2019 Broadcast Studio Upgrade Fundraiser -- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
UPDATE: 3/19/19 IT IS 9:45 AM, and the Computer parts have been ordered! Final cost was $2575, so the tax estimates were pretty accurate — no items on the buy list changed. Thankfully the shipping on all parts were free with Amazon Prime. Tonight, I will put in the order for lights and decor, with Mike, after the 7pm Tuesday show.
UPDATE: 3/18/2019 TODAY WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $3000.00 - A FEAT ACCOMPLISHED IN JUST THREE DAYS! THE FINAL AMOUNT RAISED WAS $3382.77
So , as of 5:20pm EST on March 18th 2018, I hereby declare that we are no longer raising money for 2019 Studio Upgrades. Everything gifted to the show after the publishing of this update will resume contributing toward the general support of the show and day-to-day operations. Now begins the process of saying THANK YOU.
Executive Summary: What follows below is a complete list of items necessary to upgrade/replace the broadcast computer. It is also going to include a small fundraising goal to improve the aesthetics and functionality at guest/co-host stations; lastly, we are going to be making overtures to improve overall internet connectivity within the studio to remedy —if not greatly reduce— broadcast drop-out rates. What you see here are the exact items we have bookmarked for purchase; retail prices are current as of 3/15/19.
If you wish to make a contribution toward my goal, please direct all of it to: www.PayPal.me/QuiteFranklyLive
I am already devising really fun ways to say thank you and memorialize all of the people who help me reach this goal.
**I would have to imagine it is going to be around $2500 after taxes, if not a little more. We’ll call it an even $2500.
Final Broadcast Computer Goal: $2500.00
Miscellaneous Taxes, Fees, Lighting & Décor Budget: $500.00**
**Three additional lava lamps, stringing the ceiling with Christmas lights, two more glow balls, mounted lights, four new tripods for cameras, and random novelty items to fill up the walls as we are going to be able to showcase the room in new ways.
Grand Total: $3000
Raised (as of 3/16/19): $1167.77
Once again, If you wish to make a contribution toward my goal, please direct all gifts to: www.PayPal.me/QuiteFranklyLive
High-speed Router, after tax: $395
Delivered 3/15/19; marked for installation 3/17/19