More local voices will be heard this summer on 90.9 FM KRCU, thanks to an intern from Southeast Missouri State University.
Hunter Johnston of Cape Girardeau is getting experience recording and producing feature stories on events and locations that are significant to the Southeast Public Radio community.
Stories have already aired on the new greenhouse being built for the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University and the mural project on the flood wall in downtown Cape Girardeau. Stories about the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, Mo., and the Red House in Cape Girardeau are currently in development.
“I think that this is a great opportunity to serve our listeners with more local content,” said Southeast Public Radio General Manager Dan Woods. “It’s also a great opportunity for Hunter to acquire skills and build a resume that will help him if he decides to pursuer a career in radio after graduation.”
Johnston is a mass communication major with an emphasis in radio at Southeast Missouri State University. He is expected to graduate in December. Hunter’s feature stories will be broadcast within KRCU’s local broadcast of National Public Radio newsmagazines. The stories will also be available for streaming on the station’s Web site, http://www.krcu.org.
KRCU 90.9 FM is Cape Girardeau’s local Public Radio International affiliate and a National Public Radio member station, providing national and local programs that are both informative and entertaining. More information about KRCU is available on the Web at http://www.krcu.org.