98five is a not-for-profit, listener-supported community radio station & proud of it. We’re for the community and supported by it.
Because of our community broadcasting license, we’re sponsorship restricted, so over 50% of our funding has to come from listeners and the community. (But this means we’re also limited to 5 minutes of ads an hour compared to the 22+ minutes an hour you’ll hear on commercial stations!)
Every year in June we host a week-long appeal where we invite our listeners and community to financially support the work of 98five, so we can keep broadcasting on air 24/7!
Nearly half of our annual fundraising income is generated in our June Appeal, so you can understand how crucial it is that we get near our target of $621,000. This takes care of our operating expenses, including funding our great team at 98five as well as paying the bills like electricity and our license and music royalties.
As a listener supported radio station, if it wasn’t for your support there wouldn’t be a voice of hope for families on the airwaves in Perth and across WA! Join us on this journey of faith and belief, call now 9313 0800 or click the button below.
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