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I'd like to take this opportunity to update our listeners on the KCDM revitalization project. Since we made the move from the Old Saint Patricks School to our new location south of Notre Dame High School in September, 2014, we have been making adjustments to our routines and getting aquinted with the new site. Now that we have a year's data, we have verified that the new building is saving money, especially on utilities.
We have celebrated our first anniversary at the new site. This is all part of our Phase II plan, where we are assessing the aging equipment and looking to replace decade-old hardware with new models that offer new features and efficiencies. The other part of Phase II is to establish a baseline of recurring costs and develop a plan to allow businesses and individuals to underwrite the programming you hear throughout the day. We don't know what underwriting will look like yet, but as soon as we have a plan to offer, you will begin to hear about it on the air and, no doubt, from KCDM members and volunteers.
If you are a regular listener of KCDM we thank you and would ask that you consider donating to help defray the cost of staying on the air. No donation is too small. Many hands make light work. If every family who is registered in the Burlington Parishes would donate $5, we would have enough money, based on our current projections from the first six months at the new site, to operate for an entire year. If you can't donate, please pray that we are successful in our mission.
Phase III of our plan is to establish an endowment that can be built-up over time to allow us to operate, at least partially, on interest payments from the endowment to ensure long-term viability into the future.
Finally, to everyone who contributed to our original fund-raising drive and made the new station possible, we offer a heart-felt 'Thank You'. Father Marty talked this Sunday of the evangelization work needing to be done 'on the ground' and KCDM is definitely doing that work. Your financial help can be a way for you to join that effort without being on the front lines.
Thanks again to all who helped and all who listen. KCDM is your station. Listen a little and learn a lot.
God Bless you and your families.
Burlington Divine Mercy Association
KCDM Radio, 98.3 FM