Candidates in this year’s Joplin City Council election will be featured in a live Candidate Forum program airing at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26 on KGCS-TV. The forum be held in the Joplin City Council chambers, located on the fifth floor of City Hall, 602 South Main Street.
Nine candidates are on the ballot for the April 3 election. Two are seeking the seat in Zone Four – Diane Reid Adams and Morris Glaze. One candidate is on the ballot for Zone One, Gary Shaw. The General Council race features six candidates seeking three seats: Joshua Bard, Harvey Hutchinson, Douglas Lawson, Anthony Monteleone, Steve Urie, and incumbent Ryan Stanley.
Judy Stiles, KGCS General Manager and host of the Newsmakers interview program, will serve as host. Candidates will have an opportunity to address what they see as key issues facing the City of Joplin. “KGCS has a long history of covering city government, and this is another way we can help with communications with residents,” said Stiles.
In addition to airing live, the program will be rebroadcast later in the week on KGCS, including Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 1 at 7 p.m. The program will also be posted to the station YouTube channel, “KGCS Missouri Southern.”
KGCS operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University. Programming may be seen over the air on channel 22 and on regional cable television systems.