Joplin, MO – The spring semester is underway, and communication students at Missouri Southern State University are developing new programming for KGCS-TV and KXMS radio.
Here are some notes of interest regarding programming scheduled for the next two weeks.
- The Southern Foundation is the topic of discussion on the ‘”Newsmakers” program airing the week of Feb. 5. The interview features MSSU Associate Vice President for University Development Kevin Greim. He discusses the role the Foundation plays in supporting Southern. Recent news such as the Humphreys Scholarship and the annual Phonathon are also featured. The program airs at 5:30 in the evening throughout the week on KGCS and it posted on the station’s YouTube channel, “KGCS Missouri Southern” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwWMmVsFhD8 ).
- The “Newsmakers” interview for the week of Feb. 12 is scheduled to feature Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser. Topics to be covered include a look back at the 2016 annual report and services provided by the Sheriff’s office. It will air at 5:30 p.m. throughout the week.
- Be sure to tune in for live broadcasts of home basketball games on KGCS. They include this Saturday’s women’s and men’s games with Pittsburg State University. The telecasts begin at 1 p.m. The next home games to air on KGCS will be at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, when the Lions play Missouri Western, and at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18, when Northwest Missouri comes to town. KGCS students do all of the production and play-by-play work on the telecasts
KGCS programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22. Programming also appears on regional cable television systems, including Cable One, Suddenlink, and Mediacom.
KXMS 88.7 Radio
- Student-produced programming is featured from 3-9 p.m. Sunday through Friday evenings on the station, 88.7 FM. Tune in to hear a wide variety of music formats featured on the programs.
- KXMS continues to carry live broadcasts of MSSU basketball games, as part of the Southern broadcast network.
KGCS and KXMS operate as services of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University. The provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in broadcasting.