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  Date                                    KY3 Events - Selected                                     Year                  Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
 12/51 Springfield Television, Inc. was incorporated.                                               1951   Ozark Airlines began service to Springfield.             Ethel & Julius Rosenburg were found guilty of
                                                                                                                                                                    spying for the USSR.
                                                                                                           Bull Shoals Dam was completed.                           "Catcher in the Rye" was published
                                                                                                                                                                    A constitutional amendment limited the
                                                                                                                                                                    presidency to two terms.
  Date                                         KY3 Events                                           Year                  Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
4/16/52 Architect's first drawing of KY3, then called KSTV, featured in Springfield Leader-Press.   1952   Lily Tulip Cup Co. dedicated its plant in Springfield.   The first microwave oven was invented.
        Original plans called for a 400 seat studio/auditorium and shops.


  1952 E. Dennis White left KGBX to become KY3's first Chief Engineer.                                     Handley City Hospital (eventually part of Cox) opened    Dick Clark hosted the first American Bandstand
                                                                                                           next to Burge Hospital on North Jefferson Avenue in
                                                                                                           Springfield. The new St. John's Hospital opened on
                                                                                                           East Cherokee Street.


                                                                                                           President Harry S Truman visited Springfield for a       Dwight David Eisenhower was elected
                                                                                                           reunion of his WWI 35th Division. His visit included a   president.
                                                                                                           three-mile parade witnessed by 125,000 people.


                                                                                                           The SMSC men's basketball team won the NAIA
                                                                                                           Championship.
                                                                                                           Ronald Reagan and other actors visited Springfield for
                                                                                                           the premiere of "The Winning Team" about major
                                                                                                           league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander.


  Date                                         KY3 Events                                           Year                  Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
 1/7/53 FCC grants permit to KYTV.                                                                  1953   Springfield suffered from a shortage of rain from        Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest.
                                                                                                           Memorial Day to Labor Day. The city's reservoir ran
                                                                                                           dry.

   2/53 Construction began. Architect was Richard P. Stahl of Springfield.                                 Developer J.Q. Hammons began to invest in                A ceasefire ended the fighting in the Korean
                                                                                                           developments such as Glen Isle shopping center and       War.
                                                                                                           Southern Hills subdivision.

8/24/53 Building & Transmission tower at KY3 completed - it is added to 6 times before being               Springfield was thrown into a frenzy in August by the     DNA double helix was discovered.
        razed in 1997. Original tower was 550' and located here at 999 West Sunshine,                      escape of several deadly hooded cobras from a pet
        Springfield. Original transmitter cost $75,000. 2 cameras were being readied to operate            shop on East Olive Street. Eleven illegally imported
        in the studio which measured 41'8"X61' with 15' ceiling.                                           snakes were killed in September and October and drew
                                                                                                           national attention to the city. For about a year, a cobra
                                                                                                           was part of the city's official seal.
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10/1/1953 Sign on – Oct. 1, 1953 – 4:47 pm, day concludes at 10:30 pm. Slogan, "Television for all          Construction started on the Kraft Foods plant in
          the Ozarks." There are 2 studio cameras (RCA TK-11's(?) about $14,900 each. Jewel                 Springfield.
          E. Windle read the prelude to the Constitution while Fred Rains was seen as George
          Washington. 6pm Newscast had these stories - "Escaped Cobras", "Missouri Drought",
          "JFK Marries"; Total air time 5 hrs. 33 min. (Another source says 1st day ran 5:15-10:20
          pm.) 6pm News with Jerry Higley; 6:15 & 10:15 pm Weather (sponsored by Meeks) with
          Carl Fox; 6:20pm Sports with Don Payton; 10pm News with Dave Estes. KYTV is
          affiliated with both NBC & ABC networks.



 12/26/53 Ozark Jubilee debuted live from KYTV studio from 8-9pm. First host was Bill Bailey.               Springfield voters adopted a new council-manager form
          Name was changed to "Jubilee USA in 1955" where it originated from the now departed               of government.
          Jewell Theatre. Name changed to "5 Star Jubilee" in 1961, it was moved to the Landers
          Theatre and cancelled that season after 29 shows.


 12/28/53 The Children's Hour, hosted by Claudia Cox, debuts. Claudia was the first puppeteer for           The Springfield Stock Yards burned.
          Rusty Rooster who would very be quickly be passed on to Fred Rains. Also present at
          creation was Fred Rains as the voice of Skinny. Later it would be hosted by then by Aunt
          Alice Lowe & Aunt Rene Handley and finally by Aunt Norma Champion. Also debuting
          that day at 5pm was "The Oklahoma Wrangler" starring Guy Willis.



     Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
     3/54 Installation of 25 KW transmitter allowing KYTV to power up to 100 thousand watts.         1954   Following the drought in 1953, a record high             Josephy McCarthy's infamous communist
                                                                                                            temperature of 113 degrees was recorded on July 14.      witchhunt was televised.


     4/54 Clyde Julian "Red" Foley joined the cast of Ozark Jubilee.                                        After the Supreme Court decision on desegregation,       The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
                                                                                                            the Springfield School Board allowed students to         declared that segregation is unconstitutional.
                                                                                                            choose what school they wanted to attend, eventually
                                                                                                            spelling the end for Lincoln High School, the school for
                                                                                                            black students.



   7/5/54 KYTV expands broadcast day to noon - 11pm.                                                        Explosions rocked Springfield for five hours when a      Elvis Presley began recording for Sun Records
                                                                                                            train car load of 105mm shells exploded.


     8/54 First remote microwave purchased and the 1st remote was from Ozark Empire Fair.                   Prisoners rioted at the Missouri State Penitentiary in
          Other remotes eventually include bowling from the Plaza Bowl, Christmas parades,                  Jefferson City.
          SMSU football & basketball man-on-the-street shows, etc.


   9/4/54 Ozark Jubilee moves to Jewell Theatre and uses KY3's new remote equipment.                        The SMSC men's basketball team again won the NAIA
                                                                                                            Championship.
    10/54 KYTV produced its first SMS football game. The next was in 1962.                                  The landmark Metropolitan Hotel was demolished.
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 12/23/54 "TV Visitor" debuted from Public Square (later called Park Central Square) in front of
          Heer's. This would evolve into "Man With a Mike." Once in a while it would originate
          from in front of the station itself.

     Date                                        KY3 Events                                         Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
    1955 KY3 began passing through NBC color programming but no locally produced programs           1955   In March, American Flight 711 crashed at the              Ray Krock opened the first McDonald's
         were yet in color.                                                                                Springfield Municipal Airport. Thirteen passengers        restaurant.
                                                                                                           were killed and 22 were injured. The pilot, preparing
                                                                                                           for night landing, mistakenly referred to an aeronautical
                                                                                                           chart for Springfield, Ill.



    1955 "Night Desk", KYTV's first packaged half-hour newscast began. Heretofore, newscasts               John Q. Hammons started developing the Southern          Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to
         had varied from 15 to 30 minutes. Showtime was 10pm. The 6pm News was called                      Hills subdivision.                                       a white person in Montgomery, Ala.
         "Ozark's Report."

  1/22/55 Ozark Jubilee starring Red Foley began broadcast on ABC Television Network with                  Evangel College opened at the site of the former         Teenagers connected with James Dean, who
          KYTV providing technical staff but it originated from KOMU in Columbia because there             O'Reilly Army Hospital.                                  starred in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause."
          were no AT&T lines to Springfield at that time.

     4/55 Ozark Jubilee returned to the (then vacant) Jewell Theatre.                                      Lincoln High School closed and reopened as Eastwood Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was declared safe.
                                                                                                           Junior High.
     4/55 KYTV went to maximum power.                                                                      Springfield Water Company completed Fellows Lake.


                                                                                                           Springfield voters approved annexation of 17.7 sq.
                                                                                                           miles.
                                                                                                           Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics moved
                                                                                                           to Kansas City.
     Date                                        KY3 Events                                         Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
3/31/1956 9 year old Brenda Lee made her first network television appearance on the Ozark           1956   Springfield's second high school, Parkview, opened.      Prince Rainier of Monaco married movie star
          Jubilee from Springfield, Missouri singing "Jambalaya" on the Junior Jubilee portion                                                                      Grace Kelly.
          which featured younger talent. The producers of the show received three times the day's
          usual fan mail with nearly all asking to see Brenda on the show again. Her family moved
          to Springfield and Brenda became a regular on the Ozark Jubilee. Brenda appeared on
          the Ozark Jubilee (later Jubilee U.S.A. - by 1957) from 1956-1959 as a guest then as a
          regular.



  11/5/56 Election Eve night coverage from Burstall's Barn that was fed simultaneously to NBC,             Charles Brown was elected to the first of two terms as   The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable went
          ABC & CBS and was used as part of a Republican rally. MC was Chuck Hessington.                   U.S. Representative from southwest Missouri's 7th        into operation.
          Entertainers were Slim Wilson, Speedy Haworth, Tall Timber Trio and the Promenaders.             District. He was the only Democrat to hold the seat
          This 2 or 3 1/2 min. segment was part of KYTV 1st ever coverage of a national election.          since 1935.


                                                                                                                                                                    Eisenhower was re-elected.
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     Date                                       KY3 Events                                         Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
    1957 The Biederman Bar-20 Show with Porter Waggoner aired. Looking for more info about         1957   Lake Springfield was completed.                              The USSR's launch of the first man-made
         this.                                                                                                                                                         satellite sparked the space race.
    1957 Aunt Norma Champion became host of the Children's Hour and remained till show was                The James River Power Plant opened.                          President Eisenhower sent troops to Little
         cancelled in 1986. Norma was hired in late '57.                                                                                                               Rock, Ark., to enforce school integration


  1/16/57 "Mid-Day" a noon news & variety show featuring Carl Fox, Fred Rains, Claudia Cox,               City Utilities of Springfield purchased the Springfield      Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" and Jack
          Larry Dixon & Tinkerbell the Weathergal (Nancy Tinkler Sullivan) debuts. "Cobweb" the           Water Company for $20 million.                               Kerouac's "On the Road" were published.
          spider monkey was a frequent visitor. Chuck Hessington and Fran Uhlis also appeared.


8/10/1957 Aug 10, 1957 Patsy Cline appears on the Ozark Jubilee lip-synching "3 Cigarettes in an          Springfield was named an "All-American City."
          Ashtray" According to Gordon Stoker w/Country Music Hall of Fame.


    11/57 KYTV news was #1 in Arbitron ratings book.                                                      In January, Dewey Short retired after 24 years (12
                                                                                                          terms) in the U.S. House of Representatives,
                                                                                                          representing southwest Missouri.


     Date                                       KY3 Events                                         Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
    1958 KY3's building annex opened, the Executive east wing.                                     1958   Springfield's third high school, Hillcrest, was built.       NASA was founded


    1958 Don Sylvester hired as Assistant News Director.                                                  Springfield Art Museum was constructed.                      Nikita Kruschev became leader of the USSR.


     8/58 KY3 remote truck covered the dedication of Table Rock Dam.                                      Table Rock Dam was completed in August.                      Queen Elizabeth II of England gave birth to
                                                                                                                                                                       Prince Charles.
  8/10/58 Larry Wood hired to studio crew                                                                 The Springfield Symphony celebrated its 25th
                                                                                                          anniversary.
                                                                                                          Ground was broken for the Dayton Rubber Co. plant
                                                                                                          (now DAYCO) on Battlefield Road at Scenic Avenue in
                                                                                                          Springfield.

                                                                                                          18.75 inches of rain fell in Springfield in July, the most
                                                                                                          ever in one month at the Springfield office of the
                                                                                                          National Weather Service.

                                                                                                          John Q. Hammons created Kimberling City.
     Date                                       KY3 Events                                         Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
    1959 Don Sylvester became News Director. Don expanded Night Desk to 30 minutes making          1959   Royal McBee Typewriter said it would build a plant in        Fidel Castro's revolution seized power in Cuba
         it Springfield's 1st half hour news cast. He also added KYTV's first full time news              Springfield. (The plant opened in 1960.)
         reporter, Bob Macy.

     3/59 KY3 purchased one of the first mobile video tape machines - videotapes dedication of            The Springfield Art Museum was dedicated in October Alaska and Hawaii joined the United States.
          Table Rock Dam shortly thereafter.                                                              in ceremonies at Phelps Grove Park that were attended
                                                                                                          by about 6,000 people.
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8/2-5/59 KY3 videotaped "The Shepherd of the Hills" adaptation for television which wons the TV             Donald B. Thompson was the first black college           Mattel introduced the Barbie doll.
         Radio Mirror Award for most original program of the Midwest states. It required a cast of          graduate in Springfield, with a B.S. in education earned
         7 & a crew of 15 - a remarkable feat for a small TV station.                                       at SMSC.


  9/7/59 "The Shepherd of the Hills" was broadcast.                                                         Springfield's population approached 100,000.
   Date                                         KY3 Events                                           Year                 Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
   1960 RCA TK-21 Vidicon film chain installed with 2 film projectors and a 100 slide capacity       1960   President Eisenhower signed a bill to create Wilson's       John F. Kennedy was elected president.
        magazine.                                                                                           Creek National Battlefield southwest of Springfield.


  3/8/60 Presentation of the TV Radio Mirror Award for the Shepherd of the Hills program was                Construction began on Beaver Lake in northwest              The laser was invented.
         broadcast live from the KYTV studio at 9:30pm.                                                     Arkansas.
4/28/60 NBC broadcast The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show from Drury College live and in color                    Burge Hospital changed its name to Cox Medical              Dance craze: The Twist
        with the crew and facilities of KYTV.                                                               Center.
 Jun-60 Patsy Cline appears on the Ozark Jubilee singing, "Lovesick Blues", "How Can I Face                 Dr. Durwood Hall of Springfield was elected to his first
        Tomorrow", "I'm Hog Tog Over You" duet w/ Cowboy Copas, "Rubeun, Rubeun" with                       of six terms in Congress.
        Copas, Eddy Arnold, and June Vali

11/8/60 KYTV Election coverage lasted all night and only resumed regular programing at 6:30am               Silver Dollar City theme park opened at Marvel Cave,
        next day.                                                                                           northwest of Branson.
 Dec-60 Patsy Cline appears on the Ozark Jubilee singing "Lovesick Blues", "Gotta Lotta Rhythm              The disruption of natural gas service threatened the city
        in My Soul", "Winter Wonderland" duet w/ Red Foley and "Let It Snow" duet w/ Ferlin                 from January 21-24 during a severe cold snap.
        Huskey.

                                                                                                            Vice-President Richard Nixon visited Springfield in his
                                                                                                            campaign for president.
   Date                                         KY3 Events                                           Year                 Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
   1961 Fordland Tower construction began. In 1962 it commenced broadcasting. Known as               1961   Interstate 44 replaced Route 66 as the major east-west The Berlin Wall was built.
        "Big John", it measured 1609 feet or 3174 feet above sea level. In 1971 it was replaced             thoroughfare through Springfield.
        by a 2,000 foot, 100,000 watt tower.

   1961 Fred Miller joined staff as weatherman & announcer.                                                 Springfield opened its new fire station on Kimbrough        Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin was the first
                                                                                                            Avenue at Trafficway Street.                                man to travel in space.
5/17/61 The Jubilee program, now titled "Five Star Jubilee" debuted on Friday at 7pm for its final          The Missouri Legislature approved the purchase of         Alan Shepard made the first U.S. manned
        season. It was the first regularly scheduled color TV program outside of New York,                  land for Wilson's Creek Park. Supporters of making the space flight.
        Chicago or Hollywood. It was then broadcast from the Landers Theatre.                               site a National Battlefield celebrated as part of the
                                                                                                            centennial observation of the Civil War battle in August.


8/23/61 Five Star Jubilee was cancelled by network.                                                                                                                     Bob Dylan recorded his first album
10/5/61 According to TV Guide, this Thursday night at 10:30pm marked the final program of "Five
        Star Jubilee" and the Jubilee saga. We have a dub dated 9/18/61 saying that was the
        date of the final show. Whatever, Red Foley hosted this last program.
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11/14/61 The inauguration of Leland Treywick at President of SMS (still a college) was broadcast
         from 10-11am.
    Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                  Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
   1962 Production began on Virgil Ward's "Championship Fishing" and continued through 1978.       1962   The Springfield Land Clearance for Redevelopment            The Cuban missle crisis almost sparked
        Larry Wood was Executive Producer/Director & Editor. Eventually it was distributed to             Authority was commissioned. "Urban Renewal"                 nuclear war.
        125 markets (pre-satellite!).                                                                     resulted in the cleaning of areas around the Public
                                                                                                          Square.

 8/30/62 KYTV's famous polarized weather maps debuted. A spinning, polarizing filter made                 Former President Harry S Truman visited Springfield to Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store.
         specially designed weather graphics appear to rain, snow and thunder.                            attend the funeral of his cousin, Ralph Truman.


 11/3/62 SMSU Homecoming football game vs. Rolla was televised. Jody Holden was play by                                                                               Jack Nicklaus, 22, won the U.S. Open golf
         play and Carl Fox announced.                                                                                                                                 tournament.
                                                                                                                                                                      John Glenn was the first American to orbit the
                                                                                                                                                                      earth.
    Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                  Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
  1/7/63 Children's Hour went from 1/2 to a full hour Monday-Friday, 4-5pm.                        1963   Glendale High School opened in Springfield.                 President Kennedy was assassinated in
                                                                                                                                                                      Dallas.
  3/7/63 Equipment arrivals: 2 RCA videotape machines (replacing the Ampex machine) and a                 American Airlines pulled out of Springfield after 17        A massive civil rights "March on Washington"
         new switcher with a preview monitor. News & Special Events were to share the new                 years and Ozark Airlines took over its routes.              was highlighted by Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I
         radio base transceiver and mobile transceiver for the station wagon - allowing 2 way                                                                         have a dream" speech.
         communications.

    9/63 Ronnie Wade began hosting "Let the Bible Speak" running through 1983. Then off and               The SMSC football team went 9-1 and played in the           Congress passed a law guaranteeing women
         on till 1995 when weekly broadcasts on KY3 resumed.                                              Mineral Water Bowl.                                         "equal pay for equal work."
    Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                  Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
    1/64 Porter Wagoner visited KYTV. His show aired Saturdays at 5:30pm.                          1964   Construction began on the Kaysinger Bluff Dam and           United States began a massive military buildup
                                                                                                          Reservoir on the Osage River. (It was later renamed         in Viet Nam.
                                                                                                          Truman Lake.)

 3/23/64 "The Slim Wilson Show" began an 11 year run. It was produced in KYTV studio by Fred              Springfield dedicated Meador Park.                          Congress passed the "Civil Rights Bill" and
         Rains. Also featured were Speedy Haworth, Bob White, Shirley Jean, The Tall Timber                                                                           called for an end to discrimination.
         Trio & Band, The Goodwill Family, and L.D. Keller and The Promenaders.


                                                                                                          Barry Goldwater campaigend for the presidency in            The U.S. surgeon general's report linked
                                                                                                          Springfield.                                                smoking with lung cancer.
                                                                                                          The last eligible burial was done at Springfield National Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston to
                                                                                                          Cemetery on May 22, 1964 (for Mrs. Martha Ann             become heavyweight boxing champion.
                                                                                                          Hadden, widow of Thomas Henry Hadden, a
                                                                                                          Confederate cavalryman).

                                                                                                          Litton Industries dedicated its new plant in Springfield.   The Beatles toured America for the first time.


                                                                                                          A new terminal was completed at Springfield Municipal
                                                                                                          Airport.
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                                                                                                      The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series over the
                                                                                                      New York Yankees in seven games.
   Date                                       KY3 Events                                       Year                 Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
   1965 RCA TK-42 color cameras arrived.                                                       1965   The Gateway Arch opened in St. Louis.                   The Vietnam War escalated.
   12/65 KYTV's Christmas special titled "The Cowboy's Prayer" was broadcast starring Fred            Wilson's Creek Battlefield opened to the public on a    The mini-skirt debuted.
         Rains as the Lonesome Cowboy.                                                                temporary basis.
                                                                                                                                                              Civil rights supporters marched in Selma, Ala.


                                                                                                                                                              Two-man Project Gemini space flights began.


   Date                                       KY3 Events                                       Year                 Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
10-11/66 These KYTV produced programs were advertised in TV Guide as now being in color: all   1966   Beaver Lake construction was completed.                 National Organization for Women (NOW) was
         News, Slim Wilson, Children's Hour.                                                                                                                  formed by Betty Friedan.
                                                                                                      The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) plant       Violence and chaos marked China's "Cultural
                                                                                                      opened on Trafficway Street in Springfield.             Revolution."
                                                                                                                                                              The Star Trek TV program debuted.
   Date                                       KY3 Events                                       Year                 Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
 2/22/67 Ned Reynolds hired as Sports Director.                                                1967   The Frisco Railway discontinued passenger service to The anti-Vietnam War movement exploded.
                                                                                                      and from Springfield on Dec. 8.
                                                                                                      The SMSC men's basketball team was in the NCAA          Israel won the Seven Day War and captured
                                                                                                      Division II national playoffs.                          Jerusalem.
                                                                                                      The Kansas City Chiefs lost to Green Bay in the first   Doctors performed the first heart transplant in
                                                                                                      Super Bowl at the end of the 1966 season.               South Africa.
                                                                                                      Osteopathic Hospital (now Doctors Hospital) opened on
                                                                                                      North Fremont Avenue.
                                                                                                      The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series over the
                                                                                                      Boston Red Sox in seven games.
                                                                                                      The Kansas City Athletics baseball team moved to
                                                                                                      Oakland at the end of the 1967 season.
   Date                                       KY3 Events                                       Year                 Local and Regional Events                             Nation & World Events
                                                                                                              KY3 History Review - Page 8 of 89

                    1968   The State of Missouri deeded the final 718 acres of the On Jan. 31, 70,000 North Vietnamese soldiers
                           state's Wilson's Creek Battlefield to the National Park and Vietcong guerrillas launched the Tet
                           Service at the commemoration of the battle on Aug. 10. offensive. The offensive violated a temporary
                                                                                   truce around the lunar new year (Tet)
                                                                                   celebrations. The offensive hit more than 100
                                                                                   towns and cities. In Saigon, Vietcong
                                                                                   commandos killed four U.S. soldiers as they
                                                                                   seized the U.S. Embassy. The attacks also
                                                                                   struck at the headquarters of U.S. and South
                                                                                   Vietnam armies.




                           Noted folk singer May Kennedy McCord retired, ending   By early March, historians say, as a result of
                           "Hillbilly Heartbeats of the Air", a popular show on   the Tet offensive, 6,000 South Vietnamese and
                           KWTO radio since 1944. She was also a noted            U.S. fighters had died, while 50,000 North
                           speaker and writer.                                    Vietnamese and Vietcong had died. The Tet
                                                                                  offensive was a turning point in the Vietnam
                                                                                  War, based more on Americans’ perceptions
                                                                                  than on its actual success. Anti-war sentiment
                                                                                  soared and President Johnson’s popularity
                                                                                  plummeted. On March 31, he announced he
                                                                                  would not run for another term and said he
                                                                                  would open negotiations with the North
                                                                                  Vietnamese to try to end the war.




