I had an e-mail from RP politely reminding us about supporting them. I would hope most of us do indeed make a contribution, but was surprised to read ".... less than 10% of our listeners are regular supporters". That low number surprised me somewhat, but it seems that these days we all take it for granted that radio - internet or terrestrial - is free. So step up guys & gals, it's a great service & if like me you listen numbers of hours a week it's well worth whatever you feel appropriate.
Anyhow, here is the e-mail (tks Richard)
Greetings from Radio Paradise
We hope you're enjoying our music mix. Curating our song library and hand-crafting our playlist is a full time job for us. Keeping everything going at our end — and adding new features like lossless FLAC audio — is a very expensive undertaking, and we depend completely on your support to keep it going.
Currently, less than 10% of our listeners are regular supporters. If you're a member of that select group, thank you very much! We can't do what we do here without you.
If you're not a regular supporter, and can afford to do so, please take 60 seconds to keep RP alive and growing. Here's a link to do that right now:
If you are able to set up a regular monthly, quarterly or annual payment we would appreciate that very much. So would the artists we support with our royalty payments.
We’re still dealing with a 2016 ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board that increased the royalties we pay to performers and record labels by nearly 300%. That’s great news for the artists we play — and it really brings our need for support into focus. More info:
As always, we understand that contributing money is just not an option for some. That's fine. RP will remain freely available, and we hope that you'll continue to make RP a part of your life.
Your grateful hosts, Bill & Rebecca