KGCS-TV has covered Joplin city government for more than 25 years, through coverage of City Council meetings and Newsmakers interview programs.  A new program developed in cooperation with the city will allow citizens to obtain more in-depth information from the city. 

Joplin Insider, a new interview program, focuses on new topics each month.  The program is hosted by Joplin Public Information Director Lynn Onstot and produced at KGCS-TV.

The first program features an interview with Keith Stammer, emergency management director for the City of Joplin and Jasper County.  Topics discussed include emergency preparedness, tornado sirens and storm shelters.

Joplin Insider will begin airing the week of March 10, with the following times scheduled:

Sun. March 10 – 7  p.m.
Mon. March 11 – 6:30 p.m.
Tue. March 12 – 7 p.m.
Wed. March 13 – 6:30 p.m.

The program will continue to air throughout the month of March.

The program was produced in the Ruth I. Kolpin Studio at KGCS-TV.  The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.  Programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22, and on regional cable television stations such as Cable One, Mediacom and Suddenlink.