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List of Olathe Cable TV channels (December 1977)

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Residents of Olathe, Kansas (through Olathe Cable TV) had access to 11 channels in December of 1977. Today, the town's cable television services are handled by Comcast through Xfinity. (Source: TVTV.us)


  • CALL — The call letters of an over-the-air television station in bold text.
  • CABLE — Cable channels in regular text.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for stations within the Kansas City television market, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research. Also, some stations may service areas outside of the television market as well.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for distant out-of-market stations, including regional and national "superstations", according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research.
  • Network affiliated stations will have the network's logo (of the corresponding era) next to them and independent stations are unmarked.


The Kansas City television market includes 33 counties in Kansas and Missouri, with market hubs in bold text:

  • Kansas:
    • Counties: Anderson, Atchinson, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte
    • Cities: Atchinson, Bonner Springs, Kansas City, Kickapoo, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Olathe, Overland Park, Pleasant Grove, Prairie Village, Shawnee and Tonganoxie
  • Missouri:
    • Counties: Bates, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nowaday, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline and Worth
    • Cities: Bethany, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Concordia, Gladstone, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summitt, Marshall, Missouri City, Platte City, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Valley and Sedalia


Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Names Notes/Today
2 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  2  KQTV St. Joseph, MO Still an ABC affiliate, owned by Heartland Media
(One of only two full-power television stations within the St. Joseph market, the other being TBN network
owned-and-operated  16  KTAJ-TV, owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network)
3 Home Cinema Local pay movie and special events channel
5 Local Programming/
Weather Information
Local information and programming as well as weather information
(Predating The Weather Channel, which launched in May of 1982)
6 NBC logo 1975.svg  4  WDAF-TV Kansas City, MO Currently a Fox affiliate, owned by Nexstar Media Group
(WDAF became the Fox affiliate in a major mass-affiliation deal starting in 1994, sending its former NBC
affiliation to the then-Fox affiliate  41  KSHB-TV (the former KBMA) as a result)
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  9  KMBC-TV Kansas City, MO Then and now, still an ABC affiliate, now owned by Hearst Television
(Owned by Hearst since 1981, acquiring it from then-owner Metromedia (the predecessor company to what
is now Fox Television Stations), also sister station to CW affiliate  29  KCWE)
8  41  KBMA-TV Kansas City, MO Sold earlier that year to current owner, The E. W. Scripps Company, and calls changed
to the current KSHB-TV in 1981 and also an NBC affiliate since 1994
(KSHB became Kansas City's current NBC affiliate after its former Fox affiliation went to then-affiliate
 4  WDAF-TV in a major mass-affiliation deal starting in 1994, KSHB short for Scripps Howard Broadcasting,
the former name of what is now Scripps Media, also known as Scripps Broadcasting Holdings, and sister to
independent station  38  KMCI out of Lawrence, Kansas)
9 24-Hour News Defunct, likely a teletext channel with news and headlines from the Associated Press
10 PBS 1971 Logo Only.svg  11  KTWU Topeka Then and now, still a PBS member station, owned by Washburn University in Topeka
11 CBS Eyemark.svg  5  KCMO-TV Kansas City, MO Then and now, still a CBS affiliate to this day, as KCTV
(Owned by Gray Television as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate  62  KSMO-TV, calls changed
to the current KCTV, short for Kansas City TeleVision in 1983)
12 NBC logo 1975.svg American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  27  KTSB Topeka Currently a dual NBC and Fox affiliate, calls changed to the current KSNT in 1982
(Owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns Fox affiliate  43  KTMJ-CD (also on  27-2  KSNT-DT2)
and operates dual ABC and CW+ affiliate  49  KTKA-TV, owned by Vaughan Media, KSNT is also the
oldest active UHF television station in the state of Kansas, also split the ABC affiliation with CBS affiliate
 13  WIBW-TV until 1983, when KTKA (then KLDH) signed onto the air, assumed the affiliation outright)
13 CBS Eyemark.svg American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  13  WIBW-TV Topeka Currently a dual CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliate, owned by Gray Television
(The Kansas City Star newspaper erroneously listed the station as KIBW, also split the ABC affiliation with
NBC affiliate  27  KTSB (now KSNT) until 1983, when  49  KLDH (now KTKA-TV) signed onto the air,
and assumed the affiliation outright)