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A Better Region 8: Privilege to serve Region 8

A Better Region 8 (Source: KAIT) A Better Region 8 (Source: KAIT)

In 1963, the average American income was $5,800 a year. A new house would cost on average a little less than $13,000.

You could buy a loaf of bread for 22 cents and a gallon of gas for 29.

Also in 1963, on the afternoon of July 15, KAIT signed on the air.

We started with a western movie. News was added some time later.

We began a relationship with ABC that became stronger as we carried most of their network news when President Kennedy was assassinated that November.

Since then, through triumphs and tragedies, we've been here with you and for you. From historic flooding– to ice storms – to tornadoes – to horrific events in our communities – to finding ways to give back and help our fellow neighbors – the past 55 years have been all about you.

We want to take this time to celebrate 55 years of service. We consider it a privilege to serve Region 8.

Thank you for allowing us to come into your homes these past 55 years. Over that time, we've grown and changed as you have grown and changed - hopefully for the better.

All of us at KAIT would like to take this time to say thank you for 55 great years and here's to 55 more - of making this a Better Region 8.

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