Aug 22, 2009 3:17 PM
KOAA-TV, Channel 5 , has served southern Colorado as an NBC affiliate since 1953. Celebrating 60 years on the air, the station serves a large geographical area from Monument, Colorado to northern New Mexico and from the Front Range of the Rockies east to the Kansas border. This area includes... Read Story ›
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Phone: 719-632-5030 (Colorado Springs)
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Written Closed Captioning Complaints Should Be Directed to the Following:
Contact: Ron Eccher
2200 7th Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-632-5030 - Colorado Springs
719-544-5781 - Pueblo
Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days.
Evan Pappas - General Manager
David Randall - News Director
Evie Hudson - Business Manager
Steve Chase - Director of Sales
Steve Eaton - Local Sales Manager
Tim Jones - National Regional Sales Manager
Mika Crist - National Regional Sales Director
Patricia Cone - Special Projects Director
Ron Eccher - Programming Director
Quentin Henry - Director of Engineering
Jason Duffy - Interactive Director
Ryan Kercher - Interactive Operations Manager
Due to the large number of organizations that want to make weather closure announcements, not all organizations can be served with on-air messages. However, many can be accommodated through our website. So, we have two tiers of service based on organization size and type.
This service is contracted through an outside company. The basic service is for smaller churches, schools, businesses and groups of at least 50 people. It is free of charge and puts your emergency message onto our website, but not on air. You may register under four categories:
* private schools/day cares
* smaller churches
You will see your posted information at KOAA.com
Click here to register for the free basic service, if you meet the minimum size requirement.
The premium service is for groups that meet the size requirements below. It delivers emergency messages to ALL radio, TV and newspaper newsrooms, including use on TV screen crawls. And like the basic service, it automatically pushes your information onto the KOAA.com website. This service also includes access to news release distribution, account customization to reach people other than the media and the optional FlashAlert Texting system detailed below.
The premium service carries a fee; click here for the schedule.
Size requirements: private schools must enroll at least 125 students; day cares, post-secondary schools and organizations must have at least 200; businesses must have at least 300 employees or have daily customer traffic of at least 300 people and churches must have at least 1,000 weekend attendees.
Register here for the premium service, if you meet the minimum size requirement.
Please note that for both services, to protect your organization from false reports, your account must be authenticated - which may take up to 24 hours - so please register in advance of needing the service. You may be asked for verification of size.
No service is available for fewer than 50 people.