It's November 26 and we are now rebuilding this web site after Hackers wrecked it on Thanksgiving. Like every month, I have to reach out to all of you to ask for help to keep the radio show on the air and this web site on the net.
This endeavor is Listener and Reader supported. The radio show has NO COMMERCIAL SPONSORS, and that's by design. Sponsors don't like controversy and when a media outlet is beholden to sponsors for its existence, those Sponsors tell the media outlet what to NOT TALK ABOUT.
I don't do that with this show. I report the news that the mass-media doesn't usually report; and I allow callers to express opinions the mass-media censors. It's true free speech, no matter who doesn't like it.
But it costs about $5,000 a month to carry-on. The radio stations must be paid, each month, in advance. No payment, no air-time.
The inbound phone lines (6) must also be paid.
The intro and outro music, must be licensed, that costs money too.
The fiber optic lines to carry the show to the net from the New Jersey origination, and the cable modem to do so from Pennsylvania, the cellular fail-overs in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the staellite uplink fail-over in Pennsylvania, all together costs hundreds of dollars a month to keep alive.
This web site is a gigantic monthly expense, with monthly bills ranging from about $2500, up to as high as $4600 in a single month. That's because it is a cloud-based site. Amazon Web Services charges for data-transfer. That means although the site is FREE for YOU, I have to pay to send the data from my servers, to your browser. As you might guess, the streaming audio for five-nights-a-week radio show streaming is a massive data expense. You listen free, but I have to pay for that data to be sent so you can listen.
With all these expenses, once a month, I ask folks to chip-in to help the lights on. Tens-of-thousands of you come to this site, read my work, and go about your merry way. Very few donate. How would YOU like it if you worked 12-14 hours a day, people took your work, and never paid you? That wouldn't last very long, would it? Well, if YOU can't work for free, and realize that I can't either, then please show you find my work worth supporting, and send a few bucks.
Please use the donation form below to make a donation using your credit or debit card. Every little bit helps, but please do something. Without your help, the bills don't get paid and the site and show shut down.