Circling back to this as there’s a good bit of overlap with this just launched initiative - https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/nfcb-receives-cpb-grant-strengthen-service-rural-areas
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) awarded a grant of $314,106 to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) to work with 10 public radio stations serving rural communities as part of NFCB’s “Community Counts” initiative.
The “Community Counts” initiative is designed to help community-based stations enhance original content creation, increase audience engagement, grow revenue and expand services. With CPB’s support, NFCB will provide training, mentorship and technical assistance to help strengthen these ten stations’ organizational capacities as well as diversify their revenue streams. NFCB will also create toolkits and share best practices to help other small community broadcasters achieve long-term sustainability.
Combined with recent twitter discussions with folks from NFCB and interest from newcomers to LibreTime, there’s enough validation in this model to solidify the details (determining hosting partner, branding, pricing, process for directing resources to LibreTime) and move forward.
We’ll keep this discussion (and all code of course) in the open, so don’t hesitate to chime in if you’re interested in participating or contributing.