Proposal: Creation of "Radio Z" an online Zcash radio station

Hello Zcash community.

In this proposal I request funding to create an exclusive Zcash online radio as a means of dissemination and communication.

I believe that developing and implementing projects based on the communication and dissemination of information related to the Zcash ecosystem and as a fundamental principle education and information through a dissemination medium with programming rich in entertainment, educational programs, dissemination and information 24 /7 directly from the protagonists to those interested, whether or not they are part of the ecosystem, are necessary steps to publicize everything related to Zcash at any time and anywhere in the world, as well as to raise awareness and change the privacy practices of individuals. and communities.

The desire to increase efforts to inform everyone on Zcash worldwide, promote communication initiatives and, at the same time, form an information medium together with members of the entire ecosystem goes hand in hand with technology and free access from any device anywhere, and the Zcasher that power this medium is a tool we should all take advantage of.

The interest in listening to the community about this proposal, and the interaction and contributions that are well received to enrich and increase the presence of the Zcash message is part of what we want to present in this new round of Zcash Minor Grants.

See the detailed proposal:


Title: Radio Z – Zcash Radio

Applicant Name: @robmarn

Base equipment:

• Robmar Enoe (@robmarn)

Development team (collaborator support):

Roosevelt Gordones (@gordonesroo)

Aura Brito (@AuraBritoSM)

Edickson Gonzales (@Edicksonjga)

Yoditar.zkp

Ender Arrieta (@ZcashCrusader)


What USD ($) amount are you requesting?

$6200 USD


Pitch: A one-line speech version of your proposal

The proposal aims to create an online radio whose main programming is the dissemination and information of the constant events of everything that happens in the Zcash ecosystem through entertainment, information, educational material and dissemination activities to strengthen awareness and practices. of privacy throughout the country.

Applicant’s background:

• Robmar Enoe (@robmarn): Audiovisual Editor, Photographer, Digital Animator, Social Communicator, digital content creator, facilitator of digital marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, graphic design teacher, photographic editor, facilitator of editing software Adobe suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Audition, Illustrator). Graduated as a Photographer with higher studies in photography, Graphic Designer, Electronics Technician. Specialization in live broadcast equipment and technologies, OBS software facilitator in various spaces. Active collaborator throughout the Zcash ecosystem in audiovisual matters.

Briefcase:

• Active contributor to the Zcash community in Spanish.

• Producer and creator of ShortZ (informational audio microphones for the community)

• Content creator for various social networks and platforms (Free2Z) on Zcash.

• Active collaborator of ZFAV Club.

• Creation of designs and animations in ZecHub.

• Active collaboration (non-profit) with communities that request support in translated broadcasts (subtitles and multi-screen) anywhere in the Zcash activity environment (Zcash Brazil and collaboration with Zcash Russia and Nigeria)

• At Zcon4 responsible for the real-time retransmission and translation of the different presentations throughout the conference with the direction and support of the ZFAV Club.

• Translation of the Zcon4 promotional video into 11 languages.

• Support ZecHub with the creation of the intro and other materials for Zcon Sessions.

• Creator of the audiovisual material and live broadcast of “Who wants to be Zchaser” from the Zcash community in Spanish.

• Support in the creation of the Zcast graphic image.

• Support from the ZFAV Club in various matters.

Social:

• Official FreePage on Free2Z.

• Various videos about Zcash on the Zcash YouTube channel in Spanish (Direcciones Unificadas en Zcash. ¿Que es Zcash?

• Various designs on social networks.

• CoCreator of the graphic image of the Zcash website in Spanish with Aura Brito and Roosevelt Gordones.

• Activities on social networks (Discord) for translations into Spanish of meetings, calls and various meetings with members of the Zcash ecosystem.

Description of the Problem or Opportunity:

Since the creation of radio, it has been evolving and, contrary to what many think, it is more alive than ever. It is permanent and mobile since you can listen to it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through different devices from wherever you are while doing any other activity such as cleaning your house or working. It is agile and immediate due to its speed of narration and the possibility of listening to a station from anywhere in the world through the internet. It activates the imagination due to its ability to evoke emotions and awaken the rest of the senses.

With the creation of Radio Z we want to be a means of disseminating everything that happens in the Zcash ecosystem with global Zcash participants, transmitting music and bringing some content to video streaming according to its producer and tools. The podcast space already has its protagonists and projects that are developed with great success and in a fantastic, informative and brilliant way, but this is not just another podcast, radio is a medium that stands out for focusing above all on entertainment and current information, unlike podcasts, they offer more specialized thematic content, which may have the purpose not only of entertainment, but also education, inspiration, training… that is, they seek to add specific value, and radio has its transmission 24/7 and can be heard whenever the interested party wants.

