KRCU Announces Plans to Broadcast ‘World Café’s 20th Anniversary Special’

krcuCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 28, 2012 – KRCU Public Radio announces plans to broadcast “World Café’s 20th Anniversary Special.” The two-hour program is an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk and alternative country.

Hosted by long-time Philadelphia radio personality David Dye, “World Café” takes listeners on a unique journey of musical discovery with a mix of music from both new and legendary artists. Live performances and intimate interviews with Dye’s musical guests highlight each show.

“World Café” celebrates 20 years with 13 episodes that will air on KRCU Monday evenings from 8-10 p.m. beginning April 2. Tune in as “World Café” goes back through the best of their archives to hear the show’s most outstanding guests, the first time now-famous artists that appeared on the show and career retrospectives of legendary musicians.

The episode schedule is as follows:

April 2: Jack White show: White Stripes, Loretta Lynn on her album Van Lear Rose (White produced), Racounteurs

April 9: Guitar Greats: Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, Les Paul

April 16: ’90s Singer-Songwriters: Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega, Bruce Cockburn, Sheryl Crow, Sting (interview with Michaela Majoun)

April 23: The Beatles: George Martin, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best

April 30: Elvis Costello Through The Years

May 7: Blues/Gospel: Buddy Guy, RL Burnside, Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor (interview with Michaela Majoun)

May 14: Robert Plant Through The Years

May 21: Jazz: Sonny Rollins, Stanley Clarke, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden

May 28: World Music: King Sunny Ade, Angelique Kidjo, Ry Cooder on Buena Vista Social Club, Bela Fleck on Throw Down Your Heart

June 4: Sound of Memphis: Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Booker T

June 11: ’70s Singer Songwriters: Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne

June 18: A tribute to two great artists: The late Townes Van Zandt and the late Jeff Buckley

June 25: Beck Through The Years

Since its beginning in October 1991, “World Café” has featured more than 3,000 high-profile musicians, including Joni Mitchell, Black Keys, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Paul McCartney, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Taj Mahal, Coldplay and Adele.

As the area’s source for diverse musical programming and award winning NPR news, KRCU strives to continuously excel in providing the highest quality public radio programming to southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on 90.9 FM in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM in Farmington and Ste. Genevieve, Mo.