We Depend On Listeners Like YOU To Stay Alive!
We Are Non-profit, So Please Donate And/Or Help Promote Your Sanctuary!
EVERY penny we collect in donations is used towards station costs. EVERY CENT!!! So please help keep us on the air by donating now! Even just a buck or two helps! By giving each month what you would spend on just ONE night clubbing or a dinner out, you insure we will be here giving you commercial free radio that cannot be found anywhere!
Your generous support is appreciated so much, and your donations ensure that this type of music will continue to exist and grow.
It seems like we're always begging you for money, and that's because we have to. We are non-profit, listener-supported and independent radio.
So please, make the effort to support Sanctuary. We'll be there for you, but we desperately need your financial help. Donating to Sanctuary is very quick and simple.
We offer a few options. If you want to make a one-time donation, just click the Submit button above with the amount selected you would like to give. Or click the 'Click To Donate' button above. There is a "custom" selection where you can enter the amount you would like to donate if the amount you would like to give is not listed. Thank you for being an important part of Sanctuary!
You can also send a PayPal gift directly to donations@SanctuaryRadio.com
We are a community radio station, and we are lucky to have a great community that supports us and makes Sanctuary Radio possible. Many listeners all over the world have already become supporters by donating since 1995.
Reoccurring Monthly Donations
If you do not want to worry about remembering to make a donation each month to us, you can have a reoccurring monthly donation. Most donors use this option.
By clicking one the amounts below, you can create a monthly "subscription" with your PayPal account. This subscription will automatically donate to us each month until you cancel it. And you can cancel it anytime.
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Your donations are imperative in keeping Sanctuary on the air!
We simply cannot do it without you! Seriously!
For January 2016, here's what our main bills average each month in US Dollars (USD):
Through Pronet Music Licensing
$3500 - $5000
Sound Exchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN
So We Can Broadcast On The Internet Legally
Example: For each USA listener, it costs us $0.0017 per song, per listener for just the SoundExchange fee.
So for just one month for just SoundExchange: $0.0017 x 12 songs an hour x 24hours a day x 31 days in a month = $15.18 for just one month for one single listener!
That doesn't include our fees for ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or SOCAN.
Multiple shoutcast and windows media streams for each channel
High Speed Internet Connections
Connects our studios to our web site and streaming servers which get the music to you
Studio Equipment Repair-Upkeep/Software Licenses
$200 - $500
Our equipment is running 24/7, so it will eventually break or need maintenance. The studio's also use software we have to pay for to enable the web site to display titles of the songs we play and the request system.
Buying New Music
$100 - $500
Even though we pay for music licensing, we still have to also buy the music we play for you.
Domain Registrations/Site Web Hosting/Request System Web Hosting
$0 - $100
$5750 - $8050
The items above total over $5000 a month and that doesn't include other unexpected things that may come up.
And just to make it clear, ALL of our DJ's and anyone that works at Sanctuary, work for FREE and volunteer their time 100%. So please thank them!
Since our donation monthly goal is $1500, DJ Rob covers anything over our donation goal which is usually at least $3000 per month out of his own pocket; He also volunteers 50+ hours a week to run Sanctuary, in addition to working another job to pay the bills here.
We have looked at the possibility of running commercials, hoping they could support the station. But the truth is, most advertisers won't advertise on a 'alternative/goth' station because of their lack of understanding of the culture/listeners and not knowing how to market to our listeners. So for us to stick with this format without "selling out" or "going mainstream", running paid commercials to support us is not an option. That's why we really need YOUR help for us to survive! We also really need your help to help us promote the station, so please let all of your friends know about us.
We also get a percentage of each purchase you make through when you click a song title link on the front page, playlist history, requests and buy the CD and/or another item at Amazon. Any proceeds we make are applied to our monthly donations amount.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SANCTUARY!
In addition to your donations, we also need YOUR help to let people know about us. The more visitors we have to our web site and tune in, the more you insure we will grow and survive! Please take a second to tell everyone you can to listen to your Sanctuary! And to join our Facebook page! Thanks for helping YOUR station!
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS!