January 14, 2017

Interview with Chad Duell of General Hospital!

Drew had the chance to catch up with Chad Duell at the 40/29 & The Arkansas CW Women's Living Expo.  Duell plays Michael Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital. You can watch General Hospital on our Sister station 40/29 weekdays at 1pm.  Check out the interview below.

January 9, 2017

40/29 and The Arkansas CW Northwest Arkansas Women's Living Expo

It's time for the 7th annual 40/29 & The Arkansas CW Northwest Arkansas Women’s Living Expo. Taking place January 14-15, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Springdale & NWA Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 1500 S 48th Street in Springdale and there is free parking.

This What Women Want Event will host regional and local companies with the very best in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics, jewelry, travel, financial planning and offer many enter to win contests with lots of free goodies. 

Show hours: Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 with a discount coupon and children 8 and under are free.
$2 off admission coupons available at participating Harps stores.

Go to www.womenslivingexpo.com for more information.


“We so enjoy being a part of the Women’s Expo,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager, Shawn Oswald. “Our news, sports and weather teams look forward to visiting with all the Expo attendees.
“Stop by the Arkansas CW Booth and meet the Arkansas CW Crew where the CW Crew will be waiting to meet you! Grab a photo with your friends for free at our Photo Booth!

THE FAYETTEVILLE HONDA ENTERTAINMENT STAGE features festive entertainment throughout the weekend.

GENERAL HOSPITAL’S Michael Quartermaine played by Chad Duell  will be appearing at the Expo on Saturday at 1pm. Hang out with Chad at his fanfest and receive a free autographed picture. Sponsored by FFO Home

The Men of 40/29 
Visitors to 40/29 and The Arkansas CW’s Northwest Arkansas Women’s Living Expo will be able to get up close and personal with some of the 40/29 News men on Saturday, January 14th.
Moderated by news anchor/reporter, Paige Preusse, anchor/reporters Daniel Armbruster, Mitch Roberts, Chris Swaim, Josh Cole and Darby Bybee will take to the main stage at 12:30 so you can get to better the know the men who bring you live, local, late breaking news and weather, day and night on 40/29 and The Arkansas CW.

Stop by the Arkansas CW Booth and meet The Crew: Dustin, Shelby, Drew and Devante will be waiting to meet you and take a snapshot at their superhero themed photo booth.

CHEF’S DANNY LANE AND REBECCA WOODARD will be holding the first ever Harps Creative Cake Challenge! Watch as Harp’s most talented cake designers go head-to-head in a two day timed competition. Saturday the contestants will work their icing magic to create a sculpted grooms cake and a wild card decorator’s choice cake. Sunday watch the icing fly as contestants pull out all the stops with their custom wedding cake designs.

REGIS ARTISTIC DIRECTORS JEF MORRISON AND JUDITH LEE will demonstrate current hair trends and styles for women of all ages. Jef and Judith will reveal tips and techniques to enhance your beauty. Join us and discover the perfect hairstyle for you.

ARKANSAS BEEF COUNCIL CHEFS KITCHEN features cooking demos throughout the weekend. Learn time saving tips, watch simple cooking techniques and enjoy delicious tastings. Follow the aroma to our stage and taste wonderful foods while being delightfully entertained.  

ARKANSAS BEEF COUNCIL CELEBRITY CHEF COOK-OFF features the kitchen clash between defending champion, Chef Susan Beard from the Holiday Inn and Chrissy Sanderson from the Mockingbird Kitchen. Cheer on your favorite chefs as they create their specialty dishes for a panel of judges who will award the grand prize.

NWAA RUNWAY FASHION SHOWS featuring clothes and accessories  from Belle, Bride N Groom, Foxtrot Boutique, Gatsby’s Boutique, Good Things Boutique, Lularoe, Norma’s Boutique, Picadilly Frilly, Platos Closet, Racha’s Boutique, Shop For Mankind and Something Urban. Discover the best shopping at our specialty boutiques.

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY – Enter to win a 2 day stay at the Holiday Inn Springdale!

