Dan Woods

General Manager

Dan is a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He majored in radio and minored in political science. He spent three of his four years at Southeast working as a student announcer at KRCU – the beginning of his radio career.

After graduation, Dan moved to Savannah, Ga., and worked as the morning announcer for WSVH Public Radio.

In 1996, Dan returned to Cape Girardeau as operations director. He was responsible for supervising all of the announcing staff, daily traffic logs production of local programs and satellite recordings.

In 2002, Dan became general manager – responsible for the overall management of KRCU. His duties include: supervising all full-time staff, project management, grant writing and station development.

During his tenure, KRCU has added a repeater station at 88.9 FM in Farmington, Missouri; secured backup generators for both transmitter sites and the station's studios; relocated the studios to the Serena Building in 2008; successfully converted 88.9 FM to HD (High-Definition) in 2011.

Dan is married, has two children and lives in Jackson, Mo.

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Southeast Missouri State University

In this edition of Vargas Speaks:

• Update on the budget for the university for FY18

• 100,000 Strong for the Americas

• Higher Learning Commission Strategy Forum

We’re talking today with Rocky Sickmann who works with “Folds of Honor” -- a nonprofit that provides scholarships to the children and spouses of U.S. military men and women disabled or killed in service to their country. He served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and was one of 65 Americans taken hostage in Iran on Nov. 4, 1979. Sickmann remained a hostage for 444 days before being released on January 21, 1981.

Downtown Cape Girardeau is in the running to receive grant money to do work at Ivers Square. Dan Woods talks with Marla Mills, Executive Director of Old Town Cape, about the grant opportunity.


Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann graduated from Washington High School in 1976 and immediately entered the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1979, just 28 days into his tour of duty with at American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sickmann became a player in one of the most terrifying events in U.S. history.

Southeast Missouri State University

Homecoming at Southeast will be held the weekend of October 14, 2017. There are many activities planned including the Alumni breakfast which starts at 7:30 a.m. The Homecoming Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and the football tailgate follows at Houck Stadium with live music, refreshments, and the Redhawks Marching Band, Sundancers, and Rowdy the Redhawk!

Tours of the Academic Hall Dome will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the football game starts at 1 p.m.

In addition, the SEMO Vet Corps will celebrate their 50th Anniversary during Homecoming.