In the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to get to know the guys at MU’s student radio station, KCOU. It all started when KCOU management realized it needed money for a new transmitter and tower. Now KCOU is in period of transition as its ownership changes and a new business plan is put into action.
Back in October, when the fate of the radio station was unknown, KCOU program director Jonathan Hutcheson said college radio stations form a community.
“If and when we lose any college radio station in this country, we’re worse off for it,” Hutcheson said. “Because it silences the voices of students, it restricts the creativity and it closes off avenues for budding musicians and artists to reach out to local communities.”
Check out the latest article to hear about the problems college radio stations face.