WBDY-LP is creating Community Radio
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Broadcasting at 99.5 FM, WBDY-LP is a non-commercial, independent, community radio station located in Binghamton, NY, and a project of the Bundy Museum of History and Art. At WBDY-LP, we believe in the positive power of radio as a tool to create community, foster creativity, encourage civic engagement, explore the vast depths of human knowledge, and create a more socially and economically just world.

Our mission is to showcase the Broome County area’s vibrant arts and music community; explore the Upstate New York’s unique history and culture; assist our communities bringing good into the world; and be a platform and creative outlet for the Binghamton community. We aim to foster informed public debate and a more joyful, musical, artistic, and socially conscious Broome County; bring high quality, thoughtful educational and music programming to our community; and provide access to the airwaves for underrepresented social groups, voices, perspectives, and audio genres.

To fulfill our mission we feature music from local groups, perform interviews with artists and community organization, broadcast locally recorded audio (spoken word and music), assist venues with live recording, provide production assistance to hosts and aspiring radio personalities, sound engineers, journalists, etc, and help promote overlooked events throughout our area with WBDY-LP partners. We also produce a daily (three new shows a week, with two airings) program replete with local voices.
Tiers
Low Power to the People
$1 or more per month
Become a member of WBDY-LP! Membership means we’ll periodically consult with you via periodic surveys. You’ll also get a new facebook friend (that’s us!) and our monthly newsletter (coming soon). 


Project supported:

As an aspiring community driven project, robust membership is integral to the WBDY-LP mission. Demonstrating your support through membership gets the word out about the station, and your opinions and insights are important to how we operate and what we air. 

LP Power Up
$5 or more per month
All membership benefits detailed above plus, discounts on WBDY-LP sponsored events and, when we get them in, a print copy of local artist’s rendering of the WBDY-LP weekly Schedule and stickers!


Project supported:

For every 40 supporters at this level we will equip community organizations and/or reporters with the basic tools and knowledge to record events and do on-site reporting. 

Community Voices Amplifier
$10 or more per month
All membership benefits from previous levels plus, we’ll thank you in our weekly radio member shout out (you can opt out of the shout out, if desired) and get discounts on WBDY-LP events.


Project supported:

With 35 supporters at this level WBDY-LP can kick start our “Radio Outreach” project, where we help equip community members with digital radios, giving them access to the whole radio spectrum. 

Transmitter
$15 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus a WBDY-LP T-Shirt!


Project supported:

With just 30 people supporting at this level we can get WBDY-LP streaming on-line so the whole world can tune in!

Community Radio Builder
$25 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus record a WBDY-LP member spotlight interview for Bundy Radio Hour or other locally produced program!


Project supported:

20 supporters at this level will help us ramp up our local arts and culture division. That includes, putting on live concerts, recording events, interviews with artists, and having hosted local music hours. 

Local Music Hero(ine)
$50 or more per month
Get everything from aforementioned levels plus free passes to all WBDY-LP events (including live performances) and select performances in the Southern Tier. 


Project supported:

10 supporters at this level, WBDY-LP will equip a performance venue in the Southern Tier with recording equipment. Bring live recorded music to Binghamton airwaves! 

Broadcaster
$75 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus an additional year-long family membership to the Bundy Museum of History and Art. 


Project supported:

With just 10 people supporting at this level WBDY-LP can begin furnishing a new radio theater space at the Bundy Museum of History and Art. This means we’ll be able to record and broadcast performances of all kinds. 

Time Lady / Lord
$500 or more per month
What can we say? Get everything in the other levels and our undying gratitude. You’ll also have you name inscribed on a plaque house in the control room. Supporting at this level will enable us to hire new staff immediately so we can do all the awesome stuff we have in mind, like developing a news division, doing more on-site live broadcasts, local live music recordings, and streaming WBDY-LP.


Project supported:

2 supporters will add one part time person to the WBDY-LP team. 4 supporters equal one full-timer.

