Paul Pepper is a TV host, and former weatherman, for KOMU-TV which serves the central Missouri area (based just south of Columbia, Missouri). He is the only host of any mid-Missouri network TV affiliate variety show/talk show. Along with his show Pepper and Friends, he and his co-host/partner James Mouser (aka Uncle James) also contribute locally to the Central Missouri Humane Society, and use their celebrity to make aware adoptable pets on The Pet Corner at the end of the nightly news. Paul also hosts the MDA Telethon broadcast for the local NBC affiliate. On Friday, September 18th 2009 Pepper and Friends went off-air after 6343 shows.