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KDCU To Launch Local Spanish Newscast

Noticias Univision Kansas will air on the Univision affiliate weeknights at 10 beginning April 20 and will be produced by KWCH.

KDCU Wichita, Kan. (DMA 68), the Univision affiliate owned by Entravision Communications and operated by Sunflower Broadcasting, today announced the launch of what it says will be the first Spanish-language newscast in Kansas. Beginning April 20, KDCU will broadcast Noticias Univision Kansas. Produced from the newsroom of Schurz Communications-owned KWCH Wichita (CBS), Noticias Univision Kansas will air at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“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 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,” said Entravision News Director Jorge Friguls. “We’ve launched local newscasts across our Entravision station group and they’ve been well-received in every market,” he added. “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.”

Noticias Univision Kansas will provide comprehensive news and weather coverage from around Kansas, with a focus on the Wichita metro area and southwest Kansas, where the Hispanic population is largest, KWCH said. Noticias Univision Kansas will be anchored by Marco Alcocer, who is joined by reporter Marielkis Salazar and weather anchor Xiomara Guevara.  Photojournalist Alejandra Rojas will also provide coverage from Southwest Kansas.

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