Interesting Sharathon Facts

03.31.10 | Rick Snavely | Comments[2]

1. The Family Life Network’s budget for this fiscal year is $4,932,498 to operate 15 stations, 54 translators, the Internet site, plus help finance the personal ministry activities to youth, adults and senior citizens.

2. About 83% of contributions to FLM come from listeners during the two semi-annual sharathons.

3. The other 17% of the contributions comes from:

  • 7% - Program gifts that are shared with FLN.
  • 4% - Program sponsorship and announcements
  • 4% - Miscellaneous – special offerings, matching gifts, memorials, bequests, etc.
  • 2% - Church gifts and missionary budgets.

4. What are the costs involved in running the network?

  • 41% - Salaries: 43 full-time and 18 part-time salaries
  • 35% - Operational Expenses: (utilities, supplies, rent, insurances, equipment, programming)
  • 8% - Special Events: concerts, conferences, trips etc.
  • 8% - New Projects
  • 4% - Promotion: printing, postage & advertising
  • 2% - Professional Services: auditing, legal & consultant fees etc.
  • 2% - Travel

5. Network projects completed in the last 12 months

  • Began broadcasting on WCIG in Dallas, PA
  • Built new station, WCIJ, in Unadilla, NY
  • Built new translator in Allentown, PA
  • Upgraded translators in Carbondale, PA, Berwick, PA, and Bloomsburg, PA
  • Received construction permits to build new stations in Belfast, NY and Laporte, PA
  • Began the process of purchasing station in Farmington Township, PA

6. Projects for next 12 months

  • Construct new stations in Farmington Township, PA
  • Work toward construction permits for stations licensed to Silver Creek, NY, and Cambridge Springs, PA
  • Purchase new stations in different markets in New York and Pennsylvania
  • Upgrade/move translators in Clarks Summit, PA, Cooperstown, NY, Delhi, NY, Geneseo, NY, Lehighton, PA, and Lock Haven, PA
  • Upgrade WCOH in Dubois, PA
  • Upgrade WCIM in Shenandoah, PA

7. The financial goals for each station will help to meet the general expenses for the next six months. Our four-day goal is $1.35 million. Raising additional funds, not associated with the sharathon, will be necessary to help with new projects. A one-day fund drive will be held in July for these construction projects


Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 04.09.10 Franny commented

How long will this Sharathon go to?

on 04.09.10 Anonymous commented

God is SOOO GOOD !