Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Jessica Mickey0
Ohm Radio Charleston Raising Funds Via Indiegogo
Ohm Radio, a new local nonprofit radio venture, needs your help. This new radio station strives to be Charleston’s first community, commercial-free radio station.
Owned by Media Reform SC, a nonprofit, tax exempt organization, and persued by a group of passionate Lowcountry residents, Ohm Radio hopes to “offer high quality, local, low-power FM radio to Charleston in 2015,” adding that “starting this station is an urgent matter to us because we believe that the corporate media giants distort the news and overlook what is really important to local communities.”
To help pay for the costs, the organization recently kicked off a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, in addition to benefit shows at the Mezz and the Royal American, but time is running out. The campaign ends this Thursday at 11:59 pm, and at the time of this writing, they are only at 30% of their main goal ($30,000).
However, the good people behind Ohm are positive they will be able to reach their goal, but only with the community’s continued donations and support. “The good news is that this is the most money we’ve ever had,” they shared in a recent update. “But to get Ohm Radio up and running as quickly as possible, we need more. We’ll do it, because we’re a never-say-die group. And your donations, of whatever amount you choose, will help us get there.”
They added, “Because this is a local effort, most of our funding will come from local people and organizations. In a way, that means we’re geographically challenged. But we know that the civic spirit of Charleston runs deep and strong. We’re counting on it to lift us quickly to our goal.”
Think of the value of a unique, truly community-based station that celebrates all things Charleston, from our music to food to the arts, and focuses on local issues that affect our daily lives—then consider taking some action.
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