According to TV Predictions.com, KMBC9 (ABC), Kansas City,could flip the switch to HD News as early as next week.
KMBC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, will begin broadcasting its news programs in High-Definition this month, probably as early as August 20.
The station this month has been running on-air teaser ads promoting the upcoming switch to high-def news.
When the switch occurs, KMBC-TV will be the first station in Kansas City to broadcast local news programs in high-def.
There are now approximately 50 local stations nationwide offering news programs in High-Definition.
KMBC-TV, which is owned by Hearst Argyle Television, is channel 9 in the Kansas City area.
HD news rollout in the Midwest has been slow, with KSDK flipping the switch last February, and sister station KARE-11 within a few months, in Minneapolis-St. Paul.