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KMOS-TV Honored With Telly Awards

KMOS-TV Honored With Telly Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 06/08/2007 - KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, recently received a Silver Telly and two Bronze Telly awards in recognition of outstanding programming, as well as Gold and Silver Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI for excellence in multimedia and writing.

Dale Carder, UCM's associate vice president for advancement, presented the awards to the individual staff members during a ceremony Tuesday, June 5.

Silver Award for "Jerry Adams Outdoors"

A Silver Telly Award, the highest honor given, was received for the KMOS-TV production of "Jerry Adams Outdoors," a weekly program featuring outdoorsman Jerry Adams and his guests. Receiving the award were Don Peterson, UCM director of broadcast services; Dorothy McGrath, manger of television and community programs; Adams, producer and host of the program; and Christy Mesar, program editor.

Bronze Tellys for "Sportspage," Capital Campaign Video

Bronze Telly Awards were received for the KMOS-TV productions of "Sportspage," a weekly program highlighting UCM's athletic programs, and for a video produced by KMOS-TV for the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg in support of its recent capital campaign.

Receiving the award for "Sportspage" were Peterson; McGrath; Shawn Jones, producer and host; Roy Millen, production coordinator; James Sales, producer; Alden Miller, editor; and Maritza Gonzalez, graphics and tape operator.

Receiving the award for the First United Methodist Church production were Peterson and McGrath; the Rev. Patrick Moore, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg;  Millen, videographer and editor; and Christy Mesar, editor.

"Traditions" Garners Gold CASE Award

KMOS-TV received CASE awards for the "UCM Traditions" promotional video that highlights the rich history of the university. Receiving the Gold Award for Excellence in Multimedia were Peterson, McGrath, Mesar, Millen and Gonzalez.  McGrath received a Silver Award for Excellence in writing.

Recognition of Quality and Talent

"These awards are well-deserved by a dedicated staff of professionals at KMOS-TV," said Carder. "Their work was placed in competition with peers from across the nation and around world, and they proved to be among the best."

"KMOS-TV is proud to accept these awards as recognition of the quality programming we consistently provide for more than 1.3 million viewers in our 33-county service area in central Missouri," Peterson said. "It simply reinforces what we at KMOS-TV and our viewers have known for a long time – that our broadcast personnel are among the best in the nation."

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Since 1978 the mission of the Telly Awards has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting and supporting creativity. The 28th annual Telly Awards received more than 10,000 entries from all of the 50 states and five continents.

The CASE District VI Communication Awards recognized outstanding achievement in higher education, independent school, and non-profit organizational communications. CASE District VI encompasses eight Midwestern states, including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

For More Information

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


Telly and CASE District VI Awards for professional
excellence were presented to, left to right, the Rev. Patrick Moore,
Alden Miller, Christy Mesar, Dorothy McGrath, Roy Millen,
Maritza Gonzalez, Don Peterson, James Sales and Shawn Jones.
Dale Carder, right, presented the awards.