Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin. What do these three have in common? They run successful political talk radio shows and they are all conservative. Where is the liberal voice? The moderate voice? It doesn’t exist.
The project I am proposing here, The Tony Alexiou Show, wants to change that. No, I don’t want to take those three personalities off the air but I want to offer an alternative – a balance if you will; a political talk radio show that offers a moderate liberal perspective – something that is sorely missing from the radio waves.
Something like this obviously requires money - money to pay for equipment and software as well as staff and marketing. Currently, I do a weekly podcast hosted at my blog I Need Politics (www.needpolitics.com). The blog has managed to triple its readership in the eight months it has been running and the podcast has a growing following that expands every week.
All in all, I’m looking to expand this into a daily program. One that can act as a much needed balance in the political talk world. One that can offer new perspectives. One that can be a voice for the moderate and liberal citizens. If you have questions, want to talk about this or have anything you’re willing to offer, contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Need & What You Get
I am asking for $150,000 – I feel that this is the amount of money that I need to cover everything that’s required to get something like this properly off the ground. Some of this money would go to purchase software and modern equipment in order to host this properly. The money would also cover wages of people I might need in the setup process, a sound engineer for example. The balance of the money would go towards an aggressive marketing campaign – if no one knows this exist, it will never succeed.
The impact is as simple as it is huge – the re-establishment of a moderate and liberal voice on the political airwaves. Your contribution, however big or small, will be key to achieving this – to provide another answer in the right wing tainted discourse.
Please take the time and listen to my podcast so that you can see what it is I offer at www.needpolitics.com/TheTonyAlexiouShow.html, to hear a perspective is so sorely missing and to see the work I’m trying to do in action. This is not some fly-by-night idea but one that is already implemented – it just needs some seed money.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you’ve read this far, it means you’re interested – even if it’s just a little bit. Thanks a lot! If you can’t contribute any money, there are so many other ways you can help if you want to. Interested in passing this campaign around and getting the word out? Awesome! Have any technical expertise in running a radio show that you would be interested in sharing? I’ll never say no to advice and suggestions! Want to help out in other ways? Help from everywhere and everyone is welcome!
All in all, thank you very much for reading and considering becoming a part of this project. I think that the impact of something like this would be huge. Balanced information is so vitally important to decision-making and opinion-formation and it is so lacking on the airwaves right now. I think having such an alternative will be a huge draw, if nothing else because it will give people an alternative to what’s on the radio already. If you get a chance, check out my blog I Need Politics at www.needpolitics.com to see what I have going on already and also listen to the podcasts that currently exist of The Tony Alexiou Show.