This campaign will go towards funding a 24/7 radio station honoring Keith Whitley :
- We are looking to launch the radio station by no later than mid-March. Radio station will be located on KeithWhitley.org
- Music will include many hits by Keith including some you've probably never heard before.
- We will also be looking to include cover songs of Keith submitted by his fans.
- As the radio show grows, we will be looking at the option of creating an app so you can download and listen on the go.
- None of the funds will be used to profit. The funds raised will be used monthly to keep the show running and for giveaways to the fans. As many of you know, I often do giveaways of T-shirts. Hoping to give away bigger prizes (such as concert tickets) soon.
What a better way to honor a legend such as Keith, than to have a place to go where you can listen to his music 24 hours a day.
What We Need & What You Get
Running an online radio station the correct and legal way is not free:
- The hosting alone for the radio station will be greater than $1,500 a year based on the amount of listeners.
- Royalty fees will also be paid to the proper organizations for airing the music.
- If funding is available, we will also be looking to add a part time DJ in peak hours for live shows.
- The campaign goal was set at $500 to help get this up and running. However, it will take more than that to make this successful.
- Total anticipated cost to run the station for 1 year will be at least $15,000. If all the FaceBook fans only donated $1 we'd have enough support for about 5 years worth! Just a thought!
So, what will your donation get you?
We understand that not everyone can donate a great amount of money, this is why we are asking you to donate as little as $5 if you can.
$5 - Supporter - You really support the decision for 24/7 access to Keith's music.
$10- Contributor - You can't get enough of Keith's music and will probably listen to it every chance you get.
$25- T-shirt Pledge - This will get you a newly designed Keith Whitley T-shirt. There will only be 50 of these and will be produced the first of March. These will also more than likely be a one time production. Once you have made the donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your shirt size and your shipping address .
This is the T-Shirt that will be produced once the campaign has ended. Keith's name will be added to the T-shirt prior to production. Quantities are limited!
$35- Get your song played - Have a cover of a Keith Whitley song that you'd like others to hear on the radio show? Then this is the option for you. Your cover (or approved original) will be aired at least 10x's within the given month. We will notify you of approximate airing dates.
$50- Sponsor - This is for those of you that would like to help sponsor the show. If you have a business or website, we will include a link or your banner on the Radio webpage for thousands to visit. Sites must not be adult or gambling related.Link or banner will appear for 2 months.
$100- Radio Advertising Spot- Looking to advertize your business or website on air? We will have a professional radio ad created for you (ranging 30-60 seconds). Your ad will be played a at least 20x's a month for 3 months.
$125- CD and DVD Package- (Perk Just added 1/21) This is from Randy Hayes,(Keith's former band member): There are 14 DVD’s and 14 CD’s in the package.This is a must for the
Keith Whitley fan that wants to follow his career. Most quality is very
good with a flicker now and then,,VHS tapes from the 80′s seem to lose
quality after awhile but most is very good to excellent.These were from
my own collection except some YouTube downloads such as a
biography.The photo CD is from my personal collection which I
own..There’s also some RCA publicity shots included which I scanned.Also
included is Kentucky Bluebird,A tribute to Keith in which I’m a
member.. I’m listing the tunes on the ‘Rare Volumes’..Some have been
recently added to compilation CD’s..Most of mine are the original Demo’s
before they were re-mixed..I found all I could..I’m sure there’s more
$500- Lifetime Sponsor- This package will include a permanent link or banner on the Keith Whitley site and will not expire. In addition, we will also give you one year worth of Radio Advertising. The ad will be professionally done, but will be ran for a total of one year.
It will take the help of all of you to help make this a reality. A lot of time, effort, and money will be put in this to make sure it is a success. However, it can't be done alone.
- Country Legends such as Keith should not be forgotten.
- We need a place to listen to Keith's music whenever we want to.
- We need to be able to hear songs from Keith that never made it to the radio.
- Now is your chance to help keep Keith's memory alive.
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand that not everyone can help with monetary donations:
- We ask that you share and like this on FaceBook and other social media outlets by using the links within this campaign.
- Tell your friends and family about what we are trying to do. The only way this can work is by spreading the work to make this happen.
- Without YOU this will not be possible.