Newstalk KZRG – Joplin and Pittsburg News, Talk, and Weather

Newstalk KZRG

NewsTalk KZRG consistently delivers radio you can depend on! The KZRG Morning Newswatch is the area’s only live and local morning show that dives into the important issues facing Four States listeners.

NewsTalk KZRG is Joplin’s news leader. KZRG provides live and local news updates every hour and on its website, keeping people informed throughout the day. Joplin radio was transformed in 2005 when KZRG was launched. It gave people a one-stop station to hear local news stories, national issues, and opinion. People tune in to hear the biggest names in talk radio including Clay and Buck, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.

NewsTalk KZRG’s brand is a powerful one. This extends online to an incredibly engaged social following and podcast following. When severe weather breaks out, Joplin listeners tune into KZRG. NewsTalk KZRG was one of the only outlets on the air during the deadly 2011 tornado. When severe weather breaks out, KZRG breaks in with wall-to-wall coverage.

KZRG listeners are wealthy, educated decision-makers. Four State political enthusiasts tune in frequently to hear local coverage of state and national issues. KZRG allows advertisers to deliver their messages to an engaged audience.

Newstalk KZRG Personalities


Ty Albright


Steve Scott

Steve Scott


Steve Smith


Ted Bojorquez

Ted Bojorquez


Jeff Nordeen

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KZRG Cares

Honor Flight of The Ozarks Radiothon

KZRG is a proud partner of Honor Flight of the Ozarks send our heroes to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. each year KZRG hosts a radiothon to raise funds to send more vets on the flights.

Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission

One of KZRG’s Charity Partners. KZRG works with Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission to help Joplin’s homeless and poor by creating awareness of need in our community and the work of Watered Gardens to make people self-sufficient again.

Christmas of Hope

Since 2009, KZRG has partnered with Fostering Hope a local fostering advocacy group in Southwest Missouri serving 500+ foster children every year.  KZRG has raised funds for the last 10 years totally almost $350,000 which helps provide Christmas of the kids in foster care in the area. This program allows our community to come alongside and support foster families by helping to provide gifts for the children in their care.  While one of the goals of Christmas of Hope is to support these families by easing the financial burden that often comes at this time of year, the primary mission is to show these children and families that they are loved and supported by their community. Wish lists are collected from each child and then a BIG shopping day is held where volunteers shop for gifts off of each child’s wish list.

Joplin NALA Read

A non-profit committed to the mission of fostering and strengthening literacy skills and coordinating with community resources to provide services, enabling learners to reach their full potential.

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