CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 15, 2016 — KRCU Public Radio will officially kick off its Spring Membership Drive on Wednesday, April 6, with a membership breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. in Barbara Hope Kem Statuary Hall at the Aleen Vogel Wehking Alumni Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
The highlight of the breakfast will be keynote speaker Neda Ulaby who reports on arts, entertainment and cultural trends for NPR’s Arts Desk. Over the last few years, Ulaby has strengthened NPR’s television coverage both in terms of programming and industry coverage, and profiled breakout artists such as Ellen Page and Skylar Grey and behind-the-scenes tastemakers ranging from super producer Timbaland to James Schamus, chief executive officer of Focus Features.
Dan Woods, KRCU general manager says, “We are so excited to welcome Neda Ulaby to Southeast Missouri State University and to Cape Girardeau to kick off our spring membership drive. Neda will also visit various classes to speak with students.”
Scouring the various and often overlapping worlds of art, music, television, film, new media and literature, Ulaby’s radio and online stories reflect political and economic realities, cultural issues, obsessions and transitions, as well as artistic adventurousness— and awesomeness.
KRCU has invited all of its listeners to attend and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, hear from Ulaby and make their spring membership gift. KRCU welcomes community members who would like to hear from Ulaby and learn more about the station to attend the breakfast as well.
Alex Jackson, KRCU development director says, “Our membership breakfast is a great way to kick off the fund drive, and we hope many of our listeners will join us and step up to support KRCU. Individual contributions are vital to the success of the station.”
Tim Domian, Edward Jones financial advisor, is sponsoring Ulaby’s visit to Southeast Missouri State University.
KRCU relies on listener financial support to help cover the cost of programming. Member support and underwriting make up more than 30 percent of the budget. Southeast Missouri State University and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are the other two largest supporters of the station.
During the drive, listeners may make pledges by calling (573) 651-5070 in the Cape Girardeau area or toll-free at (888) 651-5070 or by giving online at www.krcu.org/give.
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.