CAPE GIRARDEAU, April 20, 2012 — Beginning in May, KRCU is making a series of weekend programming changes that will bring public radio’s favorite entertainment programs to more listeners. “Car Talk” and “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” are two of KRCU’s most popular weekend programs, and both move to earlier timeslots each weekend. “Car Talk” and “Wait Wait” will continue to air twice each weekend. KRCU General Manager Dan Woods said, “Both programs have consistent track records of serving audiences at these earlier times across the country. Moving/repeating them is something we are confident about.”
“Car Talk” will continue to air Saturdays at 9 a.m. and the Sunday broadcast will now be heard at 10 a.m. on 90.9 and 88.9 FM. “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” will air Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and again on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. The brilliant storytelling of Ira Glass and “This American Life” will move to noon on Saturdays. And fans of Garrison Keillor can hear the repeat broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” and get their Lake Wobegon fix two hours earlier on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. on KRCU. Woods went on to say that great music should be an essential part of relaxing weekends in Southeast Missouri. KRCU’s own “Elliot Potter” is just that — today’s best contemporary rock, folk and more each Saturday and Sunday afternoon starting May 5. “Elliot Potter” moves from weeknights to the weekends. Kick back Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to hear “The Elliot Potter Show.” In addition to these weekend changes, classical music returns to weeknight evenings on KRCU on May 7. Woods said, “We’re adding two hours of music every weeknight from 10 p.m. to midnight.” Classical music will fill the air most weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight and all through the overnight on 90.9 and 88.9 FM. Listeners are encouraged to share their comments on the changes by visiting 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. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on 90.9 FM in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM in Farmington and Ste. Genevieve.