University of Missouri

55-09: An Act to Allocate Funding in the Amount of $650 to Tentatively Attend Mizzou’s Bowl Game


Please provide the committe with a Summary and Purpose of this trip (min. 3 sentances) * KCOU will travel to the site of the Missouri Tigers bowl game to broadcast the game live on KCOU. The 3-man broadcast crew would broadcast the game, live tweet the game, cover the postgame press conference, and write a game recap for the KCOU website. The last 2 years, we have covered every football game. We have set an expectation that every game the Missouri football team plays, KCOU will be there to broadcast.
Please explain how the students, campus, and/or the Missouri Students Association will be positively impacted by the information shared on this excursion if funded (min. 3 sentances): * KCOU Sports provides a viable alternative to the Tiger Radio Network, and it gives students the opportunity to broadcast Missouri sports live before graduating from college. Some of KCOU’s largest audiences have been for Missouri Tiger football broadcasts. The exposure for KCOU and MSA would both be worth the money spent to get the students to the bowl site.
Department/Group Requesting Travel: * KCOU
Email *
How many people are being sent on this trip? * 3
Where is your group traveling to? * Undetermined
How much money are you requesting? * $1,000
If partially funded, where can you gain access to additional, outside funding? *
We have gotten sponsorships for our broadcast booth and for our postgame show, which help cover travel costs. Combined, the two deals will provide the station $4,000 this fiscal year, (with more coming in future years) while our broadcast booth cost a little over $5000. We are continuing to look for pregame ($2000) and halftime ($750) sponsors to help with additional costs and travel reimbursement.
KCOU is also working actively with MUTV and the Maneater for all sports travel this year. As the bowl game occurs over winter break, it will be tough to coordinate travel between the three outlets as the students attending might be coming from different locations around the country.
Please check the category of expenditures *
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Mileage/Airfare
Fees * $0.00
Hotel (Lodging) * $200.00
Mileage/Airfare * $800.00
Registration * $0.00
Per Diem Amount $0.00
Other* $0.00
Please provide a comparison containing at least two pricing options for each of the applicable fields checked above (e.g. fees, hotel, airfare, etc.) *
Each bowl provides a different media rate for hotels. The rate for that can range from $100-$200. Airfare will depend on where the Tigers play, and when we can book the flight. Because the game will be played over winter break, the broadcasters will more than likely be coming from different locations, which means individual travel would be required to get there. Also, someone would have to get to Columbia to get the equipment before going to the bowl site.
Due to the nature of the request and the unknown element of *where* the bowl game will be played, assuming Mizzou gets a bowl game, providing a comparison of rates at this point would not be useful.
I recognize that non-compliance with the terms listed above may result in forfeiture of any approved funding, as well as potential future funding. (Please sign with your full name; First, MI, Last) * Kyle F Norris
At least one member of the requesting organization must meet with the budget committee concerning the request prior to approval; additionally, at least one member of the group participating in the excursion must present their experience at a Full Senate session upon their return. *
  • Agree



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