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Killer Idea for KEXP and Other Listener Supported Radio Pledge Drives

October 24th, 2006 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

kexp.gifI’m a big fan of listener supported radio stations like KEXP in Seattle and KCRW from Santa Monica, CA and I’ve given money to both but I really hate the long winded pleas for money. So this weekend in the mountains I came up with an idea that will rock the radio pledge drives. Stations like KEXP have a huge internet audience. The problem with the old school pledge drive is that it goes on FOREVER. Give me the chance to make it stop on demand I will gladly donate on day 1.

Heres the idea:

  • During the pledge drive you promote the URL krcw.com/keeplistening.
  • When I, the listener from across the ether goes to that URL I can easily register an account and donate money
  • As soon as I donate the minimum amount I am given a login and password that allows me access to a private streaming feed that brings me the usual awesome streaming indie rock that I love. I don’t have to wait for 3 week long pledge drive to end.

Pay to Play!

I’m sure your bottom line will more than double and I can keep listening to commercial free radio.

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  1. Bob
    February 19th, 2009 at 12:56 | #1

    I am totally sold on WPRR 1680 AM. Anyone in the Grand Rapids area should tune into their programming and give them a listen. It’s the replacement for the old Radio Disney, but the new format is pretty amazing, especially considering the standard fare that we get from radio broadcasts in Grand Rapids. Anyway, they have a streaming cast on their page at http://www.publicrealityradio.com. They’ve got great educational, progressive programming that is both locally produced and taken from the Pacifica Radio network from around the country. A friend of mine suggested I tune into the “Infidel Guy”, who I guess is pretty popular for his podcasts online, but it was surprising to find such content being broadcast over the air in Grand Rapids, Michigan of all places. Agree or disagree with the opinions, it is refreshing new content for listener supported radio in West Michigan.