However, I now have enough time to take on the task, and am so excited to have the opportunity to try and get idol BEATS Radio back! I have opened a GoFundMe campaign to try and gain donations to cover a monthly fee. You can access it and make donations here: http://www.gofundme.com/idolbeats
As you can read in the story on that page, I am not expecting or needing the goal to be met in order to re-launch the station. The goal was chosen through looking through a lot of hosting options and opportunities for the station. It can be done on less, but can possibly do better on more. My plan is to see what is raised, and with that decide what host will be give the best for what seems affordable. If the fundraiser has a strong start, I will begin trying to have idol BEATS Radio begin its re-launch immediately, even before the campaign is over.
After the campaign ends (depending on how well or not-well it did), this website will likely get an optional "donate" button. It will not be advertised or pushed in your face, but simply be an option for if people want to help be sure the station continues running. idol BEATS is completely non-profit. No money earned for idol BEATS Radio will ever go to anything that is not directly related to the station.
Another way to cover this monthly fee when the campaign ends will be through Single Spotlights. As you likely remember, if you bought a single through the Single Spotlight links, a percentage of the money would go towards idol BEATS Radio. Rather than going into new music, that money will all go towards keeping the station running. (Which means we will need it more than ever if this is successful, so be sure to always check the Single Spotlights and see if there is something you enjoy!)
If you are not able to donate:
Even as little as $1 would be extremely helpful in re-opening idol BEATS Radio, but I know that of course, many of you can not afford to donate. So, if you still want to help idol BEATS re-launch, here is what you can do:
- Share the GoFundMe campaign link http://www.gofundme.com/idolbeats on social media! (Facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc.)
- Blog about the potential re-launch of idol BEATS Radio. Talk about what you enjoyed about the station, and share this post or this link http://www.gofundme.com/idolbeats Nothing is more powerful than getting the word out there!
- Show your support by following idol BEATS Radio on social media, if you don't already. If you can't support financially, at least show you're a fan and awaiting a relaunch. It's not all about financial support! You can follow at www.facebook.com/idolbeats as well as https://twitter.com/idolBEATSRadio
- Keep an eye out for the tweets from idol BEATS Radio during this fundraiser! I plan to use the twitter to tweet about upcoming idol releases with links, like a brief, shortened version of single spotlights (but potentially with albums included) and like before, the links will fund idol BEATS Radio! So even if you don't feel comfortable donating directly, if you happen to find an idol release you are interested in purchasing through the twitter, you can purchase it and help our re-launch at no extra cost! Or, if you know of an upcoming idol release that you plan to buy, or simply think people should know about, let me know through a private message on the facebook page or twitter, or at firstname.lastname@example.org