About Us


KSHB 41, is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company and is the market’s fastest growing news outlet.

Channel 41 first began broadcasting in 1970. Launching August 10 of that year as KBMA-TV (for the Businessmen's Assurance Company of America), the station was an independent, offering general entertainment programming.

Scripps Howard broadcasting bought the station in 1977, and the station's call letters were changed to KSHB in 1981. In 1986, KSHB joined the FOX network, then became affiliated with NBC in1994.

KSHB is credited with a number of technological "firsts,” including being the first computer-automated television station in the United States, being the first in the market to air commercials and promos in high definition, and being the first in the nation to use a satellite for point-to-point program transmission. KSHB-TV also originated the first cable television network, separate from its over-the air programming, called Target Network Television.

First broadcasting in 1988, KMCI-TV, 38 the Spot, is Kansas City's only independent station. Known before as 38 Family Greats, the station is home to many classic shows.

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Scripps News is the 24/7 national news network of The E.W. Scripps Company, built on a 145-year legacy of quality, objective journalism. It is available free and over the air. Scripps News brings an independent point of view to the most pressing and urgent issues of our time — with coverage of politics, the economy, foreign affairs, technology, health and science. Its on-the-ground reporting puts facts and people first. With reporters in more than 50 cities across the country, Scripps News journalists live and work in the communities they cover.

Watch Scripps News live over-the-air or on any major streaming device and KSHB/KMCI.

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4720 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Main telephone: 816-753-4141
News desk: 816-932-4141

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