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Restore the republic radio shutting down forever!

I just got this email and figured posting here was needed.

http://www.RTRRadio.com

Just when we are on the verge of being self-sufficient through lowered server costs and increased support from advertising revenue, radio created by the revolution, for the revolution is about to disappear forever! If you've taken time to listen to Ron Paul Radio, Revolution Broadcasting, or RTR Radio over the past 18 months, you know how important this project is.

Maybe we are just another victim of the NWO planned financial collapse. Maybe every member of the revolution really has already had their wealth stolen from them by the government in collusion with the bankers. If that is true, we are about to lose our ability to tell anyone about it.

These days we are finding that even when we ask, we are unable to even raise the amount of funding in a whole month that we used to raise in a single DAY without even asking! And guess what? Our host lineup, content, and news department are stronger and more organized than ever.

When we brought you the full days coverage of the Revolution March, we raised $2500 in a single day. When we brought you the chuck-a-thon for Chuck Baldwin, we raised $600. When we brought you the Ron Paul press conference live from the National Press Club, we raised $500. You supported us as well when we brought you 3 presidential debates and a vice-presidential debate. One of the presidential debates could not be heard anywhere else!

Will you help us stay alive? Here's how you can help:

1) Donate! We only need to raise less than $1000 to get through this pinch (http://www.rtrradio.com/donate). Even $5 helps! Please don't hesitate because you don't think you can make a difference.
2) Listen and Participate! Join us in our "Live Chat", and call in to many shows with our guest call-in line at 505-715-6522. When you listen and participate, advertisers can see that we are having an effect, and they are more likely to decide to use us as a medium to sell their product or service!
3) Get Involved! Remember, we are radio BY THE REVOLUTION, FOR THE REVOLUTION! That means we are you- and you are us! Our weekend schedule has a few more openings for hosts! Our news dept needs writers, reporters, researchers, and audio technicians. If you are interesting in getting involved with us, contact Ray Powell via skype instant messaging at "rayzer42" or email ray@raymondpowell.com.
4) Support our advertisers! Take their messages seriously and let them know where you heard their ad!

Maybe, with your help, RTR Radio can get through this last crunch and finally become self-sufficient...

http://www.RTRRadio.com

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actually...

As it turns out, it is NOT that expensive especially in conjunction with a shared sever situation with other patriot/freedom web projects. We can now operate on just a few hundred per month. We just needed to get caught up on old, old invoices that the ISP has been gracious enough to give us some leeway on.

I anticipate that we will be self-sufficent from here on out thanks to the many advertisers who have decided it is worth spending some money with us to have their products be featured.

I want to personally thank EVERYONE on behalf of all the RTR Radio staff (of which Steve Parent is not one), for this GRACIOUS outpouring of support. I cannot begin to tell you how much it has inspired me and everyone to know that we have the support of the grassroots.

I just want to remind everyone that we are not here in an effort to have a bunch of guys make a bunch of money and buy villas on the beach. We are not here for hosts to build their own egos and sell a bunch of DVDs so they can buy villas on the beach. We are a group of volunteers who know that there is important information to get out and that there are not enough outlets for that information. We are radio FOR the revolution, BY the revolution, and I give you my promise to do everything in my power to keep it that way.

We look forward to each and every one of you having the opportunity to be part of our project. And all those who donated to help keep us alive are just that- a very IMPORTANT part of our family.

Thank you for your support! It means more than you can possibly know.

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
http://www.RaymondPowell.com

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
Founder, Hacking For Change
Head Geek, Startbutton.com

As far as I understand,

As far as I understand, streaming audio is quite expensive. It takes a lot of server resources as well as bandwidth.

If the RTR radio is overtaken by the expenses, maybe instead of shutting down completely the operators might consider recording shows and offering them for download. That might be a much less expensive way to manage the costs. Not as glamorous as a live show, but the information still gets out there just the same - maybe even better because recorded shows can be passed around, linked to , etc, etc.

...

To the posters below: Personal attacks

are against the forum rules. It is obvious you have a personal problem/vendetta with RTR!

*****
"I truly wish that real life would no longer surpass the worst excesses of my nightmarish imaginings... Arthur Silber **

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Yes I have a problem with felons scamming people

We've documented Steve Parent's criminal past extensively over the past year and he's relentless in his quest to get people to send him money. If you call exposing criminals a personal attack that's fine... you can call it anything you like but it's still criminal behavior. He's a multiple count convicted felon for scamming old people in his various hearing aid scams. He's in hiding in Canada as they'd arrest him if he ever steps foot back in the US

You didn't expose anyone

I witnessed Steve Parent HELP more people learn how to be a GOP delegate than the entire RP campaign staff sans Kent Snyder (RIP).