                           Rioters rocked Kansas City in response to the          Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by an
                           assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.                escapee from the Misouri State Prison, James
                                                                                  Earl Ray.

                           The Drury Panthers men's basketball team made it to    Robert Kennedy was assassinated as he
                           the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament.     campaigned for president in California.


                           The SMSC men's basketball team again made the          Rioters scarred America's inner cities.
                           NCAA Division II national playoffs.
                           Mid-Am Dairy bought five large dairy co-ops, including Richard Nixon was elected president with a
                           Producers Creamery of Springfield.                     "secret plan to end the war."
                           Springfield Area Council of Churches hired the Rev.
                           Dorsey Levell as its director.
                           The St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series to the
                           Detroit Tigers in seven games.
Date   KY3 Events   Year                 Local and Regional Events                            Nation & World Events
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   1969 KYTV lost access to ABC programming and becomes a totally NBC affiliate when KMTC           1969   The SMSC men's basketball team was again in the          United States astronaut Neil Armstrong was
        (now KDEB) begans broadcasting on Channel 27.                                                      NCAA Division II national playoffs.                      the first man to walk on the moon.
   1969 KY3's (with Spfld. Public Schools) monthly "Teen Talk" earned a Freedoms Foundation                A violent strike started at the Royal McBee plant started The gay rights movement began in New York
        award.                                                                                             on Feb. 27 and eventually caused the company to           City.
                                                                                                           close its plant in Springfield. (The plant was sold to
                                                                                                           General Electric in 1970.)

 7/14/69 Donald S. Moeller became KYTV General Manager.                                                    Construction started on a four-lane freeway on the east "Sesame Street" debuted.
                                                                                                           edge of Springfield to move U.S. 65 traffic off
                                                                                                           Glenstone Avenue.

   11/69 The Filmline FE-15 color film processor arrived. KY3 processed about 1000' per day.               The Kansas City Royals began play in the American        The Woodstock music festival in New York,
                                                                                                           League as an expansion team.                             attended by thousands of young people,
                                                                                                                                                                    grabbed the world's attention.

    Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
   1970 Central Assembly's "It's A Great Life" with Rev. Phillip Wannenmacher began its run at      1970   Battlefield Mall was built at the corner of South        Rockers Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin died.
        8:25am during the Today Show. Upon Pastor Wannenmacher's death in 1995, Rev.                       Glenstone Avenue and Battlefield Road. Its opening
        David Watson took his place. In 2003, Dr. Jim Bradford became pastor & host.                       shifted the retail center of Springfield away from the
        However, Central Assembly's presence on KY3 stretched back to the 50's when, on                    Public Square.
        Saturday nights (after the news?) they had a show called "Songs in the Night". Viewers
        would call in requests for songs that the musical staff of the church would perform live.



    9/70 100,000 watt RCA TT-30FL solid state Transmitter installed at Fordland tower.                     The Public Square was renamed Park Central Square. The Beatles broke up.


12/21/70 Sesame Street began airing on KYTV at Monday-Friday at 9am. It was sponsored by                   Springfield's population reached 120,000.                National Guard soldiers shot four people at an
         Citizens Bank. It was still running in October of '73. When it ended its run on KY3 and                                                                    anti-war protest at Kent State University in
         moved to KOZK is unknown.                                                                                                                                  Ohio.

                                                                                                           In September, a labor dispute triggered an explosion so Apollo 13 flight nearly ends in disaster after an
                                                                                                           violent the community thought it was an earthquake. A oxygen tank ruptures.
                                                                                                           sniper (a Teamsters Union member) shot a bullet into a
                                                                                                           truck carrying 10 tons of dynamite on I-44 west of
                                                                                                           Springfield, killing the truck driver and leaving a huge
                                                                                                           crater.



                                                                                                           The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota
                                                                                                           Vikings to win Super Bowl IV at the end of the 1969
                                                                                                           season.

                                                                                                           St. John's opened its cardiac lab and changed its name
                                                                                                           to St. John's Regional Health Center.
                                                                                                           In September, the Housing Authority of Springfield
                                                                                                           opened Heritage Tower, a highrise apartment building
                                                                                                           for senior citizens, on Mount Vernon Street..
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                                                                                                       Springfield Little Theatre purchased the Landers
                                                                                                       Theatre.
Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
7/71 Original "Big John" tower in Fordland was replaced by a 2000', tower built right next to   1971   Springfield Library merged into the Greene County         The U.S. Supreme Court upheld busing as a
     the original. It was believed to be the tallest man-made structure in Missouri.                   Library system.                                           way to achieve racial integration in schools.


                                                                                                       Kickapoo High School opened in Springfield.               The United States lowered its minimum voting
                                                                                                                                                                 age from 21 years to 18 years.
                                                                                                       A tornado caused $500,000 worth of damage at the          The Food and Drug Administration approved
                                                                                                       Springfield Municipal Airport in December.                the marketing of soft contact lenses.


                                                                                                       Southwest Missouri State College became Southwest
                                                                                                       Missouri State University.
Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
9/72 The last "Man With a Mike" was broadcast. It orginated from the sidewalk in front of the   1972   Wilson's Creek National Battlefield was formally     President Nixon traveled to China to meet with
     Tower Theater in the Plaza Shopping Center with Fran Uhlis hosting. The final Secret              established and was celebrated at a program on Sept. Chairman Mao
     Silhouette Jackpot reached $5,600 and was never guessed. Answer was a package of                  22.
     Chesterfield cigarettes. So the prize money was donated to Springfield's Handicapped
     Children's Charities.

                                                                                                       Zenith broke ground for a plant employing 4,000 to        "The Godfather" debuted.
                                                                                                       build television sets.
                                                                                                       Former President Harry S Truman died.                     The Dow Jones Industrials stock average
                                                                                                                                                                 crossed 1000 for the first time.
                                                                                                       A major tornato on Dec. 14 destroyed property from
                                                                                                       Billings to Buffalo. It killed one, injured 22 and
                                                                                                       damaged 200 homes and businesses in Republic. The
                                                                                                       Springfield Municipal Airport also was damaged.


                                                                                                       The new section of U.S. 65 between U.S. 60 and I-44,
                                                                                                       later designated Schoolcraft Freeway by the Springfield
                                                                                                       City Council, opened and Glenstone was re-designated
                                                                                                       as a state Business Route.


                                                                                                       The Housing Authority of Springfield dedicated three
                                                                                                       more high-rise apartment buildings for senior citizens.


Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
1973 RCA TCR-100 Cart Machine (2") was installed. KY3's first spot playback cart machine        1973   John Ashcroft, an attorney in Springfield and instructor Billy Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in tennis
     cost $107,000.                                                                                    at SMSU, was appointed state auditor to replace Kit      in the "Battle of the Sexes."
                                                                                                       Bond, who was elected governor in 1972.
                                                                                                                                                                                             KY3 History Review - Page 11 of 89

   1973 "Focus 30", a series of in-depth news documentaries debuted.                                     Bob Hope spoke at Drury College's commencement            The U.S. Supreme Court granted women the
                                                                                                         and was given an honorary degree.                         unrestricted right to abortion in the first
                                                                                                                                                                   trimester of pregnancy.

   1973 Live Action Radar debuted. It covered 172 air miles sweeping the area 15 times per               The R.T. French mustard factory opened in northeast       The World Trade Center was completed in
        minute. It was seen 3 times per day and in both evening newscasts.                               Springfield.                                              New York City.


                                                                                                         A fire started in the old limestone quarry at National
                                                                                                         Avenue at Trafficway Street. (It took more than three
                                                                                                         years to extinguish.)

                                                                                                         Springfield built new "tuning fork" streets around Park
                                                                                                         Central Square to make it a pedestrian shopping mall.


   Date                                         KY3 Events                                        Year                  Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
   1974 3 RCA TK-45A Studio Cameras were purchased. Chief E. Dennis White predicted,              1974   John L. Morris published the first fishing mail-order     President Nixon resigned amid the Watergate
        correctly, at least 10 years use.                                                                catalog for Bass Pro Shops                                scandal.
    5/74 6:00pm News - 59% Share; 10:00pm News - 65% Share - source Arbitron.                            In March, a huge parade honored Vietnam War               The CAT scanner was invented.
                                                                                                         veterans.
    5/74 Steve Grant joined the News Department.                                                         KSMU (public) radio went on the air at SMSU.              The national highway speed limit was reduced
                                                                                                                                                                   to 55mph due to the energy crisis.


                                                                                                         The SMSU men's basketball team placed second in the
                                                                                                         NCAA Division II tournament.
                                                                                                         The SMSU cross-country team won the national title.


   Date                                         KY3 Events                                        Year                  Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
   1975 The first videotape "mini-cams" arrived. These would gradually replace film cameras for   1975   Springfield Art Museum opened its new auditorium.         The last U.S. troops fled from Vietnam in the
        news acquisition.                                                                                                                                          wake of North Vietnam's victory over South
                                                                                                                                                                   Vietnam.

   1975 First character generator was delivered mid-year.                                                Ronald Reagan visited Springfield as part of his          The Khmer Rouge reign of terror began in
                                                                                                         unsuccessful campaign to defeat President Gerald          Cambodia.
                                                                                                         Ford in 1976 for the Republican Party nomination for
                                                                                                         president.

 3/29/75 The last Slim Wilson Show was taped, #32 for that year. In all it aired 11 years.               KOZK (public) TV went on the air in January.              Bill Gates & Paul Allen founded Microsoft.


10/23/75 Fred Rains was named KY3's first Public Service Director. Fred who had been
         Production Manager, was replaced in that position by Dan White.


   Date                                         KY3 Events                                        Year                  Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
   1976 KY3 purchased the first of many RCA TK-76 minicams which would be the mainstay of         1976   City Utilities' Southwest Power Station went on line.     Apple Computers was founded.
        news and commercial remote production for many years. Cost for first camera was
        $36,590 plus more for accessories.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    KY3 History Review - Page 12 of 89

   1/6/76 Carl Fox, Program Director, died.                                                                   Hammons Student Center opened at SMSU.                       Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter was elected
                                                                                                                                                                           president as voters turned out Republicans
                                                                                                                                                                           across the country in the wake of the
                                                                                                                                                                           Watergate scandal.

     6/76 The first primitive traffic computer was installed (only partially computerizes some                Jerry Litton, Democratic Party candidate for U.S.            Ted Turner established WTBS Superstation in
          functions).                                                                                         Senate from Missouri, died in plan crash on Aug. 3           Atlanta.
                                                                                                              after winning the primary.

     6/76 Sunday Speedway, videotaped highlights of stock car racing from the Ozark Empire                    Democrat Joe Teasdale defeated Bond in his bid for re-
          Fair's racetrack began a 2 summer run. The show necessitated the purchase of our 1st                election as governor. Ashcroft was elected Missouri's
          production van designed to use the new generation of 3/4" video gear. Hosted by Ned                 attorney general.
          Reynolds.

6/15/1976 Jim Lewis hired to head 1st commercial location video production department. Served till            President Ford campaigned in Springfield after the
          2/81.                                                                                               Republican National convention; Reagan was with him.


                                                                                                              Springfield dedicated Ritter Park, the city's largest park
                                                                                                              at 221 acres.
                                                                                                              SMSU's H. Dan Dwyer won the 5,000 and 10,000
                                                                                                              meter runs at the NCAA Division II Championship,
                                                                                                              becoming the first Springfieldian to win two national
                                                                                                              titles.

     Date                                         KY3 Events                                           Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
 Summer Construction of expanded News Department - added loft for Sports, Weather & News               1977   Frisco Railroad demolished its historic depot on Main        President Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft
   1977 Director                                                                                              Street over the objections of historic preservationists.     evaders


  8/10/77 KY3 produced "The End of the Century", a nationally distributed program for the Church              Gannett Corporation bought Springfield Newspapers.           Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin and Bing Crosby
          of Christ. Batsell Barett Baxter is host. Gary Ellison is Exec. Director. This ambitious                                                                         died.
          special used film (shot by Ed Fillmer in Chicago & Spfld.), 3/4" (including Robert Wallace
          being "mugged") & elaborate studio sets.

                                                                                                              Dickerson Park Zoo got its first bald eagle for a new        Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" won the Oscar for
                                                                                                              breeding program.                                            Best Picture.
                                                                                                              The Springfield Park Board closed four rides at Doling
                                                                                                              Park because of potential hazards.
                                                                                                                                                                                             KY3 History Review - Page 13 of 89

                                                                                                       The Progressive Farmers Association, headquartered
                                                                                                       on Glenstone Avenue at St. Louis Street, collapsed,
                                                                                                       leaving debts to many Ozarkers that totaled at least
                                                                                                       $8.6 million. (Investigators later determined that the
                                                                                                       company was fraudulent and a grand jury issued 22
                                                                                                       indictments. Several company officers were convicted
                                                                                                       and imprisoned. The headquarters was a grocery store
                                                                                                       for many years and is now used by Great Southern
                                                                                                       Bank for some of its operations.)




 Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
9/4/78 KY3 celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a 2 hour special broadcast at 6:30pm produced   1978   The first large modern shopping center in north             Jim Jones' cult's mass suicide in Guyana
       by Ed Fillmer.                                                                                  Springfield, North Town Mall on Kearney Street at           claimed more than 900 lives.
                                                                                                       Glenstone, opened.

                                                                                                       Burlington Northern agreed to buy the Frisco Railroad. The world's first test tube baby was born.


                                                                                                       A new control tower was finished at Springfield             President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar
                                                                                                       Municipal Airport.                                          Sadat, and Israeli President Menachim Begin
                                                                                                                                                                   signed the Camp David Peace Accord.


                                                                                                       The state agreed to buy the Landers Building on Park
                                                                                                       Central Square for state offices.
                                                                                                       Springfield turned on its 911 telephone emergency
                                                                                                       service.
 Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
 1979 Stan Hitchcock Show, a 1/2 hr. syndicated country music program was produced by KY3       1979   The Drury College men's basketball team won the             Shiite Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini
      for Ramblin' Productions (Bill & Janet Dailey). Show ran through 1982.                           NAIA Championship.                                          seized power in Iran. Sixty Americans at the
                                                                                                                                                                   U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the Iranian capital,
                                                                                                                                                                   were taken hostage.

 1/79 KYTV was sold to Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. (However, "Channels Magazine"                  The Truman Dam spillway gates were closed in                Sony introduced the Walkman radio.
      said the purchased happened on our 25th anniversary in October of 1978.                          October.


 2/79 KY3 originated an entire newscast from Howard Johnson's poolside on N. Glenstone to              Cable TV arrived in Springfield (Telecable).                Jerry Fallwell founded the Moral Majority.
      give viewers visual relief from a particularly miserable winter.
                                                                                                       A new two-lane stretch of U.S. 65 opened between I-44
                                                                                                       and Fair Grove, moving traffic off curvy, hilly Glenstone
                                                                                                       (now Highway H, KK and Shelby Road) north of I-44.


                                                                                                       Benny Goodman played with the Springfield
                                                                                                       Symphony.
                                                                                                                                                                              KY3 History Review - Page 14 of 89

                                                                                           Bob Barker was grand marshal of the Springfield
                                                                                           Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) Parade.


Date                                      KY3 Events                                Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
4/80 KY3 recorded, edited and broadcast the Springfield Symphony's performance of   1980   Mel Carnahan of Rolla was elected state treasurer.        Mount St. Helen's in Washington erupted.
     Beethoven's 9th Symphony at McDonald Arena on the campus of SMSU.                     Bond defeated Teasdale to regain the governorship.


                                                                                           Ashcroft was re-elected attorney general.                 Ronald Reagan was elected president.
                                                                                           A 16-inch snowfall in February crippled the Ozarks.       John Lennon was murdered.


                                                                                           Burlington Northern's purchase of Frisco railroad was
                                                                                           completed.
                                                                                           Nathaniel Greene Park was dedicated in southwest
                                                                                           Springfield.
                                                                                           SMSU's new library opened.
                                                                                           Missouri voters passed an amendment to the state
                                                                                           constitution, popularly called the Hancock Amendment
                                                                                           after businessman Mel Hancock of Springfield, that
                                                                                           prevents the Legislature from raising taxes faster than
                                                                                           Missourians' collective personal income goes up.



                                                                                           Carter campaigned in Springfield in November as part
                                                                                           of his unsuccessful re-election campaign.


                                                                                           The Kansas City Royals lost the World Series to the
                                                                                           Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
Date                                      KY3 Events                                Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
9/81 Karen Parry was hired as account executive.                                    1981   A propane tank on a pickup exploded at the Queen City The American hostages in Iran were released
                                                                                           Car Wash, killing two and injuring 15.                on the same day that Reagan was inaugurated
                                                                                                                                                 in January.

                                                                                           SMSU moved its athletics program up to NCAA               Cable TV channel MTV was launched.
                                                                                           Division I.
                                                                                           The Drury College men's swimming team won the          Prince Charles married Lady Diana in a
                                                                                           NAIA national title, the first of 11 championships in  ceremony televised around the world.
                                                                                           either NAIA or NCAA Division II. Since 1981, the Drury
                                                                                           men's swimming team has never finished worse than
                                                                                           third in a national championship tournament.



                                                                                                                                                     Health authorities recognized the AIDs
                                                                                                                                                     epidemic.
                                                                                                                                                                                        KY3 History Review - Page 15 of 89

                                                                                                                                                              NASA had its first space shuttle flight when
                                                                                                                                                              Columbia took off and then landed like an
                                                                                                                                                              airplane.

  Date                                          KY3 Events                                    Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
  1982 Letter received from a viewer in Cuba (not Missouri) - Jesus Perez.                    1982   Missouri began testing for dioxin at Times Beach near    The Vietnam War Memorial opened in
                                                                                                     St. Louis.                                               Washington, D.C.
 1/1/82 E. Dennis White, KY3's first Chief Engineer, retired.                                        Two members of a religious group, Foundation of         "Cheers" began an 11-year run on NBC.
                                                                                                     Ubiquity (FOU), hijacked a bus in Jasper, Ark., and
                                                                                                     threatened to blow it up and kill the passengers. After
                                                                                                     releasing the passengers, they came out with guns as
                                                                                                     police planned to wound them. Instead, the couple
                                                                                                     died in a murder-suicide shootout, apparently believing
                                                                                                     their leader's teaching that they would rise again in
                                                                                                     three days.



                                                                                                     The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series over the
                                                                                                     Milwaukee Brewers in seven games.
  Date                                          KY3 Events                                    Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
  1983 Leanne Gregg joined news department and stayed with KY3 till 1993.                     1983   The University Plaza Hotel opened as the first stage of Cellular phones debuted in Chicago.
                                                                                                     a massive convention center, office and housing
                                                                                                     development by John Q. Hammons east of Park
                                                                                                     Central Square.

 4/5/83 Erin Hayes' famous "Dioxin" news special aired.                                              A deadly tornado struck Springfield in April, killing two, Crack cocaine was invented.
                                                                                                     including a 16-year-old girl whose car was thrown into
                                                                                                     the intersection of Battlefield Road at Fort Avenue.


10/5/83 KY3 Reporter Dustin Moody was killed in airplane crash near Springfield Municipal            Sister Lorraine Biebel started The Kitchen to feed,      Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album set sales
        Airport. The pilot was also killed. Photog. Cheryl Hellman was severely injured but          house and educate homeless people on Commercial          records.
        recovered. The 3 were on their way back from covering the Arkansas Legislature's             Street in Springfield.
        special session in foggy weather. KY3 established a scholarship in Dustin's name.


                                                                                                     KSPR-TV began broadcasting in Springfield.
                                                                                                     SMSU called off a concert by Ozzy Osbourne but then
                                                                                                     allowed it after he promised not to use animals in it.


                                                                                                     About 200 demonstrators protested a concert in
                                                                                                     Springfield by heavy metal group Judas Priest,
                                                                                                     attended by 2,500.

                                                                                                     Greene County voters repealed the "Blue Laws" to
                                                                                                     allow retail sales on Sunday.
  Date                                          KY3 Events                                    Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
                                                                                                                                                                                             KY3 History Review - Page 16 of 89

   1984 Joyce Reed was named News Director.                                                        1984   John Ashcroft was elected Missouri governor.             The USSR and 13 other Soviet-bloc nations
                                                                                                                                                                   boycotted the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.


 6/27/84 Lisa Richardson joined News at 6 am as anchor. It was called "First Edition".                    Margaret Kelly of Springfield became the first woman to Apple released its Macintosh personal
                                                                                                          hold statewide office when she was appointed state      computer.
                                                                                                          auditor.

    7/84 "Firefall" was put on by the Springfield Park Board and featuring the Springfield                Springfield City Councilman Ralph Slavens was            A famine in Ethiopia killed hundreds of
         Symphony is broadcast live by KY3. This is Firefall's 2nd year (the first was on KSPR).          convicted of a federal obstruction charge, then survived thousands
         KY3 would broadcast this event annually through 2000.                                            a recall election before resigning.


  9/9/84 General Manager Don Moeller died of a heart attack in his sleep. He was 62.
   Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
   1985 Huge NBC Ku-Band satellite dish was installed.                                             1985   Pope John Paul II picked Bishop Bernard Law of the       Cold War tensions started to ease after Mikhail
                                                                                                          Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese of the Roman          Gorbachev became general secretary of the
                                                                                                          Catholic Church to be archbishop (and eventually         USSR's Communist Party
                                                                                                          cardinal) of the Boston Archdiocese.

  9/7/85 KY3/Coors Kinetic Kontraptions Race was held at Lake Springfield.                                Law officers had a four-day seige of the compound of a Sandanistas came to power in Nicaragua and
                                                                                                          white supremicist group, Covenant, Sword and Arm of war began with US backed "Contra" rebels
                                                                                                          the Lord (CSA), near Pontiac, Mo., as they searched for
                                                                                                          David Tate, who killed a Missouri State Highway Patrol
                                                                                                          trooper, Jimmy Linegar. Tate wasn't there but officers
                                                                                                          found a large cache of illegal weapons. Tate was later
                                                                                                          captured after a six-day manhunt.




12/11/85 Tom Dye joined KY3 as weathercaster.                                                             The multi-story Ramada Hotel opened on Glenstone at John Gotti was suspected of murder in a bid to
                                                                                                          Kearney in Springfield.                             control the Gambino crime family
                                                                                                          Bob Hope performed at a gala to honor John Q.
                                                                                                          Hammons in Springfield.
                                                                                                          In August, 3,000 people in southwest Springfield were
                                                                                                          evauated when a valve leaked chlorine gas at Solid
                                                                                                          State Circuits.

                                                                                                          Cox Medical Center South opened on South National
                                                                                                          Avenue in Springfield.
                                                                                                          Springfield Catholic High School opened near U.S. 65.


