Life 88.5 Stories

Aaron Shust Free Mini Concert

Life 88.5 had a chance to host a free mini concert with Aaron Shust on January 16 at Mardel Christian Bookstore in Independence to the delight of hundreds of listeners! Support the mission of Life 88.5 at www.life885.com.…

Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House

Some members of the Life 88.5 staff had a chance to visit and serve lunch at the Ronald McDonald Longfellow House.  Families from all across the Midwest are served everyday right here in Kansas City by Children’s Mercy Hospital.  If your group would like to volunteer visit  www.rmhckc.org/cooks4kids. Support the…

Mother’s Refuge in need of volunteers

Mother’s Refuge, a home for unwed, teenage mothers in Independence, suffered a devastating fire in October of 2012. The fire completely destroyed the home for the young women. They are in the process of rebuilding right now and have a great need for volunteers. Immediate needs:… There is an immediate need for folks to help with



Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson says “I am Second”

Three generations. One duck related Dynasty. The Robertson family story told through the lens of Phil, Kay, Jep and Reed. Gather friends and family this Thanksgiving season and watch their 30-minute special film. From their humble beginnings and struggle to keep their family together, see what happened before their immense…


The power of a Christmas tradition

I’d like to say it was my idea, but it wasn’t. My wife is the gifted and nostalgic one in the family. For years, at Christmas time, my family would affectionately refer to me as “the Grinch”. My wife, on the other hand, understood the power of a Christmas tradition and, over the years, we have adopted many meaningful…


Steven Curtis Chapman Concert

Life 88.5 welcomed Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story and Jason Gray to Kansas City for our SOLD OUT launch concert on October 20.   Also because of your support more than 200 winter coats were collected to benefit the Kansas City Rescue Mission!   Support the mission of Life 88.5 at www.life885.com.…

Women of Faith

More than 10,000 women from all over the Kansas City area had the chance to be a part of Women of Faith this year. Support the mission of Life 88.5 at www.life885.com.  …

Kid’s Carnival at Abundant Life

Life 88.5 teamed up with Abundant Life Baptist Church as they hosted their 11th Annual free Kid’s Carnival.  Thousands of people enjoyed free hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, more than 20 bounce houses plus great music from Life 88.5!  With temps in the mid 70’s it was a perfect afternoon.…


Patriots’ Run

The Patriots’ Run began as a way to remember the tragic events of 9/11/01.  This year runners braved 95 degree temps to participate in everything from a casual run/walk, half marathon, marathon and a 5K. Support the mission of Life 88.5 at www.life885.com.…

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