Radio Survivor is creating The most comprehensive podcast & website about community media.
32

patrons

$158
per month
Radio Survivor editors Jennifer Waits, Matthew Lasar, Eric Klein and Paul Riismandel–along with more than a dozen contributors–have been documenting and reporting on the future of community media since 2009. We focus on the kind of radio, podcasting and television rarely covered in-depth by the broadcast industry or mainstream press, from community radio, college radio and low-power FM to independent podcasting, public access TV and independent film. We also dig deep to get at the policy and economic issues that most affect these media, while exploring and documenting important history.

We believe that community radio and media are vibrant media platforms, that continue to thrive and innovate despite dire predictions. We are the only outlet that dedicates a weekly feature to college radio, where radio's new generations are innovating the future. Editor Jennifer Waits has created the largest online documentation of college and community radio stations, comprising more than 140 radio station tours.

Our weekly podcast and radio show is the only one weekly program dedicated to documenting and supporting community media.

Support from our patrons allows us to create this unparalleled documentation and support of community media every single week of the year.

What We Use Your Funding For:
  • Web and podcast hosting 
  • Equipment and costs associated with producing our podcast and radio show
  • Partially subsidizing travel for radio station tours and attending conferences
What We Want To Do More Of:
  • Post accurate transcriptions of our podcast to make them more accessible
  • In-depth explorations of community media history and stories, like: the history of low-power FM (LPFM); the impact of media ownership on democratic communication; and highlighting the diversity of voices and people making community media today.
  • Report on more community media events and conferences happening around North America
  • More tours of radio stations, especially in places farther away from major metroplexes

That's why we're asking members of the Radio Survivor community to become Patrons to help fund our work, in the same community-supported spirit of great community media. After nine years of publication we've demonstrated our dedication and reliability. Now we want to ensure the next nine years, and beyond, with your help.

Every monthly dollar you contribute gets us closer to a milestone that makes Radio Survivor sustainable, and then helps to grow the scope and depth of our coverage. As a Patron you have the opportunity to help decide topics and issues we cover, and receive rewards, as listed below.

We hope you'll choose to support Radio Survivor so that we can continue to support great radio.

Thanks,

Jennifer, Matthew, Eric and Paul
Tiers
Official Radio Survivor
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
You are an official Radio Survivor, contributing to the future of great radio! You also get access to occasional bonus content.
Super-Survivor
$2.50 or more per month 4 patrons
You're doing even more to keep Radio Survivor going!
Ultra-Survivor
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Access to live webinars with Radio Survivor staff and exclusive content, including bonus segments from our weekly podcast.
You're a Sustaining Patron!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
We'll list you on our About page and you'll receive all above rewards.
Podcast Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Your contribution will support production of our podcast and radio show, and you'll receive a thank you on the podcast version of the show once a month.
Station Tour Patron
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Your contribution will support Jennifer Waits' radio station tours. To say thanks she'll send you a personalized signed postcard from every tour.
Bulletin Sustainer
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Your name or logo in the weekly Radio Survivor email Bulletin, once a month! We'll thank you with a clickable logo (50x150) in the bulletin, along with all above rewards.

We hope you understand that we'll need to approve this logo to make sure it's consistent with the Radio Survivor values and what our readers expect from us. We don't expect a problem, we just want you to know that up front.
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Underwrite a new monthly feature. You'll have the opportunity to select a topic from a menu of choices, and you'll be named as the underwriter every month when the feature is published. 

We hope you understand that it's important for the topic and the naming to be consistent with the values Radio Survivor readers have come to expect. So we'll want to work with you on this, and reserve the right to turn down any naming that might conflict with these values. We don't think this will actually be a problem, but it's the kind of thing we need to state up front.
Goals
32 of 100 patrons
Podcast and radio show are sustainable.
We can pay a fair wage for editing and production labor. As needed we can hire translators for internationally-focused interviews and create accessible transcripts for selected episodes.
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Radio Survivor editors Jennifer Waits, Matthew Lasar, Eric Klein and Paul Riismandel–along with more than a dozen contributors–have been documenting and reporting on the future of community media since 2009. We focus on the kind of radio, podcasting and television rarely covered in-depth by the broadcast industry or mainstream press, from community radio, college radio and low-power FM to independent podcasting, public access TV and independent film. We also dig deep to get at the policy and economic issues that most affect these media, while exploring and documenting important history.

We believe that community radio and media are vibrant media platforms, that continue to thrive and innovate despite dire predictions. We are the only outlet that dedicates a weekly feature to college radio, where radio's new generations are innovating the future. Editor Jennifer Waits has created the largest online documentation of college and community radio stations, comprising more than 140 radio station tours.

Our weekly podcast and radio show is the only one weekly program dedicated to documenting and supporting community media.

Support from our patrons allows us to create this unparalleled documentation and support of community media every single week of the year.

What We Use Your Funding For:
  • Web and podcast hosting 
  • Equipment and costs associated with producing our podcast and radio show
  • Partially subsidizing travel for radio station tours and attending conferences
What We Want To Do More Of:
  • Post accurate transcriptions of our podcast to make them more accessible
  • In-depth explorations of community media history and stories, like: the history of low-power FM (LPFM); the impact of media ownership on democratic communication; and highlighting the diversity of voices and people making community media today.
  • Report on more community media events and conferences happening around North America
  • More tours of radio stations, especially in places farther away from major metroplexes

That's why we're asking members of the Radio Survivor community to become Patrons to help fund our work, in the same community-supported spirit of great community media. After nine years of publication we've demonstrated our dedication and reliability. Now we want to ensure the next nine years, and beyond, with your help.

Every monthly dollar you contribute gets us closer to a milestone that makes Radio Survivor sustainable, and then helps to grow the scope and depth of our coverage. As a Patron you have the opportunity to help decide topics and issues we cover, and receive rewards, as listed below.

We hope you'll choose to support Radio Survivor so that we can continue to support great radio.

Thanks,

Jennifer, Matthew, Eric and Paul

Recent posts by Radio Survivor

Tiers
Official Radio Survivor
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
You are an official Radio Survivor, contributing to the future of great radio! You also get access to occasional bonus content.
Super-Survivor
$2.50 or more per month 4 patrons
You're doing even more to keep Radio Survivor going!
Ultra-Survivor
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Access to live webinars with Radio Survivor staff and exclusive content, including bonus segments from our weekly podcast.
You're a Sustaining Patron!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
We'll list you on our About page and you'll receive all above rewards.
Podcast Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Your contribution will support production of our podcast and radio show, and you'll receive a thank you on the podcast version of the show once a month.
Station Tour Patron
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Your contribution will support Jennifer Waits' radio station tours. To say thanks she'll send you a personalized signed postcard from every tour.
Bulletin Sustainer
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Your name or logo in the weekly Radio Survivor email Bulletin, once a month! We'll thank you with a clickable logo (50x150) in the bulletin, along with all above rewards.

We hope you understand that we'll need to approve this logo to make sure it's consistent with the Radio Survivor values and what our readers expect from us. We don't expect a problem, we just want you to know that up front.
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Underwrite a new monthly feature. You'll have the opportunity to select a topic from a menu of choices, and you'll be named as the underwriter every month when the feature is published. 

We hope you understand that it's important for the topic and the naming to be consistent with the values Radio Survivor readers have come to expect. So we'll want to work with you on this, and reserve the right to turn down any naming that might conflict with these values. We don't think this will actually be a problem, but it's the kind of thing we need to state up front.