Pirates of the Airwaves The WSOU Story

What does Heavy Metal, college basketball, a Catholic University, Polka and 65 Years of award winning radio broadcasting have in common? WSOU 89.5 FM
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Rob Longo
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Clifton, New Jersey
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3/26/14 NEW LIMITED PERKS!

We added a few Limited Perks for the last 10 days of the campaign! Check them out we are very excited to offer them!

3/23/14 PERK UPDATE

3% of all contributions (after Indiegogo and PayPal and other fees)  to the campaign will go towards The Mario Comesanas Scholarship. If we meet our goal of $20,000 will will up our donation to 5% of all contributions.

The WSOU Story: Why?

Question: What does Heavy Metal, men's Big East college basketball, a Catholic University, Polka and 65 Years of award winning radio broadcasting have in common?

Hello, my name is Rob Longo. I am the director of Pirates of the Airwaves The WSOU Story. I went to undergraduate school at Seton Hall University class of '92. I choose Seton Hall University for one reason the answer;

When I left Seton Hall University and WSOU with professional real world experience it paid off in my career as an owner of a video production company. This documentary is me giving back to Seton Hall University and WSOU by telling the story of the most famous and prestigious college radio station in the world.

         (me on the left Freshman '89, me on the right now, me wearing my WSOU Staff Jacket possibly for the last time because now it is a limited Perk)

Underfunded, under appreciated, misunderstood, a true underdog that has been punching well above its weight and has become a powerhouse of a radio station in the biggest market in the United States by launching successful careers, winning awards, facing obstacles, and launching bands into stardom for the last 65 years!

Our Goal

We are asking for $20,000 for a feature film documentary well below the average feature budget. You see we started this project in February 2013 and have been working hard at it since. We have interviewed over 40 Seton Hall alumni, entertainers, radio personalities, and bands because I want to tell and share this story. 

Some of the bands interviewed you may have heard of..

(Above SLAYER and OVERKILL)

(Above CLUTCH and LAMB of GOD)

Your contributions will allow us to finish this legend's story and share it with everyone from Seton Hall Alumni, WSOU Alumni, students, those involved in or interested in radio broadcasting and entertainment, fans of heavy metal, and anyone who enjoys a great underdog story!

Whats left to do now?

We have to transcribe all the footage, audio work, sound design, license music, and compose original music. We have to color correct, make animations, video transitions, titling, and get legal clearances. We have to pay an editor and assistant editor to help us cut this movie together. We are talking about 65 years of storied history consolidated to a 90 minute movie!

And we need to accomplish this in time for the Garden State Film Festival April 6th in Atlantic City, NJ to premiere Pirates of the Airwaves the WSOU Story! Check out the movie poster below offered as one of our Perks!


PERKS! PERKS! PERKS!

We set up perks at various levels to give everyone a chance to help us finish this film. If you have never done Indiegogo before think of it as a pre-order system for one of the perks such as the DVD of the film! We have some great offers check them out. We are excited about the 3-D printed Pirate Radio that's tuned to WSOU 89.5 FM! Below is the design concept we are working from.

What if we exceed our goal?

Ok, so, with 10 days left we may not but we added some extra Perks anyway! Hello, denim sleeveless jacket with Pirates of the Airwaves patch!

(Above the new Limited Edition Denim Jacket Sleeveless with patch))

What if we don't meet our goal?

We will put the funds towards finishing the movie regardless because this is a labor of love. A story we think is valuable to share with everyone.

The Impact

When one thinks of typical college radio usually, you picture a student DJ using ancient equipment playing music they enjoy, reaching the two people in the parking lot that happen to scan past the station for a moment.

The WSOU story is far from typical.

WSOU represents 65 years of award winning radio broadcasting history impacting  Seton Hall University, Seton Hall's sport programs such as basketball, the greater Community of South Orange NJ, the bands that came through the station then became super stars, for the alumni that went on to become stars of their own, and for the loyal fans that love WSOU.

