1:43 PM CDT, June 1, 2012
In September of 2006, Schurz Communications purchased KWCH and its satellite stations establishing the operation as Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. In July of 2007, the Sunflower Broadcasting family gained one more member when Schurz purchased Wichita CW affiliate KSCW which is seen over the air on Channel 33 and on cable channel 5 in most of the broadcast area.
KWCH Eyewitness News also produces local news each weekday morning from 7-9 on the Kansas CW.
Building Expansion: With the addition of KSCW, its broadcast operations and additional employees, KWCH embarked on building expansion and renovation late in 2007. A 7,500 square foot addition has been completed late summer of 2008.
The City: Wichita was rated as the 2nd best city for jobs in 2008 by Forbes Magazine. And it was rated as the 9th best place to live in 2006 by Money Magazine. The city is known as the Air Capital of the World because of the local aircraft industry. Planes and aircraft parts built in Wichita include Boeing, Learjet, Cessna, Beech and Hawker. Wichita is also home to Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in the United States.
Key Executives: Joan Barrett is President and General Manager; Shawn Oswald, Director of
Sales; Laverne E. Goering, Director of Programming and Operations; Joe
Miller, Controller; Les Bach, Chief Engineer; Shawn Hilferty, Director of
Marketing and Digital Media; Dominic Gauna, Production Manager; and Melissa Lock, Human Resources Manager.
Phone Number: 316-838-1212
Children's Programming PublicityKWCH 12, KBSD 6, KBSH 7, KBSL 10 and KSCW maintains quarterly reports and other records regarding its broadcast of children’s educational and informational programming. These reports and records are available for inspection by the public at www.fcc.gov. Comments or questions regarding this station’s children’s programming may be directed to Laverne E. Goering at 316-831-6050 or by mail at 2815 East 37th Street North, Wichita, Kansas, 67219.
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