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Southeast Public Radio Expands


On March 3, 1976, KRCU 90.9 FM signed on the air for the first time from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University with only 10 watts of power. Now at 6,500 watts and after 30 years of service to the Cape Girardeau community, they have expanded, creating Southeast Public Radio-- with two stations that reach nearly 2 million people in Southeast Missouri.

In February, a 195-foot radio tower was completed and raised in Farmington. Located on Simms Mountain near Park Hills, "Southeast in Farmington" is a repeater station of KRCU 90.9 FM.The 9,500-watt station can be heard as far north as southern St. Louis County. KSEF, which went on the air May 16, began operating at full power on Sept. 14.

"I am so excited that 88.9 FM, KSEF, is on the air," said Dan Woods, general manager of Southeast Public Radio. "This project has been in the works for nearly 10 years, and it's exciting to see it completed. I couldn't be happier."

Woods says the addition of KSEF 88.9 FM allows Southeast Public Radio to provide its programming to an additional 1.5 million people in the University's northern service region. Even beyond the regional broadcast area, the same live programming can now be heard via the Internet at

Southeast Public Radio is not only expanding its listening area, it is also expanding staff. On June 29, Amanda Lincoln '01 was named to the position of Associate Director of Development. Lincoln brings five years of development experience from her previous position with the American Red Cross, Southeast Missouri Chapter.

Lincoln is enthused about her role in the future development of Southeast Public Radio.

"I am really excited about the opportunity to work with Southeast Public Radio," said Lincoln."With the recent expansion, we will be able to provide in-depth news and classical music with classic programming to people from New Madrid to south St. Louis County. This is a great service to the area, and I am happy to be a part of it."

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