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...

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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. 


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:

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 . 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. 

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.

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:

October 17, 2016

George Chmiel makes it to Texas! Beastmode for the Brave

 George Chmiel continues his run across America for the Beastmode for the Brave run.  As of October 16th, George was 29 days into his run completing 899.82 miles of his two month journey.  George started his run across America on September 11th in San Diego, California.  

He has ran through California, Arizona, New Mexico and has reached Texas.  He will arrive in Arkansas later this week for a concert to benefit the Guardian for Heroes Foundation on Friday October 21st at Cross Church 6:30PM with Jeremy Camp  
You can help show your support in cities he will be arriving to throughout his journey.  For more information or tickets to concerts go here to learn more.  

What it is all about!

Day 28

Welcome to Texas!

Signing of the RV

Day 26

Day 25

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!

October 12, 2016

Interview with Mekhi Phifer form Frequency!

Drew got the opportunity to sit down with Mekhi Phifer, one of the stars of the new CW show "Frequency". Check out the interview below! 

You can catch "Frquency" Wednesdays after "Arrow" on The Arkansas CW.  You can find The Arkansas CW on Cox Cable HD channel 2004 or 4 and on AT&T U-Verse on HD channel 1030 or 30.

Frequency: When Raimy Sullivan was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan left her and her mother behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

October 10, 2016

Interview with Tori Anderson from No Tomorrow!

Drew got the opportunity to sit down with Tori Anderson, one of the stars of the new CW show "No Tomorrow".  Check out the interview below!

You can catch "No Tomorrow" Tuesdays after The Flash on The Arkansas CW.  You can find The Arkansas CW on Cox Cable HD channel 2004 or 4 and on AT&T U-Verse on HD Channel 1030 or 30.

"No Tomorrow" is about Evie Callahan, a risk-averse quality-control assessor, who appreciates order. Then she meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday, and the attraction is immediate and electric. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because he believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully. 

October 5, 2016

Beastmode for the Brave Runner Makes it to New Mexico despite obsticles...

George Chmiel continues his run across America for the Beastmode for the Brave run.  As of October 4th, George was 22 days into his run completing 650.79 miles of his two month journey.  George started his run across America on September 11th in San Diego, California.  He has ran through California, Arizona and has now reached New Mexico. 

Day 21 Running Through High desert

Over the last couple of weeks, George has made it through a collapse on the Mexican border, being rushed by border patrol, rattlesnakes, flash flood, rock slide and massive lightning storm.  

Besides the obstacles George has been enduring, the team continues to run into obstacles also and they continue to press on with a "Whatever It Takes!" attitude.  Including their GMC from Everett Chevrolet here in Northwest Arkansas which has been getting them through the elements like a champ!   

You can catch up on his journey video below.

Day 20

Lightning Storm- Day 19

Flash Flooding and rock slide-Day 18

One tough GMC! Day 17

You can help show your support in cities he will be arriving to throughout his journey.  For more information on how you can get involved to  help support this run across America.   

Information provided by Beastmode for the Brave Team and George Chmiel's instagram. 
You can click here to see where George is on his run!

Win Tickets to The Halloween Festival at The Castle of Muskogee

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee and The Arkansas CW want to give a scary good time!  Enter below for your chance to win tickets to the Halloween festival at the Castle of Muskogee.  

For more information on the Halloween Festival go to

For a chance to win tickets go to the below entry form to enter.

Click here for contest rules.  

October 4, 2016

CW Fall Starts Today!

Primetime programming returns this week with returning heroes and some fresh faces! Don't miss the start of the fall season on The Arkansas CW!  

Starting tonight The Flash returns at 7pm followed by the series premiere of  No Tomorrow at 8pm.

Then on Wednesday Arrow returns for it's fifth season at 7pm followed by the series premiere of Frequency at 8pm.

BFF 2017 Film Submissions Open!

Film submission for the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film festival are now open. Go to for more details about the BFF submission guidelines and process.

Films accepted into the festival will be announced in March.

The Bentonville Film Festival will open on May 2nd and go through the May 7th.