[JPL] Fundrasing

Blaise Lantana blantana at rioradio.org
Wed Nov 9 20:52:59 EST 2011

That's good to hear that people appreciate music in Michigan.  I always
found that to be so when I lived there in Ann Arbor, there was good
appreciation for jazz and blues.

It is a struggle keeping the news at bay here. It is ever expanding, time
wise and financially.

Keep up the good work!
Blaise Lantana

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Lazaro Vega <wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Blue Lake never announces an on air goal. We mention our operating
> budget, under $800,000 for the year, and that %50 of that needs to
> come from listeners during the fiscal year. Each drive is a week long,
> Friday to Friday, and we do two per year: last full week of April,
> last full week of October. This October between a pre on-air funder
> membership mailing and the on-air hustle we raised a little more than
> $133,000, which is a bit low but still in the ball park for a Blue
> Lake funder (low is $126, high $146). Thanks to Mike Carlson and Kate
> Smith for offering so many CD's for premiums (we offer CD's as a
> premium, as well as Day Sponsorship announcements, and change them in
> the day parts; one CD a night for jazz, and a CD we buy at cost for
> our Saturday morning jazz program, which this year raised around
> $6,000). Night time pledging was deadsville up to the last night when
> it went bananas. We stop fundraising at midnight and go to Parlocha as
> I'm on the air from 5 p.m. to midnight during the funder, to double
> shift the news, as opposed to the "usual" 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. M-F
> hosting jazz.  For some reason a big slice of our on-air audience
> decided to wait until the very last day of the funder to pledge,
> $22,000 on that last day.
> Here's to the radio station at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the
> Manistee National Forest of western lower Michigan -- we haven't caved
> to the news/talk/NPR format but offer classical music, NPR news in
> drive time, but still only an hour and a half of ATC, and night time
> and weekend jazz, with bluegrass on Saturday night. The 7 full time
> staff members at the station are delighted our audience wants us to
> keep it that way.
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Blaise Lantana
Music Director
KJZZ Phoenix 91.5
blantana at kjzz.org

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