Thursday, October 04, 2012

Meyer Communications (KWTO and KTXR) Becomes First Official Corporate Sponsor of Greene County Extension

Meyer Communications of Springfield, Mo., has become an official sponsor of Greene County Extension as part of a new marketing and fundraising plan developed by the publically elected Greene County Extension Council.

As an official sponsor, Meyer Communications will be able to co-brand their business with the well-respected name of University of Missouri Extension and the programs offered in Greene County, like 4-H and Master Gardeners.

Meyer Communications is located at 3000 East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield and is a business and community leader in radio. The company is best known for its industry leading radio stations: KWTO 560 AM (news talk), KTXR 101.3 FM (the Gentle Giant), JOCK 98.7 (news and sports) and KBFL99.9 FM (music of your life).

“This partnership is a good business decision for everyone involved,” said Ken Meyer, owner of Meyer Communications.

Greene County Extension specialists Patrick Byers and David Burton regularly appear on Lewis Miller’s Farm Talk show that airs daily on KWTO.

Carl Allison, chairman of the Greene County Extension Council, said the need for corporate sponsors stems from the fact that the Greene County Commission has cut the operations budget for the county extension office by 90 percent.

“In order to keep the Greene County office open and Extension serving the residents of Greene County, private dollars need to be raised,” said Allison. “This is the first time in 100 years that an official Greene County Extension sponsorship has been available.”

The Greene County Extension Council is also putting the finishing touches on a business plan that will guide council operations in future years.

More information about the Greene County Extension corporate sponsorship program is available online at or by contacting David Burton at the Greene County Extension Center: (417) 881-8909 or


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