Sponsored AM 1700 WEFR is Joining A Radio Network
AM 1700 WEFR (West End Fairmont Radio) is joining the Pacifica Affiliates Network.
The details have been ironed out everything is favorable for both my station and the network.
Hope it works out for you.
I took a look at their site - seems interesting. I seem to recall you would be the first Part 15 station in the network - is that correct?
If you aren't bound by secrecy, what are their fees like for small stations like ours?
@artisan-radio Yes this is the network. They are very intrigued and very welcoming of a part 15 Station. $50/year for my Part 15 station. That gives the station access to all of the programming and other services offered. Normally would be $500/year for LPFM. My station is the first Part 15, that contacted them and joined the network.
Thanks for that information. It's relatively inexpensive for Part 15 stations, given the amount of programming that's available.
Their technology services, particularly around streaming, are interesting, but definitely U.S.-centric around copyright. There do appear to be a few Canadian stations already in the network (University of Manitoba for one).
I'm in the process of rethinking my station yet again, so I'm going to hold off contacting them until I make some final decisions as to the direction I'll be going in.
@artisan-radio Yes, a lot less than I was thinking...I had planned on doing this anyway...I knew I wanted to do community type of station...This network fits right in with what I wanted to do...Keep us updated on what you doing with your station...
That is really historic, Roy! The Pacifica Network is a tremendous program source and being the first part 15 station to join is something to be very proud of. Over the years I have followed industry news about the Pacifica Radio Stations in cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, but their Network is a whole other story and I have not followed any of the affiliates, which I would like to know about.