Special projects include equipment & software purchases that the station would like to acquire this year, and have not been included in the operating budget. The operating budget for equipment is minimal and usually is saved for smaller expenses and emergencies. Special projects are funded by members, foundations, and on occasion, community partners. If you are interested in helping support the following purchases, please contact Joe Garcia at 559-862-2472 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL PROJECTS 2019
Thank you for considering these items on Valley Public Radio’s Wish List. Partial or entire funding for an item is acceptable. Every gift is appreciated!
New HP ProLiant Windows Business Server: $10,200
A new server to run Valley Public Radio’s business operations, to replace an existing server that is at the end of its operational life of over five years. Includes Microsoft software, support agreement and labor.
Memsys Software Upgrade $4,000
Upgrade to the station’s membership database software to support tracking of donor premium gifts per IRS regulations for year-end tax letter accounting.
Studio Upgrades $20,000 - Completion of a planned additional audio production studio to support the creation of local news and music content for Valley Public Radio. Includes Axia Fusion audio console, audio engine, and associated hardware and software.
New Audio Production Server $1,900. Upgraded hardware for the station's main PC that performs audio editing functions. Replaces a machine that is over six years old. - PENDING GRANT
Microphone Upgrades $4,000/ea. Industry standard Neumann microphones (used exclusively by NPR studios) for News Talk Control Room and Performance Control Room (2 total).
Antenna Work (Clovis studio & transmitter site) $10,000. Installation and maintenance of equipment that links our studio with our transmitter site.
ENCO Audio Automation and Delivery Software & Hardware $28,000. Three new audio workstations and an audio server, plus customized software. These machines run all that you hear on KVPR.
Monthly Mortgage $1.1M. For every $100,000, the monthly mortgage payment is reduced by $500. Each gift helps reduce the mortgage.