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Not to be confused with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.

Contents

1953–1955 1955–1957 1957–1959 1959–1962 1962–1967 1967–1971 1971–1975
1953–1955 1955–1957 1957–1959 1959–1962 1962–1967 1967–1971 1971–1975
1975–1978 1978–1982 1982–1985 1985–1986 1986–1988 1988–1989 1989–1992
1975–1978 1978–1982 1982–1985 1985–1986 1986–1988 1988–1989 1989–1992
1992–1994 1994–1995 1995–2011 2011–2018 2018–present
1992–1994 1994–1995 1995–2011 2011–2018 2018–present


1953–1955

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When KMBC-TV first signed on the air as a CBS affiliate on August 2, 1953, the station operated as a shared service as two stations due to the FCC having awarded the channel 9 license in Kansas City to Cook Paint and Varnish Company (which operated WHB radio) and the Midland Broadcasting Company (owners of KMBC radio, now KMBZ), alternating 90 minutes of airtime and using the same channel allocation and transmitter, but broadcasting from separate studios. Cook Paint and Varnish purchased Midland in April 1954, ending the split-station arrangement, with KMBC-TV taking over the channel 9 frequency full-time on June 14 of that year.

1955–1957

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KMBC became an ABC affiliate on September 28, 1955, switching affiliations with KCMO-TV (now KCTV).

1957–1959

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1959–1962

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Cook Paint and Varnish sold the KMBC stations to Metropolitan Broadcasting (later Metromedia) in 1961.

1962–1967

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1967–1971

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1971–1975

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1975–1978

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1978–1982

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1982–present

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1982–1985

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Metromedia sold KMBC to its current parent company Hearst Corporation in 1982. As a result, the "9" logo was revamped into the current "circle 9" (which is an inverted version of the logo that was used by WRGB from 1981 to 1998). A year later, the station adopted its current newscast title KMBC 9 News.

1985–1986

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1986–1988

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KMBC began using the slogan "Where the News Comes First" in 1986, which remained in use for the next thirteen years.

1988–1989

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1989–1992

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1992–1994

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1994–1995

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1995–2011

2011–2018

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2018–present

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