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Broadcast students have the opportunity to explore television and video production from the moment they arrive at Missouri Southern, There's no need to wait for upper-class rank to work at the television station. KGCS provides the opportunity for students.

.Students working in the studio    Student broadcasting in MSSU basketball game     Students broadcasting   Students doing interview


Students gain valuable hands-on experience in all areas of television, including production work, video shooting and editing, or on-camera work. Broadcast students are able to learn and apply the skills needed to succeed in today's field.

Students broadcasting   Students interviewing   Students editing film  Student broadcasting

Successful Graduates

KGCS is proud to have a long list of students who worked at the station and completed their degrees at Missouri Southern. Graduates are found working in broadcasting from coast-to-coast, as well as in prominent local positions.  Job titles reflect the wide variety of opportunities for graduates, including:

  • Production Manager
  • News Director
  • Videographer
  • Reporter
  • Anchor
  • Producer
  • Account Executive
  • Hollywood Film Editor

Station Background

Missouri Southern began television operations in 1984, as a service of the Department of Communication. Programming initially appeared on the Joplin cable TV system. In 1988, the station expanded to over-the-air broadcasting. The station upgraded to a digital broadcast signal in 2008, serving the region. KGCS is one of the few University-run broadcast stations in Missouri.  The broadcast signal reaches more than 167,000 households. Missouri Southern students gain valuable hands-on experience at KGCS, working alongside and receiving training from staff and faculty members.

Over-the-air: Digital Channel 22

Cable One: Channel 7

Mediacom: Channel 2

Broadcasting in the studio Broadcasting in the outside 

More Information

To reach a staff member or to find out more about Missouri Southern Television:

Write: Judy Stiles
General Manager KGCS-TV
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Call 417-625-9375
FAX: 417-625-9742

KGCS is a member of:

Missouri Broadcasters Association: (

Missouri Broadcast Educators Association: (