KRCU to Broadcast Variety of Holiday Specials in December

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 15, 2008 — In the spirit of the season, KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University will feature several special programs throughout the month of December.

These feature programs will be mixed with the station’s regular selection of holiday music on our locally produced programs, “Caffè Concerto,” “Afternoon Classics,” “Broadway Melodies,” “Themes Familiar,” “Your Folk Connection,” “You Must Remember This” and “A Musical Meander.”

The special programming begins on Tuesday, Dec. 16 with “Carols for Dancing,” which explores the intimate connection between song and dance in the rich heritage of holiday music.

Special programming continues through Dec. 31. Some of the programs being offered this year include:

“A Musical Meander”: Join KRCU’s Alan Journet as he presents his annual solstice program, featuring seasonal musical selections and readings from collections of politically correct children’s stories. [Airs Dec. 25 at 8 p.m.]

“Jazz @ Lincoln Center Red Hot Holiday Stomp”: Try your holidays with a hint of Tabasco™. Our “Jazz at Lincoln Center” tradition features Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap and Wycliffe Gordon with winter favorites, ample doses of Spanish Tinge and ragtime seasoning. [Airs Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.]

“A Christmas Carol”: Local, state and national award-winning actor Arthur Wilhite comes home to KRCU with a new version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” from Wilhite’s own adaptation for radio. [Airs Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.]

“An Elliot Potter Christmas”: This special edition of The Elliot Potter Show will feature traditional favorites from the likes of Johnny Cash and Bright Eyes, original music from Sufjan Stevens and The Knife, and will address the age-old problem of what to get a wookie for Christmas, if he already has a comb.  [Airs Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.]

A complete listing of all of KRCU’s holiday shows are at the station’s Web site, www.krcu.org.