KRCU 90.9 FM Announces New Friday Evening Lineup to Begin Jan. 7

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 6, 2005 — KRCU 90.9 FM announces plans to air a second season of its “Winter Project” and jazz programming on Friday evenings beginning this Friday, Jan. 7.

KRCU’s Dan Woods will host another 13 weeks of the half-hour show that explores the vast collection of LPs at the station. “The Winter Project” is the only show on the air at KRCU that exclusively features vinyl recordings. The show will air at 7 p.m. and feature a variety of musical styles including jazz, blues, classical, big band and more.

At 8 p.m., it’s “Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.” “Piano Jazz” is a forum for jazz legends and influential performers as well as up-and-coming talents. Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Max Roach, Cassandra Wilson and Tony Bennett are among the over 400 guests who have joined McPartland to create dynamic duets and discuss their lives and music.

“Jazz at Lincoln Center” with Ed Bradley comes along at 9 p.m. with jazz performances from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis.

Southeast Public Radio General Manager Dan Woods believes the new Friday night schedule will strengthen KRCU’s service to the region. Woods said, “We’ve heard from many listeners who have asked for more variety in our program offerings. Moving our jazz programming to Fridays will highlight these programs at a new day and time. We’re excited about the new Friday night lineup.”

KRCU 90.9 FM is the region’s Public Radio International affiliate and a National Public Radio member station. KRCU is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information about KRCU 90.9 FM can found at http://www.krcu.org.