A Story of Connection.
Eagle Communications’ beginning was simple in 1948, based on connecting people with people through radio and television transmission. It was a foundation built on hard work, trust and integrity.
Originally known as KAYS, Inc. and based in Hays, Kansas, Eagle Communications began in the commercial television, radio broadcasting, and cable television business. In 1989, the company sold its commercial television stations, and now concentrates on radio broadcasting, cable television, Internet service, and telephone service.
Today, Eagle owns and operates 28 radio stations in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska; and 59 cable systems in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.
In 1998, Eagle owner Bob Schmidt began transferring ownership of the company to 116 of his faithful employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. In 2002, the employees became majority owners of the company. Since 2012, Eagle has been 100% employee-owned. We find that this ownership motivates our employee-owners to do and be their best. And we believe that our customers deserve nothing less.
Eagle’s goal is simple: We want to connect people. We desire to provide efficient and high-quality communication services to our customers in each community through advanced technology and the customer service to back up our belief that our customers and our audience are our most important assets.
Our Mission Statement
Eagle Communications’ Broadband Division strives to be the leader in economic revitalization in the rural American communities we serve, dedicated to bringing relevant information, entertainment and broadband services to the people, businesses and families therein. We are committed towards enhancing the quality of life by providing our services and leveraging partnerships to promote both community and family growth.