There are various ways you can support us if you so wish;
Enter our competitions
These are currently only open to UK based Sims and we get a very small percentage of the additional charge. But every little helps thanks!
Become an Executive Producer
announce your name/blog/website at the end of the podcast.
Simply make a donation and let us thank you in person, tell all your friends
and the podcast will be ‘live’ in perpetuity with your name as Executive Producer!
Advertising / Sponsorship
Financial support for The Outdoors Station can also be made from
Sponsorship and voluntary Donations.
Any program which is sponsored is associated with a clear name check
(beginning or end) and appropriate web links. Please contact me for further details.
In the interests of transparency any donations, gifts and items for review will be announced clearly in any podcast. Please note, there are no advertising space available within the podcasts.
Just the facts m’am!!
Since the start of production in October 2005 over 9 million podcasts
have been downloaded from The Outdoors Station.
Automatic analytics across all media indicate 4000-4500 average daily downloads.
The podcasts are live in perpetuity.
Our You Tube feed now has over 6000 subscribers
Figures indicate an RSS audio feed audience of 10,000+
To give you an indication of the investment required in creating and maintaining
The Outdoors Station, the general running and production costs are as follows;
Distribution: By far the largest on going cost is the bandwidth required for the hosting service,
marketing and website investment
Content: Admin, Mobile, Long Interview Calls, Travel and Accommodation for up to 4 people
Production: Hardware (Audio devices, Video cameras, Computers), Software
(forever upgrading), Storage, Editing, Music and SFX purchase
The Outdoors Station was created by Bob Cartwright in 2005 where his experience in professional broadcast production and knowledge of the outdoors world combined to create a unique resource for the self powered traveler.
The key ethos is to create an independent production platform and to inform, entertain and inspire others to enjoy a healthy outdoors lifestyle, with responsibly and understanding of the natural world around them.