Prizes, Giveaways, Great Fun and the Best Shopping In Town!

January 6, 2017

Temperatures not keeping George Chmiel from his Beastmode run across America.

Even with freezing temperatures, George Chmiel continues the last part of his journey.  So far he has ran 2,655.71 Miles. George started his run across America on September 11th in San Diego, California.  He has ran through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.  He is currently running through the state of Virginia nearing Washington D.C. and will finish in New York City.  

James Welch, George Chmiel, John Meaux, Tucker Ballister and not shown Brian Fahmie

"One of my favorite pics from this journey." Said Beastmode For The Brave runner George Chmiel, "To me it symbolizes how hard this team works each and every day."  

The team has been working hard organizing a finish line ceremony at Ground Zero. Plus, producing videos for media, arranging interviews and whole lot more. Including George running 50 miles in the cold even though he was sick.  

Every day this team faces new challenges and obstacles but the continues to find away around them and push forward to their end goal.  They are very proud of what they are doing supporting our vets everyday! #beastmodeforthebrave

Information and pictures provided by Beastmode for the Brave Team
 and  George Chmiel's instagram. 

You can click here to see where George is on his run!

December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from The Arkansas CW Crew!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!  We look forward to what the 2017 year has in store for The Arkansas Crew!  Take a look back at 2016 below...

December 13, 2016

Gina Rodriguez & Rachel Bloom Are Golden Again!

Congratulations to Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin and Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend . Both ladies for a second year in a row have snagged a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical. Rachel Bloom won the same award last year and Gina Rodriguez also won it in 2015.  Cross you finger in hopes that one of these leading ladies becomes a two-time winner!

You can catch Jane the Virgin Mondays at 8pm and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Fridays at 8pm on The Arkansas CW!

December 12, 2016

Thank you for making a difference!

We want to thank everyone who stop buy and donated toys at the Pleasant Crossing Walmart Supercenter on December 9th, 2016.  We also want to thank our sponsor JVM -Johnson, Vorhees and Martucci Attorneys at Law.  We raised over $2,500 in toys for our local Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. Thank you for helping us brighten a child's life this holiday season.

You can still donate here:  Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter!  


December 1, 2016

10x10 Arts Series Ticket Sweepstakes

The Arkansas CW and Walton Arts Center want to give you a chance to win two tickets to the Dover Quartet with Avi Avital.  Tuesday, December 6th  at 7pm at the Walton Arts Center. 

Click here to enter!

To view sweepstakes rules click here.

November 30, 2016

Beastmode for the Brave run nearing Tennessee

George Chmiel continues his run across America for the Beastmode for the Brave run.  As of November 30th , George is 56 days into his run. He has completed 1,839.02 miles of his journey so far.  George started his run across America on September 11th in San Diego, California.  He has ran through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and is now completing his run through Arkansas. 

Catch up on George's Journey... 

When George paid a visit to Rogers, Arkansas in October for a concert benefiting Guardians for Heroes Foundation. We had a chance to speak with him about his run.   

George Chmiel interview

George received a great opportunity on Veterans Day to participate in the Veteran's Day wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  He also had a chance to speak with Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald and his staff.

More on George's Journey

Information and pictures provided by Beastmode for the Brave Team
 and  George Chmiel's instagram. 

You can click here to see where George is on his run!

November 29, 2016

CW Mid-season Schedule

The Cw network has released the schedule for mid-season.  Here is the info you need to get ready for the changes.

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW will move to Tuesdays at 8p starting January 24.

SUPERNATURAL will move to Thursdays at 7p starting January 26.

RIVERDALE will premiere on Thursday, January 26 at 8p

THE 100 will premiere on Wednesday, February 1 at 8p.

REIGN will premiere on Friday, February 10 at 8p.

THE ORIGINALS will premiere on Friday, March 17 at 7p.

IZOMBIE will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 4 at 7p & 8p.

