In September of 2006, Schurz Communications purchased KWCH and its satellite stations establishing the operation as Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. In July of 2007, the Sunflower Broadcasting family gained one more member when Schurz purchased Wichita CW affiliate KSCW which is seen over the air on Channel 33 and on cable channel 5 in most of the broadcast area.
KWCH Eyewitness News also produces local news each weekday morning from 7-9 on the Kansas CW.
Building Expansion: With the addition of KSCW, its broadcast operations and additional employees, KWCH embarked on building expansion and renovation late in 2007. A 7,500 square foot addition has been completed late summer of 2008.
The City: Wichita was rated as the 2nd best city for jobs in 2008 by Forbes Magazine. And it was rated as the 9th best place to live in 2006 by Money Magazine. The city is known as the Air Capital of the World because of the local aircraft industry. Planes and aircraft parts built in Wichita include Boeing, Learjet, Cessna, Beech and Hawker. Wichita is also home to Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in the United States.