Right now our local Christian radio station, WAYFM, is doing a fund drive. (We also have The Fish here in Nashville, but Wally from WAYFM and Jackie Velasquez from The Fish are like the Biggie and Tupac of Christian morning radio. It’s a whole East Coast vs. West Coast kind of thing.)
Given how much I like Wally (he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met), I decided to personally donate. How much? I’m not telling you. I’m cashing that reward in once I get to heaven. Boom!
But in addition to paying my way to get back on his show, I mean donating, I thought I’d help out by suggesting a few ways Christian radio stations can raise money.
I bet your local Christian radio station does fundraisers too. Please feel free to pass these ideas on to them.
4 ways to raise money on a Christian radio station.
1. Crowder Beard Shave-a-Thon
David Crowder’s Beard + the highest bidder + an electric razor = bajillion dollars. (It’s up to the winning bidder if they choose to turn it into a “Beard braid-a-thon.” If you want to fill that beard with colorful beads and gemstones, that’s on you.)
2. Three Words: DC Talk Reunion
Is DC considered a word? I felt like saying “two words and one abbreviation” lost some of the power. I’m not joking about this one. You name the time and place, and I’m going to this concert. I’m as serious about this as I am about wanting to attend a Travis Tritt concert. And not in an ironic, hipster way. I’d go see Travis Tritt because I think I’d like the concert. Don’t believe me? Here’s a quarter.
You know you program managers want to play some U2. They’re the best not-so-secret Christian band on the planet. Give into that temptation. If you raise enough funds, then you hold a special day when it’s all U2, all day. You can call it “U2uesday.”
4. Jeremy Lin
I don’t know what you’d do here, but this guy is on fire. He’s like the Tim Tebow of the NBA. He’s unstoppable, and he loves the Lord. There’s something here, I just know it.
Will those ideas happen? Maybe not. I’m not that powerful, but Wally is. He’s great friends with TobyMac. We all live in Franklin, Tennessee together. Let’s get on that reunion already. Maybe Travis Tritt can open.
Is there a Christian radio station where you live?