“I listen, I subscribe!”

Many thanks to our friends at Triple R in Melbourne who we borrowed this headline from. It just sums things up. If all BayFM’s listeners became subscribers – heck even if just one in five did – we’d be financially secure. But naturally many people figure that radio is free, so why pay? And of course we get that.

Commercial radio is free to listeners, but that’s why there are so many ads, because it’s the ads that pay for the station. Community radio is different to commercial radio. We do have sponsors of course, but far fewer of them than a commercial station has advertisers, partly because our ethical stance means we won’t accept messages from lots of corporates, and partly because there are strict limits on the messages that community radio stations can broadcast.

BayFM is not government funded either, except for a very few hard-fought specialised grants. So all that’s a long-winded way of saying, yes we’re free, and you’re welcome to listen for free. But sponsorship doesn’t cover our costs. So if you like what we do, please support us by becoming a subscriber and keeping us running. Because while we do everything we can to keep costs to a minimum, running a radio station just costs money. That’s the reality.

CLASSIC SUBSCRIBER $70 annually

Our ‘regular’ individual subscription is for people who are anything but standard. This is our most popular subscription choice.

Classic subscriber benefits:

  • Automatic entry into the annual Radiothon Subscriber Drive prize draw with chances to win major prizes
  • Entry to other prize draws during the year – win tickets to festivals, shows, movies and gift vouchers
  • Discounted entry to BayFM parties
  • Feel passionately good about supporting independent media in our community
  • Bumper sticker to show you listen local
  • BayFM quarterly newsletter

CONCESSION SUBSCRIBER $50 annually

Everyone can help make BayFM a better community service. For students, retirees and anyone else with a concession card.

Concession subscriber benefits:

  • Automatic entry into the annual Radiothon Subscriber Drive prize draw with chances to win major prizes
  • Entry to other prize draws during the year – win tickets to festivals, shows, movies and gift vouchers
  • Discounted entry to BayFM parties
  • Feel passionately good about supporting independent media in our community
  • Bumper sticker to show you listen local
  • BayFM quarterly newsletter

PASSIONATE SUBSCRIBER $99.9 annually

Passionate subscribers are just about perfect. 99.9 is of course BayFM’s frequency. This is how you show the station a little extra love.

Passionate subscriber benefits:

  • Automatic entry into the annual Radiothon Subscriber Drive prize draw with chances to win major prizes
  • Entry to other prize draws during the year – win tickets to festivals, shows, movies and gift vouchers
  • Discounted entry to BayFM parties
  • Feel good about supporting independent media in our community
  • Bumper sticker to show you listen local
  • BayFM quarterly newsletter

BUSINESS SUBSCRIBER $135 annually

Our business subscribers give us a little extra help to keep our business going, for which we love them all very much.

Business subscriber benefits:

  • Automatic entry into the annual Radiothon Subscriber Drive prize draw with chances to win major prizes
  • Entry to other prize draws during the year – win tickets to festivals, shows, movies and gift vouchers
  • Discounted entry to BayFM parties
  • Feel passionately good about supporting independent media in our community
  • Bumper sticker to show you listen local
  • BayFM quarterly newsletter

PATRON SUBSCRIBER $550 for five years

Patrons help us see the road ahead. A five year subscription helps BayFM plan for the future with much greater confidence.

Patron subscriber benefits:

  • Automatic entry for the next five years into the annual Radiothon Subscriber Drive prize draw with chances to win major prizes
  • Entry to other prize draws during the year – win tickets to festivals, shows, movies and gift vouchers
  • Discounted entry to BayFM parties
  • Feel passionately good about supporting independent media in our community
  • Bumper sticker to show you listen local
  • BayFM quarterly newsletter