Also a few shows on the schedule will finale in Mid-season.  Here is a list of the shows that will finale:

NO TOMORROW – Tuesday, January 17 at 8p

FREQUENCY – Wednesday, January 25 at 8p 

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND – Friday, February 3 at 8p

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Friday, March 10 at 7p (Series Finale)

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Tuesday, March 28 at 9p

November 22, 2016

Thank You For Donating Turkeys!

We want to thank everyone who came out and donated at the 40/29 and The Arkansas CW Feeding Hope Turkey Drive.  We raised over 3,000 turkeys and other donations for NWA Food bank and the River Valley Regional Food Bank. Butterball matched a 1,000 donated Butterball turkeys and Ocean Spray donated cranberry sauce.  Thank you all for your donations! 

40/29 and The Arkansas CW's Feeding Hope Turkey Drive is a community Outreach initiative developed with the support of Walmart, The River Valley Regional Food Bank, The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Samaritan Community Center, Butterball, Land-O-Lakes, Kozy Shack and Ocean Spray.


November 15, 2016


It's time for the Arkansas Anime Festival in Springdale!  This Weekend!  Get your tickets now!  On November 18th, 19th and 20th the Arkansas Anime Festival will be held in Springdale at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.  The Arkansas CW is proud sponsor of Arkansas Anime Festival! Plenty of fun activities for everyone! Cosplay contest, artists, vendors, video and table top competition.

For more information on event schedules and how to get your tickets go to www.arkansasanimefestival.com 

Fall guest are:

Chris Patton

Voice Actor  

Chris Patton has been a voice actor for seventeen years which includes 220 Anime titles from Funimation, ADV, Sentai Filmworks anad Okratron 5000. He is the voice of Rentaro from "Black Bullet", Run with "Akame Ga Kill", Moral on "Hamatora", Ausra from "Souleater"and Greed from "Fullmetal Alchemist".  

You can Click Here to read more about Chris Patton.

Phil Parsons

Voice of Dragonball Z's Nappa

Phil parsons is an American anime voice actor who works at Funimation.  He is best known for voicing English dub of the Dragon Ball Series. Some other animes he was voice actor in was Black Butler: Book of Circus-Cedric and Burton, Overlord-Nigun Grid Lewin, Tokyo Ghoul-Renji Yomo, Noragami Aragoto-Kugaha and many more.  He also was a nominee for best male supporting vocal performance for voice of Azazel from High School DxD new.

You can go here to see all the voices he has done for animes.  

Samantha Inoue-Harte

Voices, Stunts and FX Makeup

Samantha Inoue-Harte is a established entertainment veteran.  She is a producer and partner at Animetropolis.  She is a 16 year voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime and video game titles. You may know her work from:  Final Fantasy Unlimited, Sakura Wars, Samurai X, Tekken the Motion Picture, Trinity Blood, Sin City, Grindhouse, Planet Terror and Idiocracy.

Click here to read more about Samantha Inoue-Harte.

Michelle The StoryTeller

 Click Here to read more about Michelle

DJ Blay

 Click Here to read more about Blay

The Arkansas CW Crew

The Arkansas CW is a proud sponsor of The Arkansas Anime Festival.  It is also the home of hit shows such as Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Arrow, Flash, Reign, Originals, iZombie,Vampire Diaries and Frequency.  You can Click Here to find out more about The Arkansas CW.

You can find a complete list of guest by clicking here.

Get your tickets now! For tickets and other event information go to  Arkansas Anime Festival Website now!

November 14, 2016

Feeding Hope Turkey Drive this Friday!

On Friday, November 18, 40/29 (KHBS/KHOG-TV) and The Arkansas CW encourage Northwest Arkansas and River Valley residents to help feed our neighbors in need by donating to the 4th annual Feeding Hope Turkey Drive.

40/29 News anchors, reporters, The Arkansas CW Street Team, station volunteers and Feeding Hope Turkey Drive partners will be collecting uncooked *turkeys from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at these primary drop-off locations:

Rogers - Walmart Super Center, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd.

Fort Smith-Walmart Super Center, 8301 Rogers Avenue

*For every Butterball turkey you give, your donation will be matched, up to a total of 1000 Butterball turkeys.

