A-Infos Radio Project Needs Your Support
From: Otis Hardy Maclay
Date: Mon Oct 21, 2002 12:28 pm
Subject: A-Infos Radio Project Needs Your Support Now!
On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 08:27:23 +0000,
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The A-Infos Radio Project (Radio4All.net) Needs Your Support Now!
Dear Project Users,
Use of the site has doubled since last year, as have the number of different people from all over who are sharing audio on the site. We now have more than 4000 programs in our archive. As a result, we are almost out of space, again!
One urgent need is the replacement of our main server, which is a consumer-grade Pentium machine that has been in continuous operation since 1999. We need to replace it with a new machine and either retire the old one or put old machine to use serving some other, less demanding, function. We also need to raise a year's worth of bandwidth costs.
The total amount we are attempting to raise is $4000. Please help!
We need to get at least a Pentium 2 for our new main server, some large drives and a new power supply for our present box so we can continue to use it for other things. We are budgeting $1000 for this cost. The estimated cost of a year's worth of bandwidth is about $3000.
Raising this money should be a piece of cake if everyone chips in just a little bit! Over 17,000 different people upload or download files from the site every month. If each just gave one dollar, we'd have more than enough. Sadly, the way it has worked is some folks have given a lot, and most have not yet given anything.
Community radio, free radio and web radio stations all over the world are using material from the project. Producers and activists are able to distribute their material because of the project. And, we
continue to play a role in the ongoing struggle to democratize Pacifica radio by making available audio of Pacifica meetings and discussions, as well as downloads of the new "Imperatives for Peace" daily radio series. Our archives contain recent programs featuring Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Michael Parenti, Scott Ritter, Michael Moore, Kathy Kelly and Ralph Nader, among others.
The group of volunteers who keep the project going are immensely pleased that our work has made so much possible for so many. If you use the project, you know its value, so please contribute whatever you can afford.
We can take credit card donations on the site using Paypal - just click on the "donate" button on the front page, http://www.radio4all.net. (Paypal donations are not tax- deductible)
People who would like to make a tax deductible donation can send us a check through our non-profit umbrella, Media Alliance. You can also send cash or money orders if you prefer to remain anonymous or don't use checks.
Send checks, cash, or money orders to:
A-Infos Radio Project
PLEASE MAKE OUT CHECKS TO "MEDIA ALLIANCE" AND WRITE "A-INFOS RADIO PROJECT" IN THE MEMO SECTION OF YOUR CHECK.
Thanks for your support!
Lyn Gerry and Shawn Ewald
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