News Updates

April 2014

The recent Candidate Connection programs featuring candidates for Joplin School Board and Joplin City Council are now posted on YouTube for viewing.  The programs are also airing on KGCS-TV prior to the April 8 election.  KGCS-TV produced the programs in cooperation with The Joplin Globe.

council forum photo

The situation in the Ukraine is the focus of the Newsmakers interview program airing the first part of April.  Two Missouri Southern Political Science Professors, Dr. William Delahanty and Dr. Nicholas Nicoletti, discuss the situation and the world response.  The program airs evenings on KGCS-TV.

The annual Dancing with the Joplin Stars event will be shown on KGCS-TV starting Sunday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m.  The event was held March 29 by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.  KGCS staff and students recorded it in its entirety for broadcast.   The program will air at other times throughout the month of April.

March 2014

Races for the Joplin School Board and the Joplin City City Council are generating a lot of interest leading into the April 8th election.KGCS-TV is working with The Joplin Globe to present Candidate Connection programs for both races.  The Joplin School Board Candidates will be featured in a live program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 24.  The Joplin City Council Candidates will be featured live at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31. Both programs will be recorded and rebroadcast leading up to the election.

Newsmakers takes a look at an issue facing Joplin voters in the April election, Curbside Recycling. Two upcoming programs focus on the question. The first features Joplin Recycling Coordinator Mary Anne Phillips, discussing the current recycling center and the proposed plan. The second program features representatives from the Young Professinals Network at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, explaining their support of curbside recycling.  The interviews air weekday evenings through April 7 on KGCS-TV.

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 weeknights 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.

February 2014

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.

January 2014

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.

f Missouri Southern Men's home conference basketball games.

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.

Cardinal Caravan 2014

 St. Louis Cardinals players interviewing    St. Louis Cardinals players interviewing    Shelby Miller  Joe Kelly


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