While we did not meet our goal, we got pretty far thanks to 335 awesome donors and we are moving ahead with the plan (detailed below) to create monthly episodes. If you would still like to make a tax deductible donation to Destination DIY, you can do so here. Thank you!
We want to bring you new, inspiring stories about creative people every month in 2014. And we want to create a new, easy-to-navigate website where you can find all kinds of extra content to go along with the audio stories. Read on to find out more about Destination DIY and our exciting plans for the future. We have all kinds of fun ways thank you for being a part of it!
And thanks to Darren Pasemko for our video with music by McKenzie Stubbert.
About Destination DIY
Destination DIY is a public radio show and podcast based in the creative hub of Portland, Oregon. Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create a shared experience that leaves listeners inspired and empowered. We’re telling the stories of makers, builders, inventors, and other offbeat creatives around the country and the world. While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners.
Our Plan For 2014
In addition to our following on iTunes, we've recently achieved rapid growth in our audience through SoundCloud, where we have now have almost 300,000 followers. The feedback we hear almost universally from our loyal listeners (like you!) is that they wish we created content on a more regular basis. So, in 2014, that is our goal: to provide new content via our podcast and website at least once a month. Rather than creating hour-long shows, we will be focused on individual stories. These pieces will likely find a home on existing radio shows and regional newscasts through our new relationship with the Northwest News Network, where we have already started distributing our stories to 12 regional stations. Destination DIY can only accomplish these goals with the help of people who love the show and want to support it.
Where The Money Goes
- Studio time
- Audio equipment
- An independent editor to help us improve our material
- Talented freelance producers whose work we want to showcase
- Original music
- A new and improved website to make it easier to find all of our content
Ways We Want To Thank You
Check the list to the right to read about the unique gifts we have for you!
Classy flask with laser cut leather by Andrea Leggitt of SaltyandSweet design!
2 inch X 2 inch temporary tattoo designed by Brendan Mulligan
These are some nice, soft shirts. Ladies sizes available!
Pocket Scout Books with designs by Lisa Eisenberg