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"Classic country, memories and more!"
 
   


 

 Please donate via PayPal at alanmccal@hotmail.com to help support our broadcast. Thank you!

 


 

 

 

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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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Year-end contributions

I would first like to wish all of our radio friends and listeners a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. This has been a busy year for us at WDXD.

Thanks to the seven business partners, 21 financial donors, and 21 donors who contributed services or items, for a total of 49 sponsors during our construction and on-air launch. It cost $28, 577.41 to build WDXD. As of today (12/5/2015) we have raised $13,819.53. We still owe $13,000 to repay the tower construction loan.

As you consider making year-end contributions, please consider supporting Delta Star Radio. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning your donations may be tax deductible. All contributions go directly to station expenses as we take no salaries or administrative fees.

In the coming weeks, we will be enhancing our local coverge area with an antena adjustment, as well as adding a live feed to the stream. Our streaming listenership has dramatically increased, so we would like to find additional underwriters to help support the streaming and music licensing expenses.

Donations may be made using a credit card, by using PayPal, with alanmccal@hotmail.com as the recipient. This is the verified Delta Star Radio account.

Alternatively, checks may be made out to Delta Star Radio and mailed to us at:

Delta Star Radio/WDXD-LP

2625 Doll Place

Tallahassee, FL 32311

On behalf of all of us at WDXD, THANK YOU for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Aan McCall

Founder and Station Manager 

11:19 am est          Comments

Friday, October 30, 2015

New additional way to listen

Effective Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, you can now hear our stream via phone. The number is (712) 432-4211. This is a simulcast of our Live365 stream.

We have had a pledge of an additional computer to add to our audio chain. This computer will be used to feed our local WDXD programming in Tallahassee to the Live365 stream. We now offer 40 hours a week of locally hosted programming, with more to come.

This service is being made possible by Telecurve, LLC. 

3:29 pm edt          Comments

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Paul Glimmer joins WDXD for mornings
Paul Glimmer has joined WDXD as of Monday, Oct. 12 and will host the morning slot weekdays from 7 to 9 am. Paul has worked in radio in several markets and I am delighted to have him on air at WDXD.
8:06 pm edt          Comments

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