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City of license Cape Girardeau/Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
Broadcast area Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, etc./Missouri's Parkland
Branding KRCU
Frequency 90.9/88.9 (MHz)
First air date March 3, 1976/September, 2005
Format Public radio
ERP 6,500/20,000 watts
HAAT 212/205 meters
Class C2/C2
Facility ID 61212/90232
Transmitter coordinates 37°24′17.00″N 89°34′6.00″W / 37.4047222°N 89.5683333°W / 37.4047222; -89.5683333
37°47′51.00″N 90°33′38.00″W / 37.7975000°N 90.5605556°W / 37.7975000; -90.5605556
Callsign meaning K River City University/K S outhEast in Farmington (former city of licence)
Former callsigns none/980306MC (1998-2005)
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media
Owner Southeast Missouri State University
(Board of Regents, Southeast Missouri State University)
Webcast listen live

KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University includes two stations that provide in-depth news and quality music programming to nearly 1.9 million people in its service regions of Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and the Parkland.

KRCU is located in and licensed to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on 90.9 FM, and is a 6,500 watt station. KRCU's signal covers: Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston, Marble Hill, Perryville and several communities in southern Illinois.

It signed on with 10 watts of power as a college station in March 1976. In 1981 it increased power to 100 watts and in 1988 began transitioning to a public radio format. In 1992 KRCU increased power again, to 6,000 watts.

KSEF 88.9 FM is located in Farmington, Missouri and is a 20,000 watt station. KSEF's signal covers: Farmington, Park Hills, Ste. Genevieve, Fredericktown, Potosi, Festus and reaches into South County St. Louis. KSEF is a repeater of KRCU; it is licensed to Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, on 88.9 FM, and signed on in September 2005. KSEF was previously licensed to Farmington, Missouri until changed in 2010 to the nearby city of Sainte Genevieve.

KRCU broadcasts 24 hours a day from facilities located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and provides practical broadcast experience for students of the University.

KRCU is affiliated with NPR and APM. These programming services provide many public radio favorites like All Things Considered, Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm Show and A Prairie Home Companion.

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