AT WIBW-TV -- WIBW-TV officially celebrated its 60th anniversary in a big way Thursday.
The station and 13 Newsroom opened its doors to guests of the Topeka Chamber's After Hours party for June. Hundreds of visitors were welcomed as special guests of Topeka's #1 station.
Former Kansas City Royals pitching star Dennis Leonard offered autographs in his special signing corner near the desks of the 13 News crew. CBS reality shows stars, like the first two Survivor winners Richard Hatch and Tina Wesson, mingled in the crowd. Our crowd favorite, Kansas' Danni Boatwright stopped by, too. Some of them will join other reality show stars with some outdoor construction work Friday at the Habitat for Humanity home WIBW-TV is partnering to build this summer on SW Sieben.
Our house was filled up thanks to free parking up the hill from the WIBW-TV studios, and our guests making the trip down to the station in a limo bus. They could network with other local business professionals, or take a moment to watch our live newscasts through the glass. Amanda Lanum welcomed fans in our room honoring here new show, "Moms Everyday." And of course, there was plenty of great food in the Newsroom from the Break Room, with libations provided by Strathman Sales.
After Hours is a monthly Chamber event with a waiting list of two years in advance for businesses to play host. We were delighted to have our opportunity last night, and the anniversary party bash got great reviews from the Chamber members. Thanks to all of them for attending to wish us a happy 60th.