KDCU-DT, the Univision network affiliate owned by Entravision Communications Corporation and operated by Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. today announced the launch of the first Spanish-language newscast in Kansas. Beginning today, KDCU-DT will broadcast “Noticias Univision Kansas,” a nightly newscast that delivers the latest local, state, national and international news in Spanish. Produced from the KWCH-TV 12 newsroom, “Noticias Univision Kansas” will air at 10:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
KDCU–DT will serve the fastest-growing population in the Wichita/Hutchinson DMA. Of the 64 counties in the DMA, 60 saw an increase in its Hispanic population over the last ten years, according to the 2010 Census. Hispanics now represent 10.5% of the Kansas population.
“There’s a real need for local information in our Spanish-speaking community. We’re going to serve the Hispanic community in Kansas with a newscast produced for them and about them,” said KWCH-TV News Director Chad Cross.
“We are filling a tremendous void in the local Kansas market and we know ‘Noticias Univision Kansas’ will be a reliable source of local information for Spanish speaking viewers. We’ve launched local newscasts across our Entravision station group and they’ve been well-received in every market,” said Entravision News Director Jorge Friguls. “We are excited about the partnership with KWCH-TV as we provide the Hispanic community of Kansas with the most relevant and up-to-date news.”