Monday, June 29, 2015
WDXD-LP 101.9 in on the air!
4:42 pm edt
After about 10 days of testing,WDXD-LP is now legally on the air in Tallahassee.
The FCC granted our license to cover
I will update the website soon with more details. I have been under the gun to get the station built before our
original construction permit expired on August 6. Today we are on the air as a terrestrial radio station!
I am most
grateful to everyone who had a part in helping with WDXD.
Now the REAL work begins...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
WDXD-LP 101.9 to launch mid-2015
12:03 pm edt
I have quite a bit to share with you!
WDXD-LP is set to begin testing a signal on 101.9 within a couple of months.
East Coast Tower of St. Augustine has been hired to handle construction of the station's 180 foot tower. That work should
begin in mid-March. I am paying for this through a $13,000 family loan.
Otherwise, only an LPFM certified transmitter
remains on the "must have" list. Depending on the support and funding, I plan to buy either a NX350 ($1700) or a
BW TX300v2 ($3,345.)
Also on my wanted lust is an udated computer for on-air use. My current computer bit the dust so
it is repair or replace time.
The IRS has granted our application for 51c3 non-profit status. Contibutions may
be tax deductible to you.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Application pending for 501(c)3 nonprofit designation
4:18 pm est
After a relatively strong start earlier this year, financial contributions have slowed. We previously raised, and have
spent, around $8,000 on construction of WDXD.
We still need to raise around $5000 for the transmitter and EAS gear.
Also, the tower construction will require about $3,000 to complete. The remaining gear has been purchased and paid for, or
has been donated.
In an effort to be more appealing to donors, we have applued for full charitable 501(c)3 status, giving
us the ability to offer write-offs and tax deductions to contributors.
In the meantime, please consider helping WDXD
sign on with a financial contribution. We offer underwriting announcements to any business, individual, or group that helps
to sponsor us.
Delta Star Radio/WDXD-LP
2625 Doll Place
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2:16 pm edt
As of September 30, the WDXD-LP studio is nearly complete. Heat and air conditioning have been in place since spring. Since
my last post, donations of gear, printers, a computer, a fax machine, and an antenna have come in. Several donations of music
have been made.
At this time I am short of funds to purchase the transmitter and EAS equipment. The tower must still
be built, and there is a chance the tower construction will be totally funded soon.
The station is remaining, for the
most part, debt free. I plan to pay off the balance of the double ay antenna in October.
We still need to raise at least
$5000 to put WDXD on the air. If you are willing and able to help, please consider doing so. Checks can be made out to Delta
Star Radio and sent to: WDXD-LP, 2625 Doll Place, Tallahassee, FL 32311.
Thanks to all 34 of our sponsors and donors
Monday, June 30, 2014
Clarification of underwriters/sponsors
12:02 pm edt
I want to take a moment to clarify our sponsors and underwriters guidelines for WDXD.
This site originally was for
the Internet-only Big D Country station, which could accept traditional advertising. Some portions of the site still need
to be changed. When I attempted to edit the page headers, for some reason I couldn't edit them. Eventually I will figure it
Underwriters are businesses
and individuals that support the station. It is not really about marketing and advertising. It is about supporting the effort
to bring a unique radio station, format, and programming to Tallahassee.
Our programming will include:
Country/classic country/crossover MOR (Monday-Saturday)
Local community programs (Saturday)
Classic contemporary Christian music (Sunday)
Southern and country gospel (Sunday evening)
Announcements may not contain calls to
action or qualitative statements. They may include business name, address, phone number and website.
For those who have made donations of goods, and/or financial
contributions, thank you very much. It is very much appreciated. I still need to raise around $9,400 to complete construction