                                                                                                          A truck carrying an explosive chemical struck an
                                                                                                          overpass on I-44 and crashed onto Broadway Avenue
                                                                                                          near the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, killing two and
                                                                                                          causing evacuation of 100 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  KY3 History Review - Page 17 of 89

                                                                                                                The Kansas City Royals won the World Series over the
                                                                                                                St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
      Date                                         KY3 Events                                            Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
      1986 First SNG (satellite news gathering) truck "SKYCOM" was purchased. With it a signal           1986   Construction began on the James River Freeway to         The United States bombed Libya.
           could be broadcast from almost anywhere in the USA (budget permitting).                              handle the growing traffic needs in southern
                                                                                                                Springfield.

   2/21/86 Fred Rains retired. Party held at the Ramada.                                                        The SMSU men's basketball team reached the               Space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly
                                                                                                                quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament.   after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.


       6/86 KY3 produced its first Children's Miracle Network Telethon raising $108,000.                        Ronald Reagan campaigned at Hammons Student              The Nintendo video game machines went on
                                                                                                                Center for Kit Bond, running for U.S. Senate.            sale.


7/21-8/1/86 Celebrate the Ozarks news event. This was, perhaps, the most ambitious & successful                 Angry neighbors of Delmina Woods, a state home for
            project ever attempted by any area station. Joyce Reed, News Director. The 6pm &                    troubled youth in southern Christian County, protested
            10pm newscasts were all live on location. 30 personnel were directly involved & many                because the residents there kept running away and
            more indirectly. Locations: Alley Spring; West Plains; Harrison, Ark.; Buffalo River near           causing trouble for the neighbors. Staff members said
            Jasper, Ark.; Eureka Springs; Branson; Silver Dollar City; Caplinger Mills; Stockton Lake;          the home was understaffed. Christian County Sheriff
            El Dorado Springs; Truman Dam; Warsaw; Cole Camp; Ha Ha Tonka; Rolla; Ft. Leonard                   Dwight McNeil finally, without any state authority,
            Wood; Ozark Empire Fair.                                                                            loaded the children on a bus and took them to the
                                                                                                                Division of Youth Services office in Springfield.




   9/27/86 The last Children's Hour broadcast. No videotape survived.
      Date                                         KY3 Events                                            Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
      1987 "For Kid's Sake", a family oriented commercial, news and programming package was              1987   The SMSU men's basketball team defeated Clemson in Congress held hearings on the Iran-Contra
           bought from Group W. It was very successful. Next year, KY3 would do it's own version                the NCAA tournament.                               affair.
           of this idea and call it KY3 For Kids.

       4/87 Schurz Communications, Inc. based in South Bend, Ind. purchased KY3 from Harte-                     Whiteman Air Force Base was designated the home of The United States and Canada signed a free-
            Hanks.                                                                                              the B-2 Stealth Bomber.                            trade agreement.
       6/87 A Sony Beta Cart BVC-10 replaced 2" cart machine. Cost was $270,000.                                An ice storm devastated Springfield on Christmas Eve, The United States and the USSR agreed to
                                                                                                                cutting off power to many people for days and         start reducing their nuclear stockpiles.
                                                                                                                prompting City Utilities of Springfield to start an
                                                                                                                aggressive campaign to remove trees and tree limbs
                                                                                                                that might fall on power lines.



     10/87 Channels Magazine named KY3 "The best little television station in the land".                        Law officers had a two-month manhunt for John David      The Assemblies of God, headquartered in
                                                                                                                Brown, an escapee from the Ozark Correctional Center     Springfield, took away the ministerial
                                                                                                                in Fordland, after he shot and killed a Rolla police     credentials of televangelist Jim Bakker
                                                                                                                officer. During the search, Borwn shot and killed a      because of a sexual scandal involving a church
                                                                                                                church caretaker.                                        secretary.
                                                                                                                                                                                        KY3 History Review - Page 18 of 89

 11/87 3 Philips LDK-6A studio cameras replaced RCA TK-45s.                                        James Schnick was arrested for killing seven members
                                                                                                   of his family near Elkland, Mo. after initially blaming a
                                                                                                   14-year-old boy who was one of the victims.


                                                                                                   Glennon Paul Sweet killed State Trooper Russell
                                                                                                   Harper during a traffic stop.
                                                                                                   Springfield's Daily News and Leader Press combined
                                                                                                   into the Springfield News-Leader.
                                                                                                   In January, a group of eight investors bought the oldest
                                                                                                   department store in Springfield, Heer's, from Campeau
                                                                                                   Corporation, which bought the previous owner, Allied
                                                                                                   Stores, in 1986. The investors were headed by Janet
                                                                                                   Boswell, who was an executive of Heer's from 1971 to
                                                                                                   1985. Others who joined the new Heer's ownership
                                                                                                   group and board this year included Max DeForest,
                                                                                                   president of Race Brothers Farm Supply; Ken Meyer,
                                                                                                   president of Meyer Communications; Joe Post, owner
                                                                                                   of four McDonald's restaurants in Springfield; and Bob
                                                                                                   Wehr, president and founder of Aaron's Automotive
                                                                                                   Products. Heer's was founded in 1869.




                                                                                                   The St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series to the
                                                                                                   Minnesota Twins in seven games.
  Date                                       KY3 Events                                     Year                 Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
  1988 A slow switchover from 3/4" to Beta began. By the early 90's Beta was dominant.      1988   John Ashcroft was re-elected governor and Mel               Dustin Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor
                                                                                                   Carnahan was elected lieutenant governor.                   for his performance in "Rain Man."
   5/88 Cucamonga Slim (studio tech Steve Perry) hosted "Rootin' Tootin' Movie Month". He          George Bush and his running mate, Dan Quayle,               Republican George H.W. Bush, the vice-
        would become a mini-cowboy celebrity over the next couple years.                           visited the Ozarks several times as they campaigned         president under Ronald Reagan, won the
                                                                                                   for president and vice-president. Democratic Party          presidency.
                                                                                                   candidate Michael Dukakis visited Springfield once in
                                                                                                   September.

10/3/88 Marci Christensen-Burdick hired as News Director.                                          U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas campaigned in               The eight-year Iran-Iraq war ended after 1.5
                                                                                                   Springfield for the Republican nomination for president. million people were killed.


10/3/88 KY3 35th Anniversary Special, "Together 35 Years," aired.                                  A tornado damaged Butterfield, Mo., in November.            The Assemblies of God ordered evangelist
                                                                                                                                                               Jimmy Swaggart to quit preaching after a
                                                                                                                                                               scandal involving Swaggart and a prostitute.
                                                                                                                                                                                            KY3 History Review - Page 19 of 89

                                                                                                      A jury convicted James Schnick for the murders of his
                                                                                                      wife and two nephews, three of the seven members of
                                                                                                      his family that he killed near Elkland in 1987, and
                                                                                                      recommended a death penalty, which the judge
                                                                                                      accepted.

                                                                                                      Karchmer Iron and Metal raid, followed by a trial (need
                                                                                                      more information).
                                                                                                      The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in the Nancy Cruzan
                                                                                                      "right to life" case that state law prevented removal of
                                                                                                      life support systems from the car accident victim, even
                                                                                                      though she had been in a "persistent, vegetative state"
                                                                                                      for more than five years.



                                                                                                      The Springfield Conservation Nature Center opened.


Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
 2/89 KY3 Memorabilia Museum was set up in studio by commercial writer R. Fred Schweitzer      1989   The property of Trula Walker, heir to the Campbell 66 The Berlin Wall fell as USSR's grip on Eastern
                                                                                                      Trucking fortune, was auctioned after she and her       Europe relaxed.
                                                                                                      husband were convicted in 1988 of fraud and income
                                                                                                      tax evasion. The convictions eventually spelled the end
                                                                                                      of Campbell 66 and its well-known logo of a camel with
                                                                                                      the slogan "Humpin' to Please."



 3/89 KY3 news anchor, Leanne Gregg, narrowly escaped death after attack by intruder in her           Darrell Mease was charged with murdering three             Billions of dollars were lost in a widespread
      home.                                                                                           people in an ambush on a farm in Taney County.             savings and loan scandal.


9/89? Studio 3 production truck (aka Bob) was delivered to KY3 by Shook Electronics. This 33          A Springfield police officer, Don Fuhr, shot and killed a The Exxon Valdez oiltanker spill polluted
      foot truck had a 25 foot area for production and weighed 29,500 pounds.                         parole violator, LeRoy Kruegh, near Park Central          Alaskan beaches and waters.
                                                                                                      Square.

                                                                                                      The SMSU football team made it to the NCAA Division In July, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a
                                                                                                      IAA quarterfinals.                                  Missouri law that was enacted in 1986 that
                                                                                                                                                          included prohibiting public employees from
                                                                                                                                                          performing or assisting in abortions not
                                                                                                                                                          necessary to save the life of the woman,
                                                                                                                                                          prohibiting the use of public buildings for
                                                                                                                                                          performing abortions (even if no public funds
                                                                                                                                                          were used), and requiring physicians to
                                                                                                                                                          perform viability tests when the pregnancy was
                                                                                                                                                          at least 20 weeks.
                                                           KY3 History Review - Page 20 of 89

Fire destroyed the Missouri Pacific railroad freight
depot in Springfield.
Longtime Springfield City Manager Don Busch
resigned in October after a series of disputes with the
city council. The city council agreed to name a building
after him (the remodeled former U.S. Courthouse and
Post Office that now holds most city offices at the
corner of Boonville Avenue at Central Street. Busch is
still in Springfield, practicing law.)



The dismembered body of Wilma Plaster was found on
a rural roadside in Greene County. Shirley Phillips was
arrested and charged. (Phillips was convicted and
sentenced to death in 1992, had her sentence
overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court and then
was sentenced to life in prison in 1998.)



In October, Dan Short, president of the Bank of Noel,
Mo., was kidnapped from his home in Arkansas, forced
to open the safe at his bank, and then was chained to a
weighted chair and dropped into a lake in Oklahoma.
(Brothers Joe and Shannon Agofsky were eventually
charged with the bank robbery and convicted in federal
court, getting life prison sentences. A state grand jury
eventually indicted them for murder in Oklahoma. After
many delays and mistrials, a jury in 1997 convicted
Shannon of murder and kidnapping and gave him two
more life prison sentences. The jury deadlocked on
convicting or acquitting Joe and he was not retried.)




An 18-inch snowstorm shut down the Ozarks in March.


Opponents of gay rights tried to stop the production at
SMSU of a play, "The Normal Heart." The play is about
a man with AIDS who explores his life and sexual
orientation. The controversy included rallies for and
against the play and an arson fire at the home of a city
councilwoman who opposed the play.
                                                                                                                                                                                      KY3 History Review - Page 21 of 89

                                                                                                  On Dec. 22, the temperature plunged to -15, with a
                                                                                                  wind chill of -60, at the National Weather Service in
                                                                                                  Springfield.

   Date                                       KY3 Events                                   Year                  Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
 9/30/90 Account Executive Mike Scott was promoted to Local Sales Manager.                 1990   A scientist, Iben Browning, predicted a massive             Hubble Space Telescope, named after the
                                                                                                  earthquake along the New Madrid fault on about Dec.         famed Marshfield-born astronomer Edwin
                                                                                                  3. Schools closed, National Guard members were on           Hubble, was deployed.
                                                                                                  standby and reporters invaded New Madrid, Mo., but
                                                                                                  the day passed without a hint of a quake.



10/31/90 "Night Diary", a collection of Ozarks themed spooky legends produced by R. Fred          Tracy Bauer, editor of the SMSU student newspaper, East & West Germany re-united.
         Schweitzer aired. It was rerun in 10/93 and on 10/28/95.                                 sued the university to open campus crime reports to the
                                                                                                  public. (She eventually won her lawsuit.)


                                                                                                  The Springfield City Council hired Tom Finnie, an           The Oscar for Best Picture went to "Dances
                                                                                                  assistant city manager in Charlotte, N.C., as city          With Wolves."
                                                                                                  manager. He took office on April 9.

                                                                                                  Springfields annual First Night celebration began on
                                                                                                  New Year's Eve.
                                                                                                  A jury convicted Darrell Mease for three murders in
                                                                                                  Taney County in 1989 and sentenced him to death.


                                                                                                  Zenith laid off 130 workers after already laying off 170.


                                                                                                  In June, in the Nancy Cruzan case, the U.S. Supreme
                                                                                                  Court said patients could refuse food and medical
                                                                                                  treatment but said there must be 'clear and convincing'
                                                                                                  evidence of a patient's wishes.


                                                                                                  The Ku Klux Klan held a rally in Springfield in October
                                                                                                  as it tried to recruit new members.
                                                                                                  On Dec. 26, after her family satisfied a state judge that
                                                                                                  Cruzan would have wanted to refuse a feeding tube
                                                                                                  and life support systems, given her vegetative state,
                                                                                                  Cruzan died at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in
                                                                                                  Mount Vernon.
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                                                                                                      On Aug. 24, Janet Boswell, former chief executive
                                                                                                      officer of Heer's Dept. Stores, pleaded no contest for
                                                                                                      one count of insurance fraud. A month earlier, a
                                                                                                      federal grand jury indicted her on seven charges: mail
                                                                                                      fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of justice and causing
                                                                                                      someone to travel interstate in execution of a fraud.
                                                                                                      Investigators believed Boswell collected $540,000 and
                                                                                                      tried to collect another $95,000 on insurance claims by
                                                                                                      falsely claiming that water leaks damaged clothing and
                                                                                                      cosmetics at Heer's stores in Joplin and Springfield.
                                                                                                      On July 5, the Heer's board placed Boswell on an
                                                                                                      indefinite paid leave of absence after it learned that she
                                                                                                      was under investigation. It also agreed that day to sell
                                                                                                      Heer's to Kline Brothers, a company based in
                                                                                                      Cleveland that owned 35 other stores, including
                                                                                                      Golde's Department Store at Northtown Mall. In
                                                                                                      November, a judge sentenced Boswell to 51 months in
                                                                                                      prison. (She served time in a prison in Texas from
                                                                                                      February 1991 to February 1994, when she was
                                                                                                      released to a halfway house in Wichita for eight
                                                                                                      months. Her sentence ended on Oct. 22, 1994.)




Date                                        KY3 Events                                         Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
 6/91 Celebrate the Ozarks again hit the road. Marci Burdick was News Director.                1991   "60 Minutes" proclaimed Branson as the "capital of    Forces of a United National coalition defeated
                                                                                                      country music," fueling the tourism and construction  Iraq in the Gulf War, pushing Iraq out of
                                                                                                      boom already in progress. In August, legendary singer Kuwait.
                                                                                                      Andy Williams broke ground for his own theater on
                                                                                                      Missouri 76.

 8/91 KY3 provided extensive coverage of the Greater Ozarks Open from Highland Springs.               President George Bush rode in the annual                     The last aparteid laws were repealed in South
      The event was part of the Ben Hogan Tour (in later years it became the Nike Tour, then          Independence Day parade in Marshfield, Mo.                   Africa
      the Buy.Com Tour, now Nationwide Tour. Locally it is the Price Cutter Charity
      Championship.) KY3 arranged for a guest appearance by Today Show weatherman
      Willard Scott.

11/91 KY3 began airing a schedule of SMSU men's & women's basketball games. Rights had                Two people were wounded in a shooting at an abortion The Dow Jones Industrials average crossed
      been previously held by KSPR.                                                                   clinic in Springfield.                               3000 for the first time.
                                                                                                      A tornado tore through Christian and Greene counties
                                                                                                      on the day after Thanksgiving, killing two and
                                                                                                      destroying property.
                                                                                                                                                                                            KY3 History Review - Page 23 of 89

                                                                                                          An ice storm in December knocked out power for
                                                                                                          3,000.
                                                                                                          In August, supporters of Wilson's Creek National
                                                                                                          Battlefield organized a huge re-enactment of the battle
                                                                                                          of 1861 on private property near the battlefield.


                                                                                                          Two people were wounded in a shooting at a
                                                                                                          Springfield abortion clinic.
Date                                          KY3 Events                                           Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
2/92 The KY3 Family Fair ("fun and free") began and was held at the University Plaza Trade         1992   Private and public interests, including City Utilities,   The Internet was launched with 1,000,000 host
     Center. An earlier incarnation petered out in the mid-80s.                                           established the Partnership Industrial Park in northeast computers
                                                                                                          Springfield to try to attract businesses and create jobs.
                                                                                                          The industrial park sparked controversy because of the
                                                                                                          public investment, seen by some as competition with
                                                                                                          private investment and improper use of CU ratepayers'
                                                                                                          fees, and sparked a lawsuit, although the opponents
                                                                                                          never pushed for a trial.



3/92 KY3 Sports, News and Production crews followed the Lady Bears though their historic                  In February, Marshall Gordon was forced to resign as A police beating of Rodney King sparked riots
     march through the NCAA Tournament.                                                                   president of SMSU, partly because of cost overruns for in Los Angeles.
                                                                                                          the new Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing
                                                                                                          Arts.

6/92 Celebrate the Ozarks again hit the road. Marci Burdick was News Director.                            The Drury College women's swimming team won the           Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" wins Grammy for
                                                                                                          NAIA National Championship, the first of seven            best album
                                                                                                          championships in either NAIA or NCAA Division II.
                                                                                                          Since 1991, the women's swimming team has never
                                                                                                          finished worse than third in a national championship
                                                                                                          tournament.

1992 Closed captioning of newscasts began. At this point the captions were merely the                     James Schnick, who killed seven members of his family Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was elected
     teleprompter the anchors read. It wasn't till 2001 that live closed captioning (with a live          in 1987 near Elkland, pleaded guilty for three of the    president.
     transcriptionist) began.                                                                             murders and was sentenced to three life terms in prison
                                                                                                          with no chance of parole. (In 1991, the Missouri
                                                                                                          Supreme Court overturned Schnick's first trial at which
                                                                                                          he was sentenced to death in 1988.) Prosecutors
                                                                                                          chose to allow the guilty plea and drop their pursuit of
                                                                                                          the death penalty to avoid another trial.




                                                                                                          The SMSU women's basketball team reached the Final
                                                                                                          Four of the NCAA Tournament after upset wins in the
                                                                                                          previous two rounds.
                                                                                                              KY3 History Review - Page 24 of 89

                           Three women from Springfield disappeared from a
                           house on East Delmar Street. A massive hunt ensued,
                           accompanied by intense local and, eventually, national
                           news converage. Police had few clues and, despite
                           large rewards, many flyers and billboards with their
                           pictures, not enough information was received to find
                           them or arrest anyone. (In 2003, Sherrill Levitt, Stacy
                           McCall and Suzie Streeter are still missing.)




                           Mel Carnahan was elected governor in November,
                           defeating Missouri Attorney General William Webster, a
                           native of Carthage. In a bitter Republican Party primary
                           battle, Webster defeated Secretary of State Roy Blunt
                           of Strafford and former State Treasurer Wendell Bailey
                           of Willow Springs.



                           The day after he was nominated for a second term,
                           President George Bush made his first campaign stop at
                           a rally in Branson. He also campaigned in Joplin in
                           September. His opponent, Bill Clinton, campaigned in
                           Springfield, appearing at Hillcrest High School on Oct.
                           23. Vice-presidential candidates Al Gore and Dan
                           Quayle also campaigned in Springfield.



                           The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
                           opened at SMSU in September.
Date   KY3 Events   Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events

                    1993   Flooding inundated Missouri and much of the midwest, An Elvis Presley memorial postage stamp went
                           closing highways, causing evacuations of homes and on sale.
                           businesses and even coming within a few yards of the
                           state capitol in Jefferson City.


                           Springfield got 17.46 inches of rain in September and      The seige of the Branch-Davidian sect
                           flash flooding caused damage in Springfield and            compound near Waco, Texas, resulted in the
                           throughout the Ozarks.                                     fiery deaths of dozens of people in April.
                                                                                                                                                                                             KY3 History Review - Page 25 of 89

                                                                                                       Country singer Conway Twitty died on June 5 in a          President Clinton announced the "Don't Ask,
                                                                                                       hospital of Springfield after surgery to try to repair an Don't Tell" policy for gays in military service.
                                                                                                       aneurysm in his abdomen. He had been performing
                                                                                                       matinee shows in Branson but was on his way home to
                                                                                                       Tennessee in his bus when he was stricken and rushed
                                                                                                       to the hospital.



                                                                                                       The Missouri Legislature changed the way it funds
                                                                                                       school districts, providing more money for many of
                                                                                                       them but requiring property owners to pay more
                                                                                                       property taxes in many of the districts.


                                                                                                       SMSU angered the owner and patrons of a popular
                                                                                                       restaurant, Ebbets Field, when it used its power of
                                                                                                       eminent domain to acquire the property for a parking
                                                                                                       garage next to Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.


                                                                                                       Former Missouri Attorney General William Webster was
                                                                                                       sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty for
                                                                                                       using his state office staff, equipment and supplies for
                                                                                                       his political purposes.


      Date                                        KY3 Events                                    Year                  Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
  Summer "Best of Branson" sales campaign spotlighting Branson's tourist-oriented businesses.   1994   John Ashcroft was elected U.S. senator from Missouri. Olympic Skater Nancy Kerrigan was physically
    1994 Several 30 minute programs (and accompanying souvenir videos) were made for for                                                                     attacked by supporters of rival skater Tonya
         Silver Dollar City, the Baldknobbers, the Crown Plaza Hotel and the Grand Palace                                                                    Harding.
         (Patsy).

10/31/1994 Night Diary II aired - Fred Schweitzer, Producer                                            U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt of Harrison, a           A players' strike ended the Major League
                                                                                                       Republican who represented northwest Arkansas in           Baseball season on Aug. 12 and the World
                                                                                                       Congress for 26 years, retired in January. He was          Series was not played for the only time since
                                                                                                       replaced by state Rep. Tim Hutchinson.                     1904.


                                                                                                       After a bitter and expensive campaign, Missouri voters
                                                                                                       defeated a proposed consitutional amendment, called
                                                                                                       Hancock II after U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock of Springfield,
                                                                                                       that would have put more restrictions on how much the
                                                                                                       Legislature could raise taxes.
                                                                                                                                                         KY3 History Review - Page 26 of 89

                                                                 Springfield police started trying to fight criminal gangs
                                                                 that were forming and moving into the city from other
                                                                 parts of the country. The police department formed a
                                                                 Safe Streets Task Force even though opinion was
                                                                 divided in the department and the city about how
                                                                 serioius the threat from gangs was.



                                                                 Lisa Revelle was murdered in her home in Fremont            The first free multi-racial elections in South
                                                                 Hills in September. Her husband eventually was              Africa elected Nelson Mandela to the
                                                                 charged for her murder. Prosecutors think he wanted         presidency.
                                                                 to collect $1,000,000 in life insurance for her to pay
                                                                 debts, including money that he admitted embezzling
                                                                 from Ozark Bank, where he worked.




                                                                 The closed Dogpatch theme park near Jasper, Ark.,
                                                                 was sold at auction. The new owners said they hoped
                                                                 to develop the property, possibly reopening a theme
                                                                 park. (It's not been redeveloped yet.)


                                                                 Missouri Secretary of State Judi Moriarty of Sedalia
                                                                 was impeached, convicted and thrown out of office for
                                                                 criminal misconduct (for backdating a candidate-filing
                                                                 document for her son). Gov. Carnahan appointed
                                                                 Bekki Cook of Cape Girardeau to fill her position.



