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!  


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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.




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November 15, 2016

IT'S TIME FOR A2F!!!



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?





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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
Hatchimals  
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  




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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.

October 27, 2016

Drew Checks Out Popular Halloween Costumes




Drew stop by our local Walmart Supercenter to check out children's halloween costumes trending for this halloween season.  Check it out!


October 25, 2016

Do The Ozarks with The Arkansas CW Crew: The Crew Checks Out the Haunted Crescent Hotel...


Do The Ozarks with The Arkansas CW Crew: The Crew Checks Out the Haunted Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs...: The Arkansas CW Crew took a tour of the famous haunted hotel The Crescent Hotel.  Built in 1886, the first 15 years it served the carriage...

Click here to check out video


40/29 & The Arkansas CW Fort Smith Women's Living Expo this weekend!


40/29 & The Arkansas CW Fort Smith Women's Living Expo will be returning to the Fort Smith Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30.

The Expo offers 175 diverse exhibits, fashion shows, makeovers, health screenings, popular chefs, book signings, enter to win contests and giveaways galore.


Show Hours: Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Tickets: $7 general admission; $5 with a discount card available at all Harps Stores; children 8 and under are free. Taste of Home Class Tickets: 1 class & entrance to Expo $14. 


SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

THE MEN FROM 40/29: On Saturday at 12:30 Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee, Anchor Daniel Armbruster, Meteorologist Chris Swaim, Reporter Brett Rains will hold a question and answer session with their fans.

Special Guest from ABC’s General Hospital, Dillon Quartermaine played by Robert Palmer Watkins will appear on the Crain Hyundai Entertainment Stage Saturday at 1pm. His appearance will be followed by a "Fanfest" autograph signing in the FFO Home booth.

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. 

MERCY HEALTHY BABY, HEALTHY CHILD BREAKFAST kicks off the Expo on Saturday at 8:30am. The Mercy panel of featured speakers includes Dr. Jessica Pullen obstetrician and gynecologist at Mercy Clinic, Dr. Kendall Wagner pediatrician and internal medicine physician with Mercy Clinic, Gina Null, MSN,APRN,ANP,AOCNP a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner at the Mercy Breast Center and Mandi Williams, MSN, APRN, CPNP Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Free Breakfast, Free Gift Bag & Free Ticket to the Expo. Register as a guest at: www.womenslivingexpo.com


Grab your Spatula and attend a TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL CLASS at the Expo! Join Culinary Expert, Karen Davis us for a fun filled cooking experience. From seasoned home chefs to beginners learning their way around the kitchen, the Taste of Home Cooking School classes offer something for everyone. There will be one 60 minute class each day and attendees will receive a swag bag. To purchase your class tickets go to www.womenslivingexpo.com . Sponsored by Harps

THE PETIT JEAN MEATS CELEBRITY CHEF KITCHEN showcases the culinary skills of award winning Chef Jason Knapp. From Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta to Bacon Bourbon Jam Chef Knapp puts a fresh spin on your favorite recipes. Join us and learn how to make these mouth watering dishes. 

HALLOWEEN COMES TO THE EXPO ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH!
HALLOWEEN CUPCAKE WARS
Each contestant receives pre-baked cupcakes, an assortment of decorations, ready to
use icing and toppings. Decorated cupcakes will be judged by the original “icing slingers”, Chef Danny Lane and Rebecca Woodard from Harps and the Arkansas CW Crew. They will award the winner with a $75 Harps Gift Certificate.

102.7 VIBE HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
Come to the Expo in costume on Sunday and get into the Expo free. Cash prizes
will be awarded to costumes with loudest audience applause. Categories include the
Most Creative, Best Couple, Best Family. Contest moderated by KC from Vibe 102.7.

N.c.K MODELS WALK THE RUNWAY AT THE EXPO in premium fashions from LuLaRoe, Norma’s Boutique, Real Life Apparel, Rendezvos Formal Wear and Stage Stores. Don’t miss the adorable kids fashions from Alisons Wonderland and luxurious handbags and stunning jewelry provided by Fricaine, Park Lane Jewelry and Xbones Engraving at prices that work for you. Models hair and makeup is courtesy of Radiant Skincare.

REGIS Salon’s Artistic Directors Judith Lee and Jef Morrison will be at the Expo demonstrating Current Hair Trends. Equipped with knowledge, skills and some of the best professional haircare products available, they will create the looks you want.

Natural BEAUTY MAKEOVERS featuring Aloette, Mary Kay, Sandhya’s Radiance and Vanity Calls. Their Experts will show you how to rejuvenate your skin, use minimal makeup that works for everyday and UpDo’s for all occasions.

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


October 21, 2016

Beastmode for the Brave Benefit Concert held Friday



 Dustin had an opportunity to sit down with the co-founder of Beastmode for the Brave, Talon Smith, to talk about tonight's event and the overall message of Beastmode for the brave.

Dustin also had the chance to talk to Justin Roberts, director of " No Greater Love" winner of 2016 Best of the Fest award at BFF, and "Run Across America" a film documenting runner George Chmiel's journey across the country.

Check out both interviews below!









October 20, 2016

Destroy your documents for a good cause! -Local Shred event



It's time for 40/29 and The Arkansas CW's community shred event this Saturday, October 22nd, From 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.  You can bring up to 5 small boxes of personal documents and cash donation to locations in Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Siloam Springs.  


Shredding documents is one of the easiest ways to prevent identity theft, said 40/29 and The Arkansas CW President and General Manager, Shawn Oswald. We are extremely happy to partner with Shred-it, Arvest, The Northwest Arkansas Mall and our Feeding Hope partners to give our viewers another opportunity to stay safe.
  
*please note: 5 small boxes maximum per vehicle. No businesses will be allowed to shred documents personal documents only.  Once trucks are full or we reach the two hours we will shut down the line.

Fort Smith Location:
River Valley Regional Food Bank
1617 S Zero Street
(The intersection of Highway 412 and Highway 16)
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fayetteville Location:
North West Arkansas Mall
4201 N. Shiloh Drive
 (East of Sears)
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Siloam Springs Location:
Arvest Bank
2730 HWY 412 E
(In between Atwoods and Arvest Bank)
Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Donations will benefit the Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley Regional Food Banks. 

We like to give a special thanks to: