KCOU is a noncommercial station run entirely by University of Missouri-Columbia students and operated as an auxiliary under the Missouri Students Association. The station serves as an outlet for the newest in music from numerous genres, the latest in campus/community news, Mizzou sports, programs devoted to many different forms of music otherwise ignored by most commercial radio stations in the Midwest, and – most importantly – the voice of students. KCOU also assists and partners with other organizations both on campus and in the general Columbia area. Any current Mizzou student can apply to join the staff, and after successful completion of our training program one has the opportunity to begin broadcasting almost immediately. We are for students by students, independent of race, sex, lifestyle or culture.
KCOU’s mission is to lead and never follow. We accomplish this by playing diverse, groundbreaking music; delivering breaking and comprehensive campus news coverage; presenting Mizzou athletics and up-to-date sports content; producing relevant student talk shows that spotlight and encourage civil discourse on issues relevant to the student population; fostering an environment that encourages free expression, creative thought, and fierce originality.
Music Exec Office Hours:
MD – Elorm Nutakor (Mon: 1-3 pm; Fri: 3-5 pm)
Blog Editor – Kelly Buer (Tues: 12-2 pm)
AMD – Adam Deguire (Tues: 3-5 pm)
AMD – Grant Sharples (Wed: 3-5 pm)
AMD – Claire Winegartner (Thurs: 2-4 pm)
AMD – Carter Phillips (Thurs: 3-5 pm)
Hip Hop AMD – Trent McRae (Fri: 11 am – 1 pm)
AMD – Myles Poydras (Fri: 12 – 2 pm)
Executive Staff Contact Information
Programming and Content
Program / FM Content Director
Program / Sports Content Director
M: 1:00-3:00; F: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Tue: 3-5 PM; Th: 1-5 PM; by appointment
Engineering and Production
Studio Request & Text Line: 573.882.8262
Office Phone: 573.882.7820
If you have any comments or concerns about KCOU in general, you can direct them to email@example.com.
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 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.
- 2500 Student Center
University of Missouri
Columbia MO, 65211
- Tel: 573-882-8262
- Email: email@example.com