Our staff is frequently in and out of the office, but if you’d like to speak with with someone in particular availability can be found on our staff info page. If nobody is available to assist you at the time of your call, please leave a voicemail or send an email.
Studio Request Line: 573.882.8262
Office Phone: 573.882.7820
Address all mail to:
c/o KCOU 88.1 FM
2500 MU Student Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Music Submission Policy
Please take care with your packaging and choice of envelope – we get a ton of new material every day and have little patience for mailings that get chewed up en route (see this example), contain asbestos-type death stuffing (similar to, if not, Jiffy® Padded mailers that lack the handy red pull-tab), or require a blow-torch to open (see Jiffy® TuffGard® cushioned mailers or TuffGard Extreme™).
If you are sending unsolicited media, please take note of the following KCOU submission policy:
KCOU currently has established relationships with labels, promotion groups, and other parties who regularly submit music for review and consideration for airplay. If you are a representative for a record label, promotion group, or independent artist who has never dealt with KCOU before – feel free to call or email the Music Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly for information on how to work with our station, begin record service, or provide submissions for review. No matter who you are, there is never a guarantee of airplay for any submissions, period.
If you are a local artist/band* and would like to know how you can be heard please read the following carefully:
If you have a radio-friendly recording (no profanity or already edited for content) of airable audio quality (does not sound like you recorded in a bathtub with your answering machine), SEND IT TO US along with contact information for your band. Additionally, a “media kit” or similarly informative packet is advisable, as the more we know, the better off you are.
*Local is defined as artists from the Columbia, Missouri area, or any Missouri- or Kansas-based band that regularly plays at least once a month in this locale.