Getting Started: Fees

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The D/I Fee rates are set on a calendar-year (CY) basis for the period January-through-December of each year. The D/I Fee invoice for FY20 is issued to each station in October, and contains a blended charge based on three months (October – December) at CY19’s rate plus nine months ( January – September) at CY20’s rate.

The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2019 are as follows:

  • 2019 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2%
  • D/I Fee caps:
    TSR Fee Cap
    $500,000  to  $1,999,999 $10,000
    $2,000,000  to  $4,999,999 $11,000
    $5,000,000  to  $7,999,999 $12,000
    $8,000,000  to  $9,999,999 $14,000
    $10,000,000 + $17,500

    The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2020 are as follows:

    • 2020 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.1%
    • D/I Fee caps: 
    TSR Fee Cap
    $500,000  to  $1,999,999 $10,400
    $2,000,000  to  $4,999,999 $11,450
    $5,000,000  to  $7,999,999 $12,500
    $8,000,000  to  $9,999,999 $14,600
    $10,000,000 + $18,200

     

    The following chart illustrates examples of October 2019 station invoices against the 2020 fee:

      D/I Fee (Satellite Interconnected)
    Total Station Revenue Under $500,000 $500,000 -
    $1,999,999
    $2,000,000 -
    $4,999,999
    $5,000,000 -
    $7,999,999
    $8,000,000 -
    $9,999,999
    More than
    $10,000,000
    FY20 Blended Fee 2.1% of TSR $10,400 $11,450 $12,500 $14,600 $18,200
    FY19 Blended Fee 2% of TSR $10,125 $10,875 $11,625 $13,125 $15,750
    Increase/ Decrease +0.1% +$275 +$575 +$875 +$1,475 +$2,450
    Note: The corresponding Internet Access Fees are 50% of the fees shown above.

    Click here for the PRSS station worksheet for calculating total revenue.

    For further information on the D/I fee, contact the account management department at 202.513.2618 or via email at  prssbusiness@npr.org.