Equipment and Station Benefits Guide

Equipment Benefits

As part of being awarded a Digital TV & Internet Radio Station, Lighthouse Communities will receive a base equipment package containing nearly everything they may need to get started. NGMC also offers upgraded equipment packages for more advanced production, available at an additional cost.

  • Internet Radio Streaming Server
  • Production Computer
  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Radio/Podcast Kit
  • TV Journalism Kit
  • Additional Base Equipment
  • Upgraded Camera
  • Upgraded Studio Switcher Package
  • Upgraded Audio Equipment
  • Upgraded Video Production Equipment
  • Personnel Guidelines

    For the ongoing success of a Lighthouse Station, certain key & support personnel are required in the day-to-day operations. NGMC provides thorough hiring guides, salary recommendations, and job duties for each role.

  • General Manager (Full Time)
  • Sales Manager (Full Time)
  • Marketing Manager (Full or Part Time)
  • Audio Engineer (Hourly)
  • TV Producer/Director (Hourly)
  • Camera Operators (Hourly)
  • TV Switcher/Editor (Hourly)
  • Sales Agents (Full or Part Time)
  • Key Personnel using professional equipment

    Station Structure & Award Benefits (What You Get)

    The Startup & yearly Franchise Fees associated with being awarded a station within a Lighthouse Community comes with much more than just the rights to utilize NGMC’s proven processes. NGMC provides a clear & concise breakdown of what each Lighthouse Station receives as part of being awarded.

    Co-Op Owned Franchisee Model
  • Similar to how fast-food restaurants are individually owned under a branded franchise (McDonald’s, Dominos, KFC, etc.), Stations are owned by the established Lighthouse Community Co-Op under an NGMC franchise.
  • The Co-Op ownership operates & manages the business autonomously within NGMC’s Franchise Agreement guidelines
  • Awarded Lighthouse Communities receive a turnkey (instantly operational), white-label (individually branded) Digital TV & Internet Radio Station along with all the processes, equipment, training, and assets needed to start engaging the community & generating revenue from day-one. This includes:

  • Branded SmartTV & Mobile Application (like Hulu, Disney+, or Netflix)
  • 24/7 Streaming Internet Radio Station
  • Podcast RSS Distribution Application
  • Station Website
  • Station Social Media
  • Sales/Marketing Collateral & Processes
  • Equipment, Licenses, & Software
  • Content Production Support
  • Operational Training & Ongoing Support