Brian Slacker Adams

Kansas City’s 101 The Fox Mourns Brian ‘Slacker’ Adams

April 17th, 2024
Earlier today, 101 The Fox (KCFX-FM) in Kansas City released a statement about the passing of longtime afternoon host Brian “Slacker” Adams, who died last night (Tuesday, April 16th) after a valiant battle against cancer. Slacker, a 33-year veteran of Kansas City radio, was on-air at 101 The Fox for the last 16 years. He was 59.
“It is with a broken heart that we share with you that our friend Slacker has passed away due to complications from AML.
His wife Jennifer and daughter Brianna were with him at home as he left this life. We know you’ll join us at 101 The Fox in expressing your heartfelt condolences to Slacker’s family. Slacker had two great passions – his family and his time on the air in Kansas City.
For over 33 years, the last 16 at 101 The Fox, Slacker loved to entertain his radio audience. He helped Veterans with Cars 4 Heroes and many other charities. He pointed out the little absurdities we all deal with, making us laugh at him and ourselves.
Named a Radio Legend by his peers, Slacker was the voice of and for Kansas City. Sadly, that voice is now silent.
If you choose, Slacker asked that you pray for his family and all who are affected by cancer. And pick up the phone and talk to that friend you haven’t gotten around to talking to today. Slacker would like that.”
101 The Fox, Kansas City
101 The Fox will air a one-hour Slacker Special tonight at 6:00 p.m. Central.
In the special, Slacker talks about his favorite interviews, music, and what he loved about being on the radio in Kansas City.
To stream the special, visit
The station has also posted a video tribute to Slacker HERE.