Kansas City Kansan

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Kansas City Kansan
TypeNews site
FormatWeb-only (formerly broadsheet)
OwnerNick Sloan
PublisherNick Sloan
Founded1921[1]
Headquarters7735 Washington Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
United States
Official websitewww.kckansan.com
 
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Kansas City Kansan
TypeNews site
FormatWeb-only (formerly broadsheet)
OwnerNick Sloan
PublisherNick Sloan
Founded1921[1]
Headquarters7735 Washington Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
United States
Official websitewww.kckansan.com

The Kansas City Kansan is an online newspaper that serves Kansas City, Kansas and other towns in Wyandotte County.

History[edit]

Arthur Capper started the newspaper January 31, 1921. At the time Kansas City, Kansas did not have a daily newspaper while neighboring Kansas City, Missouri had three dailies -- the Kansas City Journal-Post, Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star.

At its peak in the 1960s, the daily paid circulation topped 34,000. It also operated KCKN-AM 1340 Radio. (See Wikipedia; "KCKN (defunct)" for station history.

It published daily (except Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays). Near the end of its print publication, the paper converted from a daily to a twice-weekly publication.[2] Since January 10, 2009, the Kansan has been an online-only publication. On September 19th, Nick Sloan, a Kansas City, Kan., resident, purchased the Kansan and is now the independent owner of the publication.[1]

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