What are the factors driving a two-year debate of the future of the most historically significant landmark in Kansas? “The story of the Shawnee Indian Mission is one of significant historical and cultural significance,” says Justin Antoniotti, KMBC’s GM.
KMBC 9 Cares for Kids’ mission is to connect the ABC affiliate’s viewers with local nonprofits providing resources, support and opportunities to help children reach their full potential and achieve success.
KMBC, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Kansas City, collected more than 500,000 diapers during March as a result of KMBC’s community outreach project, KMBC 9 Cares for Kid and Happy Bottoms, Kansas City’s only diaper bank.
KMBC, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Kansas City along with KCWE, Hearst’s CW, were honored as Missouri’s best television stations on Saturday—jointly receiving the prestigious Station of the Year award from the Missouri Broadcasters Association. KCWE also took top honors for promotion—winning an award for its marketing of Young Sheldon.
Lawmakers, leaders, KMBC reporters and newsmakers alike will join roundtable discussions focused on the local impact of weekly headlines and ongoing issues.
In 1981, two skywalks collapsed in the lobby of Kansas City’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, killing 114. At a time of increased scrutiny of the integrity of structures, Hearst’s KMBC there will air an hour-long documentary on the worst structural disaster of its time.
In a Zoom interview, you can watch the creative services directors and marketing executives of four local TV stations in Kansas City describe how they all came together as partners to hold an all-day fund raiser to benefit local residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
When a local TV station invests millions to own and operate its own helicopter, it expects that chopper to be promoted as part of the station’s coverage brand. And so we’ll see examples of how local TV stations around the country have promoted their choppers over the years
KMBC’s debate tonight will include questions from local voters from across the political spectrum. “Keeping viewers informed as they prepare to vote is an enormous responsibility and one of our most important roles as journalists in Kansas City,” said Dan O’Donnell, KMBC’s news director.