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Longtime cable news channel to air last broadcast Friday

Channel 6, 644 New Hampshire St.

Channel 6, 644 New Hampshire St.

August 3, 2017

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After a 45-year run, Channel 6 will air its final newscast at 6 p.m. Friday.

Midco, the new owner of the channel, announced in May it would discontinue the newscast and other local shows. Channel 6 airs daily news, weather and sports, and local shows “The Not So Late Show,” “Living Local” and “Jayni’s Kitchen.”

In the fall, Midco will launch Midco Sports Network to the Lawrence service area, according to a news release from Midco.

Kevin Romary — who spent 20 years at Channel 6 — will be the face of Midco Sports Network in Kansas, according to the release.

"I can't imagine a place more deserving of its own sports network,” Romary said in the release. “The athletes and fans are among the most passionate in the country. I'm excited to be a part of this new endeavor."

Midco Sports Network in Kansas will begin in early November.

Comments

Brent Atwater 1 month, 3 weeks ago

So is MidCo going to contract out to one of the KC/Topeka stations in order to have a brief Lawrence segment? I know KCTV5 seems to be reporting from Lawrence frequently however, while I understand MidCo is in the business of making money, however I think a community with more than 90,000 residents and two Universities warrant s it's own news program.

Clara Westphal 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I am glad Kevin Romary will be staying on for MIdCo. He is the best.

No more channel 6 means no more broadcasts of the Christmas parade, the Halloween trick or treat; scene on Mass, St,,, the celebrations of NCAA championship wins and a chance to view city commission meetings.. I will miss the camera that showed different parts of Lawrence; downtown, the river and storms approaching.

MIdCo has done a disservice to the citizens of Lawrence.

Cary Ediger 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Channel 6 employee's ... thank you for 45 great years.

Paul Beyer 1 month, 2 weeks ago

And Lawrence cable services continue to get worse with every new owner since Dolph grabbed the money and ran by selling Sunflower.

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