KRCU to Broadcast ‘The Animal House’


Program to Explore Animal Science, Pet Behavior, Wildlife Conservation

by News Bureau on

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 4, 2012 — KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University announces plans to air “The Animal House,” a weekly discussion program that explores the latest in animal science, pet behavior and wildlife conservation. “The Animal House” will air Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., beginning Jan. 8. “The Animal House” is produced by WAMU in Washington, D.C. The program strives to deepen human understanding of animals and explain the powerful bonds that link us to the animal world. The goal is to be fun, substantive and appealing to a broad audience — both those with pets and those without them. General Manager Dan Woods said, “We made this change because of an opportunity, really. The BBC’s ‘The Changing World’ ceased production as of December 31. We know that many of our listeners are animal lovers, so we thought we would offer this program to start the new year.”

“The Animal House” will go from the bat caves of northern Virginia to the big game reserves of Botswana as they discuss the latest in animal-related news. And each week, listeners can hear expert advice about a variety of pet-related questions from Dr. Gary Weitzman, veterinarian and C.E.O of the Washington Animal Rescue League. “The Animal House” is hosted by Sam Litzinger. When he’s not in “The Animal House,” Litzinger — a broadcaster for 35 years and counting — is an anchor and reporter at CBS News. He also hosts and produces the radio series Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways, and he’s currently working on a series of radio shows on the history of journalism for the George Washington University’s Global Media Institute and the Newseum. Litzinger sometimes fills in for Charles Osgood on “The Osgood File” on the CBS Radio Network.

About KRCU

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.