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KMOS-TV Introduces New Local Program, 'Lowdown'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 7, 2016) – KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri’s public broadcasting station, announces the debut of its newest local programming, Lowdown, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

Hosted by UCM students Briana Blocker and Ron’Zena Hill, the program is produced from the KMOS-TV studios in Warrensburg, providing coverage of the news about the events and people on the UCM campus and in the community. Following its debut, Lowdown will join KMOS-TV’s local programming with a regular weekly time slot of 9 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 27.

Lowdown replaces KMOS-TV’s previous locally produced program, University Magazine, with a continued commitment providing viewers with quality entertainment and information about UCM and the surrounding community.

Immediately preceding the debut of Lowdown, KMOS-TV also will present original programming highlighting the arts at UCM. At 7 p.m., A Place in History: UCM at Carnegie Hall will follow UCM student musicians and faculty with the Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir during their trip to New York City in February 2016.

The concert launched the 33rd season of the MidAmerica Productions Ensemble Spotlight Series. The Concert Choir, under the direction of Alan Zabriskie, performed a program titled The Long Road Home, comprised of several pieces, including White Stones by Thomas LaVoy and Kalējs Kala Debesīs by Selga Mence. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Scott Lubaroff, performed John Frantzen’s Skronk and David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day, among others selections.

Immediately following the debut Lowdown, the UCM Department of Theatre mainstage production of The Taming of Shrew will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Produced onstage in February 2016, the classic Shakespeare story details the efforts of Petruchio to marry the unpredictable, but beautiful, Kate.

"A Place in History and Taming of the Shrew are collaborations between KMOS-TV and UCM’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,” said Josh Tomlinson, UCM interim director of broadcasting services. “It’s been a very successful collaboration, and we are grateful to the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Department of Music, and the Department of Communication.”

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