With this Radio Z proposal we want to provide information of interest about Zcash but with the additional value of entertainment and music, with programming created by and for Zcashers where news, announcements from all those involved in the ecosystem, events of the communities, tips, analysis, in addition to having a programming grid where members of the Global Zcash community can have their space and thus disseminate in real time any information about their communities or common interests of Zcash or the crypto ecosystem, which They can bring updated and constant information to the audience.

This creates an important opportunity to inform at all times, and for interested parties to have a space to expose all types of information about events within the Zcash ecosystem, based on informing and educating about privacy and security in a pleasant and interactive environment as a value. fundamental.

Together we want to contribute to the advancement of privacy in the world, joining the efforts of various sectors to promote it. This greater awareness will strengthen democracy, ensuring that citizens have control over their data in an increasingly digitalized world and that they are aware of the work to do so around the world through an updated, modern and entertaining means of communication.

Organizations involved with zcash will, in turn, benefit from the opportunity it will provide to present their views responsibly, ultimately creating a more ethical and collaborative digital ecosystem.

Proposed solution: Describe the solution at a high level.

Deliverables of the Radio Z project:

• Website: A site where information can be transmitted 24/7 and with programming accessible from any time, place or device. With links of interest to all the platforms and websites of the Zcash ecosystem.

• Social networks:

• Creation of profiles on various social networks: create accounts on all social networks that serve to disseminate Radio Z programming as well as updated information on what is happening in the ecosystem.

• Creation of a free public information base: (text and audiovisual content) in Spanish or English, or in the language that each producer of spaces on the radio (can be later translated into other languages), with evaluation criteria and recommendations of applications focused on security and privacy with the aim of educating and contributing to the advancement of privacy.

• Organization, collaboration and participation in meetings, courses, conferences and pro-educational events.

• Creation of educational materials with original content such as infographics, banners, posters and articles on technological updates and advances, general information about Zcash and privacy.

• Youtube Channel: A channel to broadcast live for producers who wish to make their programs with audio and video with the opportunity to broadcast jointly on multiple platforms.

Solution Format: What is the exact shape of the final product you are creating?

Radio Z On Line in streaming and web service

Radio Z is an information channel about Zcash and privacy designed to Disseminate and inform about the best practices for the use of cryptocurrencies, technological advances and adoption of Zcash worldwide.

Radio Z includes, for example:

  1. Live educational programs: We will present a programming proposal that addresses relevant topics about Zcash as well as privacy and security that will be conducted and produced by people belonging to the global Zcash community, but prior analysis of activity, responsibility, ethics and good behavior. within the ecosystem, based on the code of ethics of various platforms where there is a presence of Zcashers accessible to everyone.

  2. Deferred programs: If the producer approves and agrees, the program will be recorded to be broadcast on a delayed basis at times previously agreed between the producer and the radio station.

  3. Questions and answers: Radio listeners and viewers will have the opportunity to send their questions about the subject to be discussed and about Zcash through various means of interaction and where the producer will be attentive to them.


Technical approach

Immerse yourself in the how of your project. Describe your approaches, components, workflows, methodology, etc. Bullet points and diagrams are appreciated!

Dependencies:

Radio Z will rely on contracted services and suppliers to support deliveries. The Radio Z management team does not depend on other entities external to the Zcash ecosystem.

Execution risks:

The Radio Z project is active in production and programming and the work has been prepared in advance in terms of analysis and educational preparation for the most part with @robmarn’s own resources. This brings a greater reputation regarding the development of the project and likewise reduces the risks of discontinuity.

Approval of the proposal will build on existing work.

Evaluation plan:

• Website: Average unique global audience (Audio Streaming Service) analysis of statistics on geographic location of listeners, schedules, topics of interest and interaction.

• Social networks: Analysis of comments and traffic directed to the radio website.

Budget

Please provide the total amount of funding requested for each major heading (Hardware/Software, Services, Compensation) with a detailed explanation of how that budget was determined. The total of these three sections should add up to the total amount of the financing request. The clarity of this section will allow the review committee to quickly understand your reasoning for the requested funding.

The explanation of “Compensation” should include who is paid, how much they are paid (hourly, monthly, entire project, etc.), and how each compensation figure was determined.

Total Hardware/Software budget:

• Purchase of equipment: approximately $2,100 which includes: computer that will be the main server, unidirectional microphone, console or mixer) and adaptation of the physical space (soundproof space).

