Saturday February 25th

Why Give?


Why give?

Your donation will make a powerful difference for listeners everywhere:

I am so thankful my best friend showed me RadioU. Some of your music literally saved my life in the midst of suicide. You guys have amazing music that never gets old. Thank you!

- M. listens to RadioU 101.9 in Grover Beach, California


It’s easy to support RadioU!


Give anything you like — EVERY donation counts! Donate any amount, or choose one of these…


    $25/month $150 onetime

Pays for a full day of your RadioU station! And we’ll say “thanks” with a #BeRadioU supporter t-shirt.

#BeRadioU T-Shirt


    $50/month $300 onetime

Pays for two days of your RadioU station! We’ll send you a #BeRadioU lightweight hoodie.

#BeRadioU Hoodie

Thank You - RadioU DJs

Why give?

So you’re probably already willing to donate something just because RadioU is awesome. If you’re already convinced, you can stop reading this and just have fun donating:

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Still reading? Here are some things we thought you should know:

  • RadioU plays the best music on the planet. Music that says something.
  • RadioU doesn’t play any commercials. Never has.
    We’re not even allowed to by federal law, so we never will.
  • RadioU still has real DJs who actually care about their listeners.
    Click the “Impact” tab above for some real-life examples!
  • RadioU isn’t owned by a big company. It’s just us here. We’re even nonprofit.
  • With no commercials and no profit, RadioU runs only because people donate.

Your music + zero commercials + donations = RadioU.

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It doesn’t take a lot to do a lot!

RadioU is 20 FM stations plus streaming through mobile apps, online, and through our Roku channel!

We hired a team of super-smart mathematicians who figured out that if you sign up to donate just $25 a month, you’ll pay for one whole day of your RadioU station! Or, $150 onetime works the same way.

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Of course, you can give whatever you want… who are we to limit your generosity? $50 a month to join The RIOT Club sounds nice. But even if it’s $10 — just donate the very best you can, and everything from everyone will equal RadioU!

The Impact

RadioU believes music should say something. And that the music we play can actually change peoples’ lives for the better. The people below prove we were right about all that.

Read them all, post your own story to our Facebook page, and donate to reach our next listener!

Michelle listens to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

RadioU saved my life! I was depressed and using drugs but I started listening to you guys. You introduced me to really good, meaningful music. I got cleaned up and have been sober for four years now. Thank you!

Angelique listens to RadioU 105.5 FM in Newark, Ohio

I’ve been going through a lot of hard stuff. I’m really glad to have RadioU to help me through these storms.

D. listens to RadioU 101.7 in Midland, Michigan

RadioU is such a big part of my life. I turn to it whenever I’m feeling down and lost, and your messages about God get me through the bulk of my days.

Kimberly listens to RadioU 91.5 FM in Santa Maria, California

God brought RadioU into my life so I can have a relationship with Him, and I know He’s going to do the same for other people! Your music and your message are so awesome!

Nathan listens to RadioU 88.7 FM in Columbus, Ohio

I suffer from depression and RadioU guides me when I’m in need. Finding hope from your station, I am not as affected by the depression.

Faith listens to RadioU 101.7 in Midland, Michigan

I love that the music RadioU plays deals with things we tend to ignore, even though we all experience them. Some days can get really, really hard. Whenever I tune to RadioU, things don’t seem so bleak. I’m not alone in my struggles, and there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Thanks for doing what you do.

A listener to RadioU 101.9 in Grover Beach, California

I am so thankful my best friend showed me RadioU. Some of your music literally saved my life in the midst of suicide. You guys have amazing music that never gets old. Thank you!

Kathryn listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Orlando, Florida

The music you guys played helped me get through my high school years, including my mothers’ attempted suicide. I made it through with your help. I went to college for a year, pushed everyone out of my life including (sadly) RadioU, and then went into a deep depression. I’ve recently started listening again — and I’m happier and dealing with my depression much easier. Thank you guys so much for all that you do. I wouldn’t have nearly as much in my life without RadioU.

