The Pitch
  • 1701 Main St.
  • Kansas City, Missouri 64108
  • Phone: (816) 561-6061
  • Fax: (816) 756-0502
  • Circulation: 42,000 (as of June 2014)
  • Audited By: Audit Bureau of Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Metropolitan Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka
  • National Advertising: Voice Media Group
  • Publishing Group: SouthComm, Inc.
Kansas City leaders may have shuttered the brothels and torn down the stockyards that once defined the town--and the mobsters may have blown themselves up in disco bombings back in the '70s--but there are still plenty of stories to tell about this metropolitan area of nearly two million sturdy Midwesterners. The Pitch tells those stories. Over more than 25 years, the paper has developed a reputation as a source of sophisticated, in-depth information Kansas City readers know they can't get anywhere else, whether it's news about crime and corruption, coverage of the area’s spirited arts and music scenes, or all the juicy info on the latest barbecue joint.

The Pitch counts more than 258,000 readers who pick up the paper at more than 1,500 locations throughout western Missouri and eastern Kansas; readers across the world also look to our Web site,, to keep up with what’s happening here or to make plans whenever they’re goin' to Kansas City.
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Recent AAN Awards

2011 Column-Political, 1st Place (Circulation Below 50000) by David Martin
2011 Drugs Reporting, 1st Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Peter Rugg
2010 News Story-Long Form, Honorable Mention (Circulation Above 50000) by Carolyn Szczepanski
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 25-49 (59.5%)

 F: 50.4%
 M: 49.6%
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Source: Media Audit, Winter 2002


Title Name Email address*
Publisher Joel Hornbostel ---
Director of Marketing and Operations Jason Dockery ---
Sales Manager Erin Carey ---
Staff Writer David Hudnall ---
Editor Scott Wilson ---

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How Christian churches are changing Kansas City's cultural landscape.
The Pitch  |  David Hudnall  |  11-19-2014  |  Culture

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The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  01-26-2014  |  Crime & Justice
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