When will the station begin broadcasting?
Our original launch date of July 1 has been delayed while we await the installation of our studio
equipment and tower. We have not set a launch date yet, but are on track to be broadcasting before the
end of Summer 2016.
How can I tune in to your station? Will I be able to listen if I don’t have a radio?
We will broadcast on 106.1FM in Toledo, Ohio. We are looking at ways to provide online streaming
services so that you can listen to our signal through your desktop computer or mobile device.
What is the station’s format?
Our format is community radio, which means we aim to reflect the interests of the community. This can
manifest as talk radio, music programs, as well as other formats. The common thread will be that each
program will reflect an underrepresented perspective in the Toledo area.
What hours will your station be on the air?
Our station will broadcast 24 hours a day.
I have a great show idea. How do I get it on your station?
We have an open application process, which means anybody with an idea can fill out a simple form with
their concept and contact information. These applications are reviewed by our board, who then decide
if the show is promising enough to put on the air. If a show is selected, the host will be contacted about
recording a pilot episode.
There are no financial costs associated with hosting a program on our station. However, being provided
with a time slot comes with responsibilities. All hosts must agree to abide by the station’s policies and go
through a brief training course. In exchange, they will receive broadcast time, access to a professional
recording studio, and access to helpful support services.
Who makes up your board of directors? How do they make decisions?
Our station is operated by the board of Toledo Integrated Media Education (TIME). A list of board members is available
here, and more information will be available soon on the TIME website.
I have experience in radio/journalism, and am interested in working for your station. How do I apply?
Our station operates entirely with a volunteer staff. We are not hiring at this time.
How is your station funded, and what sort of costs do you have?
As a non-commercial operation, we depend on individual contributions from supporters instead of ad
revenue to sustain our recurring costs, which total about $10,000/year. Most of that goes to rent on our
studio space, while the rest goes to licensing fees, insurance, and support services.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all contributions to the station are tax-deductible. We encourage supporters to
consider becoming members by signing up to make an annual contribution here. We also offer program
underwriting to individuals and organizations who make contributions of at least $130.
Where is your station located?
The broadcast antenna will be on a tower located the Original Sub Shop & Deli on Broadway St. The
studio will be located in the Collingwood Arts Center. The two sites are connected by an Internet link.
How far will the broadcast range be?
We will not know for sure until we are broadcasting, but we expect to have a very strong signal within a
3-5 mile radius of the tower off of Broadway, at the Original Sub Shop & Deli. A listenable signal should
be audible throughout most of the Toledo area.