KRCU Recognized for Broadcast Excellence

Photo of the first place Missouri Broadcasters Association award KRCU won in the documentary/public affairs category at the MBA's Annual Convention and Awards Presentation.

KRCU Radio received a first place Missouri Broadcasters Association award in the documentary/public affairs category at the MBA’s Annual Convention and Awards Presentation.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 7, 2011 — KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University was recognized on Saturday, June 4, at the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Annual Convention and Awards Presentation at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Mo.

KRCU received first place in the documentary/public affairs category for the station’s production of “The Ghosts of the Mississippi.” KRCU Producer Jacob McCleland and Southeast Missouri State University History Professor Dr. Joel Rhodes share the story of ghost-like shadows in the Cairo Fire Department and the thundering of railroading sledgehammers. Firefighters there are convinced that they do not sleep alone, and that someone – or something – labors amongst them every night.

In New Madrid, the ghost of Miss Josephine still admires and flirts with the young gentlemen who visit her old home while spirits at the Dixie Theater have remained well beyond the final curtain. And Cape Girardeau paranormal investigators provide a glimpse into their supernatural research.

General Manager Dan Woods said, “Living in Southeast Missouri and along the Mississippi River is great place to be, and it’s a place steeped in history. This production does a great job of sharing some of the stories of our part of the country that gives all of us a shared bond to the area.”

This year’s award is KRCU’s fourth Missouri Broadcaster’s Award. In 2010, KRCU received first place in the promotions category for the station’s promotion of “The Elliot Potter Show,” KRCU’s locally produced independent music program and a “Certificate of Merit” in the documentary/public affairs category for “The Ghosts of Cape Girardeau,” an hour-long exploration into Cape Girardeau’s haunted past.

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.