One Sixty

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Turn on, tune in and listen local to a weekly hour (60 minutes, get it?) devoted to music from the 816 and surrounding areas. Longtime local music promoter and Middle of the Map Fest organizer Chris Haghirian and The Bridge’s Sarah Bradshaw take a look at what’s filling local venues right now while looking back at some old favorites, host live in studio sessions and talk with some of the people in town that get things done.

World Cafe

World Cafe 

Weeknights at 7 p.m.

Host Talia Schlanger presents World Cafe, which features up to ten hours each week of new and significant music and the artists who create it. Serving up a blend of blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country, live performances, and intimate interviews, the two-hour daily program is produced by WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.


About The Bridge

In 2013, Kansas City PBS acquired the Triple-A (adult album alternative) radio station broadcasting out of Warrensburg, Missouri. While KTBG 90.9 moved down the road the 60-some miles from Warrensburg to Kansas City, the station’s passion for local music, community, and independent voices has remained the same.

In fact, with the power of KCPT behind it, The Bridge has strengthened its commitment to weaving new, rare, and local music into all of our playlists, right alongside familiar hits and classics you know and love. The Bridge connects music lovers with music makers through performances and interviews. As KTBG 90.9, we’re out in the community, supporting the musicians, the venues, the listeners.

Our website brings you local industry voices, breaking music news and national music news. No other station does what we do. And nobody else in town plays as much local music as The Bridge. Period.

Our city is a true original. And so is The Bridge.



Contact Us

The Bridge
125 East Thirty-First Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
(816) 777-0099

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