Radio for a Cause

Two years ago in September, I started an online radio station that builds character. The Spectrum 23.9 has been currently giving individuals with disabilities a voluntary opportunity on air. I started in my parents' basement. My life changed completely, and I wasn’t sure what was next.

I jumped right into looking for sponsors and advertisers. Although, it was a bit premature, I found some that just wanted to help. Thanks to businesses like Sweetwater, the AWS foundation, and Partners in Autism. The next feedback I received wasn't reassuring. I’ve gotten some feedback that the home-business-feel turned off visitors and potential staff. 

Since then, I have been able to hold on to members like Jacob and Kayden because they truly believed in the cause. In May 2020, Spectrum 23.9 went through a format change and I’m so excited to share it with you. It’s a collection of songs from the 70s and 80s. Also, I had the privilege to continue my partnership with the AWS foundation and the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne. 

I am ready now. I've put in a lot of effort and investment to not give up now. My hard work is equally honest and simple, and I am proud of that. If you would like to support my future vision of Spectrum 23.9, choose whatever amount you think is cool and would feel humble about. Also, I would love it if you shared my GoFundMe campaign with a dear friend or family member that you think would be excited about this project. I hope that you will join me on this journey, and even if you can’t donate, I hope the radio station personalities touch your heart like they touch mine.

Finally, if you choose to donate, thank you for trusting me with this opportunity. I will do my best to keep you all updated throughout this process. Your support means the world to me. Thank you.

What will this $65,000 be used for?

Leasing/renting a building in Fort Wayne
Creating space for other studios for future programming

Thank you for being a listener of The Spectrum 23.9!


  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 6 mos


John Graham 
Fort Wayne, IN

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