                                                                 After three years of debate and controversy, Springfield
                                                                 decided not to build a Materials Recovery Facility
                                                                 (MRF) northwest of the city to sort and handle
                                                                 recyclable trash.

                                                                 Heer's Department Store closed on Park Central              A tunnel between France and England (known
                                                                 Square, Battlefield Mall and Joplin after 125 years in      as the Chunnel) opened.
                                                                 business.

                                                                 The University of Arkansas men's basketball team won "Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for
                                                                 the NCAA Division I championship.                    Best Picture.
 Date                                        KY3 Events   Year                  Local and Regional Events                                 Nation & World Events
3/3/95 Longtime weatherman, Fred Miller, retired.         1995   Jon Feeney's wife, son and daugher were murdered            The bombing of the Murrah Federal building in
                                                                 while he was at a teachers' convention at Lake of the       Oklahoma City killed 168 people on April 19.
                                                                 Ozarks. Feeney was eventually charged with the
                                                                 murder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    KY3 History Review - Page 27 of 89

     4/95 Production installed Media 100, our first nonlinear editing suite. Mike Tettenhorst was          A tornado damaged the Tracker Boat plant and other            First Lady Hillary Clinton published "It Takes a
          our first nonlinear guru.                                                                        buildings in Lebanon in November.                             Village."
   4/3/95 "The 5 O'Clock Show" with Lisa Richardson debuted. Later it became the News at 5 but             Gerald Moseman resigned as co-superintendent of the A jury acquitted O.J. Simpson for the murders
          at this stage the emphasis was a bit of news and a lot of features and interviews.               Springfield School District. He said it didn't work to of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her
                                                                                                           have one person in charge of academics and one         friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.
                                                                                                           person (Conley Weiss) in charge of finances. The
                                                                                                           school board quickly hired Bud Greve to take
                                                                                                           Moseman's place.

4/19/1995 KY3 sent news crews to Oklahoma City to cover the bombing of the Murrah Federal                  Attempts to get state funds from the Legislature for a
          Building.                                                                                        minor league baseball stadium in Springfield were
                                                                                                           scuttled when Greene County Associate Commissioner
                                                                                                           Darrell Decker lobbied against it, despite the support of
                                                                                                           the other two commissioners. (The committee vote
                                                                                                           against the funds led to the demise of the latest effort to
                                                                                                           bring a major league-affiliated minor league team to
                                                                                                           Springfield. That led to an effort to put an affiliated
                                                                                                           team in Ozark, which also failed.)




                                                                                                           5/25/95 - Regis and Kathie Lee Live program originates
                                                                                                           from Branson, Mo. From the stage of the Grand
                                                                                                           Palace. Guests included actor Mel Gibson and
                                                                                                           Branson entertainers Glen Campbell, Jim Stafford,
                                                                                                           Tony Orlando, Charlie Pride, Bobby Vinton, the
                                                                                                           Presleys. Regis also went bass fishing. # of shows is
                                                                                                           uncertain.


                                                                                                           Warren Davis Properties bought the landmark and
                                                                                                           vacant Heer's Department Store buildings and parking
                                                                                                           lots on Park Central Square in July. The company's
                                                                                                           president said he would develop the two buildings for
                                                                                                           retail stores and office space. (In 2003, the company
                                                                                                           said development would finally begin in early 2004 after
                                                                                                           delays because of a protracted legal fight with the
                                                                                                           company's insurance carrier. In the intervening years,
                                                                                                           Davis Properties also tried to sell the building after its
                                                                                                           plans didn't work out financially.)




     Date                                        KY3 Events                                         Year                  Local and Regional Events                                  Nation & World Events
    1996 KY3 Production received delivery of D2 editing equipment and Sony 8000 switcher.           1996   A jury in Springfield acquitted Jon Feeney for the            The Summer Olympics in Atlanta were marred
         Phase out of 1" production began.                                                                 murders of his wife and children in 1995.                     by a bombing outside the competition venues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   KY3 History Review - Page 28 of 89

  3/12/96 Groundbreaking held for new KY3 facilities. Design & construction were overseen by                    Mel Carnahan was re-elected Missouri governor.            Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced.
          Austin Company.
  May-96 Fred Schweitzer, commercial producer and host of several KY3 special programs, died
         unexpectedly.
5/27/1996 Ned Reynolds ran with the Olympic torch in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.                                  A jury convicted George Revelle in February for the       Rapper Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las
                                                                                                                murder of his wife. A judge gave him a life prison        Vegas.
                                                                                                                sentence.

    11/96 Mike Scott was named General Manager.                                                                 Jim Guy Tucker, a Democrat who succeeded Bill
                                                                                                                Clinton as Arkansas governor, was convicted on felony
                                                                                                                fraud and conspiracy charges and was removed from
                                                                                                                office. Lt. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican, was
                                                                                                                elevated to the chief executive's position and
                                                                                                                abandoned his plans to run for the U.S. Senate.



  11/9/96 KY3 launched KY3.com.                                                                                 Tim Hutchinson was elected U.S. senator from
                                                                                                                Arkansas, becoming the first Republican senator from
                                                                                                                that state since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era.
                                                                                                                He defeated Attorney General Winston Bryant, 53
                                                                                                                percent to 47 percent.



     Date                                         KY3 Events                                             Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
     6/97 Celebrate the Ozarks again hit the road. Marci Burdick was News Director.                      1997   A two-month manhunt resulted in the capture of Alis       Dolly, the cloned sheep, was born.
                                                                                                                Ben Johns, who killed two people while he was on the
                                                                                                                lam for six months after killing a man in Pulaski County.


     8/97 KY3 moved into new 37,180 sq. ft. facility. 3680 sq.ft. studio, 5000 sq.ft. tech center, use          The Missouri Court of Appeals, southern district,        Princess Diana died in an auto accident in
          existing 256' tower & transmission room                                                               overturned the murder conviction of George Revelle.      Paris.
                                                                                                                The court said a note written by Lisa Revelle, his slain
                                                                                                                wife, was hearsay and should not have been admitted
                                                                                                                as evidence in his trial.



     9/97 Original KY3 building was razed except for tower & transmission room                                                                                            Iraq expeled UN weapons inspectors.


     Date                                         KY3 Events                                             Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events

                                                                                                         1998   Springfield voters approved an increase in the city's     Bill Clinton was impeached for having a sexual
                                                                                                                hotel-motel tax to finance a new Civic Park (later        relationship with Monica Lewinski but the
                                                                                                                renamed Jordan Valley Park), Wonders of Wildlife          House of Representatives did not convict him,
                                                                                                                Museum near Bass Pro Shop and other projects.             allowing him to remain in office.
                                                                                                                                                      KY3 History Review - Page 29 of 89

                                                                    Law officers spent two weeks hunting for Carl Hollis     St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire broke Babe
                                                                    near Alton, Mo., in February and March. Hollis was a     Ruth's single-season Major League Baseball
                                                                    jail escapee who killed a man and wounded two others     home run record. A fan from Nixa caught one
                                                                    while he was on the lam.                                 of the historic home run balls.


                                                                    A jury in Waynesville acquitted George Revelle, in his   "Saving Private Ryan" won the Academy
                                                                    second trial, for the murder of his wife in 1994.        Award for Best Picture.


                                                                                                                             In October and November, John Glenn, age
                                                                                                                             77, returned to space in a space shuttle.


  Date                                      KY3 Events       Year                 Local and Regional Events                              Nation & World Events
  1999 KY3 received the Gabriel Station of the Year Award.   1999   The estimated population of Springfield approached       Columbine High School shootings
                                                                    150,000.
3/11/99 3 Ikegami HDTV studio cameras were installed.               Police arrested three people from Joplin for the         John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette
                                                                    murders of Erin Vanderhoef, her unborn child and her     and her sister Lauren died in a private plane
                                                                    three other children at their home on North Brown        crash in the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's
                                                                    Avenue in Springfield in January.                        Vineyard, Mass.

                                                                    Construction began on a second public-private              Panama regained control of the Panama Canal
                                                                    industrial park in Springfield, this one near Springfield- from the United States.
                                                                    Branson Regional Airport.

                                                                    Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Missouri, explored a run for the The approach of 2000 caused much
                                                                    presidency but decided against it and decided to run for speculation that computers might crash on
                                                                    re-election next year.                                   New Year's Day because they weren't
                                                                                                                             programmed to handle years beyond 1999.
                                                                                                                             Businesses and governments spent a lot of
                                                                                                                             time and money on computer system
                                                                                                                             upgrades, fixes and backup plans. In the end,
                                                                                                                             virtually nothing went wrong at the stroke of
                                                                                                                             midnight on New Year's Eve 1999 or
                                                                                                                             afterwards.




                                                                    The SMSU men's basketball team reached the Sweet
                                                                    16 of the NCAA Tournament.
                                                                    Price Cutter Park was finished and the Ozark Mountain
                                                                    Ducks of the independent (non-major league-affiliated)
                                                                    Texas-Louisiana League became the first professional
                                                                    league baseball team in the Springfield area since the
                                                                    early '50s.
                                                                                                                                                  KY3 History Review - Page 30 of 89

                                                               Pope John Paul II visited St. Louis. Gov. Mel
                                                               Carnahan agreed to the Pope's request to commute
                                                               the death sentence of triple murderer Darrell Mease of
                                                               Taney County.

  Date                                     KY3 Events   Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
7/2000 Jeff Benscotter was named News Director.         2000   The St. Louis Rams won the Super Bowl at the end of       "Peanuts" comic strip creator, Charles M.
                                                               the 1999 season.                                          Schultz died.
                                                               Gov. Mel Carnahan, one of his sons and a campaign         Elian Gonzales, a boy from Cuba whose
                                                               aide died in a plane crash while campaigning for the      mother died at sea as they tried to get to the
                                                               U.S. Senate. Mel Carnahan posthumously defeated           United States in late 1999, was returned to the
                                                               John Ashcroft in the general election. His widow, Jean    custody of his father in Cuba over the wishes
                                                               Carnahan, was appointed to his seat, becoming the         of Cuban refugees, including some relatives, in
                                                               state's first female U.S. senator.                        Miami.



                                                               State Treasurer Bob Holden, who represented a district George W. Bush won the presidential election
                                                               in Springfield in the Missouri House for three terms in by getting a majority of the Electoral College
                                                               the '80s, beat U.S. Rep. Jim Talent in the election for votes despite losing the popular vote.
                                                               governor. State Rep. Matt Blunt of Springfield was
                                                               elected secretary of state. Election night was marred
                                                               because a judge allowed some polls in St. Louis to
                                                               remain open past 7 p.m. because of long lines and
                                                               voter registration problems. An appeals court reversed
                                                               the judge's order shortly after he issued it.




                                                               In August, retired Highway Patrol Trooper Jack Merritt
                                                               defeated five-term incumbent John Pierpont in the
                                                               Republican Party primary for Greene County sheriff.
                                                               Merritt went on to defeat Walnut Grove Police Chief
                                                               Gary Collins, a Democrat, in the general election in
                                                               November.

                                                               Police arrested Steven Thacker after a manhunt in
                                                               Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee. Thacker killed a
                                                               man in Polk County, Mo., and a man in Tennessee
                                                               while he was running from the law for a murder in
                                                               Oklahoma.

                                                               David Glass, a native of Mountain Grove, Mo., and
                                                               retired head of Wal-Mart, bought the Kansas City
                                                               Royals baseball team from the charitable trust that ran
                                                               the team after the death of founding owner Ewing
                                                               Kauffman.
                                                                                                                                                                                        KY3 History Review - Page 31 of 89

                                                                                                Associated Wholesale Grocers locked out 1,200
                                                                                                Teamsters Union employees in Springfield and Kansas
                                                                                                City and hired an outside company to run its routes to
                                                                                                grocery stores in several state. Two months of pickets
                                                                                                and a few violent incidents followed before AWG and
                                                                                                the Teamsters reached a contract agreement.



                                                                                                A federal judge sentenced Reeds Spring Mayor Joe
                                                                                                Dan Dwyer to seven years in prison for transporting a
                                                                                                minor girl across state lines for illegal sexual activities.


                                                                                                A storm dumped more than a foot of snow on
                                                                                                southwest Missouri on Dec. 13.
                                                                                                In May, a team of law officers raided the farm of anti-
                                                                                                Semitic preacher Gordon Winrod near Gainesville after
                                                                                                getting a tip that six of his grandchildren, abducted in
                                                                                                the mid-'90s from North Dakota, were at the farm.
                                                                                                Winrod and two of his adult children were charged with
                                                                                                kidnapping the children, who hid in a basement room
                                                                                                for a couple of days until Winrod told them it was okay
                                                                                                to surrender.



                                                                                                George W. Bush and Al Gore held one of their
                                                                                                campaign debates in St. Louis on the day after
                                                                                                Carnahan's plane crash.

 Date                                     KY3 Events                                     Year                   Local and Regional Events                                  Nation & World Events
 2001 KY3 won the Edwin R. Murrow Awards for: Best Newscast & Best News Documentary.     2001   After special elections in January, Republicans won       NASCAR driving legend Dale Earnhardt died
      We also won Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best Spot News,          control of the Missouri Senate for the first time in more in a crash on the final lap of the Dayton 500.
      Best Weathercast, Best Feature, Best Children's Programming.                              than 50 years.


7/4/01 KY3 presented "Celebrate America 2001" from James River Assembly, Ft. Leonard            John Ashcroft was nominated and confirmed as                   Terrorists highjacked airliners and flew them
       Wood, Kimberling City and Harrison, Ark.                                                 attorney general of the United States.                         into the World Trade Center in New York City
                                                                                                                                                               and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on
                                                                                                                                                               Sept. 11. Another highjacked airliner crashed
                                                                                                                                                               in rural Pennsylvania. Thousands were killed
                                                                                                                                                               and many more were injured.
                                                                                                                                                                                               KY3 History Review - Page 32 of 89

 8/15/01 KY3 entered into LMA agreement with Miller Family Broadcasting for UPN                           A jury convicted the Rev. Gordon Winrod for abducting The United States invaded Afghanistan in
         Springfield/Branson low power stations                                                           his grandchildren and holding them for six or seven   response to the terrorists' attacks on 9/11,
                                                                                                          years. He received a 30-year prison sentence.         seeking Osama bin Laden and his followers
                                                                                                                                                                who are believed to have plotted the attacks.


   11/01 November Nielsons rated KY3 News as #1 in the nation among NBC affiliates in the top             The SMSU women's basketball team reached the Final
         100 markets.                                                                                     Four of the NCAA Tournament. The semifinals and
                                                                                                          finals were played in St. Louis.

                                                                                                          Jackie Stiles, an SMSU basketball player, set the
                                                                                                          NCAA career scoring record for women.
                                                                                                          College of the Ozarks' basketball team finished second
                                                                                                          in the NAIA Division II Tournament.
                                                                                                          The U.S. Census Bureau designated a spot near Edgar
                                                                                                          Springs, in Phelps County, as the population center of
                                                                                                          the country.

                                                                                                          A jury chose life in prison without parole, instead of the
                                                                                                          death penalty, for Richard Delong, whom it convicted
                                                                                                          for the murders of Erin Vanderhoef and her four
                                                                                                          children in Springfield in 1999.


                                                                                                          Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt of Fair Grove
                                                                                                          was called to active U.S. Navy duty to support the war
                                                                                                          on terrorism. He spent several months overseas.


                                                                                                          In November, state officials said Missouri's economy
                                                                                                          was in recession and had been since last spring. Gov.
                                                                                                          Holden withheld money from state agencies, colleges
                                                                                                          and universities several times as state revenues failed
                                                                                                          to match budget predictions.



                                                                                                          The Wonders of Wildlife museum opened in
                                                                                                          Springfield.
    Date                                       KY3 Events                                          Year                  Local and Regional Events                                Nation & World Events
1/9/2002 News reporter/anchor Christina King carried the Winter Olympic torch in Wentzville, Mo.   2002   Evangel University men's basketball team won the             Former President Jimmy Carter was awarded
                                                                                                          NAIA Division II Championship.                               the Nobel Peace Prize.
 1/31/02 KY3 began HDTV broadcasting on Channel 44                                                        The St. Louis Rams lost the Super Bowl at the end of         Corporate scandals shook the stock market.
                                                                                                          the 2001 season.
                                                                                                                                                                                          KY3 History Review - Page 33 of 89

3/13/02 KY3 acquired Springfield/Branson UPN Station ch. 15 (KCS/KDL), Spfld. It's transmitter      A foster child from Springfield, Dominic James, died in      Priests' sexual scandals rocked the Roman
        was moved to KY3.                                                                           a hospital in August from injuries that investigators        Catholic Church, eventually causing Cardinal
                                                                                                    believe were caused by his foster father, Wesley Dilley      Bernard Law to resign as archbishop of
                                                                                                    of Willard. The death sparked multiple investigations,       Boston.
                                                                                                    resignations and promises of change in Missouri's child
                                                                                                    welfare system.



6/13/02 First KY3 trip to Ukrane to visit and help TV station set up by US State Department. Mike   In November, the Wonders of Wildlife museum laid off
        Scott, Randy Moore & Michelle West were gone through June 22. In the fall of '02, a         staff and cut other expenses as the number of visitors
        delegation from the Ukrane made a visit to KY3. More visits were scheduled.                 failed to meet expectations after its opening a year ago.


                                                                                                    VF Corporation closed its jeans factory in Lebanon,
                                                                                                    laying off 750 people. This was one of several
                                                                                                    manufacturing plant closings or layoffs around the
                                                                                                    Ozarks and the state this year.


                                                                                                    The final section of the James River Freeway, from
                                                                                                    Sunshine Street to I-44 south and west of Springfield,
                                                                                                    opened.

                                                                                                    Former U.S. Rep. Jim Talent defeated U.S. Sen. Jean
                                                                                                    Carnahan in her bid to serve the remaining four years
                                                                                                    of her late husband's term.

                                                                                                    Attorney General Mark Pryor, a Democrat, defeated
                                                                                                    Sen. Tim Hutchinson, a Republican, in Hutchinson's bid
                                                                                                    for a second term in the U.S. Senate from Arkanas.
                                                                                                    Pryor is the son of former U.S. Sen. David Pryor.


                                                                                                    Tornadoes hit near Humansville and a trailer park near
                                                                                                    Mount Vernon on Dec. 18, killing two people, injuring
                                                                                                    several others and devastating much property.


                                                                                                    The amount of snow that fell in Springfield in December
                                                                                                    set a record for that month. More than 21 inches of
                                                                                                    snow fell in December, including a huge storm two
                                                                                                    days before Christmas that brought traffic to a standstill
                                                                                                    all over the city.



                                                                                                    Victories in November meant that Republicans would
                                                                                                    control both houses of the Missouri Legislature in
                                                                                                    January for the first time in more than 50 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    KY3 History Review - Page 34 of 89

     Date                                       KY3 Events                                           Year                  Local and Regional Events                                  Nation & World Events
   1/9/03 KY3 pre-empted NBC's "Fear Factor" because of horse rump eating segment. A vintage         2003   The SMSU baseball team went to the College World             The United States and Britain invaded Iraq
          "Dragnet" ran instead. Newspaper article and many letters and calls about this decision.          Series for the first time and looked forward to playing in   after failing to get the United Nations' backing
                                                                                                            a new stadium in 2004 -- Hammons Field in downtown           for the war against Iraqi leader Saddam
                                                                                                            Springfield.                                                 Hussein.

  3/12/03 KY3 named winner of 4 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards. 'December                           The Republican-led Legislature refused to ask voters to      On Feb. 1, Space Shuttle Columbia
          Tornado' for best spot news story; Jerry Jacob & Tim Leimkuhler win for story of family           raise taxes to make up for shortfalls in state revenues      disintegrated on re-entry after a successful
          trying to get to ground zero on the anniversary of 9/11; Joe Hickman & Travis Cagle with          that were caused by a downfall in the economy. Gov.          mission, killing all seven astronauts. Falling
          a story of 'super dogs' diving into a tank of water; Writing - a montage of stories from          Holden vetoed most of the Legislature's budget and           insulation damaged the shuttle's wing during
          Jerry Jacob.                                                                                      called a special session in June but the Legislature         takeoff but, in a report issued in August, an
                                                                                                            refused to make large changes to the budget, which           investigation team criticized the organizational
                                                                                                            included cuts in funding for education. Holden               culture in NASA that kept some low-level
                                                                                                            reluctantly signed the budget to prevent a shutdown of       engineers' concerns about wing damage from
                                                                                                            some government offices and services.                        reaching top decision-makers.




   5/4/03 Supercell tornados savaged Stockton, Pierce City, Battlefield and other Ozarks                    Two tornadoes on May 4 tore long paths across          In the summer, the U.S. economy seemed to
          communities. KY3 weather & news departments delivered dramatic, authoritative in-                 southwest Missouri, killing 18 people and destroying   be recovering after more than two years of
          depth coverage.                                                                                   the business districts of Pierce City and Stockton and malaise.
                                                                                                            farm property and homes in Carl Junction, Battlefield,
                                                                                                            Christian County, Lawrence County, Dallas County,
                                                                                                            Camden County. Other tornadoes hit the Kansas City
                                                                                                            area and towns in eastern Missouri south of St. Louis.




   7/9/03 KY3 Film Critic and SMSU Professor Dave Daly died of a heart attack while visiting                In September, at its annual veto session, the            Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-
          Chicago. Daly taught film appreciation, film history, and film criticism classes at SMSU          Legislature overrode three of Gov. Bob Holden's          entry.
          for 24 years. He reviewed feature films for KY3 News for the past eight years. He was             vetoes, a record number for one year in the state. The
          56. Dave would spend most of an entire day at the station each week during the school             vetoes allow more people to legally carry concealed
          year, writing and editing previews and reviews for KY3 News at 5.                                 guns, mandated that women wait at least 24 hours for
                                                                                                            an abortion after first talking to a doctor, and made it
                                                                                                            illegal for local governments to sue the gun industry
                                                                                                            over the social costs of gun violence.



10/4/2003 KY3 celebrated its 50th anniversary with a live two-hour broadcast from Hammons Hall              In September, Springfield opened its new Exposition   Nov. 19: The Marionville Comets completed a
          for the Performing Arts. The show highlighted some of the programming and                         Center and a nearby parking garage in Jordan Valley 14-0 football season by beating Princeton, 19-
          personalities that have been on the station. Former employees who were part of the                Park. The Exposition Center is attached to the former 0, to take the Class 1 title.
          show included Fred Rains, Norma Champion, Fred Miller, Tom Dye, Joyce Reed, Leann                 University Plaza Trade Center, which was renovated to
          Gregg, Ed Fillmer and Melissa Ward Duvall. It also included a live commercial from Don            be part of the Expo Center.
          Wessel, a longtime car dealer in Springfield, and on-air and off-air bloopers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     KY3 History Review - Page 35 of 89

                                                                                                                                                                           Dec. 14: The U.S. military captured deposed
                                                                                                                                                                           Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He was found
                                                                                                                                                                           hiding in a hole in a town north of Baghdad.


