Kansas City Kansan

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Kansas City Kansan
Type News site
Format Web-only (formerly broadsheet)
Owner(s) Nick Sloan
Publisher Nick Sloan
Founded 1921[1]
Headquarters 7735 Washington Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
United States
Website www.kckansan.com

The Kansas City Kansan is an online newspaper that serves Kansas City and other towns in Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA.


Arthur Capper started the newspaper on January 31, 1921, when Kansas City, Kansas, did not have a daily newspaper while neighboring Kansas City, Missouri, had three dailies—the Kansas City Journal-Post, Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star.

At its peak in the 1960s, the daily paid circulation topped 34,000. It also operated the now defunct KCKN-AM 1340 Radio.

It was published daily except Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Towards the end of its print publication, the paper converted from a daily to a twice-weekly publication. Since January 10, 2009, the Kansan has been an online-only publication.[1]

On September 19, 2009, Nick Sloan, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, purchased the Kansan and is now the independent owner of the publication.[2]