The University of Central Missouri's public broadcasting station, is hosting an open house this Thursday to highlight the station's newly renovated master control facility.

The station, KMOS-TV,  is located in the Patton Broadcasting Center on the UCM campus.

According to a press release from UCM, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology that offers a more stable broadcast, and the addition of Channel 6.4, to the three channels that are already broadcast by KMOS.

“We need to update due to the fact the some of the equipment in use was no longer supported by manufacturers,” said Josh Tomlinson, the interim director of Broadcasting Services. “The new equipment provides better transmitter control and resolves some compliance issues.”

Tomlinson added that the upgrade and channel expansion allows KMOS to increase its annual broadcast hours by 8,000 hours to a total of 35,000 hours of on-air programming annually. It also offers greater graphics capabilities and increases storage capabilities from 3.66 terabytes to more than 100 terabytes.

The upgrade was funded with proceeds from the sale of the university’s former radio station, KTBG-FM.
Everyone is invited to attend the open-house at KMOS on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Staff members will be on-hand to provide tours of the new master control facility and the station.

Kurt Parsons