6 News Lawrence

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6 News Lawrence
Launched 2003 (2003)
Owned by Wide Open West
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Broadcast area Lawrence, Kansas
Headquarters Lawrence, Kansas
Website www.6newslawrence.com
Availability
Cable
WOW!
(Lawrence)
Channel 6 (SD)

6 News Lawrence (branded as "WOW! 6") is a 24-hour local cable news and weather channel based in Lawrence, Kansas and serves Douglas County, Leavenworth County and Wyandotte County west of Interstate 435. Owned by Wide Open West (WOW!), the channel is based out of the company's corporate headquarters at New Hampshire and Seventh Streets (near the offices for former sister newspaper, the Lawrence Journal-World) in downtown Lawrence.

It is carried on WOW! cable channel 6 in standard definition throughout the provider's service area (which in addition to Lawrence, also includes the communities of Eudora, Tonganoxie, Basehor, and the Piper neighborhood of Kansas City).

History[edit]

Originally launched by The World Company (parent company of the Lawrence Journal-World), 6 News was sold to cable overbuilder Knology in October 2010, sold some of their news media business to internet and cable provider Knology for $165 million.[1]

The channel was subsequently acquired by Wide Open West on April 18, 2012, as part of the company's 750 million purchase of Knology.[2]

Programming[edit]

6 News' primarily programming consists of locally produced newscasts focusing on the Lawrence area, under the title WOW! 6 News, which air Monday through Friday evenings at 5:00, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Other local programs featured on the channel include the trivia game show 1 on 1 Trivia; sports programs The Drive (featuring sports highlights and game discussion) and Varsity Showcase (focusing on high school athletics); talk shows The Not So Late Show (which maintains a late-night talk show format), Town Topic and Business Spotlight; and lifestyle programs Jayni's Kitchen (formatted as a cooking series) and Final Fridays Preview (focusing on northeast Kansas' art community, and previewing that month's "Final Fridays" event in downtown Leavenworth). The channel also broadcasts high school football games involving Lawrence area teams on Friday evenings during September and October.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Fagan (December 1, 2010). "Knology 'rightsizing' in Lawrence". Lawrence Journal-World. The World Company. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Evelyn M. Rusli (April 8, 2012). "Wow Buys Knology for $750 Million". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 

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