Broadcasting at 99.5 FM, WBDY-LP is a non-commercial, independent, community radio station located in Binghamton, NY, and a project of the Bundy Museum of History and Art. At WBDY-LP, we believe in the positive power of radio as a tool to create community, foster creativity, encourage civic engagement, explore the vast depths of human knowledge, and create a more socially and economically just world.

Our mission is to showcase the Broome County area’s vibrant arts and music community; explore the Upstate New York’s unique history and culture; assist our communities bringing good into the world; and be a platform and creative outlet for the Binghamton community. We aim to foster informed public debate and a more joyful, musical, artistic, and socially conscious Broome County; bring high quality, thoughtful educational and music programming to our community; and provide access to the airwaves for underrepresented social groups, voices, perspectives, and audio genres.

To fulfill our mission we feature music from local groups, perform interviews with artists and community organization, broadcast locally recorded audio (spoken word and music), assist venues with live recording, provide production assistance to hosts and aspiring radio personalities, sound engineers, journalists, etc, and help promote overlooked events throughout our area with WBDY-LP partners. We also produce a daily (three new shows a week, with two airings) program replete with local voices.

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Tiers
Low Power to the People
$1 or more per month
Become a member of WBDY-LP! Membership means we’ll periodically consult with you via periodic surveys. You’ll also get a new facebook friend (that’s us!) and our monthly newsletter (coming soon). 


Project supported:

As an aspiring community driven project, robust membership is integral to the WBDY-LP mission. Demonstrating your support through membership gets the word out about the station, and your opinions and insights are important to how we operate and what we air. 

LP Power Up
$5 or more per month
All membership benefits detailed above plus, discounts on WBDY-LP sponsored events and, when we get them in, a print copy of local artist’s rendering of the WBDY-LP weekly Schedule and stickers!


Project supported:

For every 40 supporters at this level we will equip community organizations and/or reporters with the basic tools and knowledge to record events and do on-site reporting. 

Community Voices Amplifier
$10 or more per month
All membership benefits from previous levels plus, we’ll thank you in our weekly radio member shout out (you can opt out of the shout out, if desired) and get discounts on WBDY-LP events.


Project supported:

With 35 supporters at this level WBDY-LP can kick start our “Radio Outreach” project, where we help equip community members with digital radios, giving them access to the whole radio spectrum. 

Transmitter
$15 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus a WBDY-LP T-Shirt!


Project supported:

With just 30 people supporting at this level we can get WBDY-LP streaming on-line so the whole world can tune in!

Community Radio Builder
$25 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus record a WBDY-LP member spotlight interview for Bundy Radio Hour or other locally produced program!


Project supported:

20 supporters at this level will help us ramp up our local arts and culture division. That includes, putting on live concerts, recording events, interviews with artists, and having hosted local music hours. 

Local Music Hero(ine)
$50 or more per month
Get everything from aforementioned levels plus free passes to all WBDY-LP events (including live performances) and select performances in the Southern Tier. 


Project supported:

10 supporters at this level, WBDY-LP will equip a performance venue in the Southern Tier with recording equipment. Bring live recorded music to Binghamton airwaves! 

Broadcaster
$75 or more per month
All benefits from previous levels plus an additional year-long family membership to the Bundy Museum of History and Art. 


Project supported:

With just 10 people supporting at this level WBDY-LP can begin furnishing a new radio theater space at the Bundy Museum of History and Art. This means we’ll be able to record and broadcast performances of all kinds. 

Time Lady / Lord
$500 or more per month
What can we say? Get everything in the other levels and our undying gratitude. You’ll also have you name inscribed on a plaque house in the control room. Supporting at this level will enable us to hire new staff immediately so we can do all the awesome stuff we have in mind, like developing a news division, doing more on-site live broadcasts, local live music recordings, and streaming WBDY-LP.


Project supported:

2 supporters will add one part time person to the WBDY-LP team. 4 supporters equal one full-timer.