Community Voices

I am raising funds for Voice of Jones County podcast (VJC).  Jones County Iowa has been without a radio station for over 20 years.  Also, there are more and more small communities closing their newspapers.  With the use of community-base podcasting the organization would like to train a cross-generational segment of the population in Jones involved.  VJC would like to train high school students and retired  people with smart-phones to become community reporters of their community.  VJC believes politics are local, and currently less and less local ideas, opinions, stories and conversations are being shared.  The podcast needs start-up funds to pay rent, purchase equipment and more.   The itemize expense are:


2production movie cameras;                         $4600.00

6 good quality microphones                          $1,012.00

2 heavyweight tripods                                    $208.00

10 digital recorders                                         $1,050.00

3   25 ft. extension cords                                $75.00

1 solar panel recharging station               $500.00

3 heavy carrying bags                                      $750.00  

1 portable projector                                        $583.00

2 sets of quality speakers                               $200.00

1 video editing software                                 $200.00

200 t-shirts with logo                                      $1,950.00

Advertising & media adds                              $1000.00

Apple computer video production            $1,800

Apple computer podcasting                          $1,000

Monthly rent                                                          $800.00 @12mo $9,600

Miscellaneous                                                       $4000.00 ______________________________________________

Grand total                                                       $29,728.00


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R.J. Tapia 
Monticello, IA
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