It’s that time of the year again when we need to prepare for 2016 so that we can remain on the air for another year, and do so completely commercial-free! We need your help!
Running Chilltrax and our sister stations Radio Danz and PreDanz is a labor of love for us. We do it because, frankly, we love it. But we can’t overlook the basic expenses required to keep it going.
Every year we must pay royalties to SoundExchange for all three stations, as well as fees to other music licensing providers worldwide. Additionally, we have to pay for and maintain dedicated server in a data center for each station, with the software required to schedule and play the music.
Then there’s bandwidth. As we continue to grow (and 2015 was an awesome year for us), the costs for bandwidth increase. Unlike terrestrial or satellite stations, we require bandwidth for each listener connected to any of the stations. The more listeners, the more bandwidth we require. So, as we continue to grow, our bandwidth expenses grow.
And let’s not forget the cost of the music. Although many of the songs we play we obtain directly from the artist or promotional pools, there are many songs we have to purchase if we want to play them early. For us, it’s all about the listener experience.
We hope you will take the time to donate. If you believe in listener-supported commercial free radio, now is the time to help. We remain committed to bringing you the best music and the best programming possible. We truly hope you help us out! :-)
--Blake Lawrence, Chilltrax Program Director
--Bill Hutchcroft, Chilltrax Music Director
--Bernardo Passariello, General Manager
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