I bet the only GOP delegates that actually voted FOR RON PAUL were the Steve Parent delegates because the rest appear to have sold out for a lousy concert ticket/ song and dance.

The election is over. Ron Paul did not lose because of Steve Parent, but he could have lost because those against Steve Parent spent more time documenting Steve Parent and tracking Ron Paul supporters and libelling them then actually getting Ron Paul elected.

To: Dr.? Steve

Perhaps you should ask Lord Lyman to raise the money for you.He raised $6 million dollars in one day all by himself.

Wait... You say it was 58,000 liberty lovers who donated that money to Dr. Ron Paul. OK, never mind Lord Lyman can't help you then.

You can always go out and pick up cans Dr Steve

That would be an appropriate vocation for you

Dr Steve the felon is back

Will your scamming never stop... you're a real piece of work

God Bless Dr Steve

God Bless Dr Steve...great to see you back!!!!

just for the record... el buggo is also Steve Parent

He thinks we don't remember when he used this nick... he's known for complimenting his other nicks with this one

There

are so many things going on I forgot they were around. I sure will donate

Question

Will the website still be running?
http://www.restoretherepublic.net/

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I received four emails

What would be good is if they could be connected to Daily Paul the way antiwar radio is connected to antiwar.com.

If...

If Mr. Nystrom would honor us with such an arrangement, we would jump at it. And on our end, we would work to ressurect the show we used to have each day thats primary purpose was to review content on DailyPaul.com.

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
http://www.RaymondPowell.com

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
Founder, Hacking For Change
Head Geek, Startbutton.com

Well I'm all for it

I see this as taking the rEVOLution to the next step. It certainly would give more dimension to the virtual community. If I were you, I would send Michael an email. It is my personal opinion, that Michael Nystrom needs help getting funds for Daily Paul. He doesn't complain.. But, as someone who LOVES Daily Paul and would like to see this site start getting awards, I get the feeling Michael also has a hard time keeping Daily Paul funded. I bought one of his Ron Paul calanders and I don't think he made any money because the quality is excellent. I tell you this because I want to help as many rEVOLutionaries sustain communication of ideas and friendships. I think it would be so cool for Daily Paul to have a Restore the Republic Radio link.. it seems like a capital idea, and I like that. GOOD LUCK PS I hear Obama is giving grants to $12K.. Ask for one. He's president for the next four years and if thats how businesses are going to get capital to operate... seems dumb to say no when in rome.

Great Idea, spread the word.

Great Idea, spread the word.

First we need permission from Michael Nystrom

And then there would be a link/blogg to Restore The Republic Radio, when the show is on, the link blinks to tune in, otherwise, the link goes to rtrr, like a chat room, to find old the programs, etc.

Have you been to www.antiwar.com? There is a crossover in posting from antiwar.com and counterpunch here on Daily Paul that makes me think the addition of rtrr to DP would be very bennificial to those interested in rstoring the republic.

I think there used to be a

I think there used to be a banner when it was RBRadio.

I will try to get Michael and Ray together about this, sounds like a good idea.

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www.rtrradio.com

Great Idea!!

It would be great to have a link here to listen to RTR !
Read DP AND listen to all the great interviews on RTR at the same time.

*****
"I truly wish that real life would no longer surpass the worst excesses of my nightmarish imaginings... Arthur Silber **

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

It makes it a fun too

Back in the good old days before Jerry Garcia passed away, the Grateful Dead had a Forum that was set up for touring with the dead. There were tents set up, this is before notebooks, they set up tents with computers so you could go to the forum and post/chat about the concert, or meeting up at the next show, or passing information. I see no reason why the rEVOLution can not do this, except by those who have an alternative agenda then to unite for the principles Ron Paul has established for restoring the republic. I don't agree with Ron Paul 100%, but I agree with Ron Paul more than any elected currently in office. People are waking up, and I'm sending them here, so it would be great if they could literally tune in. United we stand.

well said patriot

nothing else to add.

peace patriots*)

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GREAT QUOTE!

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Sincerely,
Ray Powell
http://www.RaymondPowell.com

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
Founder, Hacking For Change
Head Geek, Startbutton.com