New programming, student work to support community agencies and new production software for the campus radio station are among the highlights from broadcasting news at Missouri Southern State University.


  • Local economic development and business news will be the focus of two upcoming “Newsmakers” installments, which airs at 5:30 p.m. throughout the week.

    The program airing the week of March 5 will feature Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. He will offer an update on chamber activities, including efforts to assist businesses and provide additional job training.

    The episode airing the week of March 12 will feature Mark Elliff, president of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. He will provide information about local businesses and the role the chamber plays.

    “Newsmakers” can also be watched via the station’s YouTube channel.

  • Student produced public service announcements are helping local organizations promote their activities and programming. New 30-second spots for Joplin Artwalk, the Joplin NALA Spell Ball and the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center are currently airing on KGCS as well as other Joplin television stations.

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

  • Two new shows are now airing on Mondays on the radio station.

    “The Roar” airs at 3 p.m. Host D. Cole offers rock music and popular hits from the ‘80s to the present, as well as information about new albums and music news.

    The Music Room” follows at 4 p.m. Hosts Justin Eves and Ian Hook look at songs by recent artists to analyze lyrics and instrumentation. The second half of the show offers a “blast from the past” as they cover older bands and songs.

  • New software is allowing students at KXMS to access more music for their programs. POOL, from features music from Top 40 artists and other popular genres.