How much does it cost WORT to broadcast an hour? The transmitter rental, salaries, electricity, phone bill, replacing and updating parts, Democracy Now! subscription, heating and air-conditioning, building upkeep, water, supplies, etc.?
Take a moment to think of a number in your head.
It costs about eighty-four dollars an hour (probably much less than you thought).We are able to produce and transmit WORT programming for that bargain price for one reason: the hundreds of weekly volunteers and thousand annual volunteers who host, produce, engineer, and answer your calls (receptionists). And the thousand annual volunteers who staff our Board, help with events, audit pledge drive shows, write thank you letters to donors, stuff envelopes, work on our website, and much more.
But even eighty-four dollars an hour works out to $735,840 annually. Join the 3600 or so supporters who make this happen. We have no $25,000 donors, no checks from big corporations or foundations. You make WORT possible. Thank you!