About OPT

OPT Mission
Ozarks Public Television encourages the exploration of ideas and their application to citizenship.

OPT Facts
Ozarks Public Television is the Missouri State licensee for KOZK-TV, channel 21 in Springfield, Missouri and KOZJ-TV, channel 26 in Joplin, Missouri.

As a university licensee, KOZK's studios and offices are located on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield.

Ozarks Public Television provides PBS programming and instructional television services to 549,540 households in Southwest Missouri and the adjoining three state area. OPTV broadcasts 168 hours of programming per week with a supporting membership of about 6,500 members and over 100 corporate and institutional underwriters.

Strong local community commitment, support, and involvement provides a volunteer staff augmenting station operations in a variety of tasks. Volunteers provide support in production, administrative, and fundraising tasks, including operation of two televised auctions.

KOZJ/channel 26, a "satellite" station of KOZK/Springfield, began broadcasting in 1986. Although an Missouri State licensee, the business office is located in downtown Joplin with broadcast origination equipment located at Missouri Southern State University and transmission facilities located at KODE, the Joplin ABC affiliate.

Ozarks Public Television offices and studios are located in Strong Hall on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, Missouri.

To talk to your Ozarks Public Television, phone (417) 836-3500. Or you can fax us at (417) 836-3569. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our e-mail address is mail@optv.org.

Or use Mr. McFeely's preferred method by writing to us at:

Ozarks Public Television
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417.836.3500
Fax: 417.836.3569
Toll Free: 1-866-684-5695

Ozarks Public Television/KOZJ
c/o Norma Scott
Griffith Building
1027 S Main Street Suite 314
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 782-1226

Missouri State University Board of Governors:  http://www.missouristate.edu/BOG/

Missouri State University Foundation IRS 990 Filing:

Ozarks Public Broadcasting Audited Financial Statements: (FY12 Broadcast Services AFS).

EEO File