KTKA-TV, "49 ABC", is the ABC affiliate in Topeka, Kansas. On August 29, 2005 KTKA was purchased by Free State Communications, a privately owned Kansas-based media and communications company and a subsidiary of the World Company (which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World). Its transmitter is located in Topeka.


KTKA phased out news programming in 2002. On August 29, 2005, Channel 49 was purchased by Free State Communications and received new software and hardware for the re-development of a news division. On February 5, 2006, KTKA launched "49 News at 10" which aired immediately after the Super Bowl.

  • Good Morning Kansas 5:00AM-7:00AM (Weekdays)
  • 49 News at 11 11:00AM-11:30AM (Weekdays)
  • 49 News at 6 6:00PM-6:30PM (Weekdays)
  • 49 News at 10 10:00PM-10:35PM (Daily)

Past On-Air Staff

Kelsey Angle; John Becker; Steve Breitwieser; Peter Bernard; Craig Borgman; Chanda Brown; Mike Browning; Tom Burse; Stan Byrdy; Joan Carlson; Marty Carpenter; Ric Chetter; Tom Christiansen; Tony Cornett; Jana Corrie, Dana Davis, Mike Deines; Mike DiNitto; Brad Edwards (formerly of The Weather Channel, now at WOI-TV); Jaime Fall; Julie Goldberg-Unruh (WGN-TV); Karl Fruendt; Mark Holyoak; Collette Kennedy; Ted Hall; Beau Harkness; Jaime Henry; Jeff Herndon; Lori Hutchinson; Tim Joyce; Rebecca Kleeman; Jason Lamb; Ed Levy; Mike Lowe; Ann Miller; Megan Mosack, Maria Neider; Jamie Oberg; Rich O'Brien; Tara O'Neill; Austen Onek; Rodney Price; Ellen Powers; Anita Reese; Dave Relihan; Eric Renner; Mike Rigg; Greg Sharpe; Blake Smith, Steve Snyder, news dir. (deceased); Brad Stauffer; Scott Stevens; Ric Streed; Tai Takahashi; Bob Totten, news director; Natasha Trelfa, Dan Vogt; Jim Wagner; Eileen Wixted; Christine Killamayer; Annette Lawless.

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