Saturday, December 14, 2013

Announcement: Expansion Opportunity

During the last episode of the podcast I mentioned that there is an exciting opportunity available for the show.  We have been contacted by the folks over at Boost Radio Network.  This is a new internet only radio station that is launching in January 2014.  They are creating a network of shows that spans the spectrum, from politics to money to home improvement and more.

This opportunity has the potential to grow the audience in a number of different ways.  Our show will be run live during it's regular weekly broadcast.  We will still be distributing via TalkShoe, iTunes, Stitcher, the website and the Red State Talk Radio Network.  There is also the ability to use their interface which allows for live call-in participation.  Additionally there are potential advertiser opportunities based on the association with the network that will be a better deal for our show than what has been available in the past.

Unfortunately, participation in the network is not free.  Like many networks there is a charge for using the software and bandwidth.  I'm not going to go into the specifics for this, these fees are negotiated and contracted with each participating production.

This podcast has been a passionate but largely unfunded project for Ken and I up to this point.  This opportunity is game-changing but it is not something that we take lightly.  Our focus in going down this path is more about spreading our conservative message and influence and less about making any kind of return.  It's also not something that Ken and I can absorb so we are reaching out to our listening audience to help.  If you are interested in helping out, please continue reading.


The costs associated with one year of operations on the Boost network are estimated for our show to be $400 for the first quarter and $1,850 for the year (this has been edited after some other aspects were taken into account).  In order to cover the costs associated with joining the network we will be launching a crowdfunding campaign.  The goal will be to fund one full year based on our projections.  It is our sincere hope after this initial donation request that we are able to use sponsors to fund future years, however if we are close but not at that goal at the end of the year we will reevaluate the arrangement and either run another crowdfunded campaign or terminate our relationship with Boost.

Again, this is not something we take lightly.  The things that will change if this is successful include:

  • Call-in number and live chat address.
  • Recording length will be restricted to 56 minutes total.
  • Potential for live advertisements will be increased with the networking.
  • Better Quality Audio.
  • Larger Audience Base Opportunity.

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us directly via email at conservativepodcast@gmail.com.  We enjoy doing the show every week and sincerely appreciate your listening, participating and continued support!

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