What this project is about: WMUC Sports has a long standing tradition of broadcasting away Terrapin sporting events. For more than six decades, the station has travelled across the country to make sure every single Maryland athletic event gets on the air. In recent years, due to budgetary concerns, WMUC Sports has not been able to travel to any away matches... that all changed two years ago with the launch of the #ItsAboutYou campaign. The station raised $15,000 for travel, and this campaign will expand the travel fund to make sure the station will cover all sports. This campaign will also begin a sustainable yearly fundraising plan, creating an annual campaign consisting of a 24 hour marathon and live, on location talk shows. It's your Terps. Your station. Help send us across the nation.
What we need: Our goal of $8,000 will replenish what we have spent in the last two years. We have learned that it costs approximately $4,000 to travel per year; although our hope is we will be successful in expanding the fund to allow us to spend $5,000 per year so we can cover more soccer, women's basketball and lacrosse. The more money we raise, the more away games we can bring to the airwaves. It costs a lot of money to be in the Big Ten and travel, but we are committed to using our resources in the best way possible.
Why now: We know we had a LAUNCH UMD campaign two years ago, but the biggest concern of ours, our broadcasters and our alumni is creating a sustainable fundraising campaign to ensure every future Terp can travel to away games. We have two years of travel under our belt, and we know how to book travel efficiently. We now know that by starting this annual fundraising campaign we can keep the station sustainable. We understand the concern of our supporters. We knew we had to come up with a plan for the future. That's what this is about. We're launching that sustainable plan.
Who we are: WMUC Sports is the University of Maryland's all sports student run radio station. It gives students all the opportunities a professional station would give, all while being on campus. WMUC Sports is organized in three parts: talk shows, broadcast crews and news crews. Students get to host their own weekly talk show from the moment they step foot on campus as a freshman. They will host it out of our studios above the South Campus Dining Hall. Students also get the opportunity to broadcast Terps games. WMUC Sports broadcasts almost all sports at the University of Maryland, revenue and non-revenue. WMUC Sports also sends a news crew to each game to write up recaps, interview players and coaches and even record video from each game.
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