We want to make sure that stations get a chance to try out PRX (to see how awesome it is) before you commit to a point package. Trial accounts are for 1 year and for brand new stations that have never been on PRX before. Read more about Trial Memberships.
Paid Station Membership:
If you've paid for a membership then you've purchased a point package and you will use those points to purchase programs from PRX. Memberships and points are good for one year.