Ozarks Public Television - KOZK / Springfield & KOZJ / Joplin

Highlights & Specials

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ozarks Public Broadcasting stations KSMU and Ozarks Public Television

40th Anniversary
Color Me Rad 5K


Thank You to all the Runners and Volunteers that helped support OPT Kids!


Check out the Photos
from the run!

Are you experiencing reception problems when you watch OPT?

A new low power television station has begun broadcasting in Springfield and, in some cases, viewers are experiencing interference with our signal.  This may be affecting you if:

  • you live in Springfield (or close to the perimeter of Springfield) AND
  • you receive your television signal over-the-air, with an antennae.

If you believe you are experiencing interference, please contact us.  We may be able to help you receive better service and your input may help us find a solution.  Contact our Chief Engineer Brent Moore at 417-836-3504 or brentmoore@missouristate.edu


Small World Big Picture

Expanding Understanding - Celebrating Diversity - Building Inclusive Communities

Women and Girls Lead

Women And Girls Lead

Women and Girls Lead is a public media initiative designed to focus, educate, and connect women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. As more women and girls step into leadership roles, there’s still a huge need to address equal access, freedom, and opportunity for women and girls worldwide. Click Here for more details. 

Growing Hope Against Hunger

Sesame Growing Hope Against Hunger

Childhood hunger is a growing trend in our country.  1 out of 4 children does not know where his or her next meal will come from. There are ways to reverse this trend and that’s why Ozarks Public Television, in partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest, is providing free materials to help guide families who are coping with food insecurity.  Each kit includes a DVD, caretaker’s guide, recipe cards and children’s book. Click Here for more details about getting your free kit and additional help.  

OPTV PBS Learning Media

Ozarks Public Television
PBS Learning Media for Teachers

PBS LearningMedia is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. With free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources tied to national standards, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience. Sign up is free and easy! Learn more about OPTV PBS LearningMedia


PBS KIDS GO Video Player

The PBS KIDS GO! video player will give kids access to more than a dozen PBS KIDS GO! series.  Kids can watch whole episodes or segments, they can connect to games with related educational goals, and explore theme-based "channels.” Click Here to go there.


Sesame Street Podcast

Sign up to get new weekly episodes automatically delivered to your computer or portable media player, and turn any moment into a learning opportunity for your child. Click Here to get the podcast.

Locally-Produced Series by Ozarks Public Television

OzarksWatch          Sense of Community
Watch OzarksWatch Video Magazine online Click Here

Locally-Produced Documentaries by Ozarks Public Television

Lady Bears


Links to Ozarks Public Television Public Files:



Route 66 Springfield Cardinals Ozark Jubilee Lady Bears