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 Post subject: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 6:20 am 
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There are several sites I go to for radio related information a such as American Radio History, Nostalgia Air BAMA and more where I don't see ads. What would be the incentive for someone to fund the ongoing expenses of keeping them going?
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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 7:20 am 
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I think many sites on the internet are maintained and financed by generous individuals supported only by volunteers and donors.

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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 11:17 am 
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My webpage costs me $6.95 a month to host plus a domain renewal of $15 each year. The only other thing is the time I invest in maintaining it.
Its something I enjoy doing, so there it is :D

As AJJ said, its probably donations and volunteers who keep it going.

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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 11:24 am 
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As to American Radio History, David explains:

"I've been in radio for nearly 60 years, and radio treated me well (most of the time). This site is a way of giving back to those who also love the art and the science and the business of radio. Since I work as a radio consultant, the site contributes to my "awareness" in the industry and is my only form of promotion (It works, as I continue to work on various projects as I enter my 60th year in the business)."

His business card, reference library, and global friend-maker, all in one. Smart cookie, that David.....

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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 1:27 pm 
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If you don't see ads on BAMA, you must have an ad blocker running.

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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 3:07 pm 
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Some people simply contribute to the community, knowing that they have, are, or soon will, be getting help from same. This includes the marvelous new buzzphrase "pay it forward". Many sites...including this one...give you the opportunity to donate money. There are also many other ways to contribute.

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 Post subject: Re: Economics question about Radio Websites
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Most of our. ... Our meaning sites related to Antique Radio... most of those sites depend heavily on DONATIONS. Sites such as this one aren't like a simple website to pay for and continue. Yes I have one and it isn't expensive to pay for it. And some sites do have paid for ADS. Again relating to ARF it is VERY NICE that Alan has paid ADS that are related to our NEEDS as people who buy trade restore sell fix or whatever our interests are in OLD RADIOS. The ADS on ARF are very useful as well as helping to cover the costs that Alan is paying for. And the recent change to a new ISP / Server I certainly hope that us that donated covered the expenses.

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