While the campaign has ended we are still accepting PayPal. Just make your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org and note what Perk you wanted with your contribution amount.
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)
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.
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
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Thank you for your consideration!