April 03, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

"Know Your Parks" Debuts on Mediacom Cable

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Mediacom Connections will debut a new 30-minute monthly cable television show called “Know Your Parks” beginning tonight at 7 p.m., Friday, April 3, on Mediacom Cable Channel 14.

The monthly show will feature park programs, facilities and events. The show also takes a look at the behind-the-scenes staff and volunteers who make the areas operate day-to-day. Every-day users of the system will also be highlighted.

Mediacom Cable Channel 14 will air new monthly episodes the first week of each month. The show runs throughout the month at 7 p.m., Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Know Your Parks” also will re-air on TV23, the City’s government channel throughout the month. Visit <tv23.springfieldmo.gov> for a monthly schedule. The show is available through the Park Board’s homepage at <www.parkboard.org> or on Mediacom’s Video on Demand, beginning this weekend.

“The show idea is something we have wanted to share with the community for years,” said Director of Parks Jodie Adams. “We couldn’t have found a better community partner than Mediacom to make the show a reality, and we certainly thank them for all of their monthly efforts it will take to make the 30-minute program a reality. The department continues to find new ways to reach our consumers, and I think they’ll be very pleased to have all of our upcoming programs, events, and interviews available at just a click away.”

For more information, contact: Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, (417) 874-2176; or Corey Riggs, Mediacom Connections Director, (417) 875-5537.