          Date                                        KY3 Events                                          Year                 Local and Regional Events                               Nation & World Events
  1/16/2004 Jan. 16: Reporter Dennis Graves retired from KY3 News after 20 years and two weeks            2004   January: The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams        Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts breezed
            with the station. Dennis covered many of the major events in the Ozarks during those                 both lost in the second round of the NFL playoffs after   through the first six weeks of the Democratic
            two decades, including manhunts for fugitive murderers, a law enforcement raid on a                  each won its division and gained first-round byes.        Party caucuses and primaries, winning all but
            white supremicist compound in southern Missouri and conflicts between developments to                                                                          three contests between January and early
            serve a growing population and preservation of natural resources.                                                                                              March, and became the party's likely nominee
                                                                                                                                                                           for president in the election in November.



                                                                                                                 Jan. 28: Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina              March 2: Suicide murderers from a
                                                                                                                 campaigned in Springfield for the Democratic              fundamentalist sect of Sunni Muslims set off
                                                                                                                 presidential nomination.                                  bombs at several Shiite Muslim holy places in
                                                                                                                                                                           Iraq. The bombs killed at least 270 people,
                                                                                                                                                                           mostly Shiite worshippers. U.S. military
                                                                                                                                                                           officials believed the suicide murderers were
                                                                                                                                                                           allied with fugitive terrorism coordinator Osama
                                                                                                                                                                           bin Laden.



                                                                                                                 Feb. 9: President George W. Bush visited Springfield to
                                                                                                                 campaign for making permanent his tax cuts for
                                                                                                                 individuals and small businesses. His trip included a
                                                                                                                 forum at one of the plants of Springfield
                                                                                                                 ReManufacturing Corporation and a shopping trip to
                                                                                                                 Bass Pro Shops' Outdoor World.



                                                                                                                 August 24, 2004. The St. Louis Cardinals and John Q.
                 At the 25th Annual Springfield Ad Club Addy Awards, director Annette Lyne was named             Hammons announced that the major league club
                 Ad Professional of the Year. Former Production Manager Randy Moore won the Silver               agreed to buy the El Paso Diablos and transfer the
                 Medal for lifetime service. Also winning gold were John Stinson for the "Little Ned's           team from Texas to Springfield. It will play at
                 Kitchen" promotion, Addy Brinkley for the "Celebrate America: Old Glory" promotion and          Hammons Field, the stadium that the businessman built
                 Annette Lyne for the "Officers Memorial 2003 AV". Many silvers won, too numerous to             and opened last April.
2/13/04          mention here.
                                                                                                                                                                 KY3 History Review - Page 36 of 89

                                                                                                      October 21. Major and minor league baseball officials
                                                                                                      have given their official approvals to the creation of a
                                                                                                      Class AA baseball team in Springfield. Texas League
                                                                                                      President Tom Kayser and St. Louis Cardinals
                                                                                                      President Mark Lamping announced the approvals for
                                                                                                      the Springfield Cardinals at a news conference here on
           KY3 was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for 'Spot News Coverage' of the
                                                                                                      Thursday.
           May 4th tornadoes. Also KY3 won 'Best Newscast' category, for our hourlong broadcast
           the Monday after the tornadoes struck. Finally, KY3 was named the top 'Investigative'
           station for Michelle Davidson's and Katrina Brown-McCann's work uncovering a credit
3/20/04    counseling service in Springfield that wasn't paying their clients' bills.
                                                                                                      October 22, 2004. Candidates for Missouri Governor,
                                                                                                      Democrat State Auditor Claire McCaskill and Mo.
                                                                                                      Secretary of State Republican Roy Blunt, met in a 1 hr.
                                                                                                      debate originating live from the KY3 studio. There
                                                                                                      were only 2 debated between the major candidates
           Candidates for Missouri Governor, Democrat State Auditor Claire McCaskill and Mo.          during this election campaign and KY3 was honored to
           Secretary of State Republican Roy Blunt, met in a 1 hr. debate originating live from the   host the final debate.
           KY3 studio. There were only 2 debated between the major candidates during this
10/22/04   election campaign and KY3 was honored to host the final debate.
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DATE


12/51




4/16/52
1952
1952
1/7/53
2/53
5/16/53




1953


6/1/53



8/24/53




10/1/1953
10/53


11/53
11/53



12/26/53




12/28/53



12/28/53


1954
1954
1954
1/19/54
3/54
4/54


6/20/54
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6/19/54



7/5/54
7/54


8/54
9/4/54
10/54
10/11/54
10/22/54
10/27/54


10/31/53


12/23/54
1955
1955
1955


1955
1955


1/22/55
2/55
4/55
4/55
10/8/55


10/22/55
1956
1956



1/56



1/56
1/56
3/30/56
3/30/56
3/31/56
10/56




11/5/56
11/6/56
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1957
1957
1957



1957



1/16/57


4/1957
7/6/57


11/57
11/2/57
1958



1958
1958
1958-59
8/10/58
10/58


1959
3/59
4/13/59
7/14/59



8/59


8/2-5/59
9/7/59
10/13/59
1960



1960-???




1960
Early 60s

60's & early 70's
3/8/60


4/28/60
7/60
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7/60
7/60
7/60


7/31/60
8/2/60
10/60


10/1/60
11/8/60



12/24/60


1961


1961
1961



5/17/61


4/61
8/23/61



10/2/61




10/5/61



11/14/61


1962




1962


1/17/62
4/22/62
8/62


8/30/62
10/62
10/1/62
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10/20/62
11/3/62
11/4/62


12/2/62
12/16/62


12/23/62
1/63
1/7/63


3/7/63


3/17/63


9/63
9/21/63



10/3/63
Mid-1960's
1/64
1/64
1/64
1/64


1/17/64



3/23/64


11/26/64


12/24/64
12/24/64
1965


6/25/65


10/7/65
12/65
10-11/66
2/22/67


7/67

10/5/67

Late 60's-Early '70's


9/68
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1969


1969


10/2/69
1969-70
7/14/69
8/69
11/69




1970
1970
1970
9/70


10/1/70


12/21/70


7/71


8/71



1972
8/72



9/72
1973
1973
1973


1973


1/1/73
4/3/73
8/73
10/73


1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
5/74
5/74
8/22/74
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1975
1975


1975


1/21/75
3/29/75
7/75


8/22/75
10/23/75


1976
1976



1976


1976
1/6/76


3/76
5/1/76



6/76



6/76
June 15, 1976



9/10/76
Summer 1977



8/10/77
8/25/77
7/1/78



9/78




9/4/78
9/28/78



10/1/78
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1979
1979


1/79
1/4/79


2/79
7/1/79


4/80



3/25/81
9/81
1982


1/1/82
4/14/82



10/6/82
6/82
1983
1983
2/83
4/5/83
6/24/83
9/83
10/83



10/3/83




10/5/83
11/8/83
11/8/83
84-86
1984
1984
1984
1/84



4/84
6/27/84


7/84
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8/84
9/6/84
9/6/84


10/9/84
10/16/84
10/25/84
11/84
12/84
12/4/84
12/14/84
1985
1985
7/85
7/85
8/85



8/12/85


8/21/85
8/25/85
9/85
9/7/85


10/1/85
10/7/85


10/13/85
12/85
12/11/85
12/17/85
12/18/85
12/22/85


1986


1986
1986
1986
1/86
1/86
1/6/86
1/19/86
2/86
2/21/86
3/86
3/19-23/86
4/86
5/86
5/1/86
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5/31/86
6/86
6/86
6/86



6/7/86
7/86
7/86




7/21-8/1/86
8/86
9/86
9/86


9/3/86
9/27/86


10/2/86
10/23/86
11/86
11/86
11/26/85
12/14/86
1987
1987
1987


1987


1/26/87
4/12/87
4/14/87
6/87
Summer/87



10/2/87
10/87
11/87
12/11/87



12/25-27/87
1988


1988
2/88
4/9/88
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4/29/88
5/88


5/88
6/4-5/88
6/16/88


6/30/88
7/88


7/5-8/88




9/30/88
10/3/88
10/3/88
1989


1989


1989
2/89
2/89
2/89
2/18/89
3/89


7/89


9/89?



10/6/89
10/16/89


11/89


12/17/89
12/17/89
1/90
1/5/90
1/25/90
3/90
4/90
7/21/90
9/30/90



10/3/90
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10/31/90
11/90


12/25/90
1991
1/91
1/91


2/15/91
2/15/91
6/91


8/91


8/91
10/1/91


10/15/91
12/23/91
12/23/91
2/92
5/15/92


1992
6/29/92
6/92
8/21-22/92
9/26/92




10/92
10/5/92
12/24/92
12/12/92


1/93


1/93
1/28/93
6/6/93
10/93
10/18/93



10/8/93
12/11/93
12/23/93
3/94
4/94
4/29/94
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Summer 1994
7/94
10/7/94
10/31/1994


1/95


1/28/95
2/13/95


3/3/95


4/95
4/95


4/3/95
4/19/95
10/2/95
10/6/95
10/28/95
12/25/95-2/23/96
1996
1996


2/23/96
3/12/96



5/22/96
5/27/96


6/96
8/96




8/12/96
10/4/96
11/96
11/9/96


12/96-3/97
1997
4/97


5/15/97
6/97
8/97
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8/97
9/97
9/21/97


10/3/97


12/3/97-2/23/98
10/9/98


11/18/98-2/22/99
1999


1/26/99
2/16/99


3/99
3/11/99
4/99
10/22/99
2000
2000


3/2000


4/2000
7/2000
10/6/2000


2001
7/01
7/4/01
8/15/01


10/5/01
11/01
12/01-2/02
12/01
1/9/02
1/02
1/3/02
1/31/02
2/02
2/02
2/8-24/02
3/02
3/13/02
6/02
6/8/02


6/13/02
8/02
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9/27/02


10/4/02
11/9/02


11/14/02


11/23/02-2/22-03



10/21/02
11/2/02
12/15/02


1/9/03


1/23/03
2/1/03
2/6/03
2/7/03


3/7-16/03




3/12/03


3/24/03
3/31/03


5/4/03
5/19-26/03




7/9/03
7/18-27/03




10/3/03




10/3/03




10/4/03


mid Nov. 2003
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10/18/03


11/13/03


12/10/03
1/17/04



2/9/04




2/13/04



3/20/04


5/04

5/17/04




Mid May 2004




6/2004




6/12/04
6/21/04




8/6/04



8/13-29/04


9/20/04



9/27/04
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10/22/04



12/2/04




10/1/60




1959
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EVENT
OWNERSHIP SIDEBAR: In the mid 1970's when Springfield Newspapers were purchased by the Gannett, the newspapers half ownership was sold to an
investment group headed by Don Daily of Springfield.
Carl Fox (1916-1/6/76) becomes first Program Director at KYTV and one of our first announcers. He delivered the first (local) commercial announcement for
Okino Farm Dairy on October 1, 1953. Formerly he worked at KGBX doing news.


Architect's first drawing of KY3, then called KSTV, featured in Springfield Leader-Press. Original plans called for a 400 seat studio/auditorium and shops.
E. Dennis White, leaves KGBX to become KY3's first Chief Engineer.
The FCC devises a national plan for channel allocation, creating 550 VHF and 1,450 UHF potential channels.
FCC grants permit to KYTV.
Construction begins. Architect is Richard P. Stahl of Springfield.
First piece of broadcast equipment delivered to KY3

Key People: Owners-Springfield Television, Inc.; General Manager, Gordon Wardell (and co-Manager Charlie Brown); Office Manager, Mrs. Clyde Lawson;
Sales Manager, Homer Tindle (1953-57, formerly at KGBX); Chief Engineer, E. Dennis White; Film Editor, Fred Rains; Camera, J.C. Western; Projectionist,
Bob Muir; Engineer, Truman Krumholz; Audio, Vernon Ables, News, Don Payton, Jerry Higley. There are 20 employees in all. First News Editor/Director was
Dick Heinline.
Carl Fox (1916-1/6/76) becomes first Program Director at KYTV and one of our first announcers. He delivered the first (local) commercial announcement for
Okino Farm Dairy on October 1, 1953. Formerly he worked at KGBX doing news.


Building & Transmission tower at KY3 completed - it is added to 6 times before being razed in 1997. Original tower was 550' and located here at 999 West
Sunshine, Springfield. Original transmitter cost $75,000. 2 cameras were being readied to operate in the studio which measured 41'8"X61' with 15' ceiling.



Sign on – Oct. 1, 1953 – 4:47 pm, day concludes at 10:30 pm. Slogan, "Television for all the Ozarks." There are 2 studio cameras (RCA TK-11's(?) about
$14,900 each. Highlight of the day was Jewel E. Windle reading the prelude to the Constitution while the camera showed Fred Rains dressed as George
Washington. Canned Programs: Patriotic (unnamed), Kit Carson. 6pm Newscast which had these stories - "Escaped Cobras", "Missouri Drought", "JFK
Marries"; 6:30pm Groucho Marx, 10pm News, 10:30 sign off - total air time 5 hrs. 33 min. (Another source says the first day ran from 5:15-10:20 pm.) News
programing: 6pm News with Jerry Higley; 6:15 & 10:15 pm Weather (sponsored by Meeks) with Carl Fox; 6:20pm Sports with Don Payton; 10pm News with
Dave Estes. KYTV is affiliated with both NBC & ABC networks.
Marie McDonald does Promotion for KYTV till the late '50s. Forest (Frosty) L. Chumley was film editor but his dates are uncertain.
These shows were planned but I can't find info about whether they actually ran - "Town & Country" - a panel show featuring weatherman C.C. Williford and
"Band of the Ozarks".
KY3 airs Sunday afternoon Springfield Symphony concerts from the studio (I guess).

Ozark Jubilee debuted live from KYTV studio from 8-9pm. First host was Bill Bailey. It's name was changed to "Jubilee USA in 1955" where it originated from
the now departed Jewell Theatre. Name was changed again to "5 Star Jubilee" in 1961 when it was moved to the Landers Theatre. Program was cancelled
that season after 29 shows.


The Children's Hour, hosted by Claudia Cox, debuts. Claudia was the first puppeteer for Rusty Rooster who would very be quickly be passed on to Fred Rains.
Also present at creation was Fred Rains as the voice of Skinny. Later it would be hosted by then by Aunt Alice Lowe & Aunt Rene Handley and finally by Aunt
Norma Champion. Also debuting that day at 5pm was "The Oklahoma Wrangler" starring Guy Willis.

Children's Hour footnote: Fred Rain's participation started when the station owners wife, Claudia Cox, introduce a puppet named Rusty Rooster. Hostess, Aunt
Alice, found Skinny in an airport gift show in St. Louis. Fred Filled in when Mrs. Cox was away. Other puppets included Professor Doolittle-an absent minded
scholar, Pistol Packin' Pete Peterson, Clancy the Cop and Floyd Flotsum the whale.
Carl Fox & Ralph Stufflebam become KYTV's co-managers. Other staff around this mid-50's period include Charles Franklin, Station Artist and Margaret
Nutter, position unknown.
Chuck Hessington joins KYTV staff as announcer and did weather and sports for "Night Desk" and "Ozarks Report."
Sol Mosher succeeds Dick Heinline as News Editor. He adds the 7:25am cast.
KYTV is interconnected. I believe this is when we hooked into the NBC (and ABC) network.
Installation of 25 KW transmitter allowing KYTV to power up to 100 thousand watts.
Clyde Julian "Red" Foley joins the cast of Ozark Jubilee.
Today's programs include: TV Revival Hour with Reverend Bill McTeer, Cheer TV Theatre, Drew Pearson, Loretta Young Show, Late News in Pictures ("that
will make Monday morning's headlines".)
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Studio Sidebar: KYTV purchased the 2 huge 5,000 watt lights from 20th Century Fox at auction for only $150. Fred Rains had to beg for the money from Carl
Fox but got it and we're still using one of them in 2002.

KYTV (NBC & ABC) & KTTS (CBS & Dumont) start broadcasting live network television programs. KYTV received its signal via a 78 foot microwave antenna
that received signals from the Bell Telephone Building at St. Louis & Kimbrough (coming from Kansas City). NBC comes by microwave, ABC by film. An
underground cable will shortly replace the microwave relay.

KYTV expands broadcast day to noon - 11pm. Other shows in this era include, "Teen Time" from our studio with teens dancing to popular recordings &
interviews. Also "The Wrangler - a children's program with a western theme. There was a Wrangler club as well. This is probably the same "Oklahoma
Wrangler" from 1953.
Ozark Jubilee starring Red Foley begins broadcast on ABC Radio Network from (then vacant) Jewell Theatre, Springfield
First remote microwave purchased and the 1st remote was from Ozark Empire Fair. Other remotes eventually include bowling from the Plaza Bowl, Christmas
parades, SMSU football & basketball man-on-the-street shows, etc.
Ozark Jubilee moves to Jewell Theatre and uses KY3's new remote equipment.
KYTV produces its first SMS football game. The next was in 1962.
1st Annual Staff breakfast at Kentwood Arms Hotel. There are 36 employees.
DuMONT Search for Talent airs featuring Miss Charlene Atteberry of Mountain Grove. Day right, year uncertain.
"Disneyland" debuts at 7:30 pm, after "I Married Joan and preceding the "United States Steel Hour"
KYTV purchases a Mason & Hamllin grand piano from Martin Bros. Pianos in Springfield (301 E. McDaniel) for $3258.90. Great piano painted many times
over the years. Wonder what happened to it?
"TV Visitor" debuts from Public Square (later called Park Central Square) in front of Heer's. This would evolve into "Man With a Mike." Once in a while it would
originate from in front of the station itself.
Frosty Chumbley was KYTV's film director. Staff included Vernon Ables and Nancy Tinkler.
Jody Holden hired as KYTV's Sports Director.
According to Truman Krumholz, KY3 begins passing through NBC color programming but no locally produced programs are in color.
"Night Desk", KYTV's first packaged half-hour newscast begins. Heretofore, newscasts had varied from 15 to 30 minutes. Showtime was 10pm. The 6pm
News was called "Ozark's Report."
The Wrangler with Guy Willis - local western show airing 5-5:30pm
Ozark Jubilee starring Red Foley begins broadcast on ABC Television Network with KYTV providing technical staff but originated from KOMU in Columbia
because there were no AT&T lines to Springfield at that time.
"TV Visitor" remotes moved to Citizen's Bank on Commercial Street.
Ozark Jubilee returns to the (then vacant) Jewell Theatre.
KYTV goes to maximum power.
2nd Annual Staff Breakfast is held at The Grove. There are 38 employees.
KYTV purchases a Hammond C-3 Organ and Tone Cabinet from Jenkins Music in Joplin. This may have been the organ used for decades by Central
Assembly. Cost: $2927.40. This is an awesome instrument! Wonder what happened to it?
Nancy Tinkler is promoted to Traffic Manager by Carl Fox. Assisted by Jordan Vorterbrug.
Hank Heerman hired as announcer and Continuity Director. He also does news.

Studio programs include: Newsviews, Organ Art, The Children's Hour, The Wrangler, KYTV Spotlight, Bar 20 Ranch, Look at the Weather, Newscope, Linger
Awhile, News Final, Weather Final, Sports Final, Know Your Community(?), Search for Talent, Farm Reporter, Spotlight on Teens, Mellow Music, Crusade for
Christ, Hi Neighbor, Songs in the Night (Central Assembly).

According to Bill Dennison, former KYTV employee, "Search for Talent" was called by the crew "Scratch for Talent" reflecting the woeful nature of most of the
acts. Show ran at 6:30pm right after the news and featured singers, dancers and one man who played a railroad rail so loud they turned off the studio
microphones, opened the doors and picked him up just fine on the audio booth microphone. Nothing was rehearsed!
Remote programs include: TV Visitor, Children's Hour, Ozark Jubilee.
KYTV Luncheon for Fluffo's Kitchen Queens held at Kentwood Arms' Crystal Room at 12:30pm.
The "Golden Show" featuring Fluffo's award winning recipes live from 1-2pm.
Fluffo Ward Ceremony on the Ozark Jubilee from the Jewell Theater 6:30-8:00pm. Winner introduced by Red Foley.
3rd Annual Staff Breakfast is held at Colonial Dinner House. There are 42 employees.

Election Eve night coverage from Burstall's Barn that was fed simultaneously to NBC, ABC & CBS and was used as part of a Republican rally. MC was Chuck
Hessington and entertainers were Slim Wilson, Speedy Haworth, Tall Timber Trio and the Promenaders. This 2 or 3 1/2 min. segment was part of KYTV 1st
ever coverage of a national election. Everything went very well but many still laugh at a shaky lens change at the very end of the segment. Camera operator
unknown.
Election coverage signed off at 3:30 am.
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The Biederman Bar-20 Ranch, a western themed show succeeds "The Wranger" and is sponsored by Biederman Jewelry (I've also heard it was Biederman
Furniture on Walnut St., who knows?). Feature band included Chuck Bowers, Zebb Tennis, Buster Fellows and George Roses (spelling???). Rumor
unconfirmed is that Porter Wagoner guest starred on one program.
Jack Martin replaces Sol Mosher as News Editor.
Aunt Norma Champion becomes host of the Children's Hour and remains till show is cancelled in 1986. Norma is hired in late '57.
Children's Hour Story: Once, with a studio full of kids, a black panther got loose and ran to the warehouse. Kids were evacuated. Panther found hiding next to
air conditioning compressors in total darkness. Pandemonium reigned.
Fran Uhlis joins KYTV. He was chief announcer and worked on "Night Desk", "Ozarks Report" and "Man With a Mike."

"Mid-Day" a noon news & variety show featuring Carl Fox, Fred Rains, Claudia Cox, Larry Dixon & Tinkerbell the Weathergal (Nancy Tinkler Sullivan) debuts.
A frequent visitor is "Cobweb" the spider monkey (who tormented cameraman Leonard Pond - Lenny was one of the cameramen on "Gone With the Wind").
Chuck Hessington and Fran Uhlis also would appear.
KY3's "The TV Visitor" hosted by Chuck Hessington moves from the Springfield square to the Plaza and is renamed "Man on the Plaza". If you were
interviewed you won a bag of groceries.
Ozark Jubilee is retitled "Country Music Jubilee."
KYTV news has been #1 ever since this Arbitron book. I researched this is 1991 with the Sales Manager, Pat Dalby, just before he threw out the old Arbitron
books. Used this stat in sales presentations in the early 90's.
4th Annual Staff Breakfast held at Colonial Dinner House. There are 48 employees.
Building Annex opens - the Executive east wing.


Jerri Cotner hired as Promotions Manager. She had been doing art work for the previous manager Marie McDonald. She served for 2 years then left to have a
child. The work was carried on by Pat Black & Juanita Immanuel. However, I read elsewhere that Marie Young was Promotion Director in 1958 and 1959.
Don Sylvester hired as Assistant News Director.
High Street Baptist Church live program with minister from the studio.
Larry Wood hired to studio crew
5th Annual Birthday Breakfast at Rains Colonial Dinner House - a masquerade party. There are 51 employees.
Don Sylvester becomes News Director. Don expands Night Desk to 30 minutes making it Springfield's 1st half hour news cast. He also adds KYTV's first full
time news reporter, Bob Macy.
KY3 purchases one of the first mobile video tape machines - videotapes dedication of Table Rock Dam shortly thereafter.
Debut of circus styled production trucks.
KYTV videotapes the dedication of the Table Rock Dam.

