You may have noticed that the Chilltrax stream is commercial free. (Real commercials that is; we’re not talking about Jack Webb and Julie Andrews retro testimonials now, which are strictly sprinkled in for their shock and awe value!) We like it that way, and you tell us you do too.
But without real commercials, we don’t get real money from advertisers. That’s why we must come to you as infrequently as possible and ask you to chip in on the costs of running and maintaining Chilltrax. There’s no government grant or other source of funding that helps us serve the public as we do...we wish! We pay hefty fees to licensing entities just to play the music.
As our listenership grows, which we like, those fees go higher (which we don’t like, but must deal with) and that’s why we need your financial support. Music licensing is the biggest single cost, but there are many more. Instead of listing them here, we’d just like to say “Please consider giving what you can.” Donations of any amount are welcome, and PayPal is a remarkably secure way of getting your contribution to us. It’s important to note that you’re not necessarily paying us. Your dollars help defray our costs, which grow each year, month, and day, it seems.
So if enjoying commercial-free Chilltrax is something you value, please consider what that value is in terms of dollars, cents, Euros, whatever. We’ll definitely let you know when it’s your turn to chip in. That’ll be soon. Hopefully you’ll step up quickly and we can keep our fund-raising mentions to a minimum.
Thank you. Thank you. And thank you, in advance for your support. We love our listeners. You’re the best.