Liquor and Mayors highlight first The City Wire show

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Liquor and Mayoral collaboration were the first newsmaker items presented in the inaugural showing of “5NEWS Presents: The City Wire” show.

5NEWS (KFSM TV 5 and KXNW TV 34) and The City Wire have teamed up to produce a weekly one-hour news show designed to provide more indepth information about business, politics and arts & entertainment news in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas.

The City Wire Show, which appears Saturday and Sunday mornings in the two markets, will include a recap of major events, updates and details on ongoing issues, updates on newsmakers and discussion of arts & entertainment action.

The show, officially titled “5NEWS Presents: The City Wire,” will air Saturday mornings at 8 .m. on KXNW-TV 34, which is channel 20 for Cox cable customers in Northwest Arkansas and channel 8 for Cox cable customers in the Fort Smith area. The show will air Sunday mornings at 6 a.m. on KFSM-TV 5.

5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb and The City Wire managing editor Michael Tilley are set to serve as hosts for the show. Also, Kyle Kellams, news director for KUAF 91.3FM, Cyd King, arts & entertainment editor for The City Wire, will be part of the show to talk about the cultural scene in Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith areas.

The first show featured Marshall Ney with Dollars for Benton County, talking about the Benton County liquor proposal. Ney is also an attorney with the Mitchell Williams firm.

Also featured on the first show were Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan from Fayetteville. They discussed their collaborative efforts to join the two cities.

Below are two segments that were part of the show.

Link to this page on the KFSM website to see other show segments.