Did You Know...
KAKE's original studio was nothing more than an 80 by 100 foot tin hut. You can still see it at 13th and West Street behind KAKE-TV's current home.
In 1960, KAKE became the first TV station in the nation to televise a Catholic Mass.
Game-O-Names was a syndicated game show created, produced and distributed by KAKE-TV.
Martin Umansky, KAKE's first general manager, started his career at KAKE radio as sales manager in 1947.
Legendary meteorologist Jim O'Donnell started forecasting weather at KAKE in 1969.
Nightwatch was the name of KAKE's late-night movie show from 1957 to 1964.
IGA Partyline was a live show on KAKE from 1956 to 1967. It had a live studio audience of up to 50 people..mostly women.
The first episode of Santa's Workshop aired on KAKE in 1954.
When KAKE Television received it's license, ABC was the only network available for affiliation. NBC and CBS were already taken.
Romper Room was one of the highest rated shows ever on KAKE-TV. Not bad for a kids show that aired at noon.
The Miss KAKEland Pageant ran for 18 years.