BELL-A-THON

'THE BELL'

WHERE FREEDOM RINGS!

DECEMBER 2021 CHRISTMAS BELL-A-THON

GOAL: To reach donations total by December 31, 2021 of $20,000

Combined Total of Actual Donations & Pledges for six months: $8,620

Total needed to reach goal after actual donations & pledges are added together: $11,380

For the rest of 2021 we will be inviting our listeners to join The BELL BRIGADE. Everyone who donates at least $60 one time, or over the next six months toward the ongoing mission and operations of THE BELL automatically becomes a part of The BELL BRIGADE.

THE BELL BRIGADE: 5 LEVELS OF GIVING AND THE CURRENT NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THAT CATEGORY (as of Fri, Nov 20 2021)

(1 donor) HERO $5000+ (one-time gift, or at least $833 pledge per month for 6 months).

(2 donors) CHAMPIONS $1000 to $4999 (one-time gift, or at least $166 pledge per month for 6 months).

(1 donor) GUARDIANS $500 to $999 (one-time gift, or between $83 and $165 pledge per month for 6 months).

(1 donor) SENTINELS $250 to $499 (one-time gift, or between $42 and $82 pledge per month for 6 months).

(4 donors) DEFENDERS $100 to $249 (one-time gift, or between $17 and $41 pledge per month for 6 months).

(0 donors) LOOKOUTS $60 to $99 (one-time gift, or between $10 and $16 pledge per month for 6 months).

JOIN THE BELL BRIGADE. DONATE TODAY! KEEP CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO IN OUR COMMUNITY. "Where Freedom Rings"

IMPROVEMENTS, EQUIPMENT & EXPANSION OBJECTIVES - $20,000 minimum.

HERE ARE A LIST OF ITEMS ALREADY PAID FOR AND OBTAINED BY THE CHRISTMAS & YEAR-END BELL-A-THON FUNDRAISER:

PURCHASED!! NEW PBX PHONE SYSTEM

  • $500 - Already purchased! THANK YOU!!

PURCHASED!! PROFANITY DELAY WITH DUMP BUTTON EQUIPMENT TO MUTE PROFANITY FROM LIVE CALL-IN TALK SHOWS.

  • $300 - Already purchased! THANK YOU!!

  • PAID!! STREAMING SERVICE FOR 24/7 INTERNET VERSION OF THE BELL.

  • $400 - Already purchased! THANK YOU!!

MULTI-LINE LOCAL TALK SHOW TELEPHONE CALL-IN & SCREENER SYSTEM - Approximately $2,000.

  • We hope to be able to introduce local talk shows where issues that affect the TWIN TIERS of NY & PA can be discussed.

  • Requires specialized equipment for smooth operation.

ANDROID & APPLE IOS APP FOR THE BELL - Approximately $2,000

  • To make it possible for listeners to listen to, interact with and receive alerts and notifications.

  • Design, build, roll-out and ongoing costs.

NEW SPECIALIZED AUTOMATION COMPUTER WITH SOFTWARE UPGRADE & RELAY BRIDGE - Approximately $2,200

  • Existing main computer is old and becoming unreliable.

  • Installation, training, software, new OS.

START UP COSTS, ANNUAL LEGAL AND FCC FEES - Budgeting $5,000

  • There have been substantial startup costs in rebranding THE BELL and bringing it onto the airwaves so our area could enjoy conservative talk radio once again.

  • Special media D.C. attorney professional fees & retainer (i.e. About $85 for 1 minute up to 15 minute phone consultation; even MORE for handling required filings and paperwork REQUIRED by the Federal Communications Commission.

OUTDOOR ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD ADVERTISING, CROSS-MEDIA ADVERTISING, PRINTING & PROMOTION - Budgeting $3,000

  • Outdoor electronic billboard advertising: $700 per month 3 x's per year.

  • Yard signs and vinyl banners.

  • Business cards, printed promotional materials, direct mailings, postage, stationery, office supplies.

GENERAL OPERATING COSTS & 'SURPLUS SAVINGS CHEST' FOR POTENTIAL FUTURE 24 HOUR FM TRANSLATOR(S) - Budgeting $5,000

  • General operating costs. Need the help of donors to meet the expenses due to normal elevated startup costs as with any business.

  • Research for potential FM sites requires engineering studies.

  • Significant FCC application filing and regulatory fees throughout the year.