Broadcast Studio Start Up

KWTF is about to go on the air! Now we need to build a studio to broadcast from!
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Ben Saari
Community
Bodega Bay/Santa Rosa, California
United States
4 Team Members

Our Story:

KWTF Radio is a new Community Supported Radio project dedicated to local arts, culture and news. KWTF currently has an online community radio station at www.kwtf.net and is fundraising for a full power broadcast station, at 88.1 FM, to serve Santa Rosa and Western Sonoma County.

This campaign for $10,000 will help us build a production studio, where programmers can come record their shows. Having our own studio will let us produce live broadcasts, call-in shows, and pre-recorded music and talk shows. It will also get us one step closer to buidling a local news room.

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What We Need & What You Get

KWTF Radio relies on grassroots funding and we are raising $80,000 to build, maintain, and operate our station. We expect to go on air this March, providing grassroots programs and serving an audience not currently served by other local radio stations.

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The Impact

  • KWTF already is a source of new music, news, literary, and interview shows not available on other stations in Sonoma County. It's hard for local artists and community groups to get consistent coverage on the radio in Sonoma County, we hope to change that.
  • The people involved in KWTF have already opened community centers and book stores, run record labels, founded historic social movements, authored books, operated small businesses and non-profits, produced award winning radio shows, and have worked with a wide variety of community media outlets. We are excited to bring a new and much needed grassroots community media source to Sonoma County.
  • Check out our internet station at www.kwtf.net. Currently we are releasing 6 to 8 hours a day of fresh content. 

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Other Ways You Can Help

  • Use the sharing tools up at the top of this page to share this campaign with everyone you know.
  • Give us a listen over at KWTF.net and let us know what you think by filing out this survey.
  • KWTF is always looking for reliable volunteers, if you are interested, email us at volunteers@kwtf.net.
  • Want to have a show of your own? Email programming@kwtf.net
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.

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The Perks

$10: KWTF Pin and Bumper Sticker.

Everyone should have some reminder of KWTF in view at all times! We've got that covered with pins and stickers. Both are fashionably understated: the pins are 1 inch and have various versions of our logo, the stickers are 3"x 10" vinyl with our URL and logo in black and white.

$25: KWTF t-shirt.

If a pin and sticker aren't enough of a support statement pick up a shirt, plus all of the above. The shirt features the KWTF logo on an organic cotton t-shirt in any size mens and womens cuts. Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

$50: The KWTF pint glass.

Let's face it, if you're donating to us, you may be drinking... water, or soda, or beer, or something else that tastes better by the pint.

$75: KWTF t-shirt.

Just think, at the $75 donation level you could be wearing your KWTF t-shirt WHILE drinking lemonade from your KWTF pint glass. All at the same time! Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

$100: Everyone Loves a Tote Bag

Everyone's favorite radio pledge drive perk: a tote bag! For your $100 donation, we will give you a fabulous tote bag, capable of holding records, groceries, or the KWTF t-shirt we're including in this perk. Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

$250: A full set of KWTF Merchandise.

The ultimate KWTF fan perk for the discerning listener. At this donation level, you can outfit your life with KWTF merch: a tote bag, t-shirt and two pint glasses. 

$1,000: 1 year of underwriting

At this donation level, we will give you (or your business) underwriting credit on our station for 1 year. You can also just bask in the knowledge that you've made a major contribution to the community radio scene.

$5,000: 3 years of underwriting and sponsorship credit

A donation at this level will get us well on the way to building our studio. At this donation level, we will give you underwriting credit for the next 3 years, and include you (or your business) as a lead sponsor on our major fundraising events as well.

Contact caitlin@kwtf.net for details.

$80,000: the EPIC WIN

We need $80k to fully build out our broadcast site, and maintain it for the year, at this donation level, we will give you the naming rights (within reason!) to our studio for the next 8 years.

"Broadcasting live from the EPIC WIN studio in downtown Santa Rosa, this is KWTF Radio."

You could make that happen. Contact caitlin@kwtf.net for details.

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$2,271USD
raised by 49 people in 3 months
23% funded
0 time left
$10,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 1, 2013
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  • $10USD
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    • KWTF Pin and Bumper Sticker Everyone should have some reminder of KWTF in view at all times! We've got that covered with pins and stickers. Both are fashionably understated: the pins are 1 inch and have various versions of our logo, the stickers are 3"x 10" vinyl with our URL and logo in black and white.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $15USD
    2 tickets to our March 9 event

    Celebrate International Women's Day with at friend & KWTF Radio at our fundraising event coming up on March 9! Featuring music from Trebuchet, The Nervous, Desirae Harp and Afia Walking Tree. We'll be showcasing women artists and poets with a poetry reading and art show. Doors open at 6:30pm at the Arlene Francis Center. Individual tickets are $8 at the door.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
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    • KWTF t-shirt If a pin and sticker aren't enough of a support statement pick up a shirt, the KWTF logo on an organic cotton t shirt in any size mens and womens cuts. Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

    14 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $50USD
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    • The KWTF pint glass Let's face it, if you're donating to us, you may be drinking... water, or soda, or beer, or something else that tastes better by the pint.

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $75USD
    FTW

    • KWTF t-shirt • The KWTF pint glass Just think, at the $75 donation level you could be wearing your KWTF t-shirt WHILE drinking lemonade from your KWTF pint glass. All at the same time! Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
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    • KWTF tote bag • KWTF t-shirt Everyone's favorite radio pledge drive perk: a tote bag! For your $100 donation, we will give you a fabulous tote bag, capable of holding records, groceries, or the KWTF t-shirt we're including in this perk. Please comment or message with size and cut preferences.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $250USD
    OMG

    The ultimate KWTF fan perk, for the discerning listener. At this donation level, you can outfit your life with KWTF merch: a tote bag, t-shirt and two pint glasses.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $1,000USD
    LULZ

    At this donation level, we will give you (or your business) underwriting credit on our station for 1 year. You can also just bask in the knowledge that you've made a major contribution to the community radio scene.

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  • $5,000USD
    LULZ 2.0

    A donation at this level will get us well on the way to building our studio. At this donation level, we will give you underwriting credit for the next 3 years, and include you (or your business) as a lead sponsor on our major fundraising events as well. Contact caitlin@kwtf.net for details.

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  • $80,000USD
    EPIC WIN

    We need $80k to fully build out our broadcast site, and maintain it for the year, at this donation level, we will give you the naming rights (within reason!) to our studio for the next 8 years. "Broadcasting live from the EPIC WIN studio in downtown Santa Rosa, this is KWTF Radio." You could make that happen. Contact caitlin@kwtf.net for details.

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