KSEF Off-Air for Antenna Work

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 4, 2010 — KSEF 88.9 FM in Farmington, Mo., went off the air at approximately 11  a.m. today, Tuesday, May 4, and will remain off for 48-72 hours while antenna work is done at the tower site.

KRCU apologizes for the inconvenience.

When KSEF returns, listeners in the Parkland and beyond will receive a much improved signal, according to Dan Woods, general manager of KRCU Radio.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding,” Woods said. “Don’t forget you can listen to us online anytime at our website, krcu.org.”

KRCU filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Sept. 30, 2009, to change the city of license of its repeater station from Farmington to Ste. Genevieve, Mo.  Changing the city of license did not involve moving any equipment and is simply an FCC filing matter, Woods said.  In addition, the application KRCU filed allows the station to increase its power output from 9,500 watts to 20,000 watts, which required the installation of a new, more robust antenna system.

Operations at KRCU in Cape Girardeau will be unaffected.