KAKE celebrates 65th birthday

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KAKE-TV legends, and many loyal viewers, gathered in the KAKE lawn on Saturday to celebrate the station's 65th birthday. Karl Berg started his career at channel 10 in 1957. He is blown away by the support from KAKEland viewers, "it's wonderful to see the loyalty of the Wichita community after 65 years to KAKE television. You know that kind of loyalty you can't buy really."

Hundreds of people filled the lawn and shared stories. "They have a good event going on. There's lots of food trucks, lots of stuff for the kids to do. It's a beautiful day," says Krystal Reese, Wichita resident.

Two bands even performed live music for the audience, including dozens of former KAKE workers. "But this is really a nice event and i'm so happy that you've been in business for all these years," says Ann Child, former KAKE employee.

Many viewers had one answer for why they watch KAKE, "the people." KAKE means the world to me. It helped my self-esteem, it helped me grow as a person. I'm not anybody if it weren't for the people i worked with and the people who helped shape me," says Marlo Madison, former KAKE employee. "It just has a really big place in my heart, because like i said, we met here, we got married here," says Susan Kelley-Linder, a former KAKE worker. 

Times have changed since berg last worked at KAKE, "we had one news truck, now you've got a drone for crying out loud."

But the values remain the same, "the image is still there though of KAKE television. It's still channel 10 in Wichita."

KAKE news would just like to thank all of our viewers who came out today and who continue to trust us. The last 65 years would have been nothing without your support. 

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.


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