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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. 

9:14 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stream is now offline

With the Live365 shut down of January 31, the WDXD Big D Country stream has been taken offline. It will remain on hiatus until sponsors can be found to help underwrite the costs:

Direct licensing - ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange: $1700

Stream hosting: Cirrus: $1179

Desktop computer: $600

Estimated annual total: $3479.00

As you can see, the royalty rate changes more than double our streaming expenses. This is an amount I am not able to pay for out of pocket.

If our stream has value to you, I hope you will consider making a financial contribution to help support us. Delta Star Radio is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization, so you may be able to take a tax deduction on your donation. Businesses may receive on air audio business cards (underwriter announcements) as well.

PayPal s available using alanmccal@hotmail.com (Delta Star Radio of Florida Inc) as the recipient. Contributions go 100% to station expenses. We pay no salaries and do not deduct administrative fees.

Thank you for your support of WDXD Radio. 

8:28 pm est          Comments

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Live365 closing will take our stream down

I have been notified of the imminent closure of our streaming provider, Live365.com, by January 31. Unfortunately, this also means our stream will be taken offline. 

On Jan. 12, I received another email from Luve365 indicating that our ABS license agreement was not being renewed. This agreement covered linking to our stream from external websites, including this one.

Therefore, I have taken down all streaming links here on the station website. You may still listen via the Live365 website or TuneIn until Jan. 31, or until Live365 pulls the plug.

 It will cost $1700 to re-license and start over with a new provider. If you see value in our stream, please consider helping underwrite the cost. Live365's demise was unexpected; therefore a lump sum of this amount for January was nit budgeted. I simply am not able to continue streaming without financial support for it.

If there is no response to this appeal, our stream will be shut down Jan. 31.

I regret the position other people's actions have put us in.  

8:40 pm est          Comments


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