The Joplin Police Department is the focus of the Newsmakers program airing the week of March 9 on KGCS-TV. The program features Chief Lane Roberts and Assistant Chief Jason Burns. Roberts is retiring at the end of the month, and Burns will be his successor. They discuss the transition in the department, as well as other law enforcement topics, including the public safety training center in Joplin. The program airs wekenights at 5:30 on KGCS-TV.
Two programs featuring community outreach programs from Missouri Southern are featured the first week of March on Newsmakers. The interview program features information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the Small Business Business Technology Development Center. It airs weeknights on KGCS-TV.
The annual Dancing with the Joplin Stars event hosted by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is in the spotlight for the quarterly "Chamber Chat" program airing on KGCS-TV. The program is produced for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce through the facilities of KGCS-TV. The program airs evenings on KGCS-TV.
The "Newsmakers" interview program on KGCS-TV is taking a look at three area communities during the month of February. Interviews feature the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce, an update on news from Webb City, and a spotlight on the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. In the Carl Junction program, Gary Stubblefield provides an update on Chamber news. The Webb City program features Mayor John Biggs, Interim City Admiinstrator Carl Francis and Community Development Coordinator Erin Braker. The Joplin program features Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian. Newsmakers airs weeknights at 5:30 on KGCS-TV.
KGCS-TV continues to provide coverage of Missouri Southern Women's and Men's home conference basketball games. The games are recorded and rebroadcast the next evening on the station. Students provide all of the crew for the games, including camera work, announcing, and directing.
A crowd of about 800 people greeted the St. Louis Cardinals during their Cardinals Caravan visit on Saturday, January 18. Players attending included Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly. Cardinal alumni attending were Danny Cox and Tom Lawless. Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne served as emcee. Students from KGCS-TV conducted interviews and the public program was recorded for future broadcast on KGCS-TV.