As of now, funding gets us to approximately our 11 year anniversary on April 24, 2018. Beyond that, I truly need your help. Eleven years of backing Wind Band FM personally takes a financial toll on one, and I am at a point where I can no longer support the station on my own. Please help keep Wind Band FM on the air with your donation. Click here to donate!
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April 24 marks the 10th Anniversary of Wind Band FM.
Wind Band FM is now listed and available on TuneIn. Enjoy!
All 1796 performances in the Wind Band FM library have been uploaded. That’s ten (10) full days of listening! The station is in an “auto DJ” mode, which means the station randomly assembles the playlist. I can now go to my backlog of 18 CDs and begin the process of preparing those performances for uploading.
Links on the right (or at the bottom for narrow resolution devices) now take you to the station stream, lead to a PayPal donation page, and take you to shopping sites. Clicking on and purchasing through the shopping site links helps support Wind Band FM.
…I have started to do something that I have not done in quite some time…
…uploading mp3 files…
…more to come…
The good news: Live365 is returning soon, as reported by Kurt Hansen’s Radio & Internet News. The bad: the lowest priced plan will cost about four times the cost of the previous lowest cost plan. The result: if Wind Band FM returns to the air, it will not be the ad-free version that once graced the Internet airwaves. I simply cannot afford it at that cost. Also, since the Copyright Royalty Board has basically priced royalty rates progressively higher based on a station’s income – and that price being higher than the station’s income – this may still not be an economically viable option. I am curious to see how the new Live365 handles this.
More than likely, if Wind Band FM does return in the future, I will block streaming in the United States to avoid paying the ridiculously high royalty rates.
By the way, I speak as a composer/arranger and member of ASCAP.
I no longer see a way forward. Thank you for your support of Wind Band FM.