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Thank a beloved teacher—and win $1,000 from Crayola

They inspire and encourage and many times pour unconditionaly into students all year long. Now you have a way to thank your most beloved teacher! Crayola has kicked off a student art contest for 10 winners to receive $1,000 to split with their most beloved teacher. Students are encouraged to enter the “Thank A Teacher” contest …


Teachers: Here’s how to apply for a free classroom pet

Teachers, you could bring some more fun to your classroom this school year! Pets in the Classroom is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers in grades pre-K through nine to purchase and maintain small animals in their…


Life 88.5 Family Name Game

Here’s THIS WEEK’S NAMES… to play the Life 88.5 Family Name Game because at Life 88.5 we know that part of what makes life good is family and relationships, so we want to honor those you love! Twice daily at about 6:20 am and 4:20 pm each weekday you can play the Life 88.5 Family Name Game, where you’ll have the chance



Bart Millard talks about ‘I Can Only Imagine’ the movie

The song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ has impacted lives for 20 years and is debuting on the big screen this Friday March 16. T.J. and Melony from the Life 88.5 morning show had the chance to speak with Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe about his story coming to life. How did this all become a reality…your life on the big…



Dealing with and fighting against eating disorders

25 million Americans battle with and fight against some form of an eating disorder at some time in their lifetime. T.J. and Melony had a the opportunity to visit with Melinda Lericos, an LPC specializing in trauma and eating disorder therapy. Melinda has experience working with Thalia House and the Robin Foundation during her career.…



Watch the first ever Life 88.5 Curling team in action

Three Life 88.5 listeners and guest won the chance to be part of the first ever Life 88.5 curling team with morning show host T.J. and Melony. There were many laughs and falls but you don’t have to take our word for it, check out the team in action!…


Royals fans got talent

Do you have what it takes to perform in front of 38,000 Kansas City Royals fans? Now’s your chance!  The Kansas City Royals are on the hunt for new talent to take the stage at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals are now accepting auditions and applications for the National Anthem and God Bless America, as well as special talent performances…


School closings

Stay up to date on the latest school closings all around the Kansas City area! Find out if your school is closed.…

Christmas Cards for Ryland

On November 5th, Ryland Ward miraculously survived the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting after being shot five times. He’s still recovering in the hospital and is expected to remain there for another 6-8 weeks. He’s asking for Christmas cards to fill his hospital room. He especially likes cards that have…


Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner

It’s a place where Seniors can go to celebrate Christmas without being alone. This year will mark the 40th year for the Senior Citizen Christmas dinner, which was started by retired officer Richard White. It’s estimated that 600 seniors will attend the meal which will be served at three different locations this year. If you’re…

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