Provide a justification for the total hardware/software budget:

The amount will be used to purchase the necessary equipment.

Total service budget (cloud, hosting, etc.):

• Website (design, domain and hosting 6 months): $1,100

• Streaming Service: $680 (6 months)

• Discord Nitro Subscription, Server Upgrades and other related expenses: $190 per year

• Plans for online music to support 24/7 radio programming (Spotify, Last.fm, Deezer): $180 (6 months)

• Internet service payment $420 (6 months)

• Total costs: $4670

The amount will be used to acquire the services, social networks and execute the activities described in this proposal.

Mobilization costs and extras

Provide justification for the total service budget:

Cover costs of mobilization, transfer and logistics of @robmarn, payment of shipping services, and additional accessories with the objective of forming the radio and making the project known globally and in the ecosystem.

Total: $530

Total proposed dollar value of the grant:

Radio Z Team Total Compensation for 2023/2024: $6,200 (You will be paid in ZEC (at the price of ZEC USDT at the time of payment.)

Why is an advance payment required?

The money from this grant will be used to purchase the software, the streaming service, domain and hosting, improve internet service and the equipment necessary to create an online radio (a computer that will be the main server, unidirectional microphone, console or mixer) and adaptation of the physical space (soundproof space)


How was the project schedule determined?

• The project will be executed for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of extension after agreement with those responsible for the contributions for the subsidy.

How did you find out about Zcash community grants?

• By being an active member of the Zcash community.

Application submission date:

• September 2023


What benefits does the approval of this grant benefit the Zcash ecosystem?

The podcast space already has its protagonists and projects that are developed with great success and in a fantastic, informative and brilliant way, but this is not just another podcast, radio is a medium that stands out for focusing above all on entertainment and information of the moment, unlike podcasts, they offer more specialized thematic content, which may have as its purpose not only entertainment, but also education, inspiration, training… that is, they seek to add specific value, whereas radio has It is broadcast 24/7 and can be listened to whenever the interested party wants. One of the most powerful formats at the moment for the consumption and dissemination of any project or initiative with an online presence is radio and video, so Radio Z will be in both formats when necessary through the platforms where Zcashers exists. .

With this Radio Z proposal we want to provide information of interest about Zcash but with the additional value of entertainment and music, with programming created by and for Zcashers where news, announcements from all those involved in the ecosystem, events of the communities, tips, analysis, in addition to having a programming grid where members of the Global Zcash community can have their space and thus disseminate in real time any information about their communities or common interests of Zcash or the crypto ecosystem, which They can bring updated and constant information to the audience.

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Do you have plans to expand to other devices?

This proposal involves developing activities on the project’s own website. However, it is possible to expand the activity to mobile devices by creating an app, but that is still under study and cost analysis.


Why is it called “Radio Z”?

The initial idea of the project is to create an online radio called “Radio Z”, the Zcash online radio, is an initiative that seeks to continue collaborating with the dissemination, education and adoption of Zcash where Zcashers exist. The language will not be a limitation for those who wish to have a space in the radio content grid. Statistics show that online radio has grown by 212.6%.


What strategic partnerships will the alliance seek to strengthen its activities?

Mainly with ZFAV Club, Zcast, ambassadors and members or representatives of communities or projects belonging to the zcash ecosystem.


We are open to opinions and comments from the community about our proposal.

The Radio Z.pdf (3.9 MB)

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really cool idea. would it be possible for listeners to add a song to the queue by paying in ZEC or to “like” current track playing using zcash?

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Amazing! Good idea!

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¡Excelente propuesta!

Sabes que cuentas conmigo para apoyarte. Y gracias por la invitación a apoyar este excelente proyecto.

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Great idea Rob. Thanks for the invitation… :studio_microphone::studio_microphone::studio_microphone:

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Hello Robmar!

Radio Z is a project that will be of much benefit to the Zcash community. It will help promote events, content and other ecosystem projects, while attracting new ZEC users and potential members to integrate and bring value to the community. With a solid content strategy and outreach platforms, it will help promote the message of Zcash financial privacy.

Thanks for the invite to collaborate with Radio Z.

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If you invite me as a Host someday, I’ll vote you twice (nah, can’t do it xD, but hope you make it!)

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Original idea: send it! Good luck! :zebra: :sparkling_heart:

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I like the idea of ​​RadioZ, you have my support and thanks for the invitation. :zebra::bulb:

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This seems very niche.

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Thanks to all who support this proposal. And to those who have written to me privately I thank you for your advice and support, your corrections and contributions are very valuable for me…

You are also part of “Radio Z”.

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