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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 25 2019 11:00 AM UTC +00:00.

£5,079
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
79
backers
7hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 25 2019 11:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Jorvik Radio has got one purpose - to help communities in York get the voice they deserve.

Jorvik Radio Logo
Jorvik Radio Logo

Our history

Founded in 2017, we never imagined we would get this close to realising this dream... well here we are! 2 years later we have:

  • been awarded a community radio licence by Ofcom to broadcast on FM to York.
  • secured some incredible studio space within Burnholme Community Hub.
  • sourced a group of presenters and producers to make some great shows on-air.

We have even made a start on building our studios, but here's the problem. Radio stations survive through advertising... but advertising isn't possible until we are on air (a bit of a catch 22).

We have been fortunate to secure funding through sources such as Big Lottery Fund which has got us most of the way down the road but will not get us all the way, and we're really keen to start making content that we can share with people in York as soon as possible.

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Project Planning 1
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Project Planning 2
Project Planning 3
Project Planning 3

Why are we doing this?

We aren't doing this for personal gain - quite the opposite! We want to be a catalyst to help support York's music scene, we want to shout out about the great things happening in the city, we want to be different and work alongside the existing stations to provide a service for people who otherwise don't have the choice.

We love York (so much we included it in our tagline) and we know other people do too. It's an incredible, beautiful, historic city with so much happening and we are so excited to be a part of it. We just need your support to help us realise our dream, and to allow us to help others.

The money raised by Kickstarter will be split between costs to build our studios, refine our website, and sourcing content for us to put to air. The aim with these is that it will give you something truly unique to tune in to.

Studio Progress 1
Studio Progress 1
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Studio Progress 2

Take a listen

Interested in hearing the sort of music we will play? Check out our Spotify playlist!

We would love to hear what you think so please get in touch  to offer suggestions on how we can improve. 


Get in touch

We can't cover everything on here so if you want to know more, please get in touch! We are active on all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or you could email us too!

Thank you in advance for your support.

Risks and challenges

Without the support of donations, we will not have enough money to get to air. The station has 6 directors who have all put £1,000 into the station to help get us this far as we believe we can make a difference, and we truly believe that once we are on-air we have a sustainable model that will carry us forward to success.

We are identifying other funding sources and liaising with local businesses for support but we need Kickstarter backers to help us get to air in the timescales we are aiming for, so we are doing everything to make this campaign a success.

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    A hearty thank you

    As a thank you for believing in us, we will give you a 'shout out' once we're on air so all our listeners will know how amazing you are.

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    Levelling up

    Sometimes a shout-out on-air isn't enough and you want something physical as a thanks as well.

    Don't worry - we got you covered! We will send you a handwritten thank you card with an exclusive 'launch' design that will only be available for people like you who helped us get to air.

    We will also include some Jorvik Radio stickers in for good measure.

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    You'd be a mug not to!

    Everybody loves a mug... but this isn't just any mug, this is a Jorvik Radio mug. Stand out in the office with this porcelain masterpiece, or show off to your friends at your next dinner party. Not just that, we will throw in a Jorvik Radio notepad & pen too.

    (oh go on then, we will give you a shout-out on air as well!)

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    Looking for something a little more?

    We get it, maybe you want more than just a mug. Well how about a limited edition Jorvik Radio 'launch' t-shirt too? Only people who support us before we go to air will get one of these so wear it with pride on the streets of York as everyone looks on at you with awe!

    Includes:
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    • Branded Mug
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    • Limited edition Jorvik Radio 'launch' t-shirt
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    Hey big spender!

    Triple digits, ey? Well, we will keep this one short and sweet. You will get everything we have already mentioned plus the rest of our merchandise too.

    - Phone stand? Yes!
    - Drinks coaster? Yes!
    - USB stick? Sure, why not!

    ...all delivered in a lovely Jorvik Radio tote bag.

    Not only that but your shout-out will be extra special. Imagine 'Fantastic Fiona, 'Brilliant Bradley', or 'Incredible YOU' - personally thanked on our social media and on-air, to the entire City of York!

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    Not a fan of merchandise?

    Not feeling the drinks coaster? Your loss! Suppose we best find something equally as awesome for you then.

    Let's start off by buying you a drink at the cafe next to our studios. Afterwards, we will welcome you into the studios* so you can see behind-the-scenes how everything works (warts and all!). Once you know the ropes, we will let you take control of the station for an hour.

    That's right - an entire 60 minutes of the music you want to hear and the things you want to talk about!

    (*note - transport not included)

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    Define your legacy

    First of all, thank you. We know how big of a decision this is and your support is overwhelming (not just to us but to the people who will be helped by us being on air too) - thank you, we want to remember you properly.

    Not only will you get a tote-bag with all our branded goodies in, we will also buy a microphone and name it after you (or a person of your choice). We want to make sure we sound as great as we possibly can and broadcast quality microphones (which cost around this amount) are the key to this.

    We will also add a special plaque in the studios so all of our guests and visitors will know how incredibly supportive you are too.

    Includes:
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    • Personalised plaque within our studios
    • Microphone dedicated to you (or someone of your choice)
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    Website Sponsorship

    Okay, this is huge!

    Thousands of listeners will use our website for news, travel, information about events and even just to listen in. We want to have a professional site that we can be truly proud of and gives people the best experience possible when using it... unfortunately that costs money (a lot more than £3,500!).

    However, if you can support us with £3,500, we will give you exclusive sponsorship rights to our website:

    - people listening via the website will hear your name (or a company name)
    - people will see your adverts when navigating the site

    Think of it as an investment. If you help us get our website to air, people will in turn come to you when they see / hear your adverts. We will even help you make the adverts and keep them up to date if you would like us to.

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    The head honcho!

    This is it.

    You have just single-handedly got us to air. You are our saviour.

    So, how can we even start to thank you? Our aim for this fundraiser was to get the money to build our studios so what more fitting reward than to name our studio after you (or a person/ business of your choice) for an entire year. "Jorvik Radio, live from the <your name> studios".

    We will broadcast your name every single hour to thousands of people across York, and will put an extra special plaque in our studio to commemorate your generosity so everyone remembers your kindness.

    Not only this, you will get all of our merchandise, we will invite you to the studios and treat you to an extra special lunch with the entire board of directors* for us to personally share our thanks.

    (*note - transport not included)

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