A new display in the Walter Cronkite Memorial on campus is celebrating the return of a CBS affiliate to St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News Press & Gazette Co. reached an affiliation agreement with CBS Corp. to create KCJO-TV. The first broadcast was June 1 and was held in the Memorial, hosted by Alex Flippin, the morning anchor.
The last time St. Joseph had a CBS affiliate was in 1967, so the exhibit displays items and television show titles from that year. One big event for Missouri Western in 1967 was the groundbreaking ceremony for the present campus, which was held on Aug. 22.