KSMQ-TV TO FEATURE AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ATHLETICS

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May 11, 2012

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KSMQ-TV TO FEATURE AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ATHLETICS

AUSTIN, Minn.— KSMQ-TV will document the success of the 2011-12 Austin girls gymnastics and dance teams with a special 30-minute program entitled "Jump! Austin Sports Extra" to be broadcast on Sunday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. The program, produced by KSMQ-TV, will feature in-depth interviews with student athletes and the coaches from each squad.

"These are sports that are followed by a dedicated group of fans, but many viewers might not be as familiar with them as with other sports," said Eric Olson, KSMQ President and CEO. "We wanted to let folks know about the time and effort that these students put in to compete successfully in these sports."

"Jump! Austin Sports Extra" will also be available for viewing on the station website www.ksmq.org and on its You Tube channel. The program will be rebroadcast on KSMQ-TV on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 29 at 7 pm

Friday, June 1at 1 pm

Saturday, June 23 at 9:30 pm

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About KSMQ-TV

Based in Austin, Minn., KSMQ-TV is the PBS television network affiliate serving southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Through its FCC broadcast license, KSMQ-TV provides high quality local and national programming commercial-free to the residents of many regional communities including Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Owatonna, Mason City, Mankato and Winona. KSMQ-TV produces a variety of topical local television programs, provides three additional broadcast channels of unique content, maintains a regional program website, www.ksmq.org, and operates several other multimedia portals.