KRCU Announces Program Changes: ‘Fresh Air’ Joins Weekday Lineup, ‘Awesome Hour’ Launches

KRCU signCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 18, 2014 — KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University will begin airing “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross on Sept. 29.

“FreshAir” with Terry Gross is NPR’s Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. It will be heard daily at 3 p.m. on 90.9FM in Cape Girardeau, 88.9FM in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and online at krcu.org.  As a result of this change, KRCU will no longer air “The World.”

“Fresh Air” offers some of the most intelligent interviews, reviews and commentary heard on radio. The hour-long, daily radio program is a cornerstone of NPR’s news and talk programming. It features interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current events.

“After the successful launch of ‘Fresh Air Weekend’ in March of 2014, we knew that KRCU listeners would like to hear the daily program,” says Dan Woods, general manager of KRCU. “Plus through audience surveys and hearing comments during our membership drives, we know that ‘Fresh Air’ will be well-received.”

Host Terry Gross has been called “one of the most thought-provoking interviewers working in media today” (The Los Angeles Times). She has hosted “Fresh Air” since 1975, when she started with a local edition at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. A weekly national version of the show began airing in 1985; the daily edition premiered in 1987.

Other changes to KRCU’s schedule on Sept. 29 include a second broadcast of the wildly popular NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another” Mondays at 7 p.m., and a broadcast of NPR’s storytelling darling “Snap Judgment”Thursdays at 7 p.m. These shows, alongside such powerhouses as “The Ted Radio Hour,” “Radiolab” and “This American Life” make up what KRCU will call the “Awesome Hour,” a guarantee of amazing public radio programs weekdays at 7 p.m.

Additionally,“Car Talk” will be getting a second broadcast Sundays at 5 p.m. and “The Score” will move to Sundays at 6 p.m. As a result of the “Car Talk” addition to Sunday evening, KRCU will no longer air “Going Public” or “The Business.”

For more information about the changes, and a complete program schedule, go to www.krcu.org.

KRCU is Southeast Missouri’s NPR station broadcasting from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. It broadcasts at 90.9FM in Cape Girardeau and at 88.9FM in Ste. Genevieve and Farmington. In addition to airing NPR news programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, KRCU also produces local news and features and broadcasts a variety of music and entertainment programs.