Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) and The Heartland’s CW, (WQWQ-TV) are teaming up to provide educational programming to elementary students in the Cape Girardeau area. Won’t You Be My Tiger? will launch Friday, May 1, and is scheduled to run weekday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 through the month of May. Won’t You Be My Tiger? will feature entertaining and educational activities and is hosted by Cape Girardeau Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Neil Glass. The Heartland’s CW is available for free over the air on channel 12.2. It is also available on Spectrum channel 713, and channel 9 on DirecTV and Dish.
“We are extremely thankful to KFVS12 for the opportunity to connect with our students and families on their sister station, WQWQ-TV, during the precautionary coronavirus closure,” said Glass. “Our hope is that families feel comfortable leaving their kids in front of the TV for an hour, knowing that our content will be educational and fun.”
CGPS closed its doors March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, teachers within the District have been providing educational enrichment activities through a variety of channels including email, social media and phone calls. But, according to Glass, families are asking for more.
“Parents have been forced to juggle a number of duties, including stepping in to promote continued learning within their homes,” said Chris Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of KFVS/WQWQ. “As a television station, we are always looking for ways to support the community we serve. Providing families a little relief during this uncertain time is something we are very proud to do.”
KFVS-TV is the CBS Network affiliate serving the Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Harrisburg television market since 1954, and is a free broadcast service of Gray Television, Inc. KFVS12 also operates WQWQ-TV, a CW affiliate, The Circle, a country music lifestyle channel, MeTV Heartland, Grit Network, KFVS12.com, Heartland Weekend.com, and numerous digital platforms.