Does This Technology Exist?
October 6, 2013 2:29 PM Subscribe
It's fund drive time, and I have been a contributor and a host promoting fund drives for public and community radio. But a common complaint I hear from people is public radio encourages them to do their part, meaning contribute. The promise is the sooner you do, the sooner the drive will end.
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But the drive never seems to end for people who listen on air - on air seems to be the public radio B seats. So, can technology be developed that if you listen to public radio online or via internet radio or from the station's direct feed, once you contribute, the IP address or equivalent of your device(s) is recorded and you will not hear any more pledging through it/them device until your pledge/payment (1 month, next drive, next year, etc.) expires? This would seem to be a huge business opportunity to public radio stations or public radio groups (NPR, PRI, APR) to insure guaranteed payment and at the same time, not annoy people who don't want to hear the non-stop pledging.