‘Christmas Challenge’ tests contestants, TV viewers
Frontier Country launches reality TV show to highlight holiday attractions
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Three students from Oklahoma City University will be competing in a scavenger hunt across six Frontier Country locations in a holiday television show airing in November.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, central Oklahoma's multi-county tourism organization, produced the 30-minute "Frontier Country Christmas Challenge" to highlight Christmas events and attractions in central Oklahoma.
The holiday show airs on:
- Oklahoma City's Cox Channel 7 at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29.
- Tulsa's Cox Channel 3 at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29.
- Sherman/Ada's KTEN Channel 10 at 6 a.m. and noon Nov. 29.
The holiday show is also available for free downloads from Cox Communication's FreeZone starting Nov. 18 through Dec. 31 and is viewable on the Frontier Country Web site www.oktourism.com.
At each location, contestants Jerome Braggs (Oklahoma City), Jason Poorboy (Coweta, Okla.) and Lauren Rieger (Norman, Okla.) must participate in holiday activities in order to get their assignment clue to the next destination. At the end of their hunt they are tested on their memory of event details in order to win the grand prize.
Meanwhile, TV viewers will be able to take the same online Challenge Quiz at www.oktourism.com and enter for their chance to win the grand prize.
The Frontier Country Christmas Challenge winner will receive win a Frontier Country Getaway worth $500, including a one-night stay at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel and admission passes for four to tourist attractions such as Tiger Safari, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Science Museum Oklahoma, Harn Homestead Museum, National Softball Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
"Our goal is to have a fun, modern, fast-paced reality show that is entertaining for TV viewers and educates them about holiday events and attractions in central Oklahoma," said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country. "Hopefully this will encourage viewers to visit Frontier Country and get involved in the holiday events like our contestants did."
For the last six years, Frontier Country has produced a magazine-style holiday television show that aired in major regional television markets. This is the first time the show has been formatted as a reality show.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Frontier Country, visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.
Note to Media: You can preview the Christmas Challenge here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnSZCbVLYQk
For Immediate Release: Nov. 3, 2008
Contact: Emily Reagan, Public Relations Director
E-mail: [email protected]