KRCU Recognized For Broadcast Excellence

Photo of the microphone at KRCU Radio.

KRCU was recognized twice at the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Annual Convention and Awards Presentation June 5 in Lake Ozark, Mo.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 7, 2010 ᾰ KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University was recognized on Saturday, June 5, 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 promotions category for the station’s promotion of “The Elliot Potter Show,” KRCU’s locally produced independent music program, featuring indie rock, folk music, and features and interviews with local bands. The award-winning promo campaign parodies popular films such as “Ghostbusters,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Star Wars” and intentionally provides contradictory clues as to Elliot Potter’s identity, leaving it a mystery. The show airs weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight on KRCU.

The station also received 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. Hosted by Southeast Missouri State University history professor Joel Rhodes and produced by KRCU staff, “The Ghosts of Cape Girardeau” examined several of Cape Girardeau’s most notoriously haunted sites and delved into the social and historical background behind these tales.

General Manager Dan Woods said, “It’s great to be recognized for the hard work put in by the KRCU staff and volunteers to enhance our local programming and to acknowledge the creativity and hard work that goes into the day-to-day operation of the station.”

KRCU won its first Missouri Broadcaster’s Award in 2008 for “Almost Yesterday,” hosted by Southeast Missouri State University History Professor Dr. Frank Nickell. The series takes a glimpse each week into the rich history of southeast Missouri and airs Wednesday mornings at 7:49 a.m.

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. Nearly 1.9 million people within the listening area have the opportunity to tune in to KRCU 90.9 FM which is a 6,500 watt station located in Cape Girardeau and KSEF 88.9 FM, a 20,000 watt repeater station located in Farmington. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information is available at http://www.krcu.org/.