But in order to take advantage of this opportunity, we need to cover total equipment costs of $3200 and legal costs of $600 (formal incorporation of Minimum Wage Media).
With the demise of Part 15 AM kit manufacturer SSTran, gone are the days of assembling a high quality AM transmitter for less than $250. That leaves the $900 Hamilton Rangemaster as the only other option for truly trouble-free operation.
I have set up a crowdfunding page at Fundrazr.com to help finance the Worcester downtown signals project. You can also read the full story as to how this opportunity came to be. Those wishing to support us on an automatic, monthly basis can visit our support page at Patreon.com.
As a special bonus, I am offering a year of free advertising to any suitable Worcester area business or institution that contributes $1000 or more to this effort. Such a business will have their spot run a minimum of five times a day on each station for a full year, commencing once the Worcester signals have been established.
Troubadour 1710's folk, Americana, and new age music format is the product of 29 years of continual effort and a voice for cultural sanity. And Liberty & Justice 1640's courageous talk format doesn't shy away from deep research and suppressed controversy. The stations would be unique in any market. They deserve a shot at a larger audience and Worcester is as good a market as it gets when it comes to potential.
Once the signals in Worcester are established, the potential to expand into Fitchburg and Leominster also becomes a real possibility. My fellow Part 15 broadcaster has that as her next goal. We have a site there IF it can accommodate three transmitters. Fitchburg/Leominster is a market long overdue for intelligent radio with a vision.
So, if you can, please support this effort on Fundrazr.com.
Thanks so much for your time and consideration.