We Need Your Help!
We need your help with funding to make this a reality. Anyone who funds the project can enjoy one of the many perks. This is perfect for musicians cause this promises on air play of a commercial that could promote their music.
What Exactly Is The Idea?
My name is Dominique Garcia. I have been a radio personality for 12 years and a Hip Hop fan my entire life. As I have gotten older in age my distaste for some of the newer music that passes as Hip Hop seemed to grow with every passing year.
Where did all the good Hip Hop go? Why couldn't I find a radio station that played nothing but music from the golden age of Hip Hop? That's because a radio station like that does not exist. That is when it hit me. Why am I waiting for a station like this to emerge when I can create one for myself?
I propose creating an oldies Hip Hop & R&B radio station that will glorify older Hip Hop & R&B music. While traditional FM radio station’s are designed to play the same songs every single hour, mine will have a wide variety of older Hip Hop music, not the same 12 songs being played over and over.
The station will play the best in Hip Hop and R&B in an oldies type of format. Thus creating a station that will be considered to be one of the first oldies Hip Hop & R&B radio stations in existence. The station will be dedicated to giving listeners the best of the 80′s, 90′s, and early 00′s.
What Kind Of Music Will This Station Play?
The playlist for this station is going to be enormous. It is difficult to name only a select few artist that we will be playing. However some of the artist will include Ice-T, Ice Cube, Jodeci, 2Pac, Aaliyah, Redman, Eric Sermon, Wu-Tang Clan, Jagged Edge, Naughty By Nature, The Notorious B.I.G., Bobby Brown, Gangstarr, Da Brat, Tevin Campbell, Bell Biv Devoe, Master P, Dana Dane, Boyz II Men, Destiny’s Child, DJ Quik, Janet Jackson, Eric B. & Rakim, Too Short, Whitney Houston, KRS-1, Dru Hill, Run DMC, Outkast, Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, Avant, Kid N Play, Usher, Public Enemy, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Heavy D,Snoop Dogg, PLUS MORE!!
The artist named above are only to give you an idea of the wide variety of what this station will give its listeners.
What Else Will The Station Play?
The station will also have dedicated radio segments such as quiet storm, old school music blocks dedicated to certain years or artist. For example an hour of songs strictly from 1993 or perhaps an hour of only 2pac songs. Regional music blocks such as an hour from only Westside artist, etc. The station will also show love to unsigned artist with an unsigned artist segment. There will also be a freestyle type of radio segment where rappers battle each other with an old school beat. Plus more!
What If I’m Not In Your City? How Do I Listen?
The station can be heard from anywhere on the planet and will not be restricted to only one city. Everyone will have access to listen to the radio station by listening on the station web page, smart phone application, or the Tune In Radio App.
How Will The Funding Be Spent?
Funding Will Go Towards:
- Obtaining Studio
- Studio Equipment (Computers, Microphones, Furniture, Etc.)
- Studio Utilities
- Studio Engineer To Setup The Studio
- Web Page Domain & Design
- Web Page Hosting
- Internet Stream Hosting
- Smartphone App Design
- Licensing Fees
- Station Promotion
- On-Air Automation And Commercial Production Software
- Station Imaging Package
- Logo Design & Copyright Fees
- D.B.A. Fee
- ASCAP Licensing Fee
- Voxpro Digital Production Hardware & Software
Other Ways To HelpI have created a progression blog to describe in detail the progress of the project. The blog will for anyone anyone who is interested in the projects progression up-to-date. If you cannot contribute, spreading the word about the blog will help me and perhaps generate some contributors.
Here is the blog link: hiphopoldies.blogspot.com
Doing such a project has always been a life-long dream of mine, even long before I ever became a radio personality. I feel this could truly turn into something special.
I am not someone who just thought up the idea of creating a radio station then put together a indiegogo package in attempts to get funded. I have actual commercial radio experience and am confident and optimistic that I can make this project a successful reality. I certainly have the knowledge and know-how on how to make it all work.
My name is Dominique Garcia. I have been a music lover my entire life and a radio personality for over 12 years.
Not only am I a fan of the radio industry, I am also a lifelong student of it. When I got into the business, I wanted to know every aspect of the business. I wanted to know everything from learning how to answer the phones all the way to programming the music. I literally wanted to do everything!
Back in 2009 I began writing for my local newspapers web page [www.MySA.com] about radio and entertainment. Since then, several of my articles have received national, and even international attention.
Easily the biggest news story/project I have ever been apart of was back in August 2011. I took a Siri-like piece of artificial intelligent software and created the world's first artificial intelligent radio DJ. (I encourage you to Google "artificial Intelligent Radio DJ" to learn more) The story went around the entire planet and wound up as a hot topic of discussion among the entire radio industry.
PLUS MUCH MORE!
I would like to humbly categorize myself as an always-learning radio expert. Thank you for your time and consideration.