Two NFCB member stations suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, and they could use help from the rest of our community. WFMU and WBAI were both hard hit and insurance will cover little or none of the damage. We have been unable to get a blanket waiver from the FCC so that you could fundraise on your air for them, but there are ways you can help them.
Request a waiver from the FCC so that you can devote an hour or a day to fundraising. The instructions are on this page:
transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/. Scroll down down down until you get to Headlines and then open the first document: Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. Follow the instructions and be very specific.
Put a link on your website for each station and suggest that your listeners visit the site to find out how they can help. (You are not violating FCC regulations as long as you are not interrupting your regular programming to fundraise for another nonprofit. An occasional announcement about community radio stations needing help and a reference to your website is not an interruption). WFMU’s site is /www.wfmu.org/marathon WBAI’s is www.wbai.org.
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