- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)6
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)18
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)12
Counting on NPR
National Public Radio chief Kevin Klose came to Cape Girardeau last week to help celebrate KRCU-FM's 15th year as an NPR affiliate. Klose said NPR's health is strong. Listenership is now 26 million, doubling in just the last six and one-half years. Klose attributes much of that increase to the public hunger for news since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Two NPR programs. "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," are among the most listened-to radio shows in the nation.
KRCU has been broadcasting on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for 30 years. Soon the addition of a repeater station in Farmington, Mo., will boost KRCU's listener base to 1.9 million people.
The public radio station and NPR provide music and programming not found anywhere else on the local radio dial. They enrich life in Southeast Missouri.