Electra FM is now offering to operate
our Part 15 mobile broadcast facility at large events and festivals.
We have provided low power radio broadcasting at the Burning Man
event since 2000. We have the ability and experience to broadcast
live 24 hours a day or just a few hours a day in any type of event,
even in remote areas with hostile weather conditions.
Typically our programming would include your Public Service
Announcements about the event, event rules and guidelines, weather
and Emergency announcements to the attendees. This would be mixed
with recorded music we have on hand or perhaps selections you want
played. These rates do not include DJ’s. It covers the station being
brought to the event and put on the air with the station owner/
manager and possibly one other person operating it. The station
owner/ manager can from time to time, depending on the need, offer
DJ services at no extra charge. We also offer pre screened event
attendees to DJ while we are on the air. They are volunteers only
and are not paid.
We also can offer professional DJs at extra cost. However they are
somewhat expensive. We do not run advertising spots or commercials
unless the event producers specifically approve and request it and
it is a commercial for profit event. Commercials for products and
services can be provided by the company buying the time slots or we
can have them professionally produced for you in advance. Contact us
for specific rates. Note that allowing us to sell on air add space
at commercial events allows us to actually make this profitable and
keep it up and running and allows us make upgrades for the future.
Prices vary depending on location, length of time, the event’s
needs, availability of dependable power and type of venue. Station
operation starts at $200.00 per day. This price is figured for a 24
hour day with no extra DJ’s provided by us. This includes some live
DJ time as well as automated play lists. This is above and beyond
travel and power expenses. Payment for our broadcast services should
also include two free passes to your event. A reduction in the daily
rate is available if hot meals and hot showers are provided for us
at no charge while we are at the event.
Due to recent wild price fluctuations, an additional fuel
surcharge may be required depending on the market price for gasoline
in your area and along the route to your event. Generally we ask for
.38 cents a mile up front, ONE WAY only, (we pay for the return
trip) from Tucson Arizona. Our mileage limit is generally 700 miles
one way from Tucson AZ.. On top of that we may ask for expenses to
run our generator if you have no 30 amp 120 volt power within 100
feet of the station location inside your event. This is $1.50 per
hour extra. Set up time after arrival is typically no more 3 hours
from our arrival to actually going on the air. Generator time is
calculated on a 24 hour day and includes those 3 hours.
Travel and power payment is required one week in advance of us
leaving for your event. Payment for services is expected in CASH
upon our arrival at your event. If no payment is made in cash within
3 hours of our arrival we reserve the right to leave the event
immediately without providing any broadcast service. In that case,
NO REFUND will be made to you from our advanced travel expenses. Any
down time for technical problems on our part will be refunded on a
per hour rate, in CASH before leaving the event. All payments must
be made in Advance, before we go on the air.
We will cheerfully refund ALL prepaid travel pay if for any reason
we can’t get to the event. However if your event is cancelled for
any reason before it starts, and before we leave Tucson, we reserve
the right to keep 25 percent of the advanced travel pay. If your
event is shut down by the authorities (for any reason) after we
arrive, we reserve the right to keep 100 percent of the travel
payment as well as 100 percent of any other payments you made to us.
All prices are negotiable depending on your specific needs, venue,
location, price of fuel etc. PLEASE NOTE, Due to the
sometimes violent and confrontational nature of outlaw biker clubs
and their events, we respectfully decline to offer our services at
those. Burner type events and “Regional Burns” based on the ethos of
that culture qualify for substantial discounts. We’d love to do it
for free, but we simply can’t!
If you are still interested and want more specifics on prices and
other details contact: