88.7KXMS, which operates out of studios located at Missouri Southern State University, provides students with paid employment or for-credit work experience within a professional broadcast environment. KXMS is the only radio station in the Joplin, Missouri market primarily managed and run by university students.
88.7KXMS is affiliated with Public Radio International (PRI), WCLV/Seaway Productions, and the WFMT Fine Arts Network.
Among its local programming, KXMS offers popular music, classical recordings, filmscores/Broadway music, and Missouri Southern Live! and other periodic public affairs programming.
88.7KXMS, in the past has bestowed Awards given by the Klassix Society, the Friends of KXMS. These have included 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.