Help By Contributing To Harrogate Community Radio’s Funds

Written by on January 14, 2020

We all agree that HCR helps make Harrogate a better place. But there is an elephant in room that I will flag up before the post gets read. This is a post about what we spend the money on. Harrogate Community Radio is a not for profit organisation – all the money prescribed for HCR goes towards HCR. We are volunteer led, for the community and by the community. But, how can you help?

At the time this article was published, it costs around about £600 per year to run this station – we need help keeping the station on-air and advert-free. Could you be the supporter that we need?

On every page of this website, there is a coffee cup hovering in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. If you click on this then you will have the opportunity to chip in as little as £3. Now then, £3 won’t even buy you a pint nowadays. The money is safely taken using industry standard methods like PayPal or through a card verifier. It is as safe as your online banking; they use the same tools.

What do we spend the money on? Well, as I have said, all of the money raised for HCR goes towards HCR; the main chunk of our donations go to the PPL License. This license allows us to play pre-recorded music, as in the music you buy in Evil Eye Vinyl on The Ginnel or another High Street Shop. Then there is the PRS License – that is hefty too.

The rest of the donations go towards the servers. Seeing we are an internet-only radio station, we receive a lot of web-traffic. The web servers and internet gubbins are a good £25/month – if you can help off-set this in any way we would be very grateful.

So far, it has been the station admin (Scooby, Allan and myself, Andy) who have been spending money to start off the station – we have set it in motion and now we have a station to present you with; do you want the station to continue advert-free? It could cost you as little as £3.

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