88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International , the classical/fine arts radio station at Missouri Southern State University, provides students with paid employment or for-credit work experience within a professional broadcast environment. KXMS is the only all-classical radio station in the Joplin, Missouri, market and is streamed world-wide via the Internet..
88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International is affiliated with Public Radio International (PRI), WCLV/Seaway Productions, and the WFMT Fine Arts Network. Among its local programming, KXMS offers the biennial Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, recitals, a program of new classical recordings, filmscores/Broadway music, and Missouri Southern Live!, a wide-ranging public affairs show.
Acknowledged worldwide from Tampa, Florida to Sydney, Australia 88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International is reputed as the station associated with the Fine Arts Radio International Awards. Two yearly awards are given by the Klassix Society, the Friends of KXMS: a producer s award for excellence in music education via radio, and a lifetime achievement award honoring the body of work of prominent artists in the fields of radio and music.
Opportunities are available from the first semester of the freshman year through the student's four-years at Southern.