A camera platform is fixed to the front of a the production truck, and the new video tape recorder is moved from the control room and into the truck. It was
followed by a running generator trailer. Its drive through the fair was videotaped then the tape machine was rushed back to the station for playback. What a
huge job!
KY3 videotapes & later broadcasts "The Shepherd of the Hills" adaptation for television which wins the TV Radio Mirror Award for most original program of the
Midwest states. It required a cast of 7 & a crew of 15 - a remarkable feat for a small TV station.
"The Shepherd of the Hills" is broadcast.
6th Annual Staff Breakfast, held at Colonial Dinner House. There are 52 employees.
RCA TK-21 Vidicon film chain installed with 2 film projectors and a 100 slide capacity magazine.

Colonel Clover (Fred Rains dressed something like Col. Sanders) hosts children's show for Kitty Clover Potato Chips. Program ran just before Children's Hour.
Kids accumulate coupons from the chips and spend them on the show for prizes like bicycles. Dates are very uncertain. Chuck Hessington was commercial
announcer.


Production begins on "Ozarks Outdoors", a weekly, education program. First host Bud Eyeman, first producer/director Larry Wood. Ran through mid-80's. In
the summer of '61 or 2, a large hooded cobra got loose during the live show. Another time, a snake handler cut his hand. Don Buffenbarger held the gushing
wound with a towel just off camera while the host handled poisonous snakes with his left hand. Several snakes got loose over the years.
Clarence Martin named Promotion Manager. In 1966, Jerri Cotner rejoins as an assistant.
Radio personality Loyd Evans (KWTO & KGBX) hosts the High Noon show presenting farm news to the Ozarks. He was well known as the fellow behind the
barrel. Loyd later went to Channel 27 then became active in civic affairs. He passed away 2/3/88.
Presentation of the TV Radio Mirror Award for the Shepherd of the Hills program is broadcast live from the KYTV studio at 9:30pm.
NBC broadcasts Tennessee Ernie Ford Show from Drury College live and in color with the crew and facilities of KYTV. This commemorated the dedication of
the Breech School of Business Administration.
"Jubilee U.S.A." starring Red Foley airs at 8pm Saturday evenings for 30 minutes. Source: TV Guide.
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"Herald of Truth" with James W. Nichols airs Sunday mornings at 8:30 on KYTV.
First Baptist Church is airing from 11am-Noon on Sundays.
"Children's Hour" with Aunt Norma is airing 4:30-5pm weekdays.
Bowling show originating from Plaza Bowl (as best as I can tell) airs at Sunday at 4:00pm when not pre-empted by baseball games. This is as far back as I
have TV listings so it could have been on the air long before this.
"Shepherd of the Hills" program is re-run at 5:30pm.
7th Annual Staff Breakfast is held in KYTV studio. There are 57 employees.
Ozark Outdoors conservation & nature show debuts at 7:30am. Hosts are Dave Nye and conservation agent Bud Eyman. Show length is 15 minutes. No later
than Sunday July 9, 1966 it becomes a half hour show. Source: TV Guide.
KYTV Election coverage lasted all night and only resumed regular programing at 6:30am next day.

"Christmas Is For Everyone" is presented by KYTV. Host is KYTV's Bob Irwin. Featured: 200 voice choir from Baptist Bible College, children's choir from
Christ Episcopal, Rev. C.E. Atkins from King's Way Methodist read the Christmas story from the Bible, Rev. Mark Randall of National Ave. Christian Church
gives a sermonette, Fred Rains does 3 dramatic readings.
Fordland Tower construction - in 1962 begins broadcasting now "Big John" measuring 1609 feet or 3174 feet above sea level. In 1971 it will be replaced by a
2,000 foot, 100,000 watt tower.
Don Buffenbarger joins staff as studio tech. By 1964 Don was in charge of the studio. He was affectionately called "Barney". Don retired in May of '97 - two
weeks before we moved into the new building.
Fred Miller joins staff as weatherman & announcer.

The Jubilee program, now titled "Five Star Jubilee" debuts on Friday night at 7 for its final season. Next week it moved to 7:30pm. It is now the first regularly
scheduled color TV program outside of New York, Chicago or Hollywood. It is broadcast from the Landers Theatre. The TV Guide calls this show "Jubilee" but
for the rest of it's run it is correctly titled "Five Star Jubilee."
Dick Grosenbaugh, Assistant News Editor received the Missouri Associated Pres-Radio News Coverage Award for his coverage of the Red Foley tax evasion
trial.
Five Star Jubilee is cancelled by network.

8th Annual Staff Breakfast is held at Shady Inn. There are 58 employees. Corporation Officers are Lester L. (Bud) Cox, President; Keith G. Wells, Vice-
President; Walter W. Weber, Secretary; Lynn E. Bussey, Treasurer. Corporation Directors are: Bud Cox, Claudine Cox, Tams Bixby, 3rd, Lynn E. Bussey,
Virginia C. Bussey, Arch A. Watson, Walter W. Weber, Keith G. Wells.



According to TV Guide, this Thursday night at 10:30pm marked the final program of "Five Star Jubilee" and the Jubilee saga. We have a dub dated 9/18/61
saying that was the date of the final show. Whatever, Red Foley hosted this last program and it featured Ralph Emery, Uncle Cyp, a Speedy Haworth guitar
solo, Slim Wilson doing a Massey Ferguson commercial (the only sponsor), The Promenaders, and Red Foley doing 2 numbers. Credits: Producer/Director,
Fred Rains; Associate Producer, Bryan Bisney; Associate Director, Bill Ring; Script, Don Richardson, Sr. (later to become PR Director for Silver Dollar City)/Bob
Tubert; Scenic Design, Andy Miller; Technical Supervisor, E. Dennis White; Lighting, Glynn Hedrick; TV Crossroads Productions.
Jubilee Sidebar: Producer-Director, Fred Rains & Assoc. Producer Bryan Bisney had worked together in Nashville at Brown Radio before KYTV went on the air
in 1953. Brian's son John, works for CNN Radio covering the U.S. Congress.
The inauguration of Leland Treywick at President of SMS (still a college) is broadcast from 10-11am.
Production begins on Virgil Ward's "Championship Fishing" through 1978, Larry Wood Executive Producer/Director & Editor. Eventually distributed to 125
markets (pre-satellite!).


Staff includes: Carl Fox, Co-Manager & Program Manager; Herman Curtis, Local Sales; Hank Heerman, Director of Continuity; E. Dennis White, Chief
Engineer; Pat Black, Promotion Manager; Don Sylvester, News Director; Ralph Stufflebam, National Sales; Faye Moon, Traffic Manager; Fred Rains, Program
Director; Forrest Chumbley, Film Director; Zella Tuell, Office Manager & Bookkeeping; Dele Doke, Writer; Barbara Gray, Film Librarian; Bob Irvin, Studio
Manager; Clarence Martin, Special Events; R.L. Stufflebam, CoManager & Sales Manager; Dan White, Producer; Lloyd Evans, Farm Director.
KYTV in cooperation with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce hosts Business Farm Day (not a program) for those in the farm and agriculture business.
Includes a tour of station and a pitch to use TV advertising.
Easter Day 1/2 hr. special "He Is Risen" featuring choirs from the Christ Episcopal Church and Rev. Clifford Horvath.
Staff picnic held at Bert Montgomery's on Table Rock Lake.
KYTV's famous polarized weather maps debut. A spinning, polarizing filter made specially designed weather graphics actually appear to rain, snow and
thunder.
SMSU football coach's show hosted by Jody Holden at 7:25am Fridays.
9th Annual Birthday Breakfast is held at the Shady Inn. 5 Years Service - Norma Champion, Fran Uhlis, Tom Flanagan.
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Silver Dollar Bowl, a 1 hour bowling show airs from 3-4pm originating from the Plaza Bowl. Host was Joey Holden, director Clarence Martin.
SMSU Homecoming football game vs. Rolla is televised. Jody Holden was play by play and Carl Fox announced.
KYTV airs 1/2 hour of the Jerry Lewis MD Telethon entitled "From This Moment On."


At noon Sunday, KYTV presented the annual Drury Band Christmas Concert under the direction of Dean A.A. Rockwell. Show time 1 hour.
Christmas Party at Holiday Inn - theme "Around New Orleans in 80 Minutes".
Sunday at 6pm, KYTV presented a 1/2 hour Christmas Special with the Springfield Civicaires, a vocal group under the direction of F.K. Grundy telling the story
of the Little Drummer Boy with narration & music.
Bramer Construction winds bid for building new 28' east wing to accommodate 2 new offices and a conference room.
Children's Hour goes from 1/2 to a full hour Monday-Friday, 4-5pm.
Equipment arrivals: 2 RCA videotape machines (replacing the Ampex machine) and a new switcher with a preview monitor. News & Special Events will share
the new radio base transceiver and mobile transceiver for the station wagon - allowing 2 way communications.
KYTV televises "Championship Debate" pitting the debate team of Southwest Missouri State College verse Notre Dame University. Resolved: That the United
States Agricultural Price Supports Should Be Drastically Reduced. 30 minutes.
Ronnie Wade begins hosting "Let the Bible Speak" running through 1983. Then off for 3 years then back on 1987 through 1992. Then off for several years
(not produced here?). Back on KY3 in 1995 through current era.
KYTV starts airing the syndicated "Porter Wagoner" program on Saturdays at 5:30pm.

10th Annual Birthday Breakfast - site unknown. 10 year service: Dennis White, Truman Krumholz, Fed Rains, Dave Caldwell, Bert Montgomery, Forrest
Chumbley. 5 years service: Raymond Keltner, Dan White, Don Sylvester, Larry Wood, Faye Moon. 10th Anniversary Baseball is in Don Buffenbarger's
collection of memorabilia.
KY3's Night Desk most popular newscast: Larry Dixon, News; Fran Uhlis, Weather; Chuck Hessington, Sports; Hank Herman, 6pm News;
Larry Wood promoted from studio to director position.
Don Buffenbarger directing First Baptist remotes and Church of Christ tapings (in studio).
Bob Good directing Coach's Corner and Loyd Evans' Fishing Report.
Porter Wagoner visits KYTV. His show airs Saturdays at 5:30pm.
Farewell party for KYTV Director Dave White (brother of Dan) going into the Army's Officer Orientation course. Dave would eventually rise to the rank of Major
General.

"The Slim Wilson Show" begins an 11 year run. It was produced in KYTV studio by Fred Rains. Also featured were Speedy Haworth, Bob White, Shirley Jean,
The Tall Timber Trio & Band, The Goodwill Family, and L.D. Keller and The Promenaders. This is not the date listed in TV Guide - more likely it was 4/64.
First TV Guide mention is 10/3/64 but we don't have all the Guides.
Thanksgiving Special: The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving - music/pictures/George Washington reads 1st Thanksgiving Proclamation - this may have been a
locally produced program featuring Fred Rains.


4:45pm - "A Quiet Christmas" - Ft. Leonard Wood presents the feelings of men in the army in past Christmases. Don't know if this was a KY3 production.
11pm - "Christmas for Everyone" - featuring the Revivaltime choir and Rev. S.E. Atkins of Kingsway Methodist Church.
RCA TK-42 color cameras arrive.
This week the first 16 mm sound on film movie camera arrived, earmarked for news, not commercial production. Studio tech Leonard Pond tested the new
equipment.
12th Annual Birthday Breakfast - Shady Inn. 10 Years - Doyle Cox, Leonard Pond, Herman M. Curtis, Bernice Powell; 5 Years - Jim Turner, Dick
Grosenbaugh, Jack Murray, Martha Templeton.
KYTV's Christmas special titled "The Cowboy's Prayer" is broadcast starring Fred Rains as the Lonesome Cowboy.
These KYTV produced programs are advertised in TV Guide as now being in color: all News, Slim Wilson, Children's Hour.
Ned Reynolds hired as Sports Director.
Country Music Carousel videotaped at KYTV. It was produced through Hal Smith Television Programs of Nashville. 16 thirty minute shows were taped in 2
nights. Though it featured Slim Wilson it was a flop.
14th Annual Birthday Breakfast - held at Shady Inn. Guests Slim Wilson and Jed Starkey. 10 Years - Norma Champion, Tom Flanagan; 5 Years - Beauetta
Hogan, Juanita Whiteid, Jerry Fortner, Dorrell Schank, Don Buffenbarger, Wilfred Eagon.


Calvary Temple Assembly of God with Pastor Stewert Robinson was taped in studio - 1/2 hour show taped for playback on the weekend.
SMS Forum, a educational course for credit was airing on KY3 at 6:30am. When it started and when it ended its run is unknown. John Ashcroft taught
business law for 2 semesters according to camera operator Don Buffenbarger.
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KMTC (now KDEB) begins broadcasting on Channel 27. KYTV loses access to ABC programming and now becomes a totally NBC affiliate.
KY3's (with Spfld. Public Schools) monthly "Teen Talk" earns a Freedoms Foundation award. Clarence Martin producer-director. Moderator & students from
each of city's 4 high schools discuss topics of concern to young people.
16th Annual Breakfast - held at Shady Inn. Astronaut theme. 15 Years - T.L. Stufflebam, Jack Turner, Clarence Martin; 10 Years - Clint Deason, Loyd Evans;
5 Years - Jim Trickey.
Late news still called "Night Desk".
Donald S. Moeller becomes KYTV General Manager.
Carl Fox named Vice-President in charge of Programming.
Filmline FE-15 color film processor arrives - KY3 processing about 1000' per day


Central Assembly's "It's A Great Life" with Rev. Phillip Wannenmacher begins at 8:25am during the Today Show. Upon Pastor Wannenmacher's death in
1995, Rev. David Watson took his place. However, Central Assembly's presence on KY3 stretched back to the 50's when, on Saturday nights (after the
news?) they had a show called "Songs in the Night". Viewers would call in requests for songs that the musical staff of the church would perform live.
Randy Moore hired to studio crew.
The Presley Family stars in KY3's "Mountain Music Jubilee" program.
100,000 watt RCA TT-30FL solid state Transmitter installed at Fordland tower.
17th Annual Birthday Breakfast - held at Shady Inn. 15 Years - Doyle Cox, Leonard Pond, Herman Curtis, Bernice Powell; 10 Years - Jim Turner, Martha
Templeton; 5 Years - Dick Willingham, Martha (Marti) Williams, Doris Speer.
Sesame Street begins airing on KYTV at Monday-Friday at 9am. It is sponsored by Citizens Bank. It was still running in October of '73. When it ended its run
is unknown.


Original "Big John" tower in Fordland replaced by a 2000', tower built right next to the original. It's believed to be the tallest man-made structure in Missouri.
First Fall Preview Party held. Special guest was David Canary from the cast of Bonanza. Highlights were shown on Sony Videocassette, a first for this area.
Location unknown.

Dwayne Friend - a half hour gospel music show begins, will run through 1980. Dwayne was known as "Mr. Gospel Guitar." The program featured his Chet
Atkins style playing and many original songs sung by Dwayne. A second incarnation of the program called "Souls" ran from 1996-2002. Dwayne retired in
2002 due to ill health.
2nd Fall Preview Party. Location unknown.

From the sidewalk in front of the Tower Theater in the Plaza Shopping Center came this, the last broadcast of "Man With a Mike" with Fran Uhlis. Final Secret
Silhouette Jackpot reached $5,600 and was never guessed (page of Chesterfield cigarettes) so the money was donated to Springfield's Handicapped
Children's Charities.
RCA TCR-100 Cart Machine (2") installed - our first spot playback cart machine costing $107,000.
RCA TS-70 System 260 Video Switcher installed.
"Focus 30", a series of in-depth news documentaries debuts.


Live Action Radar debuts - covering 172 air miles sweeping the area 15 times per minute, seen 3 times per day and in both evening newscasts.
Robert Wallace hired as studio camera operator. That same year he was promoted to the film department. In 1981 he was promoted to weekend and noon
news technical director.
MBAs: 1st in Complete Newscasts; 1st in Sports Features. Nat. Assoc. Press Bcstrs. Assoc: 1st in Investigative Reporting
3rd Fall Preview Party held at Silver Dollar City.
The 6pm News was titled "Evening News" while the 10pm cast was called " KY3 Nightly News."
NATAS Emmy for Community Service - Focus 30; Mo. State Medical Assoc. 1st Place - Focus 30 for VD: The Silent Epidemic; MBA 1st Place Public Affairs;
ABA Silver Gavel for Public Affairs
3 RCA TK-45A Studio Cameras purchased - Chief E. Dennis White predicts at least 10 years use.
RCA TS-260 Switcher installed.
Springfield, Missouri ranked the #85 market
New audio production gear installed so announcers can record without tying up control room.
Sherril Becker hired as part-time receptionist. In 1975 she moves to continuity and in the late '90s becomes music reporting coordinator.
6:00pm News - 59% Share; 10:00pm News - 65% Share - source Arbitron.
Steve Grant joins the News Department.
KY3 Fall Preview Party held at Drury Inn then moved to Fantastic Caverns for entertainment.
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The first videotape "mini-cams" arrive which would gradually replace film cameras for news acquisition.
Mike Lopez & Robert Felton hired to studio crew.
First character generator delivered mid-year. Soon printing, drawing, pasting and buying of most graphics was replaced by the Vidifont. Early font wizards:
Don Hancock, Mike Lopez, Steve Woodall.
KOZK, the Ozarks' public television station goes on the air. Sesame Street goes off KY3 and on KOZK. Carl Fox was one of the many people who worked to
get KOZK on the air.
Last Slim Wilson Show is taped, #32 for that year. In all it aired 11 years.
Ill-fated RCA film cart system installed - never works properly. Played back commercials & news stories.
Fall Preview Party dinner held at Bank of Springfield at Jefferson & McDaniel. The theme was bicentennial. After dinner the guests literally paraded an
unnamed Theater for the presentation.
Fred Rains named KY3's first Public Service Director. Fred who had been Production Manager, was replaced in that position by Dan White.
KY3 purchase the first of many RCA TK-76 minicams which would be the mainstay of news and commercial remote production for many years. Cost for first
camera was $36,590 plus more for accessories.
Accounting purchases an IBM System 3 (later upgraded to a model 3200) using the Columbine software system.


First Betamax VCR is introduced in the U.S. Priced at $1,295, it records for a maximum of 1 hour. "Make your own TV schedule" - early ads proclaim. But the
Japan Victor Corporation's (JVC) VHS (video home system) is introduced, offering double the recording time of the beta format.
Despite opposition from all television stations, a vote in 1975 allows cable television into Springfield. The first system operator, Telecable, came on line in early
- mid '76.
Carl Fox, Program Director, dies.
Ray Gilvard named Program director. (Sometime after Ray's death in 1982(?), his wife Barbara would join our Traffic Department and the National Sales
before she retired around 1998).
NBC celebrates 50th Anniversary.


First primitive traffic computer installed (only partially computerizes some functions). Mr. Moeller assured me (Mike Lopez) that someday computers would be
so powerful and efficient that only 1 person would be required to operate the whole traffic department. That date has not yet arrived.

Sunday Speedway, videotaped highlights of stock car racing from the Ozark Empire Fair's racetrack begins a 2 summer run of program. The show necessitate
the purchase of our first production van (a Chevy) that was designed to use the new generation of 3/4" video gear. Host was Ned Reynolds, producer was
Randy Moore.
Jim Lewis hired to start commercial location video production department - served till 2/81


KY3 Fall Preview Party held in Eureka Springs. Theme was a road rally. Destination was a secret. Directions were given at checkpoints along the way. Event
started at 12:30pm. At showtime at the theatre in Eureka Springs, the arrival of guests was projected on big screens in the theatre by production staff.
Construction of expansion of News Department - adds loft for Sports, Weather & News Director

KY3 produces "The End of the Century", a nationally distributed program for the Church of Christ. Batsell Barett Baxter is the host. Gary Ellison is Exec.
Director, Dan White is director. This was a fairly ambitious special for its day using mix of film (Shot by Ed Fillmer in Chicago & Spfld.), location scenes on 3/4"
location (including Robert Wallace being "mugged") & elaborate studio shots.
Fall Preview Party starts behind P.J. Brennan's, 2550 S. Glenstone - ends at location TBA
Randy Moore receives a MBA in the Commercial category.


KY3 produces in conjunction with Evangel College "Evangel Football" hosted by Coach Denny Duron. This 1 hour football highlights and music program was
syndicated to cable systems across the United States. Mike Lopez was original producer. Show was in production through 1981 season.


KY3 Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a 2 hour special broadcast at 6:30pm produced by Ed Fillmer. Key personnel include: Lester L. Cox, President of
Springfield Television, Inc.; Keith G. Wells, Exec. Vice President of Springfield Television, Inc.; Don Moeller, Vice President and General Manager. 25 year
employees: Fred Rains-Public Affairs; Dennis White, Chief Engineer; Truman Krumholz & Dave Caldwell, Engineers.
KYTV: The First 25 Years airs, produced by Ed Fillmer.

25th Annual Birthday Party - Sheraton Inn, Sunday at 7pm. 25 Years - Dave Caldwell, Truman Krumholz, Fred Rains, Dennis White - 20 Years - Dan White,
Larry Wood; 15 Years - Guy Akins, Don Buckmaster; 10 Year - Jim Hankins; 5 Year - Dan Hrnjak, Jim Tranbarger, Steve Woodall, Robert Wallace, Larry
Gilpin, Dan Woodal.
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Stan Hitchcock Show, a 1/2 hr. syndicated country music program is produced by KY3 for Ramblin' Productions (Bill & Janet Dailey). Show ran through 1982.
Key Personnel: Dir., Keith O'Neil-Julie Smith's dad; Tech. Dir. Dan White; Floor Dir., Robert Wallace; Remote VTR, Dan Woodall; Video, Dorrell Shank; Cams,
Craig Kauffman/Robert Felton/Mike Price/Mike Lopez/Jim Lewis/Jeff Cary; Lights, Larry Hogue, Taped at School of the Ozarks Jones Aud. Truck & cams from
KTVY, Okla. City.
KY3 switches to the BIAS system for traffic and programming. Accounts payable used an IBM AT.


KYTV sold to Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. But Channels Magazine says we were purchased on our 25th anniversary in October of 1978.
Don Moeller named President of KY-3, Inc., a division of Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc., with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.


KY3 originates entire newscast from Howard Johnson's poolside on N. Glenstone to give viewers visual relief from a particularly miserable winter.
Randy Moore receives a MBA in the Commercial category.


KY3 records, edits and broadcasts the Springfield Symphony's performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at McDonald Arena on the campus of SMSU.

