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KGCS-TV

KGCS-TV is celebrating 30 years of service to Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin region!   The station has provided hands-on training opportunities for students in the Department of Communication throughout its history.  It has also provided programs of interest to the campus and community.   Plans are in the works for a reunion at Missouri Southern's Homecoming on October 4, 2014.  A Facebook page has also been set up, KGCS-TV 30th Anniversary, for graduates and supporters to keep updated on anniversary activities.

If you are unable to see broadcast programming from KGCS-TV, some of the locally-produced programs are available on a YouTube channel.  You can see Newsmakers interviews and more through this service.

Opportunities

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

Experience

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:

  • General 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: (www.mbaweb.org)

Missouri Broadcast Educators Association: (http://www.mbea.us)

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