KGCS-TV, the television station at Missouri Southern State University, will change channels later this week.

Equipment will be installed at the transmitter Thursday morning. After the work is completed, viewers will be able to see programming on channel 21. The station has been operating on channel 22 since moving to a digital signal in 2008.

People using antennas to receive KGCS will need to rescan their television receivers to pick up the new channel.

The change is due to the government reallocation of broadcast frequencies. KGCS will continue to provide local programming highlighting MSSU and the Joplin region, as well as network programming from YouToo America.

KGCS has provided programming from MSSU since 1984, operating as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.