“It’s an honor to look back at the past five decades and reflect on the impact the station has had on the Kansas City area community,” said Kathleen Choal, KSHB’s general manager. Throughout August, KSHB will feature numerous stories and impactful moments over the years, while looking forward to the role it will play in the months, years and decades to come.
KSHB, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo. (DMA 32), is celebrating 50 years of serving viewers.
The station first signed on as KBMA-TV, broadcasting from studio facilities inside the BMA Tower in downtown Kansas City.
The E.W. Scripps Co. bought the station in 1977, and shortly thereafter, changed the call letters to KSHB (for Scripps Howard Broadcasting).
Here’s a montage of station IDs and news opens from over the years. Listen to the different announcers and how the tone changes from one to the next.
In 1986, the station changed from the area’s leading independent station, to a charter Fox affiliate. In 1994, the station once again changed its affiliation, moving to NBC.
“It’s an honor to look back at the past five decades and reflect on the impact the station has had on the Kansas City area community,” said Kathleen Choal, KSHB’s general manager.
“From compelling news and weather stories, live sporting events, to unique children’s programming, it’s exciting to celebrate the past, as we look to the future with new determination, to share the moments that mean the most.”
Throughout August, KSHB will feature numerous stories and impactful moments over the years, while looking forward to the role it will play in the months, years and decades to come.
In addition, KSHB will recognize this 50th milestone with an on-air and social media campaign that celebrates the moments that defined history and made the station proud to be a part of this great community.
NOTE: I love it when TV stations celebrate their anniversaries, because it is a milestone that needs to be honored. As I’ve said before, I’ve walked down many hallways at many local TV stations and looked at the old pictures that often hung there showing parts of its history. Owners may come and go, but the stations, in reality, belong to the viewers who live there.
By the way, what were you doing 50 years ago? Me, I had finished my freshman year in college, and was working a summer job as a trash collector. Yes, the guy hanging off the back of the truck.
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