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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 04/10/2007 - Nationally syndicated radio personality Erich "Mancow" Muller received the Ed See Outstanding Theatre Alumnus Award from the UCM Department of Theatre Friday, April 20.
Presented Prior to Mainstage Performance
Erich "Mancow" Muller
Scholarship Presented at Reception
A reception honoring Muller followed the performance in the Highlander Theatre lobby. During the reception Muller present edthe Erich "Mancow" Muller Scholarship to the 2007-2008 recipient.
Began Career at Local Radio Station
Muller received a bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in theatre from UCM in 1988. During his college career, he was active in Department of Theatre productions and began his radio career as an on-air personality at Warrensburg radio station 1450 KOKO-AM.
"Mancow's Morning Madhouse" Gains National Syndication
Muller quickly rose to national prominence when he created his syndicated radio show, "Mancow's Morning Madhouse," in Chicago in 1994. In addition to his radio program, he also is a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated Fox and Friends morning team on the Fox News Channel.
Recognized by Industry Peers
Muller has been recognized by his peers in the broadcasting industry with Billboard magazine's coveted "Radio Personality of the Year" award, which he received for four consecutive years. Muller also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Politically Incorrect, Jerry Springer, Late Night with David Letterman, Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight. He is the author of a best-selling book, Dad, Dames, Demons and a Dwarf, and has been a contributing writer to Newsmax.com, Playboy and Gear magazine.
Generous Alumnus Remembers Alma Mater
In 1999 Muller established an endowed scholarship through the UCM Foundation to assist students majoring in theatre. In 2003 he provided the university with the gift of a new mule mascot, named Mancow, to represent the university following the retirement of Abbedale, the former UCM mascot.