With your help, we’ve launched FOUR new RadioU stations recently:

  • 103.5 Saginaw, Michigan
  • 101.9 Chillicothe, Ohio

  • 105.5 in Newark, Ohio
  • 92.5 in Mansfield, Ohio

Now, we’re coming to Athens, Ohio!

    • Home of 29,000 students at Ohio University!
    • We hope to have Athens on the air soon after the fundraiser!

        Donate to help RadioU expand!  

Your donation now will help RadioU reach brand-new listeners!
Thanks for helping us grow.


Why does RadioU need money?
With radio tower bills, streaming, music licensing, and more, RadioU isn’t cheap to do. And without commercials — we legally can’t play them and you wouldn’t want us to anyway! — RadioU stays on the air 100% because of donations from listeners like you!
What is a “monthly” donation?
Your monthly donation keeps the music going every month on RadioU, and continues automatically until you tell us to increase, decrease, or stop. A monthly donation therefore doesn’t need to be renewed unless you fall behind on payments. Onetime donations are paid only once.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. RadioU is operated by Spirit Communications, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We’ll email a receipt for every donation, and you’ll receive a year-end giving statement in January that you can use for your income tax preparation.
What about my privacy?
We do not share your information with anyone. We’ll be the only ones to contact you, and we’ll include an opt-out link on every message. If you choose to donate without using a credit or debit card, we’ll send you a return envelope in the mail for your convenience.
What if I need to change my donation?
You can update your contact and payment information or manage your existing monthly donation anytime online. You can also call us at 1-877-855-GIVE, or write to RadioU :: PO Box 1887 :: Westerville, OH 43086.
What if I can’t fulfill my original commitment?
We understand that circumstances change, but we do encourage you to still send anything you can.
More questions?
Use this handy link to ask your question now, or just call us at 1-877-855-GIVE
ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS LIST — BECOME A SUPPORTER NOW! Donate Now Your gift today will make an important difference for listeners everywhere!

Let us say thank you?

We’d love to say “thanks” with a new #BeRadioU supporter t-shirt or hoodie!

Designed exclusively for RadioU supporters by Colin Rigsby from House Of Heroes!

Fall Fundraiser Hoodie + Tee

We’ll send you a new, limited-edition #BeRadioU supporter t-shirt as our way to say “thanks” for the help when you donate at least $25 a month or $150 onetime to pay for one day of your RadioU station!

Give at least $50 a month or $300 onetime and we’ll send you a RIOT Club lightweight hoodie as our thanks!

T-shirt + Hoodie FAQ
If your donation is at least $25 a month or $150 onetime, we can send you a spiffy #BeRadioU supporter t-shirt. It’s our way of saying “thanks” for the help! If you’ve started with a smaller donation during RadioU’s Fall Fundraiser, you can increase your donation to qualify for the t-shirt. If you’re already giving at least $25 a month, you can request one as well through our Update Preferences page, or when you add a onetime donation or an increase to your monthly giving if you’re able. We’ll allow multiple t-shirts per household, but each must be accompanied by an additional qualifying donation. Choose your size carefully — we’ll be unable to offer exchanges. T-shirts will be shipped later this fall, and once we’ve received at least partial payment toward your donation. The same principles apply to the RIOT Club hoodie at its qualifying giving levels of $50 a month or $300 onetime.

The #BeRadioU Experience Contest

#BeRadioU Contest

You know what it’s like to LISTEN to RadioU…

But do you know what it’s like to actually BE RadioU? Stop wondering and start BE-ing!

RadioU is putting you IN OUR STUDIO with The #BeRadioU Experience contest!

You and a friend could win a trip to RadioU to experience life as a RadioU DJ. Being in the studio, yelling on the air, picking out some of the music, grabbing lunch with the RadioU DJs and staff, and whatever else our DJs do all day!

Donating during our fundraiser automatically enters you in the contest. We’ll announce the winner Monday, September 19th at 5:20 PM ET (2:20 PM PT)!