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This month, KRCU is offering listeners holiday programming for all ears now through New Years’ Eve. From American Public Media, NPR, WFMT, and even from the desks of some of our local hosts, you’ll hear everything from African-American spirituals to Ashkenazi music, Pink Martini to Gaby Moreno, and classic carols both new and old. This year, we’ll also have the widely beloved Tinsel Tales from NPR: Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Grab your hot cocoa and listen anywhere on your radio, smartphone, computer, or smart speaker.

Stephen Voss, NPR

After nearly three years with 1A, host Joshua Johnson will be stepping down Dec. 20 to join MSNBC as an anchor. 


With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A replaced the long-running Diane Rehm Show in January 2017. Ever since, the show has explored important issues - policy, politics, technology, pop culture, sports, and even humor - with a goal to “act as a national mirror, taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.”


American Public Media

It's been over a decade since we last had the award-winning economics show Marketplace on our local airwaves. As we announced over the air Sept. 19 during our 2019 Fall Pledge Drive, it’s back on Monday, Oct. 7!

Marketplace is American Public Media's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." Helmed by Kai Ryssdal, the flagship program examines what the day in money delivered through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers, and more. With smarts and a bit of wit, Marketplace makes it make sense.


On Oct. 19, don a spooky costume, because KRCU Public Radio is throwing a “Monster Mash Dash” for their 2nd Annual 5KRCU! 

Participants can run competitively with professional timing provided by the Cape Road Runners, or they can walk for leisure in an effort to raise funds for southeast Missouri’s public radio station. Halloween costumes are encouraged (extra points go to those dressed as NPR hosts!) but not mandatory.


Courtesy of Damon Winter.

KRCU Public Radio is proud to deliver a new radio edition of the popular podcast The Daily to our listeners. The New York Times and American Public Media collaborated earlier this year to extend the audio news report’s following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to a radio audience.


Starting Monday, Sept. 2, The Daily will air weekdays at 6:30 p.m. on your local airwaves at 90.9 and 88.9 FM.