I remember very well when you came on the air. I lived in Kansas City at the time and had just got married in May of that year.
We moved to Liberty and had to have an antenna so that's when WIBW came into our lives. I was raised partly in Kansas so was used to WIBW radio. We had to listen to the noon news with Miss Elsa, and the rest of her crew.
K.C. had three stations at the time. I think NBC, ABC, and CBS. But WIBW had other programs that they didn't have, including some country music shows.
We moved to Madison, Kansas in the spring of 1956 and it has been our primary station ever since. First on the antenna and then on cable.
Our boys used to always go to the national finals rodeo at Oklahoma City with the crew at WIBW. Many times we had to bring them up to the station on the hill to catch the bus. In later years, they would catch it on the Turnpike at Emporia.
It's always been our primary news source over every other station.
My husband died in 2004 and my boys have grown up and moved away but WIBW is still in my life every day.
Keep up the good work.