First Jefferson Award for community service give. Sponsored by KY3 and the Ad Club, the citation was read by Dona Elkins, KY3 account executive and
chairman of the Ad Club's publisc sercice committee. Recipients were Maggie Surritte ($-H volunteer), Martin F. Dryden Jr. (beautification of Lebanon) and
John Skinner (policeman).
Karen Parry hired as account executive.
Letter received from a viewer in Cuba (not Missouri) - Jesus Perez.
E. Dennis White, KY3's first Chief Engineer, retires. He is followed by the man who managed to offend almost everyone including Mother Teresa, Howard
Frost.
Dustin Moody hired as weekend co-anchor & general assignment reporter.

KY3's 29th Annual Birthday at 7:30pm at Riverside Inn, Ozark. Also served as Tom Flanagan retirement party. 25 Years - Norma Champion, Tom Flanagan;
20 Years - Don Buffenbarger, Wilfred Eagon, Dorrell Schank; 10 Years - Dan Woodall; 15 Years - Jerri Cotner, Ned Reynolds; 5 Years - Robert Felton, Tony
Beason, Jim Caldwell, Jerry White.
Program Director Ray Gilvard dies.
Leanne Gregg joins news department and stays with KY3 till 1993.
KSPR channel 33 begins broadcasting as an independent. Later it would acquire channel 27's ABC affiliation.
Stan Pederson hired as Program Director. He had been at WJLA in Washington before doing promotions.
Erin Hayes' famous "Dioxin" news special airs.
"The People of Tours", a documentary about Springfield's sister city in France airs.
SKY-3 helicopter joins news staff. The turbine powered Bell Jet Ranger III is piloted by Vietnam Vet pilot Ken Carroll
Stan Pederson promoted to Station Manager.

KY3's 30th Annual Birthday Party (aka Employee Recognition Breakfast) held at the Sheraton Inn (later the Ramada, later the Clarion). Honored for 20 years-
David Caldwell, Truman Krumholz, Fred Rains. 20 years-Guy Akins, Don Buckmaster, 25 years-Dan White, Larry Wood. Notable is the appearance of an
aborted KY3 logo on the invitation.

Dustin Moody killed in airplane crash near Springfield Municipal Airport. The pilot was also killed. Photographer Cheryl Hellman was severely injured but
recovered. The three were on their way back from covering the Arkansas Legislature's special session. Weather was foggy. Radar contact was lost at 12:08
am. The wreckage of the Cessna Skylane was found a quarter mile from the south end of the main runway. Dustin and the pilot, Terry Russell, were killed on
impact. KY3 established a scholarship in Dustin's name.
A "Nifty Fifties" Party was held at the Sheraton Inn at 6:30pm to celebrate KY3's 30th anniversary.
"Annie", a news special about the production of the popular musical at Springfield Little Theatre airs.
Crimestoppers news segments produced by production dept. (Larry Hogue).
Libby Salisbury becomes Promotion Manager.
Joyce Reed named News Director.
Raun Hamilton joins engineering staff, eventually rising to Assistant Chief before leaving in 1992.
KY3 receives NATPE's Iris Awards for 2 programs, 1-The "Annie" special and 2-Ed Fillmer's "The Best of Ozark Life."

Bill Perkin hired as Retail Development Manager - specializing in "Vendor Support" coop advertising. He also worked in the news department doing the
7:25am newsbreak in 84-85. Later, Bill hosted "Business Briefs" a 60 sec. look at business related news in 1985-86. After Bill left, Business Briefs was taken
over by Production Remote Cameraman Mike Tettenhorst. Business Briefs died a merciful death in the early '90s.
Lisa Richardson joins News at 6 am as anchor. It was called "First Edition".
"Firefall" put on by the Springfield Park Board and featuring the Springfield Symphony is broadcast live by KY3. This is Firefall's 2nd year (the first was on
KSPR). KY3 would broadcast this event annually through 2000.
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This summer a series of news interviews and stories airs entitled "Ozark Legends" that focuses on the people behind the Ozark Jubilee programs.
Lisa Richardson named 6:00 pm co-anchor.
Leanne Gregg named 7:25 am & Noon anchor.
General Manager Don Moeller dies of a heart attack in his sleep. He was 62. He had also served on the NBC Affiliate Board of Directors and was a past
President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
Stan Pederson promoted to Vice-President & General Manager.
31st Annual Birthday Party held at Sheraton Inn on S. Glenstone next to Friendly Ford. KY3's first Employee of the Year is Mike Lopez.
Fred Schweitzer joins KY3 staff as writer/producer/announcer.
KY3 airs "Golden Season", produced by Ed Filmer, marking the Springfield Symphony's 50th anniversary.
"The People's Mansion", a tour of the Missouri Governor's mansion is produced by Gary Ellison and KY3.
KY3 Christmas Party at University Plaza.
Bill Saddler hired as Accounting Manager.
Huge NBC Ku-Band satellite dish installed.
Jerry Hayes promoted to Regional Sales Manager and reports to Sales Manager Don Hicks. Hayes started with KY3 in 1974.
Sindy Gaona, news producer, named Employee of Month.
Receptionists Suzie Haworth & Cathy Adams named Employees of the Month.
"Miss Teen 1985" is produced from the campus of SMSU by KY3. Remotes were taped at SDC & Whitewater. Host: Dennis Cole, TV and Broadway actor.
Gov. John Ashcroft sings. Guest artists: Tennessee Valley Boys (later known as the Branson Brothers) and Kate Landers. This is the local air date. Actual
event was July 20, 1985. Event was shown on the Satellite Program Network on September 8th at 8pm ET.
GM Stan Pederson reports in Channels: Completed sales reorganization; early fringe lineup Dukes of Hazzard, MASH & The Price is Right; engineering
finishes 10 month tower project including fresh paint, straightening and new lighting; waterless fountain filled with dirt and plants.
Employee picnic held at Fantastic Caverns Park
Fred Schweitzer is employee of the month.
KY3/Coors Kinetic Kontraptions Race at Lake Springfield
32nd Employee Recognition Breakfast at Ramada Hotel, Glenstone & Kearney. Employee of the Year is Robert Wallace who won round trip tickets to London.
Sallye Young is Employee of the Month.
Dennis Graves named Managing Editor of the News Department.
Farmaid Concert broadcast on KY3 is highest rated show of evening (20R/30S). Reporter Erin Hayes and Photog Don Cadorette went ot Champaign, Illinois
to cover the event.
Engineer Raun Hamilton named employee of the month.
Tom Dye joins KY3 as weatherman.
Taping of the last "Children's Hour Christmas Party" featuring employee's children and grandchildren. The program aired on Christmas day.
"Golden Season", a special about the Springfield Symphony airs.
Christmas Party held at Ramada Inn. KTTS disco provides entertainment.
First SNG (satellite news gathering) truck called SKYCOM is purchased. With it a signal can be broadcast from practically anywhere in the United States
(budget permitting).
News wins duPont-Columbia Award, the regional Edward R. Morrow Award, 2nd place National Headliners competition, 2 regional Emmys, 3 first place & 2
second place from Arkansas Associated Press & 4 first place citations from KC Press Club.
Production of Children's Hour ends after 33 years. Hosts were Claudia Cox, Aunt Rene, Aunt Alice & Aunt Norma.
This may have been the final year KY3 produced the CP telethon. Needs research.
KY3 agreement with St. John's Fitness Center for employee memberships partly subsidized by KY3.
Leanne Gregg named employee of the month.
Natalie Murphy promoted to Director of Programming & Public Affairs. Cathy Adams will handle all PSAs & Ozark Updates.
KY3 simulcasts the CP Telethon with KTTS. It's a 7 hour, totally local telethon, no national cutaways.
Director Scott Earls named employee of month. Scott leaves a few years later to start Branson's "Vacation Channel".
Fred Rains retires. Party attended by 110 friends and co-workders held at the Ramada.
Engineer Jimmie Trickey named employee of the the month.
KY3 Boat Show held at Hammons Student Center.
Studio tech Stan Bess named employee of the month.
Cathy Adams Programming & PSA assistant named employee of the month.
NBC celebrates 60th Anniversary.
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KY3 airs its first Children's Miracle Network Telthon in conjunction with Cox Medical Center. It raised $108,000.
Engineer David Collins named employee of the month.
Deb Gallion hired as KY3 Promotions Director.
KY3 produces its first Children's Miracle Network Telethon raising $108,000.


News wins Emmy Awards (presented in St. Louis) for Outstanding Achievement in Community Outreach Programming for the Christmas '85 series, "30
Children of the Springfield Children's Home." Photographer Don Cadorette won an Emmy for his photo essay, "Time" for KY3's "F-Stop" series.
Director Randy Moore named employee of the month.
Shirley Beer hired as News Assignment Editor.

Celebrate the Ozarks news event. In the opinion of many, this was perhaps the most ambitious and successful project ever attempted by any area station.
Joyce Reed, News Director. The 6pm & 10pm newscasts were done live on location. 15 locations throughout SW Mo. & Northern Ark. were used. 30
personnel were directly involved and many more indirectly. Locations: Alley Spring in Shannon Co.; Heart of the Oz. Fair in West Plains; Harrison, Ark.; Buffalo
River near Jasper, Ark.; Eureka Springs; Branson; Silver Dollar City; Caplinger Mills; Stockton Lake; El Dorado Springs; Truman Dam; Warsaw; Cole Camp; Ha
Ha Tonka; Rolla; Ft. Leonard Wood; Ozark Empire Fair.
Promotion Director Deb Gallion named employee of the month.
Accountant Marti Williams named employee of the month.
Brooks Hogg (pronounced Hogue) named GSM.


Post production on the 30 minute special "Celebrate the Ozarks: Behind the Scenes", produced by Ed Fillmer, is completed. Air date and time unknown.
Last Children's Hour broadcast.


33rd Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast - Randy Moore is Employee of the Year. There are 89 employees. Event at the Ramada Inn (now the Clarion).
Extensive live coverage of Pres. Reagan's visit to Hammons Student Center to campaign for Kit Bond's senatorial re-election.
Kim Covington becomes one of KY3's first African-American news reporters. She may have been first.
KOLR personnel on strike during ratings month.
Dave Logan named employee of the month.
Christmas party held at the Ramada.
Traffic Department is completely computerized.
Hyler Cooper hired as news photographer.
Springfield is the 83rd market.
"For Kid's Sake", a family oriented commercial, news and programming package is bought from Group W. It is very successful. Next year, KY3 would do it's
own version of this idea and call it KY3 For Kids.
KY3's "First Edition" newscast begins airing 6:30 am Mon-Fri. Host was Steve Grant. Show eventually morphed into "Ozarks Today" and would run from 5:30-
7am.
Franklin Schurz, Chairman of the Board of Schurz Communications Inc., owner of KY3, dies.
Schurz Communications, Inc. finalizes purchase of KY3 from Harte-Hanks
Sony Beta Cart BVC-10 replaces 2" cart machine. Cost is $270,000.
The first KY3 For Kids "Storybreaks" were held attracting 650+ children.


34th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast at University Plaza. 25 years - Don Buffenbarger, Dorrell Schank; 20 Years - Ned Reynolds; 15 Years - Dan
Woodall; 10 Years - Tony Beason, Mike Lopez, Joyce Reed; 5 Years - Stan Bess, John Farris, Barbara Gilvard, Cheryl Hellmann, Harvey Jamison.
Channels Magazine names KY3 "The best little television station in the land".
3 Philips LDK-6A studio cameras replace RCA TK-45s.
Annual Christmas Party.

Friday's (Christmas) ice storm knocks all(?) local TV stations off the air. Telecable allows KY3 to do news from their studios to do cut-ins including the entire
Saturday 6 & 10pm newscasts. By Sunday enough power was restored to resume broadcasting fro KY3. KY3 also broadcast a 1/2 hour program about the
severe winter weather.
A slow switchover from 3/4" to Beta begins. By the early 90's Beta was dominant.
"KY3 For Kids" replaces For Kid's Sake and is a sales success story. The first primary producer of commercial vignettes was Phyllis Wilson, then Paul
Lipscomb, then Susan Goodman - although many have had a hand in production.
Reporter Kim Covington & Photojournalist Ed Fillmer receive Lincoln University's Unity Award for their series "Ebony in an Ivory Town."
KY3 & The Parenting Place sponsor the 3rd Annual Family Fun Fair at the University Plaza Trade Center.
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KY3 broadcasts "A Day in the Life of the Ozarks. The hour long special features the St. John's emergency room, basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, KTTS
DGs, a farmer, Innskeeper Crescent Dragonwagon, the BN freight train, a Flea Market, a waterfal, the Missouri Water Patrol, Mtn. View's Folk Music Festival,
Civil War re-enactors at WIlson's Creek, Camdenton's Miss Dogwood Festival, Presley's Jubilee.
SKYCOM, KY3's 25' mobile satellite uplink truck which enables broadcasting from any point in the continental USA is delivered.


Cucamonga Slim (studio tech Steve Perry) hosts "Rootin' Tootin' Movie Month". He would become a mini-cowboy celebrity over the next couple years.
Children's Miracle Network Telethon.
Ozark Jubilee Day proclaimed in Springfield by Thomas C. Carlson, Mayor - Jubilee marker dedicated
KY3 produces and later airs the 30 minute special, "Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass." Taped at a theater in Branson, and hosted by author Janet Dailey, it
is the first of many such Branson theater originated productions that KY3 would produce over the next 10-12 years.
KY3 begins a 2 year contract with Springfield Park Board to televise the Firefall event. This arrangement ended in 1999(?).
KY3's "Project Town Hall" tours the Ozarks: Ava, Branson, Bolivar and Lebanon. Ned Reynolds moderates the programs which soliced opinions about the 7th
and 8th District Congressional races. Reporters Bob Ferguson and Lis Richardson accompanied Reynolds.

35th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast & KY3 Birthday Party at University Plaza - special guest: Fred Rains, Public Affairs Emeritus. 35 Years - Dave
Caldwell, Truman Krumholz; 30 Years - Dan White, Larry Wood, 25 Years - Don Buckmaster; 20 Years - Jim Hankins; 15 Years - Randy Moore, Jim
Tranbarger, Robert Wallace, Steve Woodall; 10 Years - Natalie Murphy-Head; 5 Years - Dave Collins, Jon Forrest, Sindy Gaona, Leanne Gregg, Stan
Pederson, Phyllis Wilson, Sallye Young
Marci Christensen-Burdick hired as News Director.
KY3 35th Anniversary Special, "Together 35 Years," airs.
Long time maintenance engineer (1" & 2" specialist) Wes Skinner dies of bone cancer.
KY3 News wins it's 3rd consecutive Edwin R. Morrow Overall Excellence Award for outstanding news coverage and presentation. The award is presented by
the Radio/Television News Directors Association.
KY3 begins its "Trac3" marketing surveys. Program is first administered by Marketing Director, Terri Tucker Dickensheet, then by Linda Cleeton McCallister,
Melissa Ward, April Kenner, Julie Harkins, Jamie Dopp.
Patrick Dalbey named GSM. Anne Heim hired as National Sales Manager. She is the wife of Dennis Heim of Heim & Young fame.
KY3 Memorabilia Museum set up in studio by commercial writer R. Fred Schweitzer
Patrick Dalby named General Sales Manager.
Lisa Richardson promoted to weekend anchor.
KY3 news anchor, Leanne Gregg, narrowly escapes death after attack by intruder in her home.
In reaction to discord of last year's termination of KY3's tradition of Christmas bonuses for employees, GM Stan Pederson expressed regret and said, "I
personally sure hope it's possible next year."


Studio 3 production truck (aka Bob) delivered to KY3 by Shook Electronics. This 33 foot truck had a 25 foot area for production and weighed 29,500 pounds.

36th Employee Recognition Breakfast. Guest speaker was Don Dailey, one of the former owners of KYTV. 35 Years - Jack Turner; 30 Years - Clint Deason;
25 Years - Jim Trickey; 15 Years - Sherril Becker, Ed Fillmer, Steve Grant; 10 Years - Julie Adamson, Larry Hogue, David Logan; 5 Years - Cathy Adams,
Dennis Graves, Raun Hamilton, Joe Hickman, Steve Perry, Lisa Richardson
KY3 news producer Soncee Brown wins Miss Missouri pageant.


KY3 Receptionist Soncee Brown is crowned Miss Springfield. In 1991 she would become Miss Missouri and finish 2nd runner up in the Miss America pageant.


KY3's production of the "Carols of Christmas" concert, featuring the Springfield Symphony airs. Also aired 12/25/89. It originated from Evangel College.
Annual Christmas party held at the Vintage House (destroyed by fire years later. No connection, really.)
KY3 Production wins the NATPE Iris Award for broadcast of "Firefall '89"
Mike Scott hired as account executive.
Lisa Eisenhart joins News Department as general assignment reporter.
Jim and Jack Turner, long time engineers and twins, retire.
First annual Duck Race sponsored by KY3.
Summer picnic held at James River Sporting Complex (on AA near Nixa).
Mike Scott promoted to Local Sales Manager.


KY3's 37th Annual Birthday Party (aka Employee Recognition Breakfast) held at University Plaza. Special guest Jerry Hoover, director of the SMSU Bruin
Pride band. In a severe oversite, General Manager Stan Pederson's name was left off the program despite 7 years of service.
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"Night Diary", a collection of Ozarks themed spooky legends produced by R. Fred Schweitzer airs. It was rerun in 10/93 and on 10/28/95.
SMSU basketball broadcast contract won by KY3. KSPR or KOLR had it the previous year.
KY3's production of the "Carols of Christmas" concert originating from Evangel College and featuring the Springfield Symphony and the Evangel Bell Choir
airs.
KY3 switches to Blair as national sales representative. Springfield is the nation's 80th market in size.
KY3 lays off 5 people - Phyllis Wilson, Larry Hogue, Cheryl Hellman, Natalie Murphy, and someone from sales?
Randy promoted from Director to Supervisory Director.


Marci Burdick elected to Vice-President of KY3, Inc. Also on Board were Stan Pederson-President, Bill Saddler-Treasurer and Sallye Young-Secretary.
Hyler Cooper named Assistant News Director.
Celebrate the Ozarks again hits the road. Marci Burdick is News Director.
KY3 provides extensive coverage of the Greater Ozarks Open from Highland Springs. The event is part of the Ben Hogan Tour (in later years it became the
Nike Tour and then the Buy.Com Tour). KY3 arranges for a guest appearance by Today Show weatherman Willard Scott.
Chuck McKeever becomes interim General Manager. Shortly before, Stan Pederson, longtime general manager and presiden of KYTV, resigned. E. Berry
Smith, senor VP of Broadcasting ofr Schurz cited differences in management philosophy.
Gary de Haven named General Manager (through 10/31/96 but left mid-summer).
38th Annual Birthday Party Breakfast held at University Plaza. Special guest - Ned Reynolds. 30 Years - Fred Miller, 25 Years - Jerri Cotner, 10 Years - Paul
Lipscomb, Karen Parry; 5 Years - Tom Dye, Deb Gallion, Judy Williams.
KY3 began airing a schedule of SMSU men's & women's basketball games. Rights had been previously held by KSPR.
Carols of Christmas airs, also on 12/25/91.
"KY3 Family Fair" as we know it "fun and free" begins and is held at the University Plaza Trade Center.
Karen Parry named National Sales Manager.
Closed captioning of newscasts begins. Essentially, this is merely the teleprompter the anchors read. It wasn't till 2001 that live closed captioning begins - a
big improvement.
Susan Goodman hired as Commercial Writer/Producer/Announcer.
Celebrate the Ozarks again hits the road. Marci Burdick is News Director.
Extensive live coverage of Pres. George Bush's visit to Springfield and Sliver Dollar City.
Marci Burdick elected Chairwoman of Radio-Television News Directors Association.

KY3's 39th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast - 1st held at Uncle Buck's Auditorium at Bass Pro. There are 94 employees. Surprise guest. 30 Years -
Don Buffenbarger, Dorrell Schank; 25 Years - Ned Reynolds; 20 Years - Dan Woodall; 15 Years - Tony Beason, Mike Lopez; 10 Years - John Farris, Barbara
Gilvard, Harvey Jamison; 5 Years - Jo Hall, Terry Harper, Joyce Crismas, Elaine Kierstead, Hyler Cooper, Mike Tettenhorst, Teresa Shuler, Mike Freeman,
Phillip Case, Robert Felton.
Sherry Yates named Business Manager.
Carols of Christmas airs, also on 12/25/92.
Annual Christmas party held at Lakewood Village Community Center (Leanne Gregg's seb-division's clubhouse).


As a culmination to KY3's Fresh Start fundraising campaign, employees voted (with dollars) and Mike Scott was elected to kiss a pig at our staff luncheon.
KY3 Production wins Addy for commercial campaing excellence for under $250 for Plaza Shoes' "Spring Women's Sale" produced by Susan Goodman,
photogs Paul Lipscomb & Stan Bess, editor Larry Wood.
KY3 Production wins the NATPE Iris Award for 12/12/92 telecast of the "Carols of Christmas".
KY3 news photogs (& KOZK) accompany a choir from West Plains High School on a trip to Russia.
John Stinson joins the Promotions Department as producer.
40th Anniversary party held at Highland Springs.

40th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast held at Bass Pro's Uncle Bucks Auditorium. Among those recognized: 40 years - Truman Krumholz, 35 years -
Dan White, Larry Wood, 25 years - Jim Hankins, 20 years - Randy Moore, Jim Tranbarger, Robert Wallace, Steve Woodall, 10 years - Jon Forrest, Leanne
Gregg, Sallye Young, 5 years - Sherry Mills, Hal Smith, Gina Beason.
Christmas party held at the Vandivort Center.
Carols of Christmas airs.
Fiber optic connection to Springfield's cable provider (Telecable) completed.
KY3 (and KTTS) hosted a visit by two German journalists.
Engineer Doyle Cox retires after a 39 year career at KYTV.
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Sales runs a very successful "Best of Branson" campaign spotlighting Branson's best businesses for tourists. Another portion of the campaign was the
production of several 30 minute programs (and accompanying souvenir videos) for Silver Dollar City, the Baldknobbers, the Crown Plaza Hotel and the Grand
Palace (Patsy). This was the apex of the Branson boom for production as theatres started buying equipment and doing their own production.
OJ Simpson trial coverage that pre-empts afternoon soaps prompts a flood of protesting viewer calls.
KY3's 41st Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast. There are 101 employees.
Night Diary II Airs - Fred Schweitzer, Producer
Dan White, Production Manager, retires. Dan started in the studio in the late 50's, became a director in the 60's, prod. manager in 1975- 6. He started the
remote production & truck production services. A jokester and story teller, he is very kind & generous man.
KY3 receives Addy's for Self-Promotion for "Santa's Wrath" an animated extravaganza by John Stinson and for the public service for "KY3 for Kids Artist's
Campaign" writer Susan Goodmand - photos Mike Tettenhorst & Tim Wooldridge.
Managerial reorganization makes Mike Scott the Director of Sales and Marketing and Marci Burdick manager of News and Operations.


