Pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval, KCPT is purchasing the 90.9 FM frequency from the University of Central Missouri (UCM).
KTBG 90.9 FM will provide an all-music service for the Kansas City region that is focused on building the local music
scene, bringing in new artists, profiling local musicians and bands, and featuring local music venues that make up the
fabric of the Kansas City music experience.
While several Kansas school districts are suing the state for an additional $400 million dollars in funding, accusing lawmakers of shortchanging students, KCTV5's Stacey Cameron has been examining how the $7 billion dollars already allocated for education, is being spent in some surprising ways. One such district is Kansas City, KS, where last year 91 custodians were paid salaries of more than $50,000. Another two custodians earned more than $60,000 and one made $76,000. The district also employs several painters, plumbers, electricians and carpenters at salaries of more than $70,000 a year. News reviewers: Ryan Kath, 41 Action News Barbara Shelly, Kansas City Star Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Dave Helling, Kansas City Star
After spending $3.6 million to buy and stabilize the former King Louie Bowling Alley at 88th and Metcalf in Overland Park, the Johnson County Commission has brought the project to a screeching halt. Johnson County leaders have just voted against issuing more than $10 million in bonds to remodel the facility which has been considered to be the new home of the Johnson County Museum or a home for a new National Museum of Suburbia. News reviewers: Ryan Kath, 41 Action News Barbara Shelly, Kansas City Star Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Dave Helling, Kansas City Star
Kansas City officials put shovels in the ground this week on the new KCPD East Patrol Division and Crime Lab campus. Houses in four blocks from 26th Street and Prospect Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue were demolished to make room for the new police campus, but as the dirt was shoveled as part of the groundbreaking ceremony, the project is already coming in close to $20 million over budget. The project was the centerpiece of a 2010 public safety sales tax campaign. News reviewers: Ryan Kath, 41 Action News Barbara Shelly, Kansas City Star Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Dave Helling, Kansas City Star