(yup, Newstalgia is passing the hat)
(. . . Or you can turn the page)
As much as you hate reading about it is about as much as I hate asking, but the fact of the matter is - Newstalgia really needs your help.
It's been very difficult of late to maintain the blog, keeping bills paid and staying current with the rent. I wish this was the only thing I did every day, but sadly it's not.
This summer has been a dismal time, coupled with the current economy even freelancing has stopped. And we are often tempted to throw our hands up and walk away, but the fact of the matter is, the archive (where all the material you hear comes from) just can't be abandoned. It's reason for existence is because most all of these materials were tossed in the trash and destined for destruction in the first place. I have devoted a goodly part of my life and resources preserving this collection so that people like yourselves can benefit from it, not only now but for years to come.
Many of you have been generous in the past and my gratitude is heartfelt and sincere - it has made a enormous difference and has allowed me to carry on.
But money dissipates and bills accumulate. And putting off that phone call no longer works.
At present we need to raise $10k in order to pay back rent and keep the electricity on. There is no realistic way that amount can be raised via Newstalgia - right now it's really just a matter of what ever can be raised will be of great help.
This is a tough time for a lot of us - now more than ever before it seems. If you can make a donation, no matter how small - it would be lifesaving. If you can't, I more than understand.
No matter what, Newstalgia will continue and strive to give you the best of history presented in the best sound, with no "sound bites" or excerpts where possible. The best and most complete available.
Because . . .well, that's just what we do.