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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 17, 2009

Carrol Fry returns to KXCV with weekly movie reviews

Dr. Carrol Fry

Dr. Carrol Fry

Dr. Carrol Fry, author, movie buff and Northwest professor emeritus of English, is returning to his old spot behind the microphone at KXCV/KRNW FM, the 100,000-watt public radio voice of Northwest Missouri State University.

Fry, who wrote the recently published "Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film" (Lehigh University Press), will host a weekly movie review segment at 11:06 a.m. each Thursday during the station's "Morning Choice" jazz program.

The broadcast will be tailored for those tuning in across the KXCV/KRNW listening area, and Fry said he plans to give his take on movies being shown in Maryville and St. Joseph in addition to throwing in the occasional DVD and book review.

A member of the Northwest faculty from 1972 until his retirement in 2003, Fry is no stranger to KXCV, where he enjoyed an earlier stint as a reviewer and produced the five-part religion documentary, "Creeds in Conflict," in the late 1980s. An avid cinema fan since boyhood, Fry said he watched as many as five movies a week in small-town theaters while growing up in the Harrison County community of New Hampton.

In addition to "Cinema of the Occult," Fry published two scholarly articles in 2008: "Caliban upon the Demiurge: Gnosticism on the Island," which deals with Robert Browning's "Caliban upon Setebos" and "The Hunger of the Imagination: the Discordia Concors in 'Emma.'"

Founded in 1971, KXCV (90.5 FM) serves listeners in northwest Missouri, southwest Iowa, southeast Nebraska and northwest Kansas. KRNW (88.9 FM), a repeater station located in Chillicothe, extends the station's broadcast area over much of north central Missouri.

The station features such popular programs as "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Prairie Home Companion," "Car Talk," and "Fresh Air" in addition to numerous daily local/regional newscasts and locally produced classical music and jazz programming.

KXCV/KRNW transmits both analog and digital signals, which allow listeners with digital receivers to receive CD quality sound.

For information about supporting KXCV/KRNW public radio through membership, go to or call 660.562.1163.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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