Ohm Radio Studio Relocation Project

For: Ohm Radio 96.3
Charleston, SC
Organizer: Vikki Matsis
Ohm Radio Studio Relocation Project (Ohm Radio 96.3)
$2,010
of $10,000 goal
20% Complete
Raised by 15 donors

The Story

Ohm Radio Relocation & Growth Project
Ohm Radio is a project of Media Reform SC, a local nonprofit that is concerned about the threats to freedom of the press and dedicated to encouraging the free, full and accurate flow of information in order to preserve and enhance democracy. Ohm Radio helps us accomplish our mission by airing shows like: 

We have been on the air for three years and currently have over 20 local DJ's submit original content each week, adding diversity and unique content to the airwaves. The list above is a fraction of the content we provide to our listeners over the air at 96.3FM, with our free mobile app, and streaming online.See our full schedulehere

In an effort to be more in line with our mission, Ohm Radio would like to have a studio space accessible to the public with increased exposure and more live programming. We believe we can achieve this by moving to the Workshop and making Ohm Radio a community center for new thoughts, ideas and music.  

GOALS

  • Increased visibility and access to the community in a manner that promotes increased volunteer and listener involvement. 
  • Establish sufficient community engagement to enable efficient and significant fundraising to allow staff to focus our energy on furthering our mission of being an educational resource for the community 
  • Other?

METHODS

Provide easy access to volunteer DJs, guest presenters and a public audience in a convenient and visible space.  Sample events that would result in increased participation of the community include:

  • Live programming of at least two hours a day, Monday-Friday, 3-5PM, and have a minimum of one live music performance and interview a week to promote local and touring musicians. 
  • One educational microphone workshop a month at The Workshop.
  • Monthly public meetings at The Workshop. 
  • Monthly board meetings at The Workshop. 
  • Live broadcast each Saturday morning at farmers market at Pacific Box & Crate 
  • Occasional interviews and performances with local and visiting musicians.
  • Annual public radio events with guests such as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. 

Relocation has the following estimated costs:

Two Prometheus Radio Engineers $6,300.00

FCC form 318 $349.00

FCC form 319 $149.00

Signal to transmitter link $400.00

Wifi Antenna $600.00

Airfare for two $800.00

Hotel $700.00

Incidentals (cables, wires, etc.) $500.00

Total: $9,798.00

Thank you for your support of community radio in Charleston and independent media. We are so grateful to this community and look forward to how we can be more of service to our listeners in the future.  

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