While it is a vital principle that listening to great music should be free, unfortunately (despite our volunteer effort) it is not free to produce. In my editorial last month, I outlined some of the unavoidable costs we incur to operate a radio station. They are large, and many are increasing by considerably more than the rate of inflation.
Reading this probably means you are already a subscriber to Fine Music. We appreciate that and thank you for your support. Along with our commercial sponsors, subscribers provide two of the three principal pillars of support for Fine Music. The third and largest pillar, however, is individual donations. In amounts both large and small, from people who share our passion and value our broadcasts, donations are absolutely critical to our continued operation.
Inserted with this magazine you will find a letter from me providing a little more detail on our financial needs, and information on how you can help. I do request and urge you to give whatever extra you feel you can afford.
Every donation of $2 or more is tax deductible and you can be assured that every dollar is used solely for the purpose of bringing you continuous fine music today and every day.
Thank you and, as always, great listening!
Chair, Music Broadcasting Society of NSW
This entry appeared in the June issue of Fine Music Magazine. Click here to read the full issue online.