Southeast Public Radio to Broadcast “American Routes” July 4th Special

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Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air an “American Routes” special, celebrating the birth of the nation by celebrating the rich sounds of America.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 27, 2007 — Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air an “American Routes” special, celebrating the birth of the nation by celebrating the rich sounds of America. The special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and can also be heard at “American Routes'” regular time-slot –Saturday beginning at noon on July 7.

Celebrate the onset of summer and the anniversary of American independence with the four faces of New Orleans’ Mount RushmoreᾰArt, Aaron, Charles and Cyrilᾰthe Neville Brothers. Since 1954, when Brother Art hit with the ultimate carnival classic “Mardi Gras Mambo,” the Nevilles have been on the scene, solo or as a group. Listeners will hear their legacy of soul, funk and R & B as the brothers tell how it all came to pass.

The show also will take listeners on summer road trips to a frozen custard stand on Route 66 and a county fair where host Nick Spitzer plays Drown the Clown. All that and a set of summer music from across the great American soundscape will make listeners stand and salute.

“American Routes” is hosted by Nick Spitzer. Every week, the two-hour program takes an excursion into American music, spanning eras and genresᾰroots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.

Celebrate the birth of America with “American Routes” and Southeast Public Radio.

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/.