An initial budget proposal was leaked from Inspire, a CU Student Government ticket, to cost centers, or campus departments, early last week setting complications in motion that were eventually resolved in a budget hearing Wednesday night.
Among other cuts, Inspire’s proposal included defunding KVCU, or Radio 1190, almost entirely. It was intended to be a “starting point” for what would later bloom into compromise, Vice President of Legislative Council Nate Wallshein said Friday. The proposal was leaked to 1190 early last week, Wallshein said. It was then purposely distributed to other cost centers to encourage transparency.
“It was very much a working draft,” Wallshein said. “There is a lot of maneuvering that happens.”
Director Mikey Goldenberg and the managing staff of Radio 1190 pled their case to various campus representatives on Wednesday, multiple of whom had proposed to cut funding to the program days prior.
After making their appeal and hearing support from a few, outspoken representatives and Aslinn Scott, who was sitting in as a proxy for Rep. Juliette Bourdier, Radio 1190 was allotted $137,204. It is a $248 increase from the $136,956 they received last year.
“I think that idea of cutting an entire cost center is something we should not take lightly,” Vice President of External Affairs Tyler Quick said at the Wednesday hearing.
No formal motion was made on the floor of the budget hearing to defund Radio 1190.
The station submitted a formal request in February for the amount they received alongside a request for reorganizational costs of $12,752, which was denied.
Editor’s note: This headline was changed from a previous version due to new information regarding the circulation of a proposal to defund 1190 from the 2013-2014 CUSG budget.
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