KMUW News

KMUW News is a team of dedicated on-air and digital reporters working to tell the stories of Wichita and its residents.

Five years in a row, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters named KMUW Radio Station of the Year, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. Our reporters have been honored for their work by regional and national organizations like KAB, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Alliance for Women in Media.

Contact KMUW News at news@kmuw.org

Our Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap event on Tuesday, May 14, is all about climate change and environmentalism. We want to hear from you: Are you feeling the effects of climate change? How has it impacted your life?

Record and submit your response through the Two Way feature on KMUW's new app, available for free wherever you get your apps.

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KMUW and the Kansas News Service received a total of three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism.

Why do you give?

Mar 22, 2019

We've started our spring pledge drive which has us wondering: Why do you give?

Send us a voice mail thorugh the new KMUW app and let us know why KMUW is important to you. You have 60 seconds! And... go!

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Jurors heard from a former special agent Monday during the first day of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell’s fraud trial in federal court in Wichita.

O’Donnell faces 23 counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege O’Donnell misused more than $10,000 in campaign funds raised for his runs for state Senate and county commission. In opening statements Monday, they said O’Donnell used those funds to “perpetuate a lifestyle”-- entertaining and paying friends who didn’t do any work for either campaign.

What's on your mind?

Jan 30, 2019

Is there something you'd like for us to look into? Something curious you saw during your commute? Something you heard on our air that you don't quite understand?

We want to hear from you. Tell us what's on your mind. But be mindful... you have 60 seconds!

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Wichita Festivals has unveiled the artwork for Riverfest 2019.

“Downtown Get Down” by Wichita artist Jay Walter will be featured on Riverfest posters, buttons and other merchandise.

Walter said this was the first time he had entered the Riverfest Poster & Button Artwork Contest. He won $4,000 for his winning design.

The 48th annual Riverfest is May 31 through June 8 in downtown Wichita. The nine-day event is expected to draw more than 400,000 people.

A Riverfest button allows a person admission for all nine days.

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Newman University has awarded its most distinguished scholarship to five high school seniors.

The students were selected from among 23 candidates who interviewed for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth about $130,000 over four years.

To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.9 cumulative high school grade point average and a 29 composite ACT score. Students also had to complete an online application and write an essay.

Ask 1A Across America

Jan 8, 2019

What is 1A Across America?

1A Across America is a two-year collaboration to incorporate more local and regional voices into the national conversation. Leading up to the 2020 elections, 1A’s production team will work closely with KMUW to bring the region’s underreported issues and concerns to 1A’s national audience.

KMUW News In 2018

Dec 20, 2018

NCAA basketball. The Garden City bomb plot trial. A very important election. Here, we look back at the stories that shaped the year.

Demand For Tickets Drive Up Prices At NCAA Tournament In Wichita

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was a huge event for Wichita, but getting inexpensive tickets wasn’t easy, especially with the KU Jayhawks playing here. 

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We'll be updating this page with unofficial election results as they come in. Check this page or listen to KMUW 89.1 FM throughout election night and Wednesday morning for results and analysis on local and statewide races. A full list of statewide results can be found at the Kansas secretary of state's website. Need to catch up? Check out KMUW's 2018 election coverage page.

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