Open Your Mind Radio has been running now for over 8 years and with the help, support and donations from you the listener, we would not have the technology that we are using today. So first of all, we would like to thank everyone who have supported and donated over the last 8½ plus years.
As time moves on and equipment gets used/broken/faulty etc, upgrades tend to be needed. We have two lists below. The first list is for equipment that we need to get as part of our studio upgrade and general technology for OYM projects. The second list is equipment that is on our "wish list" that we would love to get. We have put an explanation on each item as to why we need to get them and the benefit of having it. As they say, put it out to the universe and see what comes back!
A big "THANK YOU" to everyone who donates to OYM Radio. Without your help, OYM would not be possible! :-)
1. In the past, we have held a number of free seminars to help educate people to different issues and new technology. The first seminar we did was with Walter Graham (The Dangers of Wi Fi). The Second seminar we did was with Richard Cumbers (The Pain Genie). We would like to be able to offer more of these free seminars and raise the funds to cover room hire costs and miscelleanous expenses. We know people have very little money, so we prefer to offer these seminars for free to maximise the amount of people that can come along and be educated.
2. At Studio 1 we are prone to power outages as experienced with hurricane Opheila and other issues that happen when you live outside of the city. So having a UPS backup to avoid damaging the studio equipment would be very helpful. Plus when the power does come back on, the power surge could also damage the equipment, so having a UPS would solve this problem.
3. The SAM Broadcaster laptop has developed a number of issues which include a faulty USB port, A temperamental power supply and recently the bottom part of the screen is beginning to go. So on our list will be an up to date replacment laptop.
Nice To Have Wish List
1. We would love to have an Open Your Mind Van to be able to do more work outside of the studio and help out groups if required. We could also go mobile with OYM Radio and maybe setup in different locations like outside broadcasts, maybe at protests etc and now with our new professional 4K camera and green screen equipment, we are nearly ready to go on the road and do interviews. All that is left is the transport to do this.
We what to be able to "up our game" and to provide a "BBC" quality radio show (although not the BBC content!) and with the improvements to the equipment over the years, we feel that we are achieving that gradually. It's now time to upgrade the equipment and hopefully provide better quality broadcasting to our listeners in Ireland and globally. With your help, we can do this.