Responsibilities of Public Information Office
The Public Information Office (PIO) is a division of the City Manager's Office and is the central communications resource for the City of Des Moines. PIO manages DMTV-City Cable Channel, City Source Newsletter, Media Relations and Press Releases.
Public Information Office Staff Bio's
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Des Moines Television Cable Channel 7.1 and 7.2 on Mediacom
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The City of Des Moines' cable channel is on the Mediacom in the basic tier of service on channel 7.1 and 7.2. Des Moines Television Cable Channel 7.1 and 7.2, D-M-T-V is owned by the City of Des Moines government and operated by the Public Information Office. It is NOT a public access cable channel and is subject ONLY to the policies and guidelines established by the City.
The municipal cable channel facilities and programming operate under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines City Council. Responsibility for programming lies with the Public Information Office under the direction of the City Manager's Office. Day to day operation of the channel is under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer.
Popular DMTV Shows
City Spotlight with Mayor Frank Cownie: Mayor Frank Cownie highlights the artistic culture in Des Moines. He tours the city interviewing artists and organizations that promote and produce arts in all of its various forms. Enjoy one-on-one talks with musicians, sculptors, cartoonists, dancers and everything in between. Also learn about the greening of our city and get tips on being green. A new edition of the half hour show is produced each month.
City Talk with Amelia Morris: City Talk is DMTV’s show about the services and programs provided to you by local government. Each month the host, Amelia Hamilton Morris, the City’s Chief Communications Officer, visits with a different department in city government to share information about city services, programs, projects and activities provided to this community. From the airport to the zoo, from economic development to public works find out what is going on in the city.
Community Impact with Larry Hulse: Community Impact produced the city’s Community Development Department is packed with information every resident should know. Host Larry Hulse, Community Development Director, and guests from the public and private sectors share news and information that impact everything in the community from building permits to development plans, low income housing to community service projects.
Talk Around Town with City Manager Rick Clark: City Manager Richard Clark presents informative and entertaining progress reports on the 12 goals for improvements in our community that have been established by the Des Moines City Council. The exciting transformation of the Des Moines’ landscape is under the watchful eye of the city staff that works continuously to meet and exceed these goals which are designed to grow this community and improve the quality of life. Each month on the program, the city manager talks to business leaders, movers and shakers, industrialists and others who have a hand in building this city. Watch “Talk Around Town” for updates on the progress being made toward achieving the 12 Council Goals for the city.