Generally Speaking...

As you may know, OPT has undergone some major technical changes to comply with FCC-mandated frequency reassignments for both KOZJ in Joplin and KOZK in Springfield.  We’re nearing the end of that process, and will be making our transitions soon. 

That means that over-the-air viewers (those who do not subscribe to cable or satellite) will need to rescan their televisions.  This rescan will need to be done on a specific date, and will vary depending on which OPT station you receive.  


Joplin-Area Viewers:  KOZJ over-the-air viewers will need to rescan their televisions on Saturday, September 1. 

Springfield-Area Viewers:  KOZK over-the-air viewers will need to rescan their televisions on Monday, September 17. 

For more information about the rescanning process, visit or call us at 417-836-3500.  Once you rescan on the date listed above, you’re done.  There’s nothing more you need to do, and you’ll find OPT on the same channel as before.

Unfortunately, for those KOZK viewers who are still without OPT due to the collapse of our tower earlier this year, this frequency change will not impact our current coverage.  We are, however, very close to establishing an interim operation from an alternative tower site.  This will allow us to reach a larger portion of viewers, while we continue to work toward full restoration of our coverage area.  While full restoration will likely take several more months, I can assure you that it is our intention and we are doing all we can to make it happen as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your continued patience and support.  I simply cannot express how much it means to us.  


Tammy Wiley - General Manager
Tammy Wiley

General Manager