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 FY18 is issued to each station in October, and contains a blended charge based on three months (October – December) at CY18’s rate plus nine months ( January – September) at CY19’s rate.

The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2018 are as follows:

  • 2018 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.1%
  • D/I Fee cap: $10,500

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

  • 2018 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.0%
  • 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 following chart illustrates examples of Octpber 2018 station invoices against the 2019 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
FY19 Blended Fee 2% of TSR $10,125 $10,875 $11,625 $13,125 $15,750
FY18 Blended Fee 2.1% of TSR $10,500 $10,500 $10,500 $10,500 $10,500
Increase/ Decrease -0.1% -$375 $375 $1,125 $2,625 $5,250
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  prsscustomer@npr.org.