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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thank you for your support during our first year of FM broadcasting!

Our first year of broadcasting on FM has certainly had its share of challenges - antenna bays out of phase, then repaired, only to be knocked out of phase by Hurricane Hermine! We are housed in a small converted construction site trailer with no restroom. Good thing we are next to the house! Businesses have not been real quick to spend any money with us, so I am thankful for those individuals who have stepped up to the plate to support WDXD.

Here is our budgometer as of 12/7/2016:

Total construction expenses $29,065.10

Total income received: $16,394.91

Amount needed to break even: {$12,670.19}

If you would like to support WDXD, you may do so by:

Using alanmccal@hotmail.com as the recipient on PayPal. This is the Delta Star Radio of Florida account.

Send a check made out to Delta Star Radio to us:

Delta Star Radio of Florida Inc./WDXD-LP 101.9

2625 Doll Place

Tallahassee, FL 32311

Delta Star Radio is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions may be tax deductible and I am happy to provide you with a receipt.

Thank you again for your support of WDXD - non-commercial country variety radio for Tallahassee. 

8:41 am est          Comments

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7:44 am est          Comments

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WDXD suffers damage from Hurricane Hermine

During the evening and overnight hours of Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, Hurricane Hermine hit the Florida gulf coast as a Cat 1 storm. Tallahassee suffered extended power outages, downed trees, and other damage.

Unfortunately, one of our FM antenna bays was damaged. The top bay is twisted, and appears to be touching the tower. A tower climber has been contacted in hopes he can help assess the damages.

WDXD is off the air while we explore options to repair the damage. 

7:36 pm edt          Comments

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thank you, donors!

We have recently had a number of new donors to WDXD. Thank you to Wanda at Child Evangelism Felliowship for donating a big supply of tapes that would otherwse have gone to the dumpster. these will be very useful in the production area.

Paul Glimmer donates time each week to do a live morning show and donated better office chairs. 

Also, Belva, Ann, and Margie all donated music recently. Much of this music is already beginning to be used on the air. Thank you all so very much for thinking of us.

We are just over halfway to our goal of paying off the remaining amount owed toward station construction. I would also like to have a contingency fund in place for emergencies, maintenence, and replacing gear as needed.

Payoff amount of construction costs is $13,000. We also are needing to replace one of the Numark double deck CD players, and the control room cassette deck, which was used for recording interviews. Both of these are now DOA and no longer usable. 

Delta Star Radio of Florida Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible.

Contributions may be made by check and mailed to:

Delta Star Radio of Florida, Inc.

WDXD-LP 101.9

2625 Doll Place

Tallahassee, FL 32311

 

Or, contributions ay be ade by credit card using the Delta Star Radio PayPal address of alanmccal@hotmail.com. All funds received in this account are used exclusively for radio station expenses.

Thank you all for your support of WDXD Radio. 

5:24 pm edt          Comments

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Financial goals for 2016

We have received just over $14,000 to date to help support WDXD Radio. I thought I would share with you our goals for 2016.

Having spent about $28,577 to build the station, we have raised about half the support needed financially to pay for it. There is a remaining $13,000 loan to pay off which was for tower construction.

Our stream has been offline since Jan. 31, when provider Live365 went out of business and closed down. I estimate it would require $2800 to relaunch a stream. This includes $1700 to direct license and $99 a month for stream hosting. i would also need one desktop computer to be dedicated for streaming. If there is support for this, I am happy to consider it. However, it is more than I can afford to pay out of pocket. So any relaunch would need to be financially supported by the community or underwriters in order to take place.

I would like to purchase an additional LPFM transmitter so that we have a backup system. This would cost somewhere in the $3000 to $3500 range. I have been pleased with our Nicom NT350 transmitter so far. But a backup transmitter would be a good thing to have in the event of equipment failure.

We have had two equipment failures: a 10 year old Numark dual CD player and a 12 year old RCA dual cassette deck. Neither is super critical but I do plan on replacing them. A bew CD deck repacement, a Stanton C502, is on back order.

On Saturday, March 5, I plan to paint the radio building on the front section. Our sign is here and is ready to be installed as soon as we can get it done.

Delta Star Radio is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization, so your contributions may be tax deductible. We would like to raise at least $15,000 up to a maximum of $50,000 this year.

Please call me at (850) 877-4641 or email me at alanmccal@hitmail.com if you have any questions or need more information.

All your support is very much appreciated. All contributions go directly to station funding as I take out no salaries or administrative fees. Our goal is the best radio product possible. 

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