CTTV's The Mayor's Hour Now on MOR

03/18/15

If it seems as if Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is every place and all at once, add one more location to the list -- MOR-TV (WMOR). Mayor Buckhorn and Jack Harris, his cohort on the long-running Tampa television show The Mayor's Hour, are adding a replay venue for the program. Starting this Sunday, September 16 at 7 a.m., The Mayor's Hour, which is produced by City of Tampa Television (CTTV), will be carried monthly by MOR-TV, the Hearst Television owned independent television station serving Tampa Bay.

The Mayor's Hour brings a behind-the-scenes perspective to local organizations and places of interest in Tampa. Past shows have visited One Buc Place, the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tampa General Hospital, HCC’s Ybor City Campus Training Center, and the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation to name a few.

The show that will debut on MOR this Sunday focuses on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base. During the program, Buckhorn and Harris tour the mighty WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter and learn from the experts how storm information is gathered and processed to keep residents of the Gulf Coast safe.

"Airing The Mayor’s Hour on MOR further showcases our commitment to the community, bringing this entertaining and extremely valuable program to the audience we serve," notes MOR President & General Manager, Ken Lucas.

On cable, MOR can be seen on channel 12 & 1012 on Bright House Networks (channel 10 in North Pinellas County), Verizon FiOS 12 & 512, and Comcast Venice 12 & 437, and on channel 4 on Comcast Sarasota.

The Mayor's Hour also airs weekly on CTTV, which is Channel 15 on the Verizon FiOS system and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks.

ABOUT MOR

MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is one of America’s top Independents. MOR-TV features the best in off-network comedies and dramas featuring The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Office, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and more! MOR-TV is also one of three stations in a group that features thisTV Tampa Bay, the only free over-the-air movie channel of its kind in the market, and estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.

ABOUT HEARST TELEVISION

Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 29 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 30 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 18% of U.S. television households. The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs. The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company’s brands and content to local, national and international audiences. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director, City of Tampa
(813) 274-8262
ali.glisson@tampagov.net

David V. Lawrence, MOR Creative Services Director
(813) 740-3206
dvlawrence@hearst.com

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