Become an Affiliate of Redeemer Broadcasting
No time to create your own programming? Redeemer Broadcasting offers 'drop in' hardware and programming control to get your station broadcasting the Good News quickly. You will have access to breaks during drive time for PSAs and weather. We air weather at the tops of hours during drive time. Localism is encouraged, with time given for local pastors, events, public service announcements. A big part of your "localism" is fulfilled via your Public Affairs program. You produce this 15 minute program, and it airs four times on a Saturday at the times determined by our network clock. You have to keep track of these "Issues" for inclusion in your Public Inspection File that you are responsible for. Your station will have direct access to network control for any reasonable questions that you have. If there is an outage, we will contact you. If there is a small hiccup that we handle quickly, then there is no need.
An Affiliate relationship is for those who already own an FM or AM broadcast station license, or FM construction permit. You will find Redeemer to be very flexible and easy to work with. You own your station, and we help you program it with ease. To be an affiliate involves trust - a trust that goes both ways. You trust Redeemer and we trust you. Trust involves transparency, accountability, and Christian love.
Most groups who have a construction permit for a Full Service or LPFM station, find it very difficult to count all the high costs involved in terms of implementation, ongoing recurring expenses, and the extreme time commitments. If you are serious about an affiliate relationship with Redeemer, then we will share what we have learned with you as it affects affiliates. The lessons learned in this area of Christian ministry are very hard to come by without a total commitment in terms of time and funding. God has granted us 35 years of broadcast experience. Please contact us only if you are very serious about becoming an affiliate for at least five years or more.
If you are new to this, a big item is the music. You must pay ASCAP, BMI and SESAC fees. Redeemer owns its music library and streams the entire broadcast day to your station via a reliable IP Codec. If your media licensor requires a report of the music that we stream to you, show us the request, and then we will provide the quarterly report to you in a format that is acceptable to BMI. For your local programs that you put together, if you want music, then you must obtain your own music to round out your local program. Local programs are loaded via Dropbox as WAV or MP3 files. They are automatically ingested and put in the right spot. We currently do not support you "repeating" our network feed on your own internet stream. Sorry about that.
We use a particular automation system to orchestrate everything on your end. You do not need to access this system, but by using Dropbox it works seemlessly. If you follow the accurate timings of our network, then everything will flow smoothly and make for an enjoyable experience for your listeners.
Redeemer carries SRN news. If you are an affiliate then we need to account for you using our feed that includes SRN. We arrange this and make sure the fees are paid. Depending on the arrangement, either your station can pay directly, or if we work an arrangement of paying for some of your recurring expenses, then Redeemer may pay directly.
If you are not serious about being a Redeemer affiliate, then we can suggest an active Christian broadcast forum for you to join which can help answer many of your general questions.
You may think that you want to go full time yourself, but you will "use" Redeemer to learn everything and then exit the relationship once you have learned from us. Its better to be upfront with us if that is the case. Be honest with Redeemer and tell us your intentions. Of course an affiliate relationship will never work in such a case. We are not here to provide free training at our and our listener's expense.
Perhaps after counting all the costs you may come to the conclusion that you must sell your station or construction permit. Selling may be the godly option for you. We would encourage you to sell to an experienced Christian broadcast ministry that supports the church and holds to the Historic Christian faith. If you find yourself in this predicament, please contact us for some pointers. We can recommend approaches that will likely save you lots of headaches.
Listen to our online stream and read our website. Understand our statement of faith. Then please contact us to discuss what is involved in becoming a Redeemer Broadcasting affiliate station. For affiliate inquiries please use this email address: email@example.com