Hello. My name is Max Turner and I am the founder of radio.sydney, which has been around in some guise or another since 2011. The station boasts 10,000 streaming sessions and over 6,000 unique listeners monthly. Being internet based, the audience is global, reaching 140 countries.
radio.sydney broadcasts two channels, the A Stream (an upbeat, eclectic mix of music interspersed with short spoken pieces) and the Stroll (a more laid-back mix of music). Both streams are in 320 kbps mp3 quality. radio.sydney does not carry advertising because our listenership is incredibly diverse, not just socio-economically, but geographically. We have no business, religious or political affiliations and we are totally independent of any other organisation.
Although hobbyist, radio.sydney is fully licensed by PPCA, APRA/AMCO and SOCAN, organisations that represent record companies, musicians and writers. Rightly, this requires the payment of fees so those that produce the music get something out of it. As well as license fees, there are ongoing costs maintaining and improving the website and apps, software licensing, bandwidth, domain registration hardware upgrades and news services. (Other contributors to the station such as voice-over artists and graphic designers have contributed their talent and time free.)
radio.sydney could be even greater and move to the ‘next level’ with more funding. Especially in terms of the website, apps, general promotion and, who knows, paid programming. I’d like to build on what we have which requires deeper pockets. Hopefully, like yours.
Regardless, whether you give or not, you're always free to listen to radio.sydney here: