Mum on BCRPDon Day | March 4, 2006
I haven’t been posting much on Boise Community Radio Project. The group did a live narrowcast from the Record Exchange on February 10th. Neat step.
The station says it has collected about $3,000 – plus in-kind donations of equipment. Getting people to cough up cash to the program will be a continuing challenge for the group. This area has a lot of goodwill to give, but at the same time – there are many organizations that people will always see as more deserving. I get the dream – but the folks that might donate to BCRP are already well served. BCRP might say those folks aren’t, but there are lots of options.
- KRVB has the broad-appeal angle covered. The station is active in the community and has a wide playlist. Plus it’s consistent.
- Stations like Boise State Radio and KTSY (yes, KTSY) appeal to niches. BSR’s University Pulse is what BCRP wants to be: Local radio, programmed by local people. The only difference is that BSRUP has terrestrial radio carriage.
- If the Deer Point-based options don’t work for audiences, there are two satellite services with hundreds of channels. Local? No. Independent? No. But my my are there options.
- It’s not radio – but TVTV features a TON of local programming, issues and opinions. No “big media filter.”
So where does BCRP fit in? If someone has $20 to donate – what’s going to get them to funnel it to BCRP over the Red Cross, or United Way — or buying cookies for Brittney?