Close the Gap FAQ What is the “Close the Gap” figure and what does it mean? The gap is the combination of how much money remains to fulfill our Share 2021 goal when all financial pledges have been fulfilled and how much it will cost to cover tech-related expenses for WBCL and sister station WRNP. The financial gap as of December 28 was $70,763. What was the WBCL Share 2021 goal? $1,535,000 What amount of Share 2021 pledges remain to be fulfilled? $70,763 (As of December 28) What is the goal to pay for the tech-related expenses? $35,000The goal to pay for tech-related expenses has been exceeded! Total amount raised is: $94,435 (As of December 28) Why tech-related expenses? Technology is constantly changing and unfortunately wears out. In an effort to provide the best listening experience we can, for both WBCL and WRNP, we must keep up with the changes and make updates as needed. Why are you asking all listeners to contribute toward tech-related expenses for both WBCL and WRNP? Eventually, we hope to have each station raise all funding needs separately. However, with WRNP being new on the 94.1 frequency, we wanted to provide the opportunity for listeners of both stations to help. When I donate, where does the money go? If you are fulfilling a WBCL Share 2021 pledge, then that donation will go toward meeting the WBCL Share 2021 goal and that is hugely important. That funding helps pay the bills and other ongoing operating budget costs. Donations designated toward the Tech-Related campaign will go to that effort. Here’s the breakdown of expenses: WRNP Start-up costs, including the unexpected replacement of the main transmitter $15,000 Antenna Assessment $1,000 Needed antenna adjustment on the tower $5,500 WBCL Antenna replacement for 90.3 signal $10,400 Antenna Assessment $1,000 Audio Processor $2,100 Total= $35,000 Any undesignated year-end gifts will go toward the Tech-Related campaign until the $35,000 goal is met. Once that is reached, undesignated gifts will go toward WBCL Share 2021 goal to assist covering pledges others are unable to fulfill. What if I’ve already fulfilled my Share 2021 pledge, can I give a little extra to help with the Tech-Related expenses campaign? Yes! Any extra amount that you’d be willing to give will be greatly appreciated. Just remember to designate your extra gift for that project. I’ve prayed about it and I’m ready to partner with WBCL. What do I do next? Thanks for praying and for partnering with us! Just click here.