30 years ago today, June 18th, 1990, KADI/Springfield, MO (99.5 FM) was one of the early pioneers of Contemporary Christian radio in the United States. As one of the few Commercial Christian stations in the Midwest, KADI has broadcast continually at 99.5 FM for the past 30 years.
R.C. Amer, President of Vision Communications, Inc, the local owner of KADI states “ Over the years, KADI has served as a vital part of the community. We have not only provided the Ozarks with leading-edge music but have also partnered with many non-profit organizations in order to have a dynamic impact in the community.”
Vision Communications, Inc has grown from just the original KADI 99.5 to also include Springfield’s 3rd oldest radio signal at 1340 AM KICK. The News/Talk format can also be heard on 92.3 FM and is the home of popular Talk Hosts such as Brian Kilmeade and Dave Ramsey. KICK is also the Home of the Kansas City Royals.
Vision also acquired 1410 AM in the Kansas City area, which is now the exclusive FOX News affiliate for Kansas City. Amer says that throughout the coming year there will be various levels of celebrations as the station commemorates the 30-year milestone all year long.