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KMOS-TV Nominated for Regional Emmy Award for “KMOS Presents Missouri Life”

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 12, 2016) – KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri’s public broadcasting station, has been nominated to receive a Regional Emmy award for its original magazine series, “KMOS Presents Missouri Life.” The nomination was recently announced by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award recipients will be announced at ceremonies on Oct. 1 in Branson.

The episode of the series under consideration in the category of “Magazine Program” featured Columbia, Mo. In that episode, viewers were introduced to the mid-Missouri community with segments on the Log Boat Brewery, The Wine Cellar and Bistro, the University of Missouri Memorial Union and the Farmer’s Market. The program also included a profile of artist Paul Jackson and a photo essay on Rockbridge Memorial State Park, the home of the Devil’s Ice Box.

“KMOS Presents Missouri Life,” produced in collaboration with “Missouri Life” magazine, first aired in the fall of 2015, with the second season now in production. The first season took viewers on tours from the vineyards of Hermann to an alpaca ranch, a fly-fishing school in Lebanon, and a gunstock factory in Warsaw. Viewers traveled back in time with a living history event in Macon, the Old Drum trial re-enactment in Warrensburg, and the Civil War battle of Lexington. In each episode, the history of a community and profiles of interesting residents were part of the program.

“We are excited to learn of the nomination for the Regional Emmy award,” said Josh Tomlinson, interim director of broadcasting services at UCM. “It’s a validation of KMOS-TV’s longtime commitment to producing quality local programming that provides educational opportunities and entertainment to our viewers of all ages. The collaboration with ‘Missouri Life' magazine has provided a unique opportunity to share resources to tell stories about Missouri.”

Once they are submitted, entries will be judged by panels assembled by another NATAS chapter. The panel will be comprised of no fewer than seven judges who shall be certified as peers. No more than three judges on a panel may be employed by the same station or company or have a conflict of interest. KMOS staff members will join panels to judge entries from other regional NATAS Chapters.

Learn more about “KMOS Presents Missouri Life” and KMOS-TV’s additional programming and outreach opportunities at

About “Missouri Life” magazine

Greg Wood and Danita Allen Wood revived a previous version of the magazine to feature Missouri’s stunning scenery, its fascinating people, its rich past, and energetic present. Today, they deliver “Missouri Life” to 26,000 Missourians, and an audit of the circulation by an independent firm reports that each copy is read by 4.1 people, totaling about 107,000 total readers. Aside from a sizeable number of readers, “Missouri Life” has received many awards from state and international organizations, including the IRMA Magazine of the Year Award, both in 2008 and 2012.