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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 15, 2009

KXCV-KRNW plans live inauguration coverage

As record crowds -- perhaps more than a million people -- converge on Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, KXCV-KRNW, the 100,000-watt public radio voice of Northwest Missouri State University, is making plans for all-day coverage of the historic event.

KXCV can be heard at 90.5 on the FM radio dial. KRNW, a repeater station located in Chillicothe, broadcasts at 88.9. Listeners can access programming online at www.kxcv.org .

The station's inauguration coverage will begin with National Public Radio's Morning Edition newscast at 4 a.m. and continue through NPR's All Things Considered from 3-6 p.m. (All times CST.)

In addition, KXCV-KRNW student broadcaster Greg Miller will provide live reports from Washington scheduled to air during the station's locally produced news segments.

Special NPR inauguration coverage with Steve Inskeep, Michele Norris, Neal Conan and other noted broadcast journalists will air from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Obama is to take the oath of office at approximately 11 a.m. and will deliver his inaugural address immediately thereafter.

Inauguration highlights preceding the presidential oath include the swearing in of Vice President-Elect Joseph Biden and performances by soul music legend Aretha Franklin and an all-star chamber ensemble consisting of Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill.

Poet Elizabeth Alexander will read an original work following Obama's speech, then, at about 1 p.m., the 56th inaugural parade will make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

Tuesday afternoon, NPR's Conan will anchor coverage of the parade and host a call-in show during which listeners will talk about their reactions to Obama's first speech as president.

The award-winning All Things Considered news magazine will conclude NPR's inauguration coverage as Robert Siegel and Melissa Block provide analysis and air reactions from across the United States and overseas


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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