We also think the story adds value so WSOU continues that legacy and acts as an educational tool for other college radio stations and ambitious minds everywhere.

Other Ways You Can Help

Make some noise about our campaign. E-mail your friends, family, share it on your blog, share it on your Facebook, all that social media from Twitter, Pinterest, to Instagram helps us a great deal! Please use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word of this campaign! Also, word of mouth at the water cooler, at your church group, or at the local game is most welcomed!

Thank you for your consideration!

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$11,000USD
raised by 144 people in 1 month
55% funded
0 time left
$20,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 4, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Thank You

    Thank you for your contribution! You will receive a Thank You via Facebook or e-mail.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $10USD
    Swag Bag!

    A WSOU swag bag filled with bumper stickers, pens, guitar picks, and other assorted WSOU wonders!

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $15USD
    Digital Download of the Movie

    Receive a link to digitally download an early release of the entire movie!

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $25USD
    DVD of Pirates of the Airwaves

    Sometimes you just want that physical copy of a beloved movie like Pirates of the Airwaves. Don't worry we are the same way. Also, as a bonus this Perk includes A digital download of the film and The Swag Bag!

    54 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    DVD and T-Shirt

    DVD of the movie and a T-Shirt with Pirates of the Airwaves logo. Please indicate size when ordering! Also, as a bonus this Perk includes A digital download of the film and The Swag Bag!

    24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $75USD
    DVD and Movie Poster

    DVD of the movie and a movie poster of Pirates of the Airwaves suitable for hanging. Also, as a bonus this Perk includes A digital download of the film and The Swag Bag!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $75USD
    DVD w/ Limited Denim Vest

    DVD of the movie and a 80s style Denim Sleeveless Vest! Men's M, L, XL, XXL please specify. Pirates of the Airwaves logo will be sewn on the back! Lets bring the 80s back! Also, as a bonus this Perk includes A digital download of the film and The Swag Bag!

    0 out of 21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    2 Disc DVD & Premiere Invite

    You will receive the 2 disc deluxe edition of our film on DVD that will include all the interviews we conducted along with some extras. Plus you will get the limited Seton Hall blue Pirate Radio, an actual 3-D printed pirate ship that is actually a FM radio receiver tuned to WSOU. We are limited to how many we can make. Plus the movie poster and swag bag. And be our guest at the premiere in New Jersey (hotel and airfare not included) date TBD.

    3 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $300USD
    Co-Producer Credit

    You will receive a Co-Producer IMDB credit in the film in addition to You will receive the collegiate edition of the DVD (two disc set) and be our guest at the premiere in New Jersey (hotel and airfare not included) date TBD. Plus the film poster. And a Digital Download of the Movie. And a Swag Bag! And a Thank you for your contribution! You will receive a Thank You via Facebook or e-mail.

    3 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $500USD
    Producer Credit

    You will receive a Producer IMDB credit in the film in addition to You will receive the collegiate edition of the DVD (two disc set) and be our guest at the premiere in New Jersey (hotel and airfare not included) date TBD. Plus the film poster. And a 3-D printed Pirate Radio that is actually a FM radio receiver. And a Digital Download of the Movie. And a Swag Bag! And a Thank you for your contribution! You will receive a Thank You via Facebook or e-mail.

    1 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Executive Producer

    You will receive an Executive Producers IMDB credit in the film in addition to you will receive the collegiate edition of the DVD (two disc set) and be our guest at the premiere in New Jersey (hotel and airfare not included date TBD). Plus you will receive a special thanks in the movie credits and the film poster. And a 3-D printed Pirate Radio that is actually a FM radio receiver.

    3 out of 20 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    My 1989 WSOU Staff Jacket!

    My first real goal coming out of High School was to go to SHU so I could join WSOU, and get a WSOU Staff Jacket this was my varsity jacket equivalent! I have kept it pristine by rarely ever wearing it, it has hung in my closet since 1989 only worn 7 times. The jacket means the world to me but finishing this film correctly means much more to me. You will also receive everything in the Executive Producer Perk. Size M-L see pic.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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