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KMOS-TV Receives International Davey Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 4, 2008) – For the second time in a year, KMOS-TV, channel 6, UCM ’s public broadcasting station, has earned national recognition for excellence in programming and production.

KMOS-TV Davey Awards

KMOS-TV received silver Davey Awards from the International Academy for Visual Arts. Among those receiving the awards in a ceremony at the KMOS-TV studio were, left to right, Dale Carder, UCM’s associate vice president for University Advancement; Shawn Jones, assistant director of athletics for broadcasting and marketing; Don Peterson, director of Broadcasting Services; Christy Mesar, KMOS-TV program editor; Roy Millen, KMOS-TV production coordinator; and Dorothy McGrath, KMOS-TV manager of television and community programs. 

The station received silver Davey Awards, bestowed by the International Academy of Visual Arts, for “Jerry Adams Outdoors,” a locally produced program in the KMOS-TV broadcast schedule, and “UCM Traditions,” a promotional video produced by the station that highlights the university’s rich heritage and long-standing traditions.

Jerry Adams Outdoors

“Jerry Adams Outdoors” received the silver award in the general category of nature and wildlife programming, as well as the categories of editing and promotion of nature and wildlife programming. Receiving the awards were Don Peterson, UCM director of Broadcasting Services; Jerry Adams, host and producer of the program; Dorothy McGrath, manager of television and community programs; Christy Mesar, program editor; Ron Bigford, videographer; and Maritza Gonzalez, production assistant.

UCM Traditions

“UCM Traditions” earned awards in the categories of Corporate Image and History/Biography. Receiving the honors for the work on production of the video were UCM President Aaron Podolefsky, Dale Carder, associate vice president for University Advancement; Peterson, McGrath and Gonzales; Roy Millen, production coordinator; Mesar; Shawn Jones, assistant director of athletics for broadcasting and marketing; and Ann Pearce, associate to the president.

A Team Effort

“KMOS-TV continues to provide quality programming for more than 1.3 million viewers in our 33-county service area,” Peterson said. “This award-winning programming is the result of a team effort by our dedicated and talented staff in conjunction with UCM personnel across the campus. As a result, the recognition by our peers reflects our continuing commitment to quality and excellence.”

Recognizing Excellence

The Davey Awards exclusively recognize the small firm, agencies and companies throughout the world that have successfully competed with their larger counterparts in much the same way that David defeated Goliath. The awards are overseen and judged by the IAVA, an organization with a membership of more than 200 professionals from various disciplines of the creative arts dedicated to the progress of traditional and interactive media.

For More Information

For more information about KMOS-TV and its programming, visit the station web site at