Southeast Public Radio Adds Independent Music Program to Schedule

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17, 2008 — Southeast Public Radio (SEPR) announces a new independent music program called “The Elliot Potter Show,” which airs weekdays from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Hosted by Southeast Missouri State University student announcers and SEPR staff, “The Elliot Potter Show” features new indie rock, alt-country, singer-songwriters, and folk music. Commonly heard artists on the new program include Radiohead, Wilco, Basia Bulat, The Decemberists, Feist and Josh Ritter.

SEPR is the National Public Radio affiliate for Southeast Missouri.

SEPR’s Jacob McCleland says, “The format for ‘The Elliot Potter Show’ is similar to the direction that National Public Radio is taking.” Many of the musicians heard on ‘Elliot Potter’ are reviewed on ‘Morning Edition’ or ‘All Things Considered’; some have performed as in-studio guests. This is an opportunity for us to reach out to a large – and growing – audience that is curious about new independent music.”

SEPR has an accompanying independent music blog at www.southeastpublicradio.blogspot.com.

As the area’s source for diverse musical programming and award winning NPR news, Southeast Public Radio 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.southeastpublicradio.org/.