Today is August 23 and there are now eight (8) days remaining until the bills for this web site and radio show must be paid. I am asking readers and listeners to once again step-up and send a few bucks so this endeavor can continue through September.
If you find this web site to be helpful, informative, or otherwise worthy of your support, then I really need you to step up and donate a couple bucks to help out. You can use your CREDIT/DEBIT card or Paypal via the DONATE Button below. You do NOT need to be a Paypal member or have one of their accounts to donate; there's a separate option (new) for CREDIT/DEBIT card donations!
Just so you have an idea of how much it costs to have this, some of the costs are outlined below. It's EXPENSIVE to do this the right way, and I figure I must be doing things right because so many of you come here and keep coming back!
Amazon Web Services (Cloud-based) Master server, Load balancer, additional servers which are "spun up" on high load periods, Streaming audio servers to allow online listening, etc.: $1600
100,000 watt radio stations WRMI: $1 a minute x 120 minutes per show x 4 shows per month, $480.
50,000 watt WBCQ on 7490 and second Transmitter on 5130 (about the same as WRMI above) "
Inbound telephone service (Vonage) $118
Fiber Optic Internet lines from Studio to carry the show out: $180
Bumper Music Licensing via BMI, SONY, etc $275
Approximate total: $3,133
Tens-of-thousands of people visit this site every day, and fewer than a hundred bother to make a donation. I don't know why that is, but that's the way it is.
If every one of those folks donated two or three bucks, this site would be just fine for months! They don't.
So I am counting on YOU. Yes, YOU.
I've had a rough couple months after my heart attack on April 20, and the subsequent open-heart surgery on April 25 wherein I got a quadruple bypass of four clogged cardiac arteries. Despite that, I've done shows, updated this site and somehow managed to get through the very real (and often severe) pain that such surgery causes. I think I've shown, by my actions, that YOU can count on Me. Now I pray that I can count on you.
PLEASE make a donation. Every little bit helps.
If you are not of a mind to use online financial transactions, then please MAIL cash, check or money order payable to
HAROLD TURNER (My legal name)
[Please do NOT write it to "Hal" or to "... Radio Show" because my bank rejects such checks]
1906 Paterson Plank Road - Apt. 1A
North Bergen, NJ 07047-1902
My fate and the fate of this web site and radio show are in your hands.