Dear Radio Project Uploaders and Downloaders,
At the beginning of the year we increased our bandwidth after making do on a residential DSL line for the past six years. We had intended to double our bandwidth but it turned out that what we really needed was to quadruple our bandwidth to keep things moving at a nice clip. This meant doubling the monthly cost. We decided to see if everyone cared about this enough to chip in. We're happy to tell you that we have raised enough to pay for bandwidth for the next 3 1/2 months at our present speed. And we'll keep it going as long as contributions keep coming.
One of the things we introduced was the option to make a monthy subsciption of 5 or 10 dollars via paypal and 10 people have signed up for this.
Now that we have increased our bandwidth, what we suspected has been confirmed - there were people wanting to use the site but they just couldn't get through. There has been a 50% per cent incease in unique visitors to the site - if we were a radio station we'd have a monthly audience of more than 30,000 people.
And, you've probably noticed that there a quite a few new producers contributing their work. Thanks to everyone, producers and donors who have made this project mean something. Next month, we will have been online for 7 years - maintained by volunteers and funded by our users.
And here's some inspiring news: a new network of 7 low-power FM stations in New Zealand is using audio from our site for most of their broadcast schedule.
If every one of our users gave only a dollar a year, we could have some monster bandwidth. You can send us a buck anytime to:
A-Infos Radio Project
P. O. Box 302
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
The A-Infos Project maintainers,
Shawn, David, and Lyn