Underwriting for WBDY Bundy Radio Program

Underwriting for WBDY Bundy Radio Program

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.com/Old Radio Photo

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.com/Old Radio Photo

Why Funding Community radio is important!

Community radio is a common good in a time when media is largely non-local, consolidated, and corporatized. It is a space for our diverse community to listen to each other and improve together. The WBDY format is unique and showcases our Broome County community, while offering people without access to traditional media a platform for self-expression.

We invite all community members to create programming and content that is in line with our mission. Our goal is to help community members make their vision a reality, whether it be hosting a weekly music program, having their song played on air, or sharing their own story.

In order to accomplish this goal, we offer students, community news gatherers, organizations, and community members opportunities and skill development relating to the production of their own radio programming. At our heart, WBDY-LP 99.5 FM Radio is an open platform and an ongoing, never-finished, community project.

WBDY 99.5 FM has three major funding streams: memberships, underwriting, and grants. In 2018, we began a membership system through Patreon.com, connected with various potential and current underwriters, and began pursuing grants.

Benefits of underwriting community radio

  1. Underwriting makes you a vibrant member of the WBDY-LP and community radio in Binghamton! You can feel good knowing that your contribution supports local arts, music, and history programming on and off the air.

  2. An underwriting statement expressing your organization’s support of Bundy Radio WBDY, which includes a description of your services, contact information, and your catch-phrase/tag line. It will be approximately 20 seconds long and run at least twice a day from 7am-10pm.

  3. Inclusion of your organization in a twice-daily listing of underwriters and a linked listing on our website and social media. See our website for a complete list of supporters here.

  4. Underwriters are members of the WBDY community. We work with underwriters to develop event-specific radio spots, as well.

  5. All underwriting is tax deductible. Bundy Radio maintains non-profit status. All low-power stations in the country must be run on a non-commercial basis and only non-profits are eligible to receive LP licenses.

Cost levels for underwriting WBDY-LP Bundy Radio 99.5 FM

1 month = $125

4 months = $400 ($100/month)

6 months = $550 ($92/month)

1 year = $1,000 ($83/month)

*If you sign up for a year of underwriting at once, you lock in that rate for the next year, as well!

Please direct all inquiries into underwriting Bundy Radio to:

The Bundy Museum of History and Art/Bundy Radio

(607) 772-9179

or WBDY@BundyMuseum.org

*For more information on underwriting please request our underwriting guideline and information packet.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Bundy Radio

Written by Colin Wood