Monday, March 10, 2008

KAMP's Funding up for Student Vote at University of Arizona

A student election at University of Arizona this week will have a big impact on college radio station KAMP. On the ballot is a "...$1 fee referendum that could determine the fate of KAMP Student Radio. The fee is used to support the general upkeep of KAMP, from paying for use of the studio in the Park Student Union to improving equipment and broadcast technology."

University of Arizona had no radio station until 1988 when KAMP was founded. According to KAMP's website:

"...KAMP is home to over 150 student volunteers and all genres of music. KAMP is broadcasting streaming live audio via internet through our website as well as on AM 1570. On-campus students can also access KAMP through closed-circuit television on Channel 20 and UATV (in between movies). KAMP is also broadcast live to the Park Student Union."

Let's hope the referendum is approved. I few weeks ago I wrote about a similar referendum in Canada that lost, leaving a station's fate uncertain.

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