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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 1, 2009) – Learn more about the upcoming digital television transition as KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, opens the KMOS-TV DTV Walk-in Center.
Walk-In Center Offers Hands-on Demonstrations
Viewers may visit the center, located in Room 16 of the KMOS-TV studios in UCM’s Wood-Martin Building, and learn hands-on about the equipment available to allow viewers to continue receiving a free broadcast television signal by antenna after June 12. Those who receive programming through cable or satellite receivers will not be affected by the transition.
Mobile Clinics Come to You, the Viewer
In addition to the walk-in center on the UCM campus, KMOS-TV staff members from the DTV Walk-in Center also will “hit the road,” staffing eight one-day DTV Mobile Clinics in communities throughout the KMOS-TV broadcast area in west-central and central Missouri.
The DTV Mobile Clinics will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in these communities:
The walk-in center on the UCM campus will be open noon-8 p.m. daily, including weekends, May 27-June 19. The center then will be open from 4-8 p.m. Fridays June 26-July 31, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends through June 20-July 26. In addition to visiting the center, viewers may call toll-free at 800-211-6972, or email questions to email@example.com.
During a visit to the walk-in center, visitors may view demonstrations of how to connect the digital conversion box to an analog television, request DTV converter coupons and receive a variety of print materials and view videos related to DTV conversion. The walk-in center is housed in an ADA-approved facility, with campus visitor parking located nearby.
Funding for the DTV Walk-in Center and Mobile Clinics was provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a federally-funded economic stimulus program partially designed to provide access to information about the digital television conversion to the public.
“KMOS-TV is excited to receive this funding,” said Donald Peterson, UCM director of broadcast services. “This provides us with an opportunity to reach out to our viewers in a very personal way, making the digital television transition much less daunting and allowing them to continue receiving the outstanding PBS programming they’ve come to expect.”
For information about KMOS-TV’s programming and outreach opportunities, visit www.kmos.org.