OTRNow Old Time Radio is creating Old time radio podcasts and webcasts
3

patrons

$3
per month
Back in 1999, when Internet radio was in it's infancy we began webcasting OTRNow old time radio over shoutcast. Because it takes bandwith to send the sound over the Internet we could do it for free limited to 1- 5 people at extremely low quality. If 5 people listened no one else could get on. So potential listeners were frustrated so then we set the station up on Live365 a bandwith provider who allowed us more listeners if we paid a fee every month. We bought the lowest package which allowed up to a 100 people to listen. We paid this out of our pockets, we were happy to do this just because we loved bringing Old Time Radio to our listeners. It didn't take long for the station to fill up with listeners again. Live365 offered more bandwith for more listeners supported by advertising. We were able to support up to 500 listeners on several stations until Live365 went bankrupt in 2016.
We wanted to keep webcasting, so we moved back to shoutcast and returned to paying for our bandwith ourselves with the help of donations from our listeners and some income from The OTRNow Radio Program terestrial AM radio program that was broadcast on WSRQ in Sarasota. Now our listenership is growing and we would rather NOT start filling the stations with advertising. Plus, we never found companies that provide advertising trustworthy, in fact Live365
left us hanging and closed without paying what they owed us.
A friend suggested Patreon as a way to set up a continual and easy donation program, where fans of the programs could help support us with as little as $1 a month if they want to. Keeping the program free to listen to AND free of annoying "Modern" commercials (because we like the old original ones that were part of the program). Plus we liked that we could offer little perks- REWARDS to those of you who wanted to help out a little more. We thought it was worth a try. So here we go! Help support our 3 OTRNow stations "CRIMETIME", "AMAZING TALES" and "THE OTRNOW RADIO PROGRAM" and keep the webcasts FREE FOR ALL - FREE OF COMMERCIALS. And we will use these funds to expand our collection to webcast and maybe it it goes well start additional channels in the future.  And we will regard our patreon contributor's opinons as guidance for the channel's future.
Tiers
Old Time Radio Listener
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

Old Time Radio Collector
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
 

1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 


Old Time Radio Historian
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next 

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 

4. Monthly free downloads of the WSRQ radio broadcast: The OTRNow Radio Program - The Three hour program of Old Time Radio broadcast in Sarasota, Florida including historical details about the program with host Rick Radtke. 



Old Time Radio Maniac
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 

1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our suporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 

4. Monthly free downloads of the WSRQ radio broadcast: The OTRNow Radio Program - The Three hour program of Old Time Radio broadcast in Sarasota, Florida including historical details about the program with host Rick Radtke.   

5. A Theater Of The Mind 15 OZ CERAMIC LARGE MUG


Goals
3 of 100 patrons
100 patrons would cover the out of pocket costs to run all 3 stations.  Once that happens, we may consider adding another or complete our dream of creating a classic TV station with video!
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Back in 1999, when Internet radio was in it's infancy we began webcasting OTRNow old time radio over shoutcast. Because it takes bandwith to send the sound over the Internet we could do it for free limited to 1- 5 people at extremely low quality. If 5 people listened no one else could get on. So potential listeners were frustrated so then we set the station up on Live365 a bandwith provider who allowed us more listeners if we paid a fee every month. We bought the lowest package which allowed up to a 100 people to listen. We paid this out of our pockets, we were happy to do this just because we loved bringing Old Time Radio to our listeners. It didn't take long for the station to fill up with listeners again. Live365 offered more bandwith for more listeners supported by advertising. We were able to support up to 500 listeners on several stations until Live365 went bankrupt in 2016.
We wanted to keep webcasting, so we moved back to shoutcast and returned to paying for our bandwith ourselves with the help of donations from our listeners and some income from The OTRNow Radio Program terestrial AM radio program that was broadcast on WSRQ in Sarasota. Now our listenership is growing and we would rather NOT start filling the stations with advertising. Plus, we never found companies that provide advertising trustworthy, in fact Live365
left us hanging and closed without paying what they owed us.
A friend suggested Patreon as a way to set up a continual and easy donation program, where fans of the programs could help support us with as little as $1 a month if they want to. Keeping the program free to listen to AND free of annoying "Modern" commercials (because we like the old original ones that were part of the program). Plus we liked that we could offer little perks- REWARDS to those of you who wanted to help out a little more. We thought it was worth a try. So here we go! Help support our 3 OTRNow stations "CRIMETIME", "AMAZING TALES" and "THE OTRNOW RADIO PROGRAM" and keep the webcasts FREE FOR ALL - FREE OF COMMERCIALS. And we will use these funds to expand our collection to webcast and maybe it it goes well start additional channels in the future.  And we will regard our patreon contributor's opinons as guidance for the channel's future.

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Tiers
Old Time Radio Listener
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

Old Time Radio Collector
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
 

1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 


Old Time Radio Historian
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next 

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our supporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 

4. Monthly free downloads of the WSRQ radio broadcast: The OTRNow Radio Program - The Three hour program of Old Time Radio broadcast in Sarasota, Florida including historical details about the program with host Rick Radtke. 



Old Time Radio Maniac
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 

1. Access to our playlist for all three stations so you can know what's playing next

2. Your Pateon name mention in our Supporters promo:

"this is station is provided free and without commercials thanks to our suporters:

[Names here]

3. Monthly FREE show download of a specially chosen great Old Time Radio show to listen to and add to your own collection. 

4. Monthly free downloads of the WSRQ radio broadcast: The OTRNow Radio Program - The Three hour program of Old Time Radio broadcast in Sarasota, Florida including historical details about the program with host Rick Radtke.   

5. A Theater Of The Mind 15 OZ CERAMIC LARGE MUG