KUDL started broadcasting on the FM dial in Kansas City in 1965. Since 1978, it's been an 'easy listening' contemporary music station.
According to Bottom Line Communications, KUDL will soon become KMBZ-FM and simulcast with NewsRadio 980-AM KMBZ, which is an all News/Talk station. That link is over to your left.
The imminent format change at KUDL is due to declining ratings.
It's a doctrine that's completely fair, and a teachable moment for NPR.