The River Valley Regional Food Bank and their agencies will also be collecting turkeys at these River Valley Walmart & Neighborhood Market locations:

Alma - 367 W Cherry Street  
Booneville - 1555 E Main Street
Clarksville- 230 Market Street
Dardanelle- 1172 N Highway 7
Fort Smith- 2210 N 62nd Street
Fort Smith- 8301 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith- 2425 South Zero Street
Fort Smith – Neighborhood Market - 8600 US Highway 71 S
Fort Smith - Neighborhood Market – 4900 Rogers Avenue Suite 101J
Greenwood - 551 Liberty Drive
Mena - 600 Highway 71 N
Van Buren - 2214 Fayetteville Road 

"Our Stations are honored to help fight hunger, especially during the holidays, " said Shawn Oswald, President and General Manager of KHBS/KHOG-TV and The Arkansas CW.  "Our Feeding Hope partners are extremely generous to help with the collection and distribution of donations."

40/29 and The Arkansas CW's Feeding Hope Turkey Drive is a community Outreach initiative developed with the support of Walmart, The River Valley Regional Food Bank, The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Samaritan Community Center, Butterball, Land-O-Lakes, Kozy Shack and Ocean Spray.

November 4, 2016

The Arkansas CW Crew explores Walmart's Toyland event.

  Walmart held Toyland yearly event in Downtown Bentonville on Friday November 4th.  Toy makers from across the country took part in the celebration to showcase the toys topping every child’s wish list for Santa this year. There was celebrity guests and your favorite Disney characters, children’s activities, food and an opportunity to test out the top toys of the season.  

Drew had a chance to talk to some of the vendors, met some of your favorite characters and checked out some of the new toys.   

We spoke with Weston Teshima with the Walmart Toys division. Senior Manager of Sales for Disney, Holly Sestak. Senior Director of Toys for Nickelodeon, Kevin Martin.

We ran into some special visitors to the Toyland event from Disney's Descendants 2, Mitchell Hope who plays King Ben & China McClain who plays Uma. Check out their interviews below!  

Drew explores Toyland

Interview with cast from Descendants 2 

Drew chatting with Santa?


Drew checks out the Walmart's top kid tested toys for Christmas.

Walmart polled hundreds of children to see what toys they wanted to add to their Santa wish list. Hundreds of kids from ages 18 months to 12 years old were given some of this years hottest toys to play with and chose their favorites.   Drew had a chance to check out some of the top toys on their kid tested top toys at the Pleasant Crossing Walmart with store manager Tina Budnaitis.  

Now, Drew decided he wanted to try out the Walmart exclusive game Pie Face Show down for himself.  Check it out! Can he win?

Walmart's Top 25 kid tested toys:

My Life As Food Truck – Walmart exclusive Num Noms Lipgloss Truck
Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station
Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart
FurReal Friends® Torch, My Blazin' Dragon
Little Live Pets Puppy
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave– Walmart exclusive  
Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset
Fisher Price® Imaginext® Bat Flight City
Fisher Price® Little People® Sit 'n Stand Skyway
My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Lair Playset
Pie Face Showdown! Game – Exclusive to Walmart for a limited time
Razor PowerCore E100 Electric Scooter – Walmart exclusive
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey – Walmart exclusive
Fisher Price® Imaginext® Ultra T-Rex
Hot Wheels® AI Racing Playset  
Nerf® N-Strike Elite® HyperFire® Blaster
Tyco® Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle
Vtech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure
Disney® Princess Carriage– Walmart exclusive
Paw Patrol Zooming Marshall
Sky Viper Streaming Drone  
Star Wars™ Electronic R2D2  


October 31, 2016

Robert Watkins visits Fort Smith's Women's Expo

Robert Watkins who plays Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital spoke at the 40/29 and The Arkansas CW Women's Living Expo in Fort Smith this past weekend.  He answered questions about himself and the show.  

After signing autographs he stopped by The Arkansas CW booth to chat with our Crew.  Check it out!!!  

You can watch General Hospital on ABC 40/29 weekdays at 1:00 PM.