KAKE Television joined the Kansas airwaves on October 19, 1954 broadcasting directly out of Wichita. The station became an ABC affiliate in 1955, a relationship that continues to this day. The local programming created by KAKE in its early years would win over a generation of lifetime viewers. Children’s shows like Romper Room, Captain Bill, and Santa’s Workshop brought kids hurrying home after school, while their parents learned to “keep it on KAKE” for the best local news and weather.

In October 1964, KAKE signed on satellite station KUPK-TV from Garden City for viewers in southwestern Kansas. Today, KAKE Television also delivers up-to-the-minute newscasts and severe weather coverage to KLBY-TV in northwest Kansas and KHDS-LD northcentral Kansas.

From “Good Morning Kansas” to “KAKE News at 10,” KAKE-TV lives up to its On Your Side brand with almost 40 hours of locally-produced news coverage each week. After various broadcast owners in its 60 plus years, Lockwood Broadcast Group officially acquired KAKE on February 1, 2016. To this day KAKE Television continues to deliver Kansas’s favorite local news - building on a history of broadcast leadership while delivering relevant local content to fit the digital media landscape of tomorrow.

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  • FCC Public File

    FCC Public File

    KAKE Public Reports KUPK Public Reports KLBY Public Reports FCC Stations Search EEO Feb 2015 - Jan 2016 EEO Feb 2014 - Jan 2015 EEO Feb 2013 - Jan 2014 EEO Feb 2012 - Jan 2013

    KAKE Public Reports KUPK Public Reports KLBY Public Reports FCC Stations Search EEO Feb 2015 - Jan 2016 EEO Feb 2014 - Jan 2015 EEO Feb 2013 - Jan 2014 EEO Feb 2012 - Jan 2013

  • Contact Info For Closed Captioning Problems

    Contact Info For Closed Captioning Problems

    Primary Contact for Immediate Closed Captioning Concerns (316) 943-4221 M-F 9a – 5p (316) 945-0599 Fax E-mail: Closed.Captioning@kake.com Contact for Less Immediate Closed Captioning Problems E-Mail: Patrick.Myers@kake.com -Or- Closed.Captioning@kake.com U.S. Post KAKE-TV / KUPK-TV / KLBY-TV Attn: Closed Captioning 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203 Phone and Fax (316) 943-4221 M-F 9a – 5p (316) 946-1369 after hours & weekends (316) 945-0599 Fax

    Primary Contact for Immediate Closed Captioning Concerns (316) 943-4221 M-F 9a – 5p (316) 945-0599 Fax E-mail: Closed.Captioning@kake.com Contact for Less Immediate Closed Captioning Problems E-Mail: Patrick.Myers@kake.com -Or- Closed.Captioning@kake.com U.S. Post KAKE-TV / KUPK-TV / KLBY-TV Attn: Closed Captioning 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203 Phone and Fax (316) 943-4221 M-F 9a – 5p (316) 946-1369 after hours & weekends (316) 945-0599 Fax

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  • Anchor

    Deb Farris

    Deb Farris

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

  • Anchor

    Jim Grimes

    Jim Grimes

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Jim Grimes anchors KAKE News at 5, 6, and 10 o'clock. He joined the KAKE news team in Spring 2016 and now calls Wichita his home.  Jim has spent more than 25 years working in some of the...

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Jim Grimes anchors KAKE News at 5, 6, and 10 o'clock. He joined the KAKE news team in Spring 2016 and now calls Wichita his home.  Jim has spent more than 25 years working in some of the...

  • Meteorologist

    Jay Prater, CBM

    Jay Prater, CBM

    Meteorologist

    Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater was designated as the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ by the American Meteorological...

    Meteorologist

    Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater was designated as the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ by the American Meteorological...