KUGR.org is an online college student run radio station in the Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. The station is in need of some major studio improvements for it to continue to provide valuable radio experience at WSU.
The current studio board that is used by KUGR was purchased in 2006 - the current board replaced 30 year old equipment. And it is already breaking down.
The studio board's issues started when it partially stopped communicating with one of the computers during the Spring 2013 semester. Ever since then the board has continued to break down. These incidents include; freezing, randomly shutting down and rebooting, issues communicating with the transmitter, and general problems related with outdated technology.
All of these issues have forced the Board of Directors into looking to replace the current studio board, and that means that the station had to launch a massive fundraising campaign to replace it.
A brand new IP-12 studio board is going to cost the station nearly $8,000. It is also going to cost an additional $4,000 for other equipment upgrades - to make sure everything runs smoothly with the new board.
The station's Board of Directors choose to use Go Fund Me as our online source for donations because of several advantages it has over other crowd source funding website. Go Fund Me's primary advantage is the fact that the station can use every penny that is donated, even if we don't hit our goal.
Donations of any size are greatly appreciated by current (and future) Cougs that work for KUGR.
KUGR.org is not a non-profit organization.