KRCU’s Fall Membership Drive Begins Oct. 17 with Live Remote, Celebration

Photo of a broadcast microphone at KRCU Radio.

KRCU Public Radio will officially kick off its Fall Membership Drive on Saturday, Oct. 17.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 14, 2009 –KRCU Public Radio will officially kick off its Fall Membership Drive on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a live remote and celebration at West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau beginning at 11 a.m.

The public will have an opportunity to meet Moscow Ballet Soloist Svetlana Todinova, get an autograph, have a professional portrait taken with Todinova, experience a dance demonstration, hear a storytelling of the Great Russian Nutcracker and learn more about “Classical Vibrance: A Night at the Ballet,” which is a fundraiser to benefit KRCU.

“This is an exciting event for KRCU Public Radio and our Fall Membership Drive,” says KRCU General Manager Dan Woods. “The partnership with Moscow Ballet Company is a perfect fit for us, as we are both committed to keeping the classical arts alive.”

Keeping the classical arts alive will be the focus of the fall membership drive. “Classical Vibrance” will celebrate classical music and journalistic excellence. Listeners will be encouraged to once again support not only great music but the high-quality news from NPR, delivered commercial-free on KRCU.

KRCU relies on listener financial support to cover the cost of programming. Member support and underwriting make up approximately 30 percent of the budget. Southeast Missouri State University and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are the other two largest supporters of the station.

Once again, volunteers from the area will join KRCU staff on the air and answer telephones in support of the station. The fall membership drive will continue through Oct. 29 and listeners may make pledges by calling (573) 651-5070 in the Cape Girardeau area, or toll-free at (888) 651-5070. Listeners also may pledge online at www.krcu.org.

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 9,500 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/.