KRCU to Add More NPR News Programming Beginning Sept. 3


by News Bureau on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 21, 2012 — Beginning Sept. 3, KRCU will make programming changes that will bring more NPR News programming to the region and still offer great classical music during the midday and evening.

KRCU General Manager Dan Woods said “We know that KRCU listeners value in-depth reporting and information provided by NPR. “‘The Diane Rehm Show’ offers listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Many listeners over the years have asked for this program to be added to the schedule, and the station is excited to bring it to southeast Missouri.”

Each week, listeners across the country and around the world tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of religious issues, health and medical news, education and parenting. “The Diane Rehm Show” will air weekdays mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. 

With the addition of “The Diane Rehm Show,” the outstanding performances provided by “Performance Today” will move to the evenings and air weeknights from 8 to 10 p.m. 

“Performance Today” features timely recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. “Performance Today” also offers interviews and performances from the American Public Media studios and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features.

Listeners are encouraged to share their comments on the changes by visiting

As Southeast Missouri’s NPR station 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.