Negotiations are ongoing between KOMU and Mediacom after the station's programming was dropped from the cable provider earlier this week when the two sides were unable to forge a new contract.
"We were still talking early this morning (Tuesday) and offered another proposal but have yet to hear back from Mediacom," said Matt Garrett, KOMU's director of audience development.
KOMU programs are currently out of the Mediacom line-up while negotiations continue about program compensation.
"We did not want to accept a one-year agreement with KOMU," Mediacom spokeswoman Phyllis Peters said. "We offered arbitration twice, and it was rejected both times by KOMU."
One aspect of the dispute centers around KOMU's status as an auxiliary enterprise owned by MU, a public institution. KOMU and MU say that the station is not directly supported by state funds, and KOMU contends that the station should be compensated for its programming. Mediacom contends that KOMU is a tax-supported operation and has a duty to provide its programming to the public.
Should Mediacom have to compensate KOMU for its programming?