Independent television station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States

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Lawrence, Kansas/Kansas City, Missouri
United States
CityLawrence, Kansas
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
Branding38 The Spot (general)
41 Action News on 38 The Spot (newscast)
SloganIt's Where You Want to Be. (general)
Clear. Complete Coverage. (news)
Kansas City's Weather Leader (weather)
Affiliations38.1: Independent / NBC (alternate)
38.2: Bounce TV (O&O)
38.3: Court TV Mystery (O&O)
38.4: Court TV (O&O)
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
FoundedMay 16, 1985
First air date
February 13, 1988 (32 years ago) (1988-02-13)
Former call signs
KMCI (1988–2010)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 38 (UHF, 1988–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 36 (UHF, 2001–2009)
  • 41 (UHF, 2009–2019)
  • HSN (1988–1995, secondary until 1999)
  • Fox Kids/4Kids TV (secondary, 1999–2008)
  • LWN (DT2, 2011–2013)
  • Grit (DT4, 2015-2020)
Call sign meaning
ICAO-assigned code for Kansas City International Airport
(former owner)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID42636
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT306 m (1,004 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°58′42″N 94°32′1.8″W / 38.97833°N 94.533833°W / 38.97833; -94.533833Coordinates: 38°58′42″N 94°32′1.8″W / 38.97833°N 94.533833°W / 38.97833; -94.533833
Public license information

KMCI-TV, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 25), is an independent television station licensed to Lawrence, Kansas, United States and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, as part of a duopoly with Kansas City, Missouri-licensed NBC affiliate KSHB-TV (channel 41). The two stations share studios on Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri; KMCI-TV's transmitter is located at the Blue River Greenway in the city's Hillcrest section. There is no separate website for KMCI-TV; instead, it is integrated with that of sister station KSHB-TV.

On cable, KMCI-TV is available on Charter Spectrum and Consolidated Communications channel 8, Comcast Xfinity channel 2 in Kansas and channel 5 in Missouri, and AT&T U-verse and Google Fiber channel 38. There is a high definition feed provided on Spectrum digital channel 1230, Xfinity channel 807, Consolidated channel 632 and U-verse channel 1038.

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