Longtime weatherman, Fred Miller, retires. A reception honoring his 34 years in broadcasting was held on Sunday, April 2, 1995 from 5-8pm in the studio.
"Mobile Services Department" created to market, schedule & supervise our Studio 3 remote truck for sporting events, teleconferences, entertainment shows.
Steve Woodall is named director.
Production installs Media 100, our first nonlinear editing suite. Mike Tettenhorst is our first nonlinear guru.
"The 5 O'Clock Show" with Lisa Richardson debuts. Later it would become the News at 5 but at this stage the emphasis was a bit of news and a lot of features
and interviews.
KY3 sends news crews to Oklahoma City to cover the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.
Tom McKleroy hired as Chief Engineer. The awesome task of building a new facility beginning the HDTV transition begins.
KY3's 42nd Annual Birthday Party (aka Employee Recognition Breakfast) was held at Uncle Bucks Auditorium.
Night Diary II Airs
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 12 (8 men/4 women) SMSU basketball games.
Springfield moves up in market size from 80th to 77th.
KY3 Production receives delivery of D2 editing equipment and Sony 8000 switcher. Phase out of 1" production begins.


Chief Engineer Truman Krumholz retires. Truman started at KY3 before we were even on the air and finished as our chief eng. & 1st computer guru.
Groundbreaking for new KY3 facilities - design & construction overseen by Austin Company


Fred Schweitzer, Commercial Writer, Producer & Announcer, dies. R. Fred joined us in 1984 as a commercial writer/producer after a career in advertising
(Young & Co.). An awesome writer, announcer and producer of funny videos, he started our archive library. Fred (aka Fud) touched every life with grace.
Ned Reynolds carries the Olympic torch through Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Susan Goodman & Nick Sibley unleash the playful and popular KY3 For Kids theme song with such cool lyrics as "Cuttin' loose from Mother Goose and leavin'
London Bridge, so much to learn that's why we turn to KY3 For Kids."
Mike Scott becomes interim General Manager.

The Missouri Supreme Court let stand a state court of appeals decision requiring KYTV to turn over outtakes of a report with a prisoner a judge issuing a
subpeona. Dennis Graves had interviewed a Texa prisoner, Robert Craig Cox, who claimed to have information about Springfield's famous "3 missing women"
mystery. KY3 argued that the outtakes were protected by a qualified reporters priviledge and that disclosing them would have a chilling effect on the ability to
aquire information from confidential sources. The Court of Appeals disagreed and the Supreme Court refused to reverse them. KY3 then aired the entirety of
the interview.
KY3's 43rd Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast. There are 105 employees. Special guest was SDC chief Pete Herschend.
Mike Scott named General Manager.
KY3 launches KY3.com.
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 13 (9 men/4 women) SMSU basketball games and 19 Missouri Valley Conference games. Plus there are weekly shows for
coaches Cheryl Burnett & Steve Alford.
Springfield moves up in market size from 77th to 76th.
Randy Moore promoted to Production Manager.
Don (Barney) Buffenbarger Retires. Don started in the studio crew in the early 60's, then served as Studio Supervisor through about 1981 and then went to the
mail room/shipping till retirement. A wonderful guy.
Celebrate the Ozarks again hits the road. Marci Burdick is News Director.
KY3 moves into new 37,180 sq. ft. facility. 3680 sq.ft. studio, 5000 sq.ft. tech center, use existing 256' tower & transmission room
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Promotion Department receives Sphere non-linear editing system adding quality and speed to the process of creating promotions.
Original KY3 building razed except for tower & transmission room
Open house celebrating the newly completed KY3 facilities, Sunday from 3-5pm.
KY3's 44th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast. There are 113 employees. Honored for 35 years of service were Dorrel Schank and Don Buffenbarger,
30 - Ned Reynolds, 25-Dan Woodall, 20-Tony Beason & Mike Lopez.
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 12 (8 men/4 women) SMSU basketball games. 3 of the 12 games are broadcast on TCI. Plus there are weekly shows for
coaches Cheryl Burnett & Steve Alford.
KY3's 45th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast.
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 12 (6 men/6 women) SMSU basketball games. 3 of the 12 games are broadcast on TCI. Plus there are weekly shows for
coaches Cheryl Burnett & Steve Alford.
KY3 wins the Gabriel Award's Station of the Year honors.
Reporter/Anchor Steve Grant covers Pope John Paul II's visit to St. Louis. Several weeks later an apostolic blessing arrives by airmail from the Vatican. Back
in 1989 Steve had a private audience with Pope John Paul II.
KY3 honored by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks for donating their program film. (received by Mark Gordon & Randy Moore).
KY3 videotapes & later broadcasts "Spelling Bee", originating from SMSU. Thereafter it was done yearly to present and originated from the Library Center on
S. Campbell.
3 Ikegami HDTV studio cameras are installed.
Barbara Gilvard retires.
46th Employee Recognition Breakfast. Special guest, E. Berry Smith of Schurz.
KY3 wins Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best Spot News, Best Complete Newscast, Best Children's Programming.
KY3 buys doppler radar.


Production replaces MAC based Media 100 with Windows NT version - very effective upgrade. Nonlinear production is much more dependable than before.
Peggy LaComfora is hired as Promotions Director. She is preceded by (in ascending order) Gregg Rando, Jim Becker, Deb Gallion, Libby Salisbury, Clarence
Martin and Jerri Cotner.
Jeff Benscotter named News Director.
KY3's 47th Annual Anniversary Breakfast held at Uncle Bucks Auditorium. Special guest was SMSU Men's Basketball Coach Barry Hinson.
KY3 wins Edwin R. Murrow Awards for: Best Newscast & Best News Documentary. We also win Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best
Spot News, Best Weathercast, Best Feature, Best Children's Programming.
Springfield DMA goes from 78th in the nation to 74th.
KY3 presents "Celebrate America 2001" from James River Assembly, Ft. Leonard Wood, Kimberling City and Harrison, Ark.
KY3 enters into LMA agreement with Miller Family Broadcasting for UPN Springfield/Branson low power stations


KY3's 48th Annual Anniversary Breakfast held at Uncle Bucks Auditorium. Special guest Ralph Manley who tossed silver dollars to delighted employees.
November Nielsons rate KY3 News as #1 in the nation among NBC affiliates in the top 100 markets.
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 12 (6 men/6 women) SMSU basketball games.
Remote production gets a jib arm giving the ability to add fluid, 3 dimensional moves to camera shots.
News reporter/anchor Christina King carries the Winter Olympic torch in Wentzville, Mo.
News reporter/anchor Jerry Jacob and photographers Joel Alexander Tom Schulteis cover Supervowl XXVI in New Orleans.
Sallye Young retires as executive assistant to the general manager ending a great 18 year career at KY3.
KY3 begins HDTV broadcasting on Channel 44
Mike Scott, GM, awarded Spfld. Mo. Ad Assoc. Silver Medal for career service
Robert Felton wins the Springfield Ad Association's Homer Tindle award for longtime service to clients.
KY3/NBC broadcasts Winter Olympics in HDTV. Christina King covers local people at the Salt Lake City games.
2nd ENG van added to news fleet - built by TV Engineering Corp. - 2002 Ford w/52 ft. mast, wireless IFB & edit bay
KY3 acquires Springfield/Branson UPN Station ch. 15 (KCS/KDL), Spfld. Transmitter moved to KY3.
According to Nielsen July 2002 book, KY3 News is #1 in Adults 25-54 in all newscasts.
KY3 wins Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best Spot News, Best Weathercast, Best Investigative Reporting.
First trip to Ukraine to visit and help TV station set up by US State Department. Mike Scott, Randy Moore, Terry Harper & Michelle West were gone through
June 22. In the fall of '02, a delegation from the Ukrane visited KY3. More visits were scheduled.
Springfield DMA goes from 74th in the nation to 73rd.
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Clint Deason retirement party in Employee Lounge
KY3's 49th Employee Recognition Breakfast (Bass Pro). 126 employees (counting UPN). Speaker: Fred Rains; Years - 40 Dorrell Schank; 35 Ned Reynolds;
25 Tony Beason, Mike Lopez; 20 John Farris, Harvey Jamison
Cristina King carries the Olympic torch at Wentzville, Mo.
New Station & News Graphics package debuts. Produced in conjunction with Giant Octapus from Clearwater Florida. New look includes more vivid colors, 3D
imaging, lots of movement.
KY3 broadcasts a schedule of 12 (6 men/6 women) SMSU basketball games. 2 of the 12 games are broadcast on UPN. Plus there are weekly shows for
coaches Barry Hinson & Katie Abrahamson Henderson.

KY3 wins Emmy for "Overall Excellence" at the Mid-America Regional Emmy Awards in St. Louis. The "Overall Excellence" award is the top award of the
night. KY3 topped several quality stations in larger markets including Des Moines, Iowa and Little Rock, Arkansas... also Cape Girardeau and Shreveport. The
entry was based on overall news content and presentation,
At 4am, Engineer Ron Akins, 64, dies in a collision while driving to work. The other driver crossed the center line and hits Ron head-on.
Annual Christmas Party is held at Tower Club in JQH tower. There are about 121 employees (KY3 & UPN).
KY3 pre-empts NBC's "Fear Factor" because of horse rump eating segment. A vintage "Dragnet" runs instead. Newspaper article and many letters and calls
about this decision. (one source says it was the 1/6 episode)
Farewell party for KYTV Production Manager, Randy Moore, leaving to become Media Minister at 2nd Baptist Springfield. Party held at Incredible Pizza
Company. Randy's last day was 1/24/03 and he continued to freelance directing basketball games for KY3.
Marci Burdick, former KY3 News Director, appointed Schurz VP of Broadcasting.
KY3 awarded United Way's Media Award.
Jim Tranbarger, long-time news photographer retires after 29 years of fine service.


KY3's second trip to the Ukraine this time with Terry Harper, AE; Jamie Dopp, Marketing; Michelle West, Asst. News Director. Another trip is to be scheduled.

KY3 named winner of 4 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards. 'December Tornado' for best spot news story; Jerry Jacob & Tim Leimkuhler win for
story of family trying to get to ground zero on the anniversary of 9/11; Joe Hickman & Travis Cagle with a story of 'super dogs' diving into a tank of water;
Writing - a montage of stories from Jerry Jacob. The tornado coverage later won a Murrow national award for Spot News Coverage among small market
stations.
Bill Mahnkey named new Chief News Photographer. Bill is from CNN in Chicago where he's spent the last five years as a photographer, editor, and field
producer.
Dave Middleton starts work as KY3 Production Manager. Formerly he was with WB-31 and KSPR-33.
Supercell tornados savage Stockton, Pierce City, Battlefield and other Ozarks communities. KY3 weather & news departments deliver dramatic, authoritative in-
depth coverage.
Another delegation of Ukranian tv station visitors.

KY3 Film Critic and SMSU Professor Dave Daly dies of a heart attack while visiting Chicago. Daly taught film appreciation, film history, and film criticism
classes at SMSU for 24 years. He reviewed feature films for KY3 News for the past eight years and was a reviewer for the Springfield News-Leader for several
years until 1998. He was 56. While working for KY3 News for only a nominal fee, he spent most of an entire day at the station each week during the school
year, writing and editing previews and reviews for KY3 News at 5.
3rd KY3 visit to Ukraine with Prod. Mgr. Dave Middleton, Director Kevin McNalley and Marketing Dir. Jamie Dopp.

50th Employee Recognition reception held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7pm. A commerative photo was taken of retirees and
another photo for current employees. The KY3 Chef Lekander served desserts. Entertainment was a preview of the 50th anniversary videos (to be broadcast
the following evening.) Among the honorees were Robert Wallace for 30 years of service and Larry Wood for 45 years of service. Event was attended by
Schurz Corporation dignitaries.


OWNERSHIP SIDEBAR: Representing Schurz Communications were Vice President of Broadcasting, Marci Burdick and Frank Schurz, President of Schurz
Communications. Representing the Cox family (part of the original ownership group) were Claudine Cox O’Conner, a former board member and her husband
Tom O’Connor, Virginia Bussey, also a former board member and wife of late Lynn Bussey. Also, representing the Cox family were Jack and Katherine
Lipscomb. Also attending were Don & Virginia Daily, purchasers of Springfield Newspapers 50% share in the mid-1970s.


A live 2 hour special, KY3's 50th Anniversary Celebration, aired from 8-10pm from the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Guests included KY3
alumni and/or retirees, Fred Rains, Norma Champion, Ed Fillmer, Joyce Reed, LeAnne Gregg, Fred Miller and Tom Dye. Entertainers were "Nick, Ruell and
Ned the Band" and acappella group "Well Sung." During a commercial break, Robert Wallace sang "Ain't No Sunshine" with NN&R.
UPN starts running all commercials from new Crispin server. This replaces their old server and proves a successful dry run for KY3's switch to server spot
playback in mid June 2004.
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Katrina Brown & Jerry Jacob were awarded a regional Emmy for Spot News, topping all entries from St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Des Moines for the
story of a missing girl who was found and reunited with her family ... while Katrina and Jerry caught it all on tape.

Dish Network becomes the first satellite company to carry local channels in our market. Dish agrees to carry both KY3 and UPN. We hope the other major
satellite provider, Direct TV, will soon follow suit. Complaints of satellite viewers about our waiver denials will soon cease.


After skidding on an icy road, the microwave van was crashed and totaled. Fortunately the driver, news photographer Tom Schulties, was not seriously injured.
Award winning reporter Dennis Graves retires after 20 years at KY3. Dennis was hired 1/1/84.


KY3 covers the visit of President George W. Bush to Springfield to visit SRC and a stop at Bass Pro. While at Bass Pro, commercial writers Mike Lopez and
Susan Goodman penetrated security to gain exclusive video of Bush shopping inside Bass Pro while the rest of the press waited outside.


At the 25th Annual Springfield Ad Club Addy Awards, director Annette Lyne was named Ad Professional of the Year. Former Production Manager Randy
Moore won the Silver Medal for lifetime service. Also winning gold were John Stinson for the "Little Ned's Kitchen" promotion, Addy Brinkley for the "Celebrate
America: Old Glory" promotion and Annette Lyne for the "Officers Memorial 2003 AV". Many silvers won, too numerous to mention here.

KY3 was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for 'Spot News Coverage' of the May 4th tornadoes. Also KY3 won 'Best Newscast' category, for our
hourlong broadcast the Monday after the tornadoes struck. Finally, KY3 was named the top 'Investigative' station for Michelle Davidson's and Katrina Brown-
McCann's work uncovering a credit counseling service in Springfield that wasn't paying their clients' bills.
Committees formed to develop strategic plans for KY3's 1) Revenue Growth, 2) Improved Performance as a Station, 3) Employee Retention/Training, 4)
Acquisition of Properties, 5) Community Suport

Jamie Dopp named KY3's new Community Relations Director.


KY3's Crispin server goes on the air replacing the Betacart spot playback system (officially turned off 6/6). All commercials will play off the system's 8 - 73 gig
arrays (half are for backup) with total capacity of 100 hours of video. This system means better quality (no more bad air cars), smoother flow of information to
traffic and accounting, and tape cost saving . Additional benefits include the ability to record and playback programs, control router and tape machines and far
less maintenance than Beta cart. Each hard drive and control unit is backed up. Total cost for system was over $300,000.

KY3 begins receiving delivery of 12-14 Sony XDCams. Instead of using tape, their digital signal is recorded via a blue light laser to DVD housed in a dust-proof
cartridge. Benefits include ability to do some editing in the camera, download "proxy" video for off-line editing, quicker than real time transfer to nonlinear edit
systems, 4 channels of audio, 45 minutes of highest quality MPEG recording or 85 minutes of DV quality video and much more. This is the very beginning of
the phase out of Beta tape. Total cost of purchase is not known but must be near the half-million dollar mark. Money will be saved by using existing lenses on
the cameras.


Missouri Broadcasters Association honors KY3 with winners in Spot News for "Becky Young Found", Documentary/Public Affairs for "Ozarks Tornado
Outbreak", Best Weathercast for "5/4/03", Sports for "Pick Up Game", Investigative Reporting for "Inspecting the Inspectors", and merits for: Station Sponsored
Community event for "Everyday Heroes", News Series for "Boot Camp", Public Service Announcement for "One for the Road", Investigative Reporting for
"Corrupt Credit Counseling", Complete Newscast for "2/18/04", and Special Programs for "KY3 50th Anniversary".
Anchor shifts. Tony Beason exhanges his half of the 10am anchor post to Jerry Jacob in order to produce more special reports.


SMSU moves broadcast coverage of their men's & women's basketball games to cable ending a 13 consecutive year broadcast relationship with KY3. General
Manager Mike Scott said in part, "Our disappointment is not from a financial perspective but for the loyal fans ... that have been able to rely on free over-the-air
television to follow their team. Many of these viewers will now not be able to follow the local teams, since the games will be confined to some cable homes."
He also complimented the staff for their work on SMS basketball over the years.

During the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, KY3's 10pm newscast aired on our UPN sister station so as not to interrupt the NBC Olympic presentation. At
11pm, after the conclusion of the day's coverage, KY3 news aired on KY3. Rather than carbon copying the programs, these were 2 live newscasts that had
different content. A huge effort!
Bob Graham moves from production department to become KY3's 3rd ever computer Network Administrator. He replaced Jeff Hawk. Hyler Cooper was the
first in that position.

KY3 announces it will produce & air a schedule of 3 men’s and 3 women’s Drury Panther basketball games on KY3 and UPN15. Additionally, the finals of the
Heartland Conference Finals will air if they are held at Drury. General Manager Mike Scott said, "I’m also excited about this project as it continues our goal of
producing local programming that is important to our community."
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Candidates for Missouri Governor, Democrat State Auditor Claire McCaskill and Mo. Secretary of State Republican Roy Blunt, met in a 1 hr. debate originating
live from the KY3 studio. There were only 2 debated between the major candidates during this election campaign and KY3 was honored to host the final
debate.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that KY3/UPN will broadcast up to 12 Springfield Cardinal baseball games in the 2005 season. KY3 also will produce a
weekly half-hour program on the Springfield Cardinals, to be hosted by sports director Ned Reynolds, who will serve as lead broadcaster for the Springfield
team telecasts.


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Wrestling ran 4-5pm, day & year unknown. Free tickets. 1 cam on scaffold. Dan White claimed to substitute real chair for prop and 1 wrestler was knocked
out. A wrestling bear appeared. Wrestlers changed/showed in engineering workshop.
In 1961 "Championship Wrestling" ran at 10:30pm on Saturdays. Don't know if it was the same wrestling program.


A program about interesting Ozarks scenic areas was called Ozark Featurettes and was hosted by a rather young looking Carl Fox. Date & times unknown.
The bowling show may have been called "Silver Dollar Bowl" and aired Saturday's at 3pm from ? to ?.
Judge Max Bacon was once a KYTV engineer for a very short time.
"Law Day" was a 30 minute program that aired once a month produced and directed by Dan White. Fred Hall was host and it featured a rotating group of area
attorneys.
Hal King used to do weather before Fred Miller.
Creative Services Directors (Commercial Writers/Producers or Continuity) have included: Hank Heerman, Mary Ellen Nelson, Jan Chrisman, Vicki Atkins, June
Guillbeau, Robert Felton, Michael Lopez.
News Chief Photographers as of 2003: (1970's) Jim Hankins, (1980's-2002) Joel Alexander, and Billl Mahnkey (2003).
1st Baptist Church of Springfield starts weekly services on KY3. Don't know if from studio or by remote equipment.
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            The Children's Hour, hosted by Claudia Cox, debuts. Claudia was the first puppeteer for Rusty Rooster who would very be quickly be passed on to Fred Rains.
12/28/53    Also present at creation was Fred Rains as the voice of Skinny. Later it would be hosted by then
            Children's Hour footnote: Fred Rain's participation started when the station owners wife, Claudia Cox, introduce a puppet named Rusty Rooster. Hostess, Aunt
12/28/53    Alice, found Skinny in an airport gift show in St. Louis. Fred Filled in when Mrs. Cox was away.
1955        The Wrangler with Guy Willis - local western show airing 5-5:30pm
1957        Aunt Norma Champion becomes host of the Children's Hour and remains till show is cancelled in 1986. Norma is hired in late '57.
            Children's Hour Story: Once, with a studio full of kids, a black panther got loose and ran to the warehouse. Kids were evacuated. Panther found hiding next to
            air conditioning compressors in total darkness. Pandemonium reigned.
            Colonel Clover (Fred Rains dressed something like Col. Sanders) hosts children's show for Kitty Clover Potato Chips. Program ran just before Children's Hour.
1960-???    Kids accumulate coupons from the chips and spend them on the show for prizes like bicycles. Da
7/60        "Children's Hour" with Aunt Norma is airing 4:30-5pm weekdays.
1/7/63      Children's Hour goes from 1/2 to a full hour Monday-Friday, 4-5pm.
1965        RCA TK-42 color cameras arrive.
            Sesame Street begins airing on KYTV at Monday-Friday at 9am. It is sponsored by Citizens Bank. It was still running in October of '73. When it ended its run
12/21/70    is unknown.
11/8/83     "Annie", a news special about the production of the popular musical at Springfield Little Theatre airs.


12/17/85    Taping of the last "Children's Hour Christmas Party" featuring employee's children and grandchildren. The program aired on Christmas day.
5/31/86     KY3 airs its first Children's Miracle Network Telthon in conjunction with Cox Medical Center. It raised $108,000.
            News wins Emmy Awards (presented in St. Louis) for Outstanding Achievement in Community Outreach Programming for the Christmas '85 series, "30
6/7/86      Children of the Springfield Children's Home." Photographer Don Cadorette won an Emmy for his photo essay, "Time
9/27/86     Last Children's Hour broadcast.
            "For Kid's Sake", a family oriented commercial, news and programming package is bought from Group W. It is very successful. Next year, KY3 would do it's
1987        own version of this idea and call it KY3 For Kids.
            "KY3 For Kids" replaces For Kid's Sake and is a sales success story. The first primary producer of commercial vignettes was Phyllis Wilson, then Paul
1988        Lipscomb, then Susan Goodman - although many have had a hand in production.
4/9/88      KY3 & The Parenting Place sponsor the 3rd Annual Family Fun Fair at the University Plaza Trade Center.
6/4-5/88    Children's Miracle Network Telethon.
2/92        "KY3 Family Fair" as we know it "fun and free" begins and is held at the University Plaza Trade Center.
            Susan Goodman & Nick Sibley unleash the playful and popular KY3 For Kids theme song with such cool lyrics as "Cuttin' loose from Mother Goose and leavin'
6/96        London Bridge, so much to learn that's why we turn to KY3 For Kids."


2000        KY3 wins Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best Spot News, Best Complete Newscast, Best Children's Programming.
            KY3 wins Edwin R. Murrow Awards for: Best Newscast & Best News Documentary. We also win Missouri Broadcast Association 1st Place Awards for: Best
2001        Spot News, Best Weathercast, Best Feature, Best Children's Programming.
            KY3 pre-empts NBC's "Fear Factor" because of horse rump eating segment. A vintage "Dragnet" runs instead. Newspaper article and many letters and calls
1/9/03      about this decision.
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