Tuesday May 26

Donations cleared .. a thank you and a question to the community

Eve Radio News

Good news!

After a rather difficult month financially we have met our minimum donations target for the month and are clear to broadcast throughout the Christmas period.

This wouldn't have been possible without the generous donations of a number of people, not least of which are the likes of K'azz D'Avore and Meakovic who dipped considerably into their pockets to help us out. They join a long list of very generous donators like the legendary El'Basin, Elouda Lightstar and others lost to the mists of time.

While we generally don't make a huge fuss of people's individual generosity (it's hard to individually thank so many different people) don't think for a second that it is not very much appreciated. We understand in these difficult economic times that spare money is hard to come by and that with Premium Subscriptions some may think it's pushing it a bit to continue to ask for so much every month but the reality is without this sort of support we can't continue to operate.

Even with a fair number of Premium Supporter accounts on our books we are still losing several hundred pounds a month which Diaego has to cover himself. This amounts to several thousand pounds a year which over the course of the last 8 years represents a staggering personal investment. (Incidently, it's the main reason why we don't hog tie and drag him over a field of broken glass with his trousers unzipped whenever he he randomly breaks something.)

We are striving to increase the number of active Premium Subscriptions over the next few months to try and get us into the position where we can do away with the need for regular monthly donations and be fully self sufficient but until that time we will need to continue asking for help. We don't want to rely on a handful of generous people to keep us going each and every month which is why a Premium Supporter subscription is such an effective way of contributing a little on a regular basis.

We've been able to lower the required donations amount twice over the summer thanks to the excellent pickup in Premium Accounts during that period but growth has stalled a bit during our quiet end of summer season coupled with a drop off in community activity due in part to the rebellion in Eve Online and the exit of a number of prominent veteran DJ's from our schedule.

We do hope as we head into our Christmas/New Year season we can get momentum going once again and quickly get to the stage where we are able to break even.

For that to happen we will obviously need new signups, more overall site foot traffic and of course, new shiny things to make the step to a Premium Account more palatable.

As usual, we have a number of events lined up in December with some collaborative work with CCP and our big Christmas Comes Early week of giving away billions of ISK. We will be utilising all our shniy new toys during this period, so expect lots of live streaming video, on demand content and of course festively plump DJ's banging out a load of great tines.

What we need from you is (of course) you to tune in and support us by listening to all these fine shows. We also need you to make sure your rubbish corp mate who's never heard of Eve Radio also tunes in and discovers how awesome we all are. Beyond that, we need you to to talk about Eve Radio on your in game travels, spread the word to the many thousands who don't even know we exist. The more who know about us the more will come to enjoy the efforts of our hard working DJ's. Some of them may even feel picking up a Premium Supporter account is a good idea as well as a sound investment in Eve Radio's future.

More than anything though we want you to tell us what you want.

We want to continue building on the Premium Supporter accounts list of features so those already subscribed and those that may be in the future have even more reasons to sign up. We also want more general ideas for features to add in general. PLEASE TELL US.

Anyway, thanks for reading this far. More news on our Christmas activities will be coming in the next few days. Enjoy Crucible, it's cracking good fun so far and a very positive first step towards making Eve completely awesome again.

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Xanduis said:

"Festively plump DJs?" lol
December 18, 2011
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Elrian Silverblade said:

Elrian Silverblade
Will mention this site to my corp mates when life allows me to play eve again, still paying just not playing. Premium member though as that way I can listen in to my favourite DJ's while at work. Much appreciated gents.
December 01, 2011
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