After heated discussion Tuesday night at two Missouri Students Association senate meetings, a bill to give KCOU funds for a new tower and transmitter passed in the Operations Committee meeting. It will be up for another vote Wednesday night at 6 p.m at the main senate meeting in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union.
When Hudson Residence Hall closes for renovations at the end of the semester, KCOU, MU’s student-run radio station and an auxiliary of MSA, will no longer have access to its transmitter on Hudson’s roof.
The allotted money will come from the New Student Center Equipment Fund (money that will help with the transition to the new Brady Commons). Senate members added amendments requiring KCOU to pay back part of the $29,813 loan.
Senate members also discussed the possibility of letting the students decide by referendum whether KCOU continues to exist. The idea was postponed because of the deadlines involved.
But the Oct. 29 deadline to be out of Hudson Residence Hall is uncertain. It is just another example of the miscommunication driving this debate.
If MSA President Jim Kelley vetoes the bill tonight, a two-thirds senate majority would be needed to override him.