With a month to go until International Village, we're getting ready for our annual video broadcast of events, live from Renziehausen Park.
(Or, as one of our fans charmingly called it last year, "the geeks from the A.V. squad with the equipment they stole from the high school." Jealousy is such an ugly emotion, don't you think?)
We would like to raise $750. Donations may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. All donors will be acknowledged on our website, in a sign on our booth at International Village, and during the broadcasts.
You can make a donation by mailing a check or money order to Tube City Community Media Inc., P.O. Box 94, McKeesport, PA 15134-0094, or just click this button:
If your business or organization would like to advertise during our International Village webcast, we need your information no later than Aug. 7! (Advertising does not qualify as a charitable contribution.)
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me (412) 614-9659.
For $135, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement every hour during the broadcast for your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days. We'll also promote your group, business or organization on Twitter and Facebook.
For $250, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement every hour to promote your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 60 days. We'll also promote your group, business or organization on Twitter and Facebook.
We are hoping to upgrade our video quality from "1970s local TV station" to "1990s local TV station" this year. Yes, we are still living in an analog world.
(We've priced going all-digital with a computerized switcher and HD cameras. You seriously don't want to know.)
Every year, we have to bring this thing in under a $1,000 budget. And that's despite spending $256.68 in the past 12 months to IBM Cloud Storage to house the video stream, $80 to T-Mobile for the wireless access during International Village, as well as a bunch of other expenses.
(For instance, we just purchased three new higher-powered video links at $200, which should clear up the annoying static and video drop-outs that happened occasionally last year.)
If you're at all able to make a tax-deductible donation, we would very much appreciate it. Thank you in advance!
Originally published July 16, 2018.