Frequently Asked Questions



  1. What is the Friends of mvyradio?

Friends of mvyradio Inc is a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax I.D. 46-3432541). All contributions to Friends are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

The mvyradio mission is to present new and well loved music in a distinctive sound, inspired by a love for Martha's Vineyard and a worldwide community of uncommon enthusiasm for music artistry, intelligence, and independence. Drawn from rock, alternative, singer/songwriter, blues,and roots – our music is connected by substance and quality, accessibility and craftsmanship.

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  1. I thought mvy was a "commercial" radio station?

As of Feb 9, 2013 Friends of mvyradio operates as a non commercial radio station on 88.7FM Martha’s Vineyard and on 96.5 FM in Newport, RI. Friends is solely funded by listener donations and underwriting from business sponsors.
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  1. How is Friends of mvyradio funded?

It's funded exclusively from the donations of individual listeners and underwriting from business sponsors. [back to top]


  1. I would like to make a donation to support Friends of mvyradio. But can I be assured my credit card number is secure when I send it to you via the Internet?

Yes. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all financial data submitted to Friends of mvyradio over the web. SSL renders donors' personal information, including credit card numbers, virtually unreadable to anyone who intercepts it. SSL is supported by all major browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. (To find out if your browser is connected to a secure transaction server, look for a solid gold key in the lower right-hand corner of a Netscape browser. For a Microsoft browser, look for a locked padlock.).

Additionally, when we verify credit card donations we take an extra security step to address any concerns about credit card fraud by requiring the "Card Security Code," a three-digit code on the back of most cards. [back to top] 

  1. Is donor information kept confidential?

mvyradio never sells, trades, or rents donor information, and our site has security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of donor and donation data. The same holds true for any and all third-party transaction agencies we may use to process your donation.

On the donation form is an option where you can choose to have your name used on-air as a Friend of mvyradio. If you select that, you will be included from time to time in acknowledgment of your friendship. [back to top]

  1. What credit cards can donors use when giving to the Friends of mvyradio?

We currently accept donations made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. [back to top] 

  1. Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, your donation to Friends of mvyradio is tax deductible in the amount of your donation. [back to top] 

  1. I think the company I work for may have a "Matching Grants" program, should I try to get my company to match my donation to Friends of mvyradio?

Yes, absolutely. Many companies offer funds to match charitable donations made by their employees to non-profit organizations such as Friends of mvyradio. Please contact your employer's Human Resources Department for more information regarding matching grant programs. Participation usually only requires filling out a single form. [back to top]

  1. How can I give a gift of stock?

Please e-mail us at and we'll be happy to discuss that option with you. [back to top]

  1. Are there other ways that I can help mvyradio?

Absolutely! here are some ideas:

      • If you or your company is interested in donating products or services that may help us in any way please send an e-mail to

      • If you'd like to volunteer, we often have opportunities that require helping hands. Please send an e-mail to

      • Spread the word about More listeners and more Friends who contribute will help us maintain our independence as well as continuing our music and programming passions. To Invite a friend to discover mvyradio, sending them a postcard by clicking here.

      • If you know a business who would benefit from becoming a Friends of mvyradio donor, have them contact[back to top]

  1. I want to donate but I don't want to do it online. Can I call it in or mail it?

Yes. If you would prefer to call in your donation, please call (508) 693-5000. If you would prefer to pay by check, please print